Coronavirus (258) COVID-19 Game to raise awareness

30 March, 2020

Dear all,

I hope that all HIFA network members are well.

Because COVID-19 is causing confusion and anxiety we've developed a simple online COVID-19 Game that offers the facts (from UK government and NHS sources). It's free-to-play and works on any device through a web browser. It only takes couple of minutes and there is no registration required.

Please share the link however you wish. It's intended for anyone and everyone: https://games.focusgames.co.uk/coronavirus/game/

The game is being played by adults and older children and here is some feedback from a teacher in Egypt:

I teach grade 8 students (14 years). My students are in COVID-19 isolation and their response to eLearning was disappointing. I needed to attract their attention. We were exploring diseases in populations and I sent them the COVID-19 Game. It was like magic! Within 2 hours they were sending selfies of their scores, encouraging others to play and sharing information. The students were engaged, they learned and were entertained. Thank you. Haidy Wael, Science Teacher, Egypt.

If anyone in the network wants to discuss making a version specific to their country/region we'd be happy to discuss it.

Regards, Andy

Andy Yeoman

Focus Games Ltd

Game-Based Learning

The White Studios

Glasgow, G40 1DA

T: +44 (0)141 554 5476

E: andy@focusgames.com<mailto:andy@focusgames.com>

W: http://www.focusgames.com<http://www.focusgames.com/>

Focus Games Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Reg No. 5149033. Registered office 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU. VAT No. GB863717010.

HIFA Profile: Andy Yeoman is Director of Focus Games Ltd, United Kingdom. Professional interests: Education, training, development.

Email address: andy AT focusgames.com