At just 13, Manipur teen creates mobile game inspire by COVID-19 lockdown
Imphal: There is no dearth of tech talents in Manipur and a 13-year-old teen has once again proven it.
Taking advantage of the situation amid COVID-19 pandemic, Baldeep Ningthoujam from Kha-Naorem Leikai in Imphal West district has developed a 3D corona game based named 'COROBOI'. The game is available for Android users on Google Play Store.
A Class IX student, the young software developer created the game which he got inspired by the pandemic lockdown. Through the game, he has tried create awareness on the guidelines and safety measures amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Born into a family which has significant IT and mechanical engineering background, Baldeep was introduced to computers at the tender age of 4 years, as per reports.
About the game
Coroboi, a boy from Manipur in India, is stranded and wants to return home. Wearing 'Leirumphee' and a mask, he needs to run towards his goal. He will earn points during his journey. If the police catch him, a fine of 5,000 points will be deducted.
Over 1,500 users have already given their reviews on the game, which has garnered a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
One of the users said: “Really great from an upcoming developer kid. It’s a great and good start if it is his passion. Thumps up. Game is really nice for current COVID-19 scenario. He can enhance and optimise the performance if he works over it.”
"It’s little too difficult to overcome obstacles. I guess it’s the controls which could be made little smoother. Still nice game," another user added.