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Class IX student from Manipur develops game related to COVID-19

A Class IX student from Imphal, Baldeep Ningthoujam, has developed a mobile game ‘Coroboi’ amid COVID-19 pandemic.

The game, based on COVID-19 guidelines, is now available for Android users.

According to the description of the app on Google Play store: “Coroboi, a boy from India (Manipur) is stranded and wants to return home. Wearing Leirum Phee (Manipuri traditional cloth) and a mask, he will run towards his goal. He will be earning points during his journey. If the police caught him, a fine of 5000 points will be deducted”.

Ningthoujam, a student of Class IX at Premier English School, Canchipur, said that he wants to become an ethical hacker.

“I want to be an ethical hacker and learn more about Artificial Intelligence and other technologies. My uncle had suggested me to develop a game on COVID-19. So, I became interested. The development of the game completed last week and it was launched on Friday,” Ningthoujam was quoted as saying by ANI.

The self-taught developer said that he browsed through YouTube and read articles for 3-4 weeks to fully understand the process.

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