To help people understand the effectiveness of staying home during a pandemic, Minecraft created a pandemic simulator map with agency AKQA. With the Blockdown Simulator, players are able to see how different social distancing measures play out when various measures are taken to protect a village from highly infectious Zombie Villagers. In the scenario, there's even a hospital where villagers can be treated using items like potions and apples. In Blockdown Simulator, players either take on the role of an observer or a nurse and try free-for-all, quarantine, and lockdown scenarios.
As Joseph Davies of AKQA describes, "We felt compelled to use our skills to make social distancing models accessible to everyone, especially younger audiences who might be confused about the new reality we are living in."
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