Kicker – Coronavirus video game


NICK EICHER, HOST: While many kids cooped up in the house have been passing the time by playing video games, a young man in Milan, Italy, had a different idea.

9-year-old Lupo Daturi made a video game. 

As he explains, the game takes place against the backdrop of stars and planets. 

He and his friends at the controls of virtual space ships—shooting lasers to try to destroy the enemy.

Which happens to be a menacing, red, round blob with protein spikes—yes, matches the description of a molecular COVID-19. But it’s bigger than the spacecraft, so a real challenge.

Young Lupo shares a passion for computer programming with his father. And he said he watched online tutorials to help him build the code.

The 4th grader said normally, he’s very active outside the house—skiing, swimming, practicing karate. But under lockdown orders, he needed to find something else to do!

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