The Swiss-developed CoronaQuest computer game is helping pupils in Switzerland and abroad protect themselves – and face their fears over the coronavirus.
This content was published on October 7, 2020 – 10:00
The educational game, launched by canton Vaud in May for pupils aged 4-16, has been played 342,000 times globally (end of September figures). It now exists in 11 languages.
“I introduced my 5-year-old son to it and we’ve played the first two levels,” said Julien Schekter, head of communication at the canton’s Department of Training, Youth and Culture, who also led the game development team.
Schekter said there was a surge of interest in computer games at the peak of the coronavirus crisis. This led to the development of a number of educational games in which heroes wear masks and socially distance. But as far as he