In the Corona crisis a lot is not what we are used to. Public life is restricted, activities with friends are hardly possible anymore. It is no wonder that computer gamers use the lockdown to increasingly indulge in their hobby.
In Minecraft, you can still do something to prepare for the harsh reality of a pandemic. Developer Mojang has collaborated with digital company AKQA to name a map Pandemic Simulator: Blockdown
In Minecraft Pandemic Simulator: Blockdown you can learn how "Social distancing", that is, keeping your distance from others, helps to contain a pandemic. This way, you can learn in a playful way to help you get a better grip on the consequences of the corona crisis.
The map only works with the Java version of the block game and is completely free to download.
Here you can see a trailer from the curious map, which also shows gameplay scenes:
How Minecraft works: Blockdown
In Blockdown's Minecraft world, you can either act as a supervisor to make sure everyone follows the rules, or you can help infected villagers as nurses.
A control tower gives you the opportunity set different variables. For example, you can spawn a number of zombies and then watch the infection spread.
Infected villagers are not directly doomed, but can be in the only available hospital be cured. However, this takes a while and the treatment beds are limited, which is why you have to manage sensibly to really save all infected people.
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So here you can find Aspects of a real pandemic again. The lockdown in Germany was also decided in order to keep the burden on the health system, especially the hospitals, as low as possible. In this way, bottlenecks in vital ventilation areas should be avoided, which has worked so far.
So whoever relives a pandemic or bring the topic closer to younger people should take a look at the Minecraft Pandemic Simulator: Blockdown.