18 game companies team up with WHO to fight coronavirus

18 game companies have launched the #PlayApartTogether campaign. Under the initiative, 18 gaming brands will work with the World Health Organization to disseminate the WHO’s health guidelines through games.

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The guidelines will promote players’ awareness of physical distancing, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and other preventive actions to fight COVID-19.

According to BusinessWire, “By incorporating COVID-19 self-protection messages into games, the industry is telling the world: ‘Wherever you are, whatever game you play, you can make a difference.’”

The following companies have signed up:

  • Activision Blizzard
  • Kabam
  • Snap Games
  • Amazon Appstore
  • Maysalward
  • Twitch
  • Big Fish Games
  • Playtika
  • Unity
  • Dirtybit
  • Pocket Gems
  • Wooga
  • Glu Mobile
  • Riot Games
  • YouTube Gaming
  • Jam City
  • SciPlay
  • Zynga

For further updates on the program, follow the hashtag #PlayApartTogether on social media.

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