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13-Year-Old Manipur Student Develops Mobile Game ‘Coroboi’ During Pandemic Lockdown

by Darshit Singh 8 months ago Views 2371

13-Year-Old Manipur Student Develops Mobile Game ‘
Baldeep Ningthoujam, a class 9th student from Imphal, Manipur has created a mobile game ‘Coroboi’ during the coronavirus lockdown. The game based on COVID-19 guidelines is currently available only for Android users and has more than 10,000 downloads on Google Play Store.

On Play Store, the description of the app states, “Coroboi, a boy from India(Manipur) is stranded and wants to return home. Wearing Leirum Phee (Manipuri traditional cloth) and a Mask, he will run towards his goal. He will be earning points during his journey. If the police caught him, a fine of 5000 points will be deducted.”


(Coroboi has a rating of 4.5 on Google Play Store)  

Upon playing, the game sometimes feels sluggish and controls, graphic demand upgrade but the 13-year-old’s creation is pretty commendable for highlighting the importance of fruits to maintain immunity, hand sanitisers, during the coronavirus period. The game also highlights ‘Leirum Phee’, a traditional Manipur cloth, showing the young man’s appreciation towards indigenous artisans.

(Baldeep Ningthoujam working on his computer. Image Credit - ANI)

According to E-Pao, an e-platform for Manipuris, Baldeep has also developed a car robot with voice-recognition capabilities that can recognise Manipuri, English command. Baldeep is fluent in several programming languages.

“I want to be an ethical hacker and learn more about Artificial Intelligence and other technologies. My uncle had suggested me to develop a game on COVID. So I became interested. The development of the game completed last week and it was launched on Friday,” Ningthoujam told news agency ANI.

After 1,265 reviews, the game has a rating of 4.5 on the Android Play Store.  

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