Making A Game During A Pandemic: CoronArt

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When I first started ideating my game, I knew that I didn’t just want to make another card game or board game. I originally wanted to make some form of Augmented Reality game which I could set up on campus. However, the Coronavirus, remote learning and social distancing quickly made this impossible. It also made it extremely difficult to playtest the game that I’d eventually make. So I decided early on to implement social distancing and COVID19 as a part of the gameplay and theme.

When the pandemic and social distancing were at its peak, many people would communicate with their neighbours by writing signs and putting them somewhere that they would be easily seen. Around the same time, I had also read a journal article on communication and building a community through memes and sh*tposting. I then also took inspiration from The Penis Game and mixed these concepts…

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