We wanted to integrate our passion for games and game design with the current need to enforce proper sanitary behavior to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We came up for an idea for a "social distancing game" that uses various game mechanics which reflect real-life precautions you can take to keep yourself and your community safe.
So in the game Isolation, the user is challenged with ensuring that the characters practice social distancing; that is, keeping a minimum of 6 feet away from other characters at all times. Characters such as the kid, the masked man, the old man, and the delivery man are responsible for making it to their destination, which is represented by the color of their flags, without getting too close to each other. When new characters and items are introduced, a blurb will appear on the screen before the round begins. This blurb will inform the player of the unique features of this character or object as well as some information about what they should do in real life. Through this game, we teach the audience how social distancing is the best way for them to avoid and eventually stop the spread of COVID-19.