Minnesota boy creates video game inspired by the COVID-19 vaccine

Emily Ness
Updated: December 26, 2020 10:41 PM
Created: December 26, 2020 02:28 PM

A Minnesota boy created a video game inspired by the COVID-19 vaccine.

16-year-old Josh Ternyak of Plymouth spent the past two months designing 'COVID Invaders.'

“I knew that there was going to be a vaccine eventually and I wanted to create a game that would help illustrate the vaccine,” Ternyak said.

In the game, players shoot syringes of the COVID-19 vaccine at images of the coronavirus.

“I built the game COVID Invaders really to help promote the vaccine and help spread awareness,” Ternyak said. “Initially when I launched it, a week ago, I expected maybe a few of my friends to play it and maybe my brother, but over the past week, I've actually gotten over a thousand people to play it and so far, I've gotten lots of positive feedback."

Ternyak said his best Friend Roman Peysakhovich is the one who encouraged him to create COVID Invaders.

“I hope people will just have fun and enjoy playing this game and hopefully it will inspire other people to create similar games or similar tools that could help us further along the path of getting rid of the virus and going back to normal life,” Ternyak said.

The game is free for all to play at covidinvaders.com.

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