My app, created for the Developing Interactive Media module, aims to tackle feelings of isolation in lockdown by providing a safer form of escapism then social media. The player plays the mini game by guessing the location of a picture presented to the screen in a few seconds. As they play they ‘unlock’ different locations so they can learn more about them, they can listen to local radio, see examples of things to do there or look at recopies for local dishes they can try to bake from home. Friendly competition is encouraged through leaderboards and the app aims to create friendships online though messaging and chat rooms. Lockdown has been very challenging for many, with countless people feeling trapped in their own homes, Virtual Holiday aims to teach people about different cultures around the world and encourage people to travel when it is safe to!

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