Lancaster charity aiming to fight youngsters’s Covid isolation with distinctive digital videogame world

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Lancaster-based charity CancerCare has begun work to create a brand new digital Youth Hub throughout the videogame Minecraft, which can allow younger people who find themselves referred for assist to work together and share their experiences with youth staff and therapists in a unique, participating and artistic manner.

The undertaking was impressed by the difficulties the charity confronted attempting to remain in contact with its younger individuals’s peer assist group throughout lockdown, and it was eager to discover revolutionary methods of utilizing know-how whereas retaining the creativity and spontaneity of weekly face-to-face classes which had been made unimaginable as a result of pandemic.

Minecraft is among the hottest video games ever created and is performed by tons of of thousands and thousands of individuals across the globe. Usually described as “digital Lego” it permits gamers to discover an nearly limitless 3D digital “sandbox” world and create their very own buildings, landscapes and cities.

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