KOMPAS.com – The Indonesian Tourism Ministry is turning to games as it supports nationwide socialization efforts to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic.
To kickstart their effort, the Indonesian Tourism Ministry has launched the Local Games Creative Indonesia 2020 or also known as Gelora 2020.
The program is part of the government’s stimulus toward the creative industry.
The ministry is looking to partner with Indonesia’s creative minds and companies while harnessing the use of games to raise awareness on the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The Covid-19 socialization effort is, at the heart of it, to empower Indonesian creatives to come up with innovative games.
Since the announcement of the initiative, the Indonesian Tourism Ministry has received a positive response among Indonesia’s game developers and publishers.
A supporter of the initiative is Indonesian game developer and publisher Megaxus Infotech.
The company has underlined its full support towards the Gelora 2020 initiative as evident in the mobile game that it is currently developing.