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Video game developed in Spokane goes to Ebola relief

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'Ebola Attack' mobile app developed in Spokane. 'Ebola Attack' mobile app developed in Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

'Ebola Attack' is a video game that literally fights Ebola, and it was created in Spokane.

Lance Hughes and Anna Czoski are the brains behind the game. They first worked together in Seattle on an app, and worked together again at the SpoCode hackathon.

"I've made games that made a lot of money, but I've never made a game that actually makes a difference in the world," said Hughes.

The player tries to heal several parts of the body from the virus like the gut, lungs and heart. You win the game by how much the body has healed.

"The way it looks is you're a white blood cell, and you try to hit all the little red blood cells while avoiding the spiky virus," said Czoski.

'Ebola Attack' does take some creative license with the Ebola image, which usually looks like a long rope.

"Instead of that rope-like look, we wanted it to look scary. So I found images of ebola in clumps and they kind of do spike out. So the idea is these are Ebola clumps that you're dodging," said Czoski.

Hughes and Czoski hope to release the game at the end of March, and they hope 'Ebola Attack' will raise awareness of the deadly virus.

"Right now, Ebola is a sideline topic. It's not in the news as much, but this really is a global health concern as they try to reach more people in remote areas," said Czoski.

All proceeds from the game would go to organizations with ebola relief like Doctors Without Borders and UNICEF.

For more information on the game, click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1794031483/ebola-attack-a-mobile-game-for-good?ref=users

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