(PANDEMIC Covid-19): A Shooter Game for Education - the Impact Measurement of War Games on Virus Eradication Lessons for Students

Angga Wibowo - Politeknik Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
Aisyatul Karima - Politeknik Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
Afandi Nur Aziz Thohari - Politeknik Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
Kuwat Santoso - Politeknik Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
Eri Sato-Shimokawara - Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30630/joiv.7.2.1167


(PANDEMIC Covid-19) is an educational shooter game inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic which occurred from the end of 2019 until early 2022. There are 2 game modes, namely Third-Person Shooter, or TPS, and First-Person Shooter, or FPS. This study was carried out to highlight the absence of a shooter genre game used in the student learning process. The research methodology in the development of this game applied the pressman method, and the stages include planning, analysis, game development and artificial intelligence, implementation, as well as  evaluation. Furthermore, the testing phase used software testing techniques based on the ISO 9126 standard and involved a total of 100 participants. The age range was between 17 and 20 years, while the participants' gender percentages were 55% male and 45% female. Some of the factors tested include functionality, reliability, portability, usability, efficiency, and maintainability. There were 2 choices only in this test, i.e. agree and disagree. The functionality factor had an agreed rate of 85%; reliability 79%, portability 86%, usability 83%, efficiency 79%, and maintainability 87%. Therefore, it was concluded that this game is suitable for use in student learning in the shooter genre. Furthermore, this research was inspired because shooter games have not been developed for the student learning process. This game genre is currently used for hobbies and for profit by developers and professional players. Further research should develop game levels, enable features to play online together with other users, and should be extended to Android and IOS. 


Pandemic; Game; Covid-19; ISO 9126

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