19 March 2020 07:09
Most nations have declared a complete lockdown due to the rapid surge in coronavirus cases. Schools and colleges have been closed for indefinite period to avoid transmission of the virus. In such a situation, a number of students will be missing out on their graduation ceremony this year, an important part of a student's life. The COVID-19 crisis has made students come up with innovative tricks and ideas. A group of elementary school kids in Japan have designed their own graduation ceremony in Minecraft.
As the video shows, the kids come together for the ceremony, where they receive felicitations. For the unversed, Minecraft is a sandbox video game which let players explore a blocky, pixelated 3D world. But some elementary school children have come up with a pretty creative solution. SoraNews24 reports that one group of students held their graduation in the video game Minecraft, where they don't need to worry about coronavirus. The publication shared and translated a series of tweets from one of the student's relatives, which have since gone viral in Japan.
I'm glad they all had fun," and "The assembly hall is also really well made." Minecraft continues to be a great platform for people to let their imagination run free in all sorts of ways. This is just another example of how it's more than a game for people all around the world. It's only a matter of time until more creative ideas like these arise with various game events frequently being cancelled. Many companies are already planning digital alternatives as Microsoft announced earlier this month. Other ways people are using Minecraft as a world parallel to ours include a recently created virtual library for fighting censorship. If you're looking for more Minecraft content, be sure to check out the Nether update and our Minecraft wiki for guides. Jeffrey Lerman is a Freelance News Writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Snakester95.