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This new Kickstarter campaign is not only a mobile game, it’s a game that will do good.

A pair of Spokane developers have made “Ebola Attack!,” in which the white blood cell is the hero, i.e. you, fighting the deadly ebola virus. A portion of proceeds will go toward organizations fighting the deadly virus in West Africa.

The duo, Lance Hughes and Anna Czoski, met during a 24-hour hackathon last October and came up with the idea for the game that would not only be fun to play, but help spread awareness about the disease. Hughes describes it as a “cat-and-mouse game,” with the virus chasing the healthy cells as well, according to this story in The Spokesman-Review.

The Kickstarter funds will go toward development and marketing behind the game. When “Ebola Attack!” is ready on the App Store, there will be a free and paid version, with all the paid versions’ net profits going to charities including Doctors Without Borders and ebola relief with UNICEF and International Mercy Corps.

“Taking a step back, we realized the potential for a game to go viral [pun intended],” writes Czoski on their Kickstarter page. “With a pro-health message, and updates on a now sidelined topic, we could generate funds to help the aid workers on the ground.”

With 25 days left in the campaign, they have 30 backers and have raised $860 toward their $5,500 goal. Just $5 get you the game and early access to the beta version.

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