The video game Korona Killa responds to the collective fear, social immobilization and mounting global death toll created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The game combines the retro feel and simplicity of video games from the 80s with the agency of political performance video art. It begins with a service announcement to wash your hands, then an intro that provides a motion graphics game instruction based on John Sims’ piece, Date with Fear: A Self Portrait, March-2020 (see above). The actual gameplay draws from the 80s game Space Invaders, where the player is challenged to destroy “Koronas,” aka coronaviruses, while minimizing viral load and keeping energy levels up. The artist will be working with the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of Arizona to develop a 3D virtual reality version of the game.