Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19 is causing a surge in cases across the world. In India, experts are saying while a third wave fuelled by Omicron is inevitable in India, it may be less severe than the previous wave that wreaked havoc in the country. Experts have said the third wave of Covid-19 will likely hit India early in the new year. A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the predominant delta variant. Omicron’s actual risks are not yet understood. But early evidence suggests it carries an increased risk of reinfection compared with other highly transmissible variants, the WHO said. That means people who contracted Covid-19 and recovered could be subject to catching it again. It could take weeks to know if current vaccines are less effective against it.
As the virus rages worldwide, a 1999 video-game having the same name, different spelling has resurfaced. Omikron: The Nomad Soul is a 1999 Video Game, is an adventure reality game. On Steam, the game’s description reads, “”I have many things to tell you and very little time… I come from a universe parallel to yours. My world is desperately in need of your help. Only YOU can save us.”
Responding to the desperate pleas of a mysterious character from another dimension, your soul must enter the dark and futuristic city of Omikron. This heralds the beginning of an epic adventure through an increasingly strange and dazzling parallel world, trying to solve the many puzzles that prevent you escaping alive. Think, fight and interact with the immense gaming environment to defeat the menacing demons that have tried to trap you.”
The key features of the game include, “An epic adventure storyline with unprecedented depth and realism, shooting and combat included in a real adventure game – featuring motion capture by several martial arts and world champions, unique Virtual Reincarnation concept, huge living environment in real time 3D with hundreds of passers-by and vehicles to interact with. Original soundtrack by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels, including 8 songs also featuring on the David Bowie album “hours” and 220 minutes of dialogue with real time facial Motion Capture.”