The Blue Whale challenge has left us all a bit frazzled, wondering how the world really functions. The tasks that were put forward, questioned the very morality of human existence. The game was an assertive transformation of actions, leading to one’s death and the designers made sure the young participants followed each task to the T, eventually leading to the participant’s death. From carving a whale on the player’s arm with a razor to watching gory, scary videos and clips at ungodly hours, the participants did everything to psyche themselves out, before agreeing to the last task- which was to jump off a ledge to their death, from a high-rise building.
Although the perpetrators have been caught and imprisoned, the game still remains a gruesome memory and the darkness of it is still a bit malleable. To counter the negative effects of the Blue Whale game, a young boy by the name of Waseem Gul from Pakistan has developed a positive rendition of the game through an app to wipe away any association and the memory of the original Blue Whale game.
This app also includes 50 tasks, like the original Blue Whale game but Waseem’s game is focused more on making people’s lives better and get this, he is just an 18-year-old kid! The game captioned the anti-Blue Whale game’ has already hit app stores and is surely giving away a positive message to all impressionable young kids, all over the world.
The tasks are rather simple and focus more on the smaller, more positive things in life, which give us instant happiness. We’re going to list some of the tasks we found, here, see if you want to start doing them already!
· Do 10 push-ups
· Wake at 6:00 am
· When you wake up, don’t move from your bed for 10 minutes
· Touch your nose using your right thumb
· Slice a fresh onion and try not to cry while doing it
· Eat a donut but don’t lick your fingers/lips afterwards
· Eat 1 big tablespoon of pure ketchup
· Help your parents with household work
· Remember- helping others without interest is cool
· Do something special today
When the player reaches the 50th task, a message pops up saying “Congratulations you have become a Smart BlueWhale. Remember your life is a precious gift, don’t waste it on strange challenges you find on the internet. The world is full of strange people, some of them will try to scare you in order to make you do odd things, if something like this happens to you, inform your parents or adults that you trust. Stay healthy and happy blue whale grand master”.
Waseem has probably cracked life’s success mantra and has put it on an app for young people to follow. We think more youngsters around us should start doing things that make them happy and pull the plug on the negativities around them!
You can download the app here.