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BROTHERLY LOVE: The game was created by brothers (from left) Tobi, 24 and Timi, 22

TWO BROTHERS from Birmingham have developed a new smartphone game with the aim that it will help raise awareness of the deadly Ebola virus and other life threatening diseases.

Tobi and Timi Oludayomi, co-founders of digital marketing agency Studio 14, plan to launch their virus-busting game, Fight The Virus, this month.

The pair recently formed a branch-off of their marketing agency - a mobile game studio named 14 games.

Having already developed games for past clients, and seeing the potential in the gaming industry, Fight The Virus is their first independent release.

Tobi, 24, told The Voice: “The main purpose of the game is to raise awareness and funds to fight Ebola and other life threatening diseases.

“It’s a gateway for the younger population to learn about the virus and how to prevent it.

Gamers will be able to download Fight The Virus for free from the App Store and Google Pay, all the while helping to raise funds for the Red Cross Ebola Outbreak Appeal.

Tobi explains: “The more users that download the game, the more adverts that run on the game, therefore raising more money for Ebola.”

There is also an in-game link which takes users to a website with further information on Ebola.

The deadly virus has killed over 5,000 people and infected more than 10,000 in West Africa since March, with the majority of cases occurring in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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