The year 2020 marked a rude awakening for the world. All of us have had their lives change significantly, often unpleasantly, and sometimes dramatically. A year ago, I wrote a COVID-19 guide to help make some sense of it all. A year has passed, and recently the Dutch Game Garden released the results of the Games Monitor 2020 Update: Covid Impact.

Looking at the results of the monitor, I would like to weigh in with some thoughts on how to move forward as an industry. These are my reflections based on my personal experiences and the many conversations I’ve had with people over the past months. I welcome your comments and input on this – for now, here is one person’s take on an incredibly complex subject.