2020 was a hot mess in so many ways. Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, issues across every country including loadshedding in South Africa, fires in Australia and of course, Trump in the US, everyone faced their own personal challenges last year. Well, now it is time to put that all behind you and escape for a few minutes to enjoy a side-scrolling video game all about last year’s issues. The free web-based experience called “2020 Game” is a somewhat enjoyable 10-minute experience that is well-designed and hell of a creative.
2020 Game has been created by Max Garkavyy who worked on the game alone for just over six months. Each level takes players across a series of major events that took place last year. Those of you who paid attention to the news will remember them quite clearly. Be it the rush to purchase toilet paper before the world went into lockdown, the presidential race or drama surrounding TikTok.
While most of the events will ring a bell, the game also has quite a classic retro style and soundtrack so even if you don’t remember the drama, the game does a great job carrying you through it. Best of all, it is free to play and can be enjoyed on any browser. What are you waiting for? Give it a whirl here. You can also donate and share the game with friends on the page.