Traditional sports events have been all but brought to standstill with the social distancing measures required to tackle the pandemic. As such, interest in esports and online games has seen a rapid incline.
It's not just huge corporations getting in on the act.
When it comes to charity, fans themselves, and their communities, are mobilising too. Whether that's through streamers like Jacksepticeye and Ninja, groups like Games Done Quick, or through events like Gamedev.world - huge amounts of money have been raised for the cause.
Outside of charity work, we've seen the community rally around each other for digital online events that help us feel connected. Even Etch Play are at it, launching a variety of online content for everyone to engage with while on lockdown, including our latest, the #GamePhotographyChallenge.
As we all know, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the world - politically, economically, psychologically and socially. The way we respond as game creators, publishers and players can help all of us to navigate these exceptional circumstances safely and effectively. Here at Etch Play we're proud to support the efforts of our peers and will continue to provide our insight and commentary as the situation continues to change.