Game based on 2020 and everything that came with it

Date:18 January 2021 Author: Kyro Mitchell

It’s safe to say that most, if not all, would choose to forget 2020 altogether. The year was filled with events that brought countries around the world to a complete standstill. From the devastating Australian bushfires to the COVID-19 pandemic that we’re still fighting in 2021, and everything in between, 2020 will forever be regarded as arguably one of the worst years in recent history.

If, however, there is some part of you that wishes to relive all of the last year’s most memorable moments, we’ve got good news for you. There is now a free-to-play web-based game that offers a more lighthearted look at 2020 called, ‘2020 Game’.

2020 Game was developed by game designer Max Harkavy over a six-month period throughout lockdown. Each level of the 8-bit side scroller, which only takes around 10-minutes to complete, represents a different moment in 2020.

The game starts with you leaving 2019 and entering 2020, and this is where things get crazy. The first challenge of the game sees you dodging flames from the Australian wildfires, all while saving a stranded koala. You then move on to the next moment of 2020, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this section of the game, you need to dodge strains of the virus before making your way into a supermarket, where you collect an obscene amount of toilet paper.

Without giving too much away, the game also features moments like the US presidential election,  a brief TikTok dance, and even a memorial to George Floyd.

Take a look at some of the best moments from the game below, or give the 2020 Game a go by clicking here to play.


Picture: Screenshot from the game


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