We are in a truly unique and challenging time, one where coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting every citizen, country, and culture worldwide. We’re learning from governments that the most important tool we have to help reduce the global death toll from COVID-19 is physical distancing. From California and Copenhagen to Munich, Mumbai and more, state officials are asking residents to stay home for the greater good of our friends, our family, and our global society at large.
At this moment in history, game creators – and the games YOU made – have a unique opportunity to make a big difference. We have an ability for our products and networks to support the initiative to stay inside.
That’s why we’re excited to get behind #PlayApartTogether: a World Health Organization (WHO) initiative designed to create awareness and incentivize people to stay inside their homes by playing – and creating – games.
Games bring people together. They provide a sense of connection, a bit of distraction, happiness and yes, relief.
It’s great to join our industry in the larger #PlayApartTogether initiative. An example of what some of our industry friends are doing:
We encourage all of you – the amazing community of Unity game developers worldwide – to get involved. Activate your games and encourage your players to #PlayApartTogether.
Together as a collective force, we can make an impact in keeping people home, playing games, and having fun in the process.
We also want to help, which is why we’ve launched two initiatives for people who are interested in learning how to make games:
And for those looking to PLAY games, look no further. We have a ton of great current and future games made with Unity for every player – like Disco Elysium and Untitled Goose Game to Call of Duty: Mobile, Angry Birds 2, and more.
We encourage you to join Unity in the push to #PlayApartTogether. So (virtually) grab some friends – create and play games, and have fun doing your part using physical distancing as a means to flatten the curve. You can visit the official Medium page here.
Be well. Stay healthy. And wash your hands!