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GDC Survey Results: How COVID-19 Affected the Industry

GDC shared the results of their in-depth survey State of the Industry: Work from Home Edition conducted to better understand the changes in the video game industry brought by COVID-19 pandemic.

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of a special survey of nearly 2,500 game developers which provides a snapshot of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the game industry and its toll on the quality of life, productivity, and mental health. The results come in advance of the upcoming all-digital GDC Summer, which takes place on August 4-6.

Some of the most notable trends highlighted in the survey include nearly half reporting longer working hours and less productivity than before the pandemic. The survey, which focuses on how game developers are adapting to COVID-19, is the latest in an ongoing series of regular reports during the past eight years that offer insight into the shape of the industry as a prelude to GDC.

You can download the free copy of the report here.

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