Where is the evidence this is happening?
Every year or two years we get some new article, usually not from the gaming industry, talking about why they think gaming is recession or downturn proof. That is usually a gross oversimplified analysis but there is a pretty strong fact behind all these articles… gaming is one of the cheapest entertainment sources we have today. When people are not flying across the country, going to theme parks, packing themselves into disease filled cruises, either due to money or something else, the barrier to entry to buy a new game is incredibly small in comparison. There is no fact based reason to believe video games, including indies, will be especially hard hit.
And this is keeping in mind… a lot of industries are adjusting to the reality of what’s happening today, and some them are being crushed due to lack of supplies/components, workers and yeah people are maybe second guessing going to places with a lot of people, but that’s this industry. They have an eyeball issue… and that trying to get attention, is not new.