More companies have pledged to donate their profits to humanitarian aid for victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These announcements follow an identical commitment made by 11 Bit Studios on Thursday. They launched their #F*ckTheWar campaign.
Earlier this week, a Polish developer, 11 Bit Studios, announced that their weekly profits from the anti-war game This War Of Mine would be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross. This decision was taken in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has already resulted in many deaths of Ukrainian citizens. The team was able to raise $160,000 within the first 24 hours. The group closed its statement by asking developers and other players to oppose the invasion.
Several other companies involved in games development have also offered their support and made commitments.
Crunching Koalas was a Polish studio that helped bring us Darkwood, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, and other games. Yesterday, they announced that 100% of the profits from any selected games would go to the Ukrainian Red Cross.
The statement states that “We, both as individuals and companies, want to protest the brutal and violent Russian aggression against Ukraine and show solidarity with all those who are affected.”
Soon after, they were joined by All in! Games, The Farm 51, and Polyamorous Games were quickly followed by a collaboration between All in! The three companies jointly announced that the Ukrainian Red Cross would receive one week’s earnings from Chlorobylite and Paradise Lost.
RedDeer Games went one step further. They promised that 100% of March profits from Sales of Cyber Protocol would go to a joint foundation with players. Additionally, they hope to support Ukrainian games developers. They have also created 15 job opportunities on their website to help people migrating from Ukraine into Poland.
Their statement states that ‘War and Aggression are an evil we condemn.’ We are against them, regardless of whether they occur near us or elsewhere on the planet.