The Armistice gaming fundraiser from War Child UK and Children in Conflict raised $380,000 in 2018 to support children whose lives have been torn apart. In total so far, Armistice raised $759,695 ever since it started in 2016.
Gaming For Good
These charities did a great job in 2018. They worked with 20 game studios in November. This included BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, Devolver Digital, and Gameloft. This gave the gaming community a chance to participate through exclusive content, game sales and live streams to help raise these funds.
Highlights of the content Armistice helped create this year include DLC content for Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe’s 11-11: Memories Retold where a series of letters, drawings and photographs can be found throughout the game. You find these collectibles throughout the game. All of which are inspired by real life stories from the children supported by War Child.
They’ve also collaborated on the Peace Stand in Prison Architect. This was where prisoners give up contraband to prison guards in commemoration of World War I’s Armistice in 1918. Armistice also helped create the virtual Reality collaboration with Dick Wilde.
War Child has innovative fundraising partnerships across the gaming industry. Not only that, but they’ve gained support through streaming and have raised around $4.3 million in fundraising. The money raised goes toward funding War Child programs. This includes supporting Syrian children to access education, reintegrate child soldiers in the Central African Republic and promote justice from young people in detention in Afghanistan.
As the gaming industry grows, War Child hopes to find more innovative ways to create change. War Child’s work will continue in 2019 with RE-PLAY in April. This will take players back to their childhood favorites with downloadable retro themed games and events to raise money and awareness for children affected by conflict.
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For more information about Children in Conflict, visit them here.