Game continues to support children affected by conflict
Indie hit This War of Mine and developer 11 bit studio have announced that they have officially raised over $500,000 dollars for their War Child Charity.
Released alongside This War of Mine on November 14, 2014, War Child, a British charity organization focused on helping children affected by war and other kinds of conflict, released a special charity This War of Mine DLC which, when purchased, added war-themed graffiti created by famous artists around various parts of the game. While entirely aesthetic, and not making an impact on gameplay, this DLC was special in that 100% of its net income would be donated to the War Child Charity. This money has done plenty to help children and countries across the world, including such countries as Afghanistan, Iraq, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Yemen, the results of which you can check out below:
- 3 Temporary Learning Spaces were established where 260 children were able to carry on with their education and exams to complete their school year
- Place 26 unaccompanied children with foster families in Bambari, Central African Republic
- In Iraq — Provide summer schooling to 457 students
- In Afghanistan — Support 840 children aged four to six to access Early Childhood and Care Development in Kabul and Herat
- Expand our child helpline in Democratic Republic of Congo, which received 14,557 calls in 2,215 children were referred to specialized child protection organizations
- Fund a new fundraising arm at War Child dedicated to working with gamers, which has raised over $2.5 million to date
This War of Mine is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam, and mobile devices. Have you played This War of Mine at all? Did you purchase the charity DLC? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!