Charity group War Child has announced the launch of their new hub GameOn. GameOn will showcase gaming projects and will be a place where the gaming industry can share new ideas, put on events and create gaming packages. Proceeds from these projects will go towards helping the lives of thousands of children whose lives are affected by conflict.
War Child has been working with the gaming community for ten years and has raised over $2,500,000 for their cause. The group works with studios, developers, publishers, and gamers to raise money for children in war-torn areas such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo among others. Projects such as Armistice got the gaming community involved in helping these children. Now gamers can continue to support War Child by participating in GameOn projects such as purchasing games from Humble Bundle or a copy of Football Manager through the hub or even starting your own gaming challenge fundraiser.
The charity group encourages the gaming industry to get involved in War Child’s work through GameOn. Some notable players such as Rhianna Pratchett – award winning scriptwriter and story designer – and Randy Pitchford – co-founder of Gearbox Software – have already pledged their support and have made video messages for people to view on GameOn. Gaming Development Manager at War Child, Wayne Emanuel has this message to share:
What we have achieved to date with the help of the gaming industry is incredible and GameOn is an exciting next step for War Child. Our journey so far has seen collaborations with major players in the industry and with the new gaming hub we hope to encourage more developers, studios, publisher and gamers to join us on our mission striving for a world where no child’s life is torn apart by war.
Those who want to get involved can download a fundraising pack from GameOn that will explain how to get started. You can also follow @WarChild_Gaming on twitter for the latest news. Head over to GameOn to get involved in War Child’s charity work and learn more about this new hub.