Room 8 Group, a major work-for-hire studio with over 1,200 employees, has announced that they will be donating all of their net 2022 profits to charities aimed at rebuilding developing an independent Ukraine. The funds will also be used to help refugees. With over 25,000 people working in the games development industry and 250,000 in technology, there's a lot of people that have been working to make the world a better place, and Room 8 Group wants them to have something to return to when they do come back.
"Every business must remember its responsibility to society and support Ukraine not only in words but also in deeds. Our decision to use all the profits of Room 8 Group companies in 2022 to help refugees and finance various programs related to the development of Ukraine is the best proof of this," said Sviatoslav Pohrebnoi, Chairman of Room 8 Group.
Room 8 Group has worked on a ton of titles, which includes Control, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Stormdivers, The Crew 2, and many more. They are a support studio that have studios in Seattle, Montreal, London , Limassol, Tokyo, Japan, and Kyiv. As per their website, they are working with "7 out of top 10 game publishers," and back in 2019, they also launched a separate development studio called Dragons Lake Entertainment.
"The war has affected the lives of all Ukrainians. We are confident that if war belongs somewhere, it is only in computer games. Every company must make sure that reality is better than the virtual world. Thanks to the financial resources generated by our companies, we will uphold universal and democratic values. We stand with Ukraine," said Anna Kozlova, CEO.
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