Update (March 2, 2022, 2:47 PM ET) - In addition to This War of Mine, DRM-free game retailer GOG and several other game developers have added more games to a sale supporting Ukrainian relief efforts according to an e-mail to TechRaptor.
Polish developer Beetlewing will be donating the proceeds of Slipways game sales to the Help Ukraine Fund of the Polish Red Cross. Several other games have been added to the list as well, including Darkwood, Mousecraft, and Lichtspear.
You can check out the updated list of games whose sales will support Ukrainians on this GOG page. There's not much time left for this sale -- it ends on March 3, 2022, at 12:59 PM Eastern Time.
Our original story continues below.
11 bit studios and DRM-free retailer GOG have announced that 100% of their respective profits from This War of Mine sales over the next 7 days will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross in response to the conflict in the region.
This War of Mine is a survival game of a different sort. You're in the middle of a war, but you're not playing a soldier on the ground or the commander of an army -- instead, you're playing a civilian or group of civilians who are trying to survive amid the conflict.
It's proven to be a popular game, selling millions of copies and even becoming recommended classroom reading in 11 bit studios' home country of Poland. Now, 11 bit studios is using this game to do some real-world good by donating a week's worth of profits from the game to a very good cause.
11 bit studios team statement:#FuckTheWar#Ukraine @RedCrossUkraine @Ukraine pic.twitter.com/bVqBlZnR8j— 11 bit studios (@11bitstudios) February 24, 2022
11 bit studios and GOG Team Up to Help Ukraine with This War of Mine Sales
11 bit studios will be donating its profits from This War of Mine sales from the next 7 days to relief efforts in Ukraine according to a statement put out by the company earlier today. Here is the text of the statement in full:
11 bit studios team statement
Today Russian military forces attacked the free country of Ukraine - our neighbours. As a Polish game studio and creators of the globally recognised anti-war game, This War of Mine - one that directly speaks about the suffering and misery of civilians who are affected by war - we'd like to hereby announce our company statement: we stand against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Just words would be empty without a meaningful act though, and the timing is crucial, so the act is as follows: for the next seven days, all profits from This War of Mine, all its DLCs, on all stores and all platforms will go to a special fund. A week from now, this money will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross to directly support victims of war in Ukraine.
Let this message resonate with everything you know about this war and how war kills people, devastates their lives and homes. Let us - players and developers together - do everything we can to support victims of war in Ukraine.
sincerely, all the people of 11 bit studios
11 bit studios added that this applies to digital sales of the game on all platforms. It also isn't the only company to have stepped up today -- DRM-free retailer GOG will also be donating its share of sales from the game and its DLC to the Ukrainian Red Cross.
"We're teaming up with @11bitstudios and we'll be donating all profits from our shares of the sale of This War of Mine and its DLCs to @RedCrossUkraine as well," read a tweet from GOG.
This announcement is yet another example of 11 bit studios using This War of Mine to help people in the real world. Back in 2018, the company announced that it had raised over half a million dollars in support of the War Child charity.
If you'd like to help out the civilians in Ukraine (and get a great game, too!), you can buy This War of Mine on GOG starting at $3.99 or your regional equivalent. If you prefer another platform, you can buy the game for PC via Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. You can also donate directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross.
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