After weeks of tensions between the two countries, Russia openly attacked and invaded Ukraine, and dozens of Ukrainian citizens were reportedly killed in the bombing. As the world witnesses this historic (and frankly horrific) event unfold, efforts have been made to help civilians caught in the crossfire. These include 11Bit Studios, the makers of 2014’s critically acclaimed anti-war survival game Mine War.
Polish studio 11Bit has announced that it will be heavily discounting Mine War, its expansion and console port The Little Ones, and its DLC on all platforms next week. The game is currently 75-8% off, dropping to $4.99 on Steam and $3.99 on consoles.100% of the profits from this sale will form a fund donated to Ukrainian Red Cross. In Mine War, players oversee and care for a group of civilian survivors of a devastating conflict in a commentary on the horrors of war. You can read 11Bit’s full statement below.
Today, Russian troops attacked Ukraine, the free country, our neighbor. As a Polish game studio and globally recognized anti-war game, This War of Mine – a game that speaks directly about the suffering and suffering of civilians affected by war – we hereby announce our company statement: We against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Action without meaning, rhetoric is rhetoric, timing is critical, so here’s the action: for the next 7 days, all profits from War of Mine and all its DLC on all stores and all platforms will disappear until a special fund. A week later, the money will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross to directly support war victims in Ukraine.
Let this message resonate with everything you know about this war and how it kills people, destroys their lives and their homes. Let us – players and developers together – do what we can to support the victims of the war in Ukraine.
11 Bit isn’t the first European studio to condemn the attack. STALKER 2 developer GSC Game World, headquartered in Ukraine, posted their own phone For support, some say:
As of today, the Russian Federation has officially declared war on Ukraine. Our nation wakes up to the sound of explosions and weapons firing, but is ready to defend its freedom and independence because it remains strong and ready for anything. The future is unknown, but we hope for the best and always believe in our armed forces and our belief in Ukraine.
So, our message to all of our colleagues in the gaming industry; gamers, bloggers, or anyone who sees this post in their newsfeed: share this, don’t stand aside, and help those in need.
If you want to help our neighbors overseas, you can donate directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross here.