Due to the crises in the Middle East, millions of people have been forced to leave their homes, and many have fled their home countries to seek asylum in Europe. Nearly a third of the refugees who have fled to Europe have left because of the conflict in Syria. This is the biggest refugee crises in decades, and millions of people are in need of assistance.
Until October 10th, 2015, Greenheart Games will be donating 100% of their profits from sales of Game Dev Tycoon through their website to help the refugees in Europe. On top of that, any tips added on top of the purchase price will be doubled up to the maximum of $5,000 USD.
The money will be going to Caritas, Middle East Crisis Appeal, which states that “92% of donations will go directly to the emergency program.” Depending on the amount raised, Greenheart Games might consider other alternative charities as well; their website will be updated with charity information once the money has been donated.
Game Dev Tycoon is a simulation game where players can play through years of gaming history by creating their own company and making their own gaming decisions. It’s currently available in 17 different languages and has received many positive reviews.
Only purchases made through the Greenheart Games website will count towards the donation, but purchasers will be able to claim a Steam key through the website. The game is available for $9.99 USD for PC, Mac, and Linux, and any tips made over the full price of the game and will be matched 1:1 until they’ve doubled $5,000 (the maximum allowed globally).