A host of games developers and publishers are set to support War Child’s Armistice 2018 fundraising campaign to raise money for children affected by war.
Bethesda Softworks, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, IGG and PlayStack have been named in the first round of companies set to back the scheme for the first time. Previous partners Wargaming and Gameloft will also take part.
The Armistice fundraiser aims to promote peaceful gameplay and will take place throughout November. It will coincide with Armistice Day on November 11th, which will also be the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One.
Exactly how developers will be supporting the Armistice fundraiser will be revealed at a later date.
“We’re thrilled with the support we’ve received so far, with some of the best developers and publishers in the world pledging their time and resources,” said War Child UK gaming partnerships manager Wayne Emanuel.
“The offer to gamers this year is better than ever, fitting for the 100th anniversary of Armistice, while publishers and developers have a great opportunity to connect with their players in a new way – all in support of a great cause.
“We’re always looking for more partnerships and opportunities in the gaming space and look forward to announcing more in the coming months.”
So far War Child UK and Children in Conflict have raised $390,000 from Armistice fundraising campaigns since they began in 2016.
Other previous backers of the scheme include BlackMill Games, Creative Assembly, Digital Legends, Big Huge Games and Social Point.