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War Child UK & Children in Conflict celebrate International Day of the Girl 2019

October 11 marks International Day of the Girl, a UN ratified day to celebrate and support girls across the world. War Child UK and its US fundraising partner Children in Conflict are getting in on the action in a big way this year with a number of activations celebrating female protagonists in games & female representation in the gaming industry while raising vital funds to support the most vulnerable children affected by conflict.

The charity has teamed up with partners throughout the industry to host a number of sales across Steam, Google Play and Chrono.gg, a female-focused industry panel in addition to charity live streams from Bethesda Softworks, Turtle Rock Studios, OpheliaNoir and Yogscast’s Hannah Rutherford.

From 9 – 16 October, Steam will play host to its own Day of The Girl Sale in which critically lauded titles including Heaven’s Vault (Inkle), Thief of Thieves: Season One (Rival Games), Ys Origin (XSEED Games), Gone Home (Fullbright), Transistor (Supergiant Games) and others will be discounted, in which a percentage of proceeds will again go to children affected by conflict, more info here: https://bit.ly/2mFxIjb

Android users can head over to Google Play and pick up a number of female-fronted titles from acclaimed creators such as ustwo games, Sam Barlow and Raw Fury at discounted prices – with a percentage of proceeds going directly to War Child UK. A full list of games available during the sale is available at the following link: https://bit.ly/2oLORJe

Chrono.gg has built a custom Day of the Girl digital game store, which will also be raising funds over the week by offering a number of indie titles at a discount and donating a percentage of each game sold; including Iconoclasts (Bifrost Entertainment), Timespinner (Chucklefish) and Tangledeep (Impact Gameworks) and more available here: https://bit.ly/2VbUGMh

A number of studio live streams from Bethesda Softworks and Turtle Rock Studios alongside community-focused live streams from OpheliaNoir and Dawnwhisper will be taking place throughout the week, all raising money by playing titles featuring female protagonists. Dates and times for live streams are as follows…

You can also run your own fundraising live stream by signing up here: https://tiltify.com/war-child-uk/day-of-the-girl

Monday 14 October sees ‘Day of the Girl: Getting Girls into Games’ panel take place at Salesforce Tower in London. An all-female panel of industry experts will discuss the opportunities and challenges young girls face entering the gaming industry & STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields in the UK and in conflict regions.

Panellists include:

  • Anisa Sanusi – UI/UX Designer // Hutch Games
  • Charlie Harris – Senior Producer // SEGA Europe
  • Jodie Azhar – CEP & Game Director // Teazlecat Games
  • Enana – Student // War Child UK YAP Member
  • Hosted by Aoife Wilson – Host & Video Producer // Eurogamer

War Child UK supports children whose lives have been torn apart by war. The specialist gaming team has innovative fundraising partnerships across the PC, console and mobile industries, as well as through streaming and support from the gaming community and to date has brought in a massive $4.3million through gaming. With your support, War Child can reach more girls across the world and give them the childhood they deserve and the support they need.

Full list of games supporting are:

Steam

  • Heaven’s Vault (Inkle) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Epistory – Typing Chronicles (Fishing Cactus) – Donating 40% of developer proceeds 
  • Ys Origin (XSEED Games) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Thief of Thieves (Rival Games) – Donating 60% of developer proceeds
  • Smoke & Sacrifice (Curve) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • ABZÛ (505 Games) – Donating 100% of developer proceeds
  • Gone Home (Fullbright) – Donating 25% of developer proceeds
  • Tacoma (Fullbright) – Donating 25% of developer proceeds
  • AIRHEART (Blindflung Studios) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • NAIRI:Tower of Shirin (Hound Picked Games) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Bury Me, My Love (Pixel Hunt Games & Plug in Digital) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • The Next Penelope (Plug in Digital) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Transistor (Supergiant Games) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • WonderBoy (DotEmu) – Donating 30% of developer proceeds
  • Kathy Rain (Raw Fury) – Donating a fixed $ amount
  • Dandara (Raw Fury) – Donating a fixed $ amount
  • Whispers of a Machine (Raw Fury) – Donating a fixed $ amount

Mobile

  • Monument Valley (ustwo games) – Donating 100% of developer proceeds
  • Monument Valley 2 (ustwo games) – Donating 100% of developer proceeds
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Kathy Rain (Raw Fury) – Donating a fixed $ amount
  • Dandara (Raw Fury) – Donating a fixed $ amount
  • Whispers of a Machine (Raw Fury) – Donating a fixed $ amount
  • WonderBoy (DotEmu) – Donating 30% of developer proceeds
  • Bury Me, My Love (Pixel Hunt Games & Plug in Digital) – Donating 50% of developer proceeds

Chrono.gg

  • Gris (Nomada Studio & Devolver Digital) – Donating 30% of each sale
  • Praey for the Gods (No Matter Studios) – Donating 37% of each sale
  • Tangledeep (Impact Gameworks) – Donating 30% of each sale
  • My Big Sister (Stranga & GrabTheGames) – Donating 65% of each sale
  • Alwa’s Awakening (Elden Pixels) – Donating 37% of each sale
  • Timespinner (Lunar Ray Games & Chucklefish) – Donating 51% of each sale
  • Virginia (Variable State & 505 Games) – Donating 22% of each sale
  • Iconoclasts (Joakim Sandberg & Bifrost Entertainment) – Donating 65% of each sale
  • Okami HD (CAPCOM) – Donating 22% of each sale
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games) – Donating 100% of each sale
  • Sundered (Thunder Lotus Games) – Donating 100% of each sale

For more information about War Child please visit the official website or follow @WarChild_Gaming on Twitter.

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