War Child UK returns with RE-PLAY, the unique fundraising campaign that shines a light on the giants of old and reconnects gamers with favourite titles from their formative years, supporting the right to play for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
From 5th-11th April, a variety of activities will take place, from an in-game celebrity disco and a retro-inspired Steam sale, to leading comedians and gaming personalities playing their
Join War Child UK for a retro-gaming livestream, hosted by Mark “Turps” Turpin from The Yogscast, and transport yourself back in time. Turps will be joined by star guests such as comedians Nish Kumar and Steve McNeil, Blake Harrison, famously known as Neil Sutherland from The Inbetweeners, as well as
The stream can be watched live on The Yogscast’s official Twitch channel from
A number of retro titles from acclaimed studios such as Devolver, DoubleFine, Dotemu, Motion Twin, Kongregate, Oddworld Inhabitants, SEGA HARDlight and team17 will have some of their illustrious titles on Steam or Mobile at a discount, with a percentage of proceeds donated to War Child. Halfbrick, the creators of Dan The Man, is also making a fixed donation of $5,000 USD.
The RE-PLAY sale celebrates all things retro; from classics to modern pixel-art titles running from 5th–11th April and can be found on the Steam store.
Terraria by RE-LOGIC, Stories Untold by Devolver / No Code are donating 100% of developer proceeds on Steam and Kongregate is donating 100% of net revenue of Bit Heroes from specific in-app purchases on all platforms; AppStore, Google Play, Steam
War Child UK has also partnered with Lockwood, creators of Avakin Life, the hugely popular free-to-play 3D mobile app where players can
Wayne Emanuel, Head of Gaming Partnerships, War Child UK, commented:
We all remember our
favouritegames growing up, but not every child is fortunate enough to have a childhood they would like to remember. It’s only our second year of RE-PLAY and it’s amazing to see even more support from so many generous, talented studios and personalities to help raise vital funds and awareness. Childhood is such an important time, we’re looking forward to celebrating it.
Mark ‘Turps’ Turpin, CEO and content creator at The Yogscast, added
We’re really excited to have this great event on the main Yogscast Twitch channel this year. I’m looking forward to introducing some big names playing some great games.
Yordan Gyurchev, Technical Director at SEGA HARDlight, also joined in with a few words
The Sonic Forces team and all of us at HARDlight are delighted to be part of an event contributing to such a great cause.
Sonic the Hedgehog sparks happy childhood memories for many of us in the studio and it means a lot to be able to contribute to War Child’s work as they help give children a better chance of building happy memories of their own.
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 $4.3 million through gaming. RE-PLAY aims to increase the amount of engagement and funds generated via retro gaming. You Play, So Every Child Can.
Full list of games promotions:
|Game||Studio||Donation to War Child (developer proceeds)||Link|
|Broken Age||Double Fine||30%||https://bit.ly/2Cxmfr5|
|Axiom Verge||Thomas Happ Games LLC||20%||https://bit.ly/2UMADD9|
|Dead Cells||Motion Twin||10%||https://bit.ly/2FpB7bY|
|Abe’s Oddysee||Oddworld Inhabitants||30%||https://bit.ly/2CuNRgL|
|Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus||Oddworld Inhabitants||30%||https://bit.ly/2CuNRgL|
|Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee||Oddworld Inhabitants||30%||https://bit.ly/2CuNRgL|
|Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty||Oddworld Inhabitants||30%||https://bit.ly/2CuNRgL|
|Kingdom: Classic||Raw Fury||30%||https://bit.ly/2FYPB3M|
|This Kingdom: New Lands||Raw Fury||30%||https://bit.ly/2YL8deZ|
|Bit Heroes||Kongregate||100% of RE-PLAY in-game items||https://bit.ly/2TO1KfE|
|The Last Express||DotEmu||https://bit.ly/2UcwI6a|
|Dan The Man||Halfbrick Studios||https://bit.ly/2HXeRJV|
|Sonic Forces||SEGA HARDlight||https://bit.ly/2Idel9V|
|Kingdom: New Lands||Raw Fury||https://bit.ly/2UhnllC|
|The Last Vikings||Springloaded||https://bit.ly/2WMFe8R|
|Tiny Dice Dungeon||Springloaded||https://bit.ly/2TTSmr4|
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