Celebrities and Gamers Unite in Childhood Nostalgia for War Child UK

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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 favourite games live on Twitch.

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 Radderss & Geestar from The Yogscast, and famed games crew Outside Xbox/Outside Xtra.

The stream can be watched live on The Yogscast’s official Twitch channel from 3pm GMT, 9thAprilhttps://www.twitch.tv/yogscast.

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 and the Kongragate store.

War Child UK has also partnered with Lockwood, creators of Avakin Life, the hugely popular free-to-play 3D mobile app where players can customise their avatars and socialise and party with friends, all in a huge online community. Avakin Life and War Child UK will play host to an exclusive retro themed disco party within the game, with arcade machines and light up floors. Players can enter the private party by having their avatar don a War Child Peace & Love T-shirt, designed by British design sensation Bella Freud which they can purchase in-game, with proceeds going to the charity.

Wayne Emanuel, Head of Gaming Partnerships, War Child UK, commented:

We all remember our favourite games 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:

GameStudio Donation to War Child (developer proceeds)Link
Stories UntoldDevolver100%https://bit.ly/2U3izY9
Pang AdventuresDotEmu30%https://bit.ly/2Tjza5G
Broken Age Double Fine30%https://bit.ly/2Cxmfr5
Axiom VergeThomas Happ Games LLC20%https://bit.ly/2UMADD9
Dead CellsMotion Twin10%https://bit.ly/2FpB7bY
Abe’s OddyseeOddworld Inhabitants30%https://bit.ly/2CuNRgL
Oddworld: Abe’s ExoddusOddworld Inhabitants30%https://bit.ly/2CuNRgL
Oddworld: Munch’s OddyseeOddworld Inhabitants30%https://bit.ly/2CuNRgL
Oddworld: New ‘n’ TastyOddworld Inhabitants30%https://bit.ly/2CuNRgL
DandaraRaw Fury30%https://bit.ly/2U86Ckd
Kingdom: ClassicRaw Fury30%https://bit.ly/2FYPB3M
This Kingdom: New LandsRaw Fury30%https://bit.ly/2YL8deZ
The Escapiststeam1730%https://bit.ly/2WIIlPd
Worms Blastteam1730%https://bit.ly/2TpEZ1i
Worms Revolutionteam1730%https://bit.ly/2ulpvBG
Bit HeroesKongregate100% of RE-PLAY in-game itemshttps://bit.ly/2TO1KfE
GameStudio Link
Another WorldDotEmuhttps://bit.ly/2Id6GZw
The Last ExpressDotEmuhttps://bit.ly/2UcwI6a
Dan The ManHalfbrick Studioshttps://bit.ly/2HXeRJV
Sonic ForcesSEGA HARDlighthttps://bit.ly/2Idel9V
Bit HeroesKongregatehttps://bit.ly/2uJTx1Z
Avakin LifeLockwoodhttps://bit.ly/2IesaFd
DandaraRaw Furyhttps://bit.ly/2uLsNhO
Kingdom: New LandsRaw Furyhttps://bit.ly/2UhnllC
The Last VikingsSpringloadedhttps://bit.ly/2WMFe8R
Tiny Dice DungeonSpringloadedhttps://bit.ly/2TTSmr4

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