A number of developers, great and small, are coming together to support Gaming for Good
, a charitable storefront in which developers donate download keys to their games for purchase by players, with all proceeds going directly to international charity Save the Children
Titles with keys available for purchase range from releases from major publishers, such as Alan Wake's American Nightmare
, to small independent games including FTL: Faster Than Light
and They Bleed Pixels
Donations made are matched eight times over by USAID, and collectively Gaming for Good has raised over $4 million of a $5.1 million target. Neither the storefront nor the participating developers draw any revenue from sales. All contributions are instead sent directly to Save the Children's Paypal.
The project is the brain child of Bachir Boumaaza, a popular YouTube streamer known as Athene, who last year raised $1 million
for the same organization.