11bit Studios, developer of stunning and heartbreaking war survival simulator This War of Mine, has released a new DLC for their critically lauded game, and it’s a little different from what you might expect. From the developer:
This War of Mine – War Child Charity DLC contains unique street art pieces made by artists from all over the world including: M-City, Gabriel “Specter” Reese, SeaCreative, Emir Cerimovic, Fauxreel and Mateusz Waluś. You’ll be able to find all of them in different places within This War of Mine, building a unique in-game gallery. The compositions represent reflections on the human condition and the state of humanity during a time of war.
100% of the proceeds from the DLC go to the charity War Child, who focus on helping children who suffer from conflicts and wars around the world. The DLC was made thanks to the aforementioned artists, graphic artists from 11 bit studios and War Child UK.
11bit Studios was already donating a percentage of their profits to War Child, as well as giving away free copies to pirates as a sort of wonderful guilt-trip-gift. It’s always comforting to know that, in an industry full of shady, unethical executives and tyrannical tycoons, there are still game developers out there for whom having a moral compass is important.
The War Child Charity DLC is available on Steam in three different donation tiers, £0.79/$0.99, £6.99/$9.99 and £14.99/$19.99, (though each tier includes identical DLC).