QubicGames, a Polish-based gaming company, pledges its support against COVID-19 by donating 20% of its revenue from April to June.
In a press release via QubicGames.com, the indie gaming company announced a long list of support measures aimed at aiding relief efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. Among these was the pledge of 20% of all revenue generated from the games in their portfolio during the months of April, June, and May to be donated to fight against COVID-19. To which half of all funds raised will be transferred internationally to health organizations, such as WHO, with the other half to be of direct assistance to hospitals in Poland.
In addition to the donation, QubicGames listed their actions for additional support through:
- The purchase of 22,500 surgical masks through a combination of their own profits and a personal donation by QubicGames CEO Jakub Pieczykolan.
- The games Geki Yabi Runner and Robonauts will see 100% of their sales revenue added to the relief fund. With specific Steam ports of both these games in development.
- The development and launch of a website titled GamesVsCovid19. With a primary function of detailing information of gaming companies in the industry taking action against coronavirus.
It’s no secret that the gaming industry is one of the few groups benefiting from this pandemic, while the medical services actually fighting head first with the virus are often hanging by a thread. We feel we can’t just sit by hoping they cope while we idly count our money. — Jakub Pieczykolan, CEO Qubic Games.
As a result of their action, QubicGames hopes to inspire others in the gaming industry to get behind similar response initiatives. Encouraging other companies to do what they can to fight the virus. As the coronavirus pandemic grows, it’s comforting seeing gaming organizations use their networks and communities to further awareness and provide much-needed support to those affected.
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