War Child UK commemorates Armistice Day with peaceful gaming

There will be a symbolic laying down of arms on 11 November

War Child UK is aiming to raise £250,000 this month through its annual gaming campaign to support children affected by war and mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Called Armistice, the project is a joint initiative between the charity and its US partner Children in Conflict and aims to promote peaceful gaming throughout November. Armistice has been running since 2016.

Gamers are able to support the campaign in a number of ways, including :

  • Buying titles in the Steam Armistice Sale, such as The Room, Scanner Sombre, Democracy 3, RiME, Prison Architect, The Talos Principle, Broken Sword 5, Dick Wilde, Mini Metro and Machinarium;
  • Buying limited-edition Armistice and peace-themed content for their favourite games, including Prison Architects and Dick Wilde;
  • Playing the game World of Tanks, which will have Armistice-themed emblems and skins on offer. All players can join a commemorative laying down of arms on 11 November after which they can access premium content using a special code.

11-11: Memories Retold, the highly anticipated title from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, Aardman Animations and Digixart, will have specially created downloadable content available at the launch on 9 November, with all profits going to War Child UK.

For the first time, gamers who use live streaming platforms such as Twitch will be able to run their own charity streaming events in support of War Child and, by using JustGiving LiveStreaming, they can integrate the Twitch stream with their JustGiving fundraising pages to enable donation alerts and create progress bar overlays

Wayne Emanuel, gaming partnerships manager at War Child UK, said: "We’re thrilled with this year’s support from some of most talented people and studios in the sector. Each year we aim to go bigger and we’re hoping that this will be our biggest year yet with a truly diverse range of games supporting Armistice."

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