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Pokémon, Niantic and Fatshark join in supporting Ukraine

The video game industry continues to show solidarity through large donations to solidarity funds and non-profit organizations.

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted the whole world to act and show solidarity. Studies inside and outside the country have expressed their position and support for the Ukrainians. Electronic Arts has blocked teams in FIFA and NHL, Wargaming has made layoffs , and GSC Game World (Ukrainian) has stopped development of STALKER 2 .

There are also professionals who have decided to help. John Romero recently released a new DOOM II level aimed at raising funds to help Ukraine, and now The Pokémon Company has opted to make a direct donation of $200,000 . This was announced on Twitter:

“The growing crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, which continues to displace families and threaten the safety of children, is heartbreaking. The Pokémon Company International is making an immediate $200,000 donation to our partners at GlobalGiving to provide humanitarian assistance. The non-profit organization will efficiently allocate funds to community organizations that support families and children affected by the crisis.”

For its part, Niantic , the company responsible for Pokémon Go , has also wanted to contribute its grain of sand. In their blog , they announce the donation of another 200,000 dollars that will go directly to “humanitarian organizations focused on supporting people and refugees from Ukraine”, also adding that their employees have managed to contribute a total of 75,000 extra dollars to the cause.

Far away from the pocket monsters we find the Swedish study Fatshark ( Warhammer: Vermintide 2 , among others). On Twitter , they have announced that they will donate 300,000 Swedish kronor, which is equivalent to approximately 28,000 euros:

“We are all shocked by the events that have taken place in Ukraine this past week. The people of Ukraine have experienced an unimaginable situation that continues to evolve. We cannot stand by and do nothing. Fatshak has decided to donate 300k SEK for humanitarian aid to the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC).”


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