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Devs celebrate women in games by hosting a Steam sale and donating the proceeds to charity

In celebration of the UN-created observance, International Day of the Girl on October 11, a host of developers and publishers are joining forces to raise awareness for women and games and raise funds for charity. Companies like 505 Games, Fullbright, Supergiant, and XSEED are putting their titles on sale through Steam and Chrono.gg, and will donate a percentage of the proceeds to charity.

The charity is War Child – and its US-based fundraising partner, Children in Conflict – which works to help kids caught up in conflict zones around the world. War Child has built gaming partnerships in the past – its collaboration with This War of Mine brought in over $500,000 to support the charity’s efforts.

Besides the sales, a number of studios and community members are taking part by playing games featuring female protagonists throughout the week while raising funds for charity. You can tune in for streams for Bethesda, Turtle Rock Studios, Chucklefish, OpheliaNoir, Dawnwhisper, Hannah Rutherford, KattStrike, and TeamJDubzy.

Which games are donating to War Child?

You can head to the Steam and Chrono.gg pages for the sales, but here’s how the proceeds break down for each of the participating developers.

Steam

  • Heaven’s Vault (Inkle) – donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Epistory – Typing Chronicles (Fishing Cactus) – donating 40% of developer proceeds
  • Ys Origin (XSEED Games) – donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Thief of Thieves (Rival Games) – donating 60% of developer proceeds
  • Smoke & Sacrifice (Curve) – donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • ABZÛ (505 Games) – donating 100% of developer proceeds
  • Gone Home (Fullbright) – donating 25% of developer proceeds
  • Tacoma (Fullbright) – donating 25% of developer proceeds
  • AIRHEART (Blindflung Studios) – donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow) – donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • NAIRI:Tower of Shirin (Hound Picked Games) – donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • Bury Me, My Love (Pixel Hunt Games & Plug in Digital) – donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • The Next Penelope (Plug in Digital) – donating 50% of developer proceeds
    Transistor (Supergiant Games) – donating 50% of developer proceeds
  • WonderBoy (DotEmu) – donating 30% of developer proceeds
    Kathy Rain (Raw Fury) – donating a fixed $ amount
  • Dandara (Raw Fury) – donating a fixed $ amount
  • Whispers of a Machine (Raw Fury) – donating a fixed $ amount

Chrono.gg

  • Gris (Nomada Studio & Devolver Digital) – donating 30% of each sale
  • Praey for the Gods (No Matter Studios) – donating 37% of each sale
  • Tangledeep (Impact Gameworks) – donating 30% of each sale
  • My Big Sister (Stranga & GrabTheGames) – donating 65% of each sale
  • Alwa’s Awakening (Elden Pixels) – donating 37% of each sale
  • Timespinner (Lunar Ray Games & Chucklefish) – Donating 51% of each sale
  • Virginia (Variable State & 505 Games) – donating 22% of each sale
  • Iconoclasts (Joakim Sandberg & Bifrost Entertainment) – donating 65% of each sale
  • Okami HD (CAPCOM) – donating 22% of each sale
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games) – donating 100% of each sale
  • Sundered (Thunder Lotus Games) – donating 100% of each sale

Not only is it an excellent opportunity to grab some cheap games, but also thoroughly worthwhile endeavour all round, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Hopefully there will be many more such initiatives in the future.