War Child launches its week long 2021 celebration of retro gaming with RE-PLAY, a fundraising campaign that celebrates gaming favourites from childhood to help children impacted by conflict to regain theirs.
Various activities will take place from 31st March-6th April, from a speedrunning marathon to an arcade tournament, a retro-game sale and streamers going live on Twitch with gaming classics.
Kicking off the campaign today is the launch of the annual RE-PLAY Steam Sale where gamers can take advantage of the discounted games that transport you back to your childhood, with a percentage of revenue going straight to War Child’s charity appeal, including:
- Two Tribes – Toki Tori, Toki Tori 2+, EDGE, RIVE, RUSH
- Chucklefish – Wargroove
- Falcon Development – Cattails
- Pixelatto – Reventure
- Motion Twin – Dead Cells, Dead Cells: The Bad Seed
War Child UK has partnered with UKSM who will be hosting a full-throttle speedrunning marathon; streaming an illustrious range of retro games from 3rd-4th April, between 12pm and 10pm BST each day. Viewers will be encouraged to donate and proceeds will go directly to War Child. Tune in to watch the UK’s best speedrunners live on Twitch.
The line-up of activities also includes a partnership with Antstream Arcade who will be hosting an arcade tournament taking place throughout the week. Retro gamers can tune into the tournament directly on the Antstream Arcade platform, to watch the Bubble Bobble mayhem ensue!
Across the week Streamers, will take part in RE-PLAY’s charity livestream playing the best in old-school classics. Donations can be made through Tiltify – for more information on the latest streaming times and to sign up to hosting a stream, head over to: https://tiltify.com/war-child-uk/re-play.
he full list of streamers taking part include:
War Child UK supports children whose lives have been torn apart by war – keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, and equipping them with skills for the future. The specialist gaming team has innovative fundraising partnerships across the PC, console and mobile industries, as well as through streaming and support from the gaming community, and to date has brought in a massive $5million through gaming. RE-PLAY aims to increase the amount of engagement and funds generated via retro gaming. You Play, So Every Child Can.
For more information on War Child UK, please visit the official War Child Gaming site.
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