From Games Done Quick and Extra Life, to donating whenever you buy a Humble Bundle, there’s quite a few ways that gaming and charity have combined over the years. Help: The Game comes at this from a slightly different angle, with a global game jam that brought developers together to make games specifically to support War Child, an international charity set up to protect and support children affected by war.
Twelve quite big developers, ranging from Team17 to Rovio and Creative Assembly, took part, with their efforts being collected into this one package. Help: The Game is to go on sale on July 26th for £9.99, and is being made available on Steam.
The twelve games in the bundle are:
10 Minute Tower – Developed by Team17 (Worms)
With a little bit of imagination you can be anything… A mighty robot, a brave knight or even an adventurous astronaut. 10 Minute Tower is a unique tile-based puzzle game that will get your cogs whirring as you take control of a day-dreaming child adventurer trapped within a tower.
Anthelion – Developed by Rovio Sweden AB (Angry Birds 2)
Super simple mechanic, but highly challenging game play with endless levels that will keep you entertained for hours!
BlockAid – Developed by Hardlight (Sonic Dash Crazy Taxi: City Rush)
Provide safe passage to a never ending stream of pawns by placing blocks themed around protection, education and livelihood in this minimalistic puzzler created for the HELP: THE GAME compilation.
Captain Curve’s Intergalactic Space Adventure Developed by Curve (Stealth Inc, )
A fast-paced endless runner based on daydreams, featuring exciting minigames and different environments. Created as part of the HELP: THE GAME jam for the War Child charity, by Curve Digital.
Emily: Displaced – Developed by Bossa Studios (Surgeon Simulator, I Am Bread)
A choice-based visual novel about a child affected by war. Children aren’t in charge of their lives during war, so the choices you make influence the story, but the final decisions may never be yours.
Malkia – Developed by Sports Interactive (Football Manger)
Malkia is a unique real-time strategy game set in the fictional Central African country of Kovi, where you help the eponymous hero to grow her business so that she can put food on the family’s table and educate her children.
Nevermine – Developed by Torn Banner (Chivalry: Medieval Warfare)
A ball rolling game where you guide a Mine Kafon onto unexploded bombs left over around a countryside. Created for the HELP: THE GAME, Game Jam in 2015.
Octamari Rescue – Developed by Sumo Digital (Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed)
Save the loveable Octamari from their dying home world in this fast paced and fun match 3 puzzle game, created by Sumo Digital for the HELP: THE GAME, game jam.
Rise – Developed by Creative Assembly (Total War, Alien Isolation)
Experience our music-driven platform adventure and aim for the highest score! You can even use your own music! Go on a metaphysical journey to the sky and beyond collecting war letters for a loved one.
Savana – Developed by Modern Dream (LA Cops, Typing of the Dead Overkill)
Savana is a narrative point and click game where you play as a young girl from a remote village in Africa.
The narration of the game tells different story lines from a real life experience of growing up in Mozambique.
Splash Bash – Developed by Rovio Sweden AB (Angry Birds 2)
Splash Bash is a hectic local multiplayer brawler, where up to 4 players tries to bash each other’s into the water using physics based gameplay!
A Verdant Hue – Developed by Spilt Milk Studios (Tango Fiesta)
A single screen, laid back farming game, you play as an orphan who’s survived recent attacks and is determined to bring back some life to his family farm. Built in a 6 day gamejam for Warchild’s ‘Help: The Game’ charity bundle.
Source: press release, War Child