Journey Developer Thatgamecompany Raising Funds for COVID-19

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Thatgamecompany, the developer of Journey, will be raising funds for Earth Day and a COVID-19 relief fund. These efforts will start next month through their mobile game Sky: Children of the Light. Thatgamecompany is celebrating Earth Day by partnering with the charity One Tree Planted, who's main goal is to plant new trees in areas that were affected by the forest fires in Australia. You can find more information on their website on how they plan to help the cause.

“In the coming weeks, we are proud to share thatgamecompany will also be contributing to the #PlayApartTogether campaign. As a global game, we are all impacted by these trying times, but support the World Health Organization’s message to stay socially distanced to help slow the spread of COVID-19. With the support of online communities, let’s do our part to stay socially distanced but not socially isolated," thatgamecompany stated in a blog post on Sky's website. "Wherever you are — by staying home and playing games, we can stay healthy, socially connected, and help make a difference for all of us.”

Many other companies have also contributed towards COVID-19 relief efforts. Rockstar Games announced that they will donate five percent of revenue from their online games such as Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online for the pandemic. Bungie also introduced The Relief & Recovery REQ Pack in Halo 5, which is a $10 microtransaction which will directly go towards the relief fund.

So, what are your thoughts on Thatgamecompany helping out through this pandemic? Do you think other companies will join them for this cause? Personally, I think it’s a good idea to help out however possible during this dire situation. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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