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Jump back into some retro-inspired games with RE-PLAY

RE-PLAY is a fundraising campaign that encourages gamers to recall the nostalgia of childhood by jumping into classic and retro-inspired video games, while supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable children living in war zones.

The campaign takes place from now until 30 March and celebrates all things retro, from arcade classics to the newest 8-bit indies. As War Child dive back into the games we all grew up with, there’s never been a better time to embrace gaming for good and connect with other gamers to raise money to help children affected by conflict, such as those dealing with the devastating repercussions of the conflict in Ukraine.
Running until 30 March, the RE-PLAY Steam sale will feature a number of critically acclaimed titles from studios such as Draw Me a Pixel, Motion Twin and Applava. All featured titles will be available at a discount with a percentage of proceeds being donated to War Child so check out the RE-PLAY Steam Sale now and revisit some childhood classics, including:
•    Motion Twin – Dead Cells
•    Motion Twin – Dead Cells: Fatal Falls DLC
•    Motion Twin – Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC
•    Draw Me a Pixel – There is no Game: Wrong Dimension
•    Applava – Blazing Beaks
•    Fancy Fish Games – Aground
•    Adam Gryu – A Short Hike
•    Vlambeer – Nuclear Throne
•    Doborog Games – Clone Drone in the Danger Zone
•    Bugbyte – Space Haven
•    Turning Wheel – Barony
•    Dotemu – Streets of Rage 4
•    The Arcade Crew – Dark Devotion
•    unepic fran – Ghost 1.0
•    unepic fran – UnEpic
•    Isolated Games – Traveller’s Rest
•    Isolated Games – Between the Stars
•    Alessandro Roberti – A Legionary’s Life

Throughout the campaign, War Child will be hosting fundraising livestreams - you can visit the Tiltify campaign page to find out more information, to get involved and donate. This will also be taking place until 30 March and players and streamers across the globe are encouraged to get in on the fundraising action by launching their very own RE-PLAY livestream and engaging in some retro-inspired goodness. Streamers this year include GameMistress , rare_gangster , knightenator, and DivaAgency.
From 1 March – 31 May 2022, we are running our Unlock a Generation appeal in which your donations to streamers will be matched pound for pound by the UK government, if you are resident in the UK. This means your gift right now could go twice as far. Your donation will help support the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, as well as places like Afghanistan, and match funding from the UK government will go towards Yemen, where millions of children are still in desperate need of protection from war and conflict.
All proceeds from RE-PLAY will go towards supporting War Child’s programmes in warzones across the globe, including scaling up our emergency response in Ukraine, helping Yemeni children access education, to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic, and promoting justice for young people in detention in Afghanistan. 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. RE-PLAY aims to increase the amount of engagement and funds generated via retro gaming.
You Play, So Every Child Can.


For more information or to arrange an interview with a War Child spokesperson, please email us at [email protected] or call us on 07764 989 343.
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About War Child UK

War Child UK is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades we’ve been driven by a single goal – for no child’s life to be torn apart by war. We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and stay to support them through their recovery – keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, and equipping them with skills for the future. We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution and campaign for changes to policies and practices to support children in conflict, working with children and young people themselves to demand their rights. Together with our partners we deliver our vital, life-saving work in 15 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America. In 2019 alone, we reached over 100,000 children.

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