So, in the present day, one of many mission managers at VitaGames reached out to me and requested if I might write concerning the “Games Against War” charity bundle on itch.io – and I actually like what they’re doing so, let’s speak a bit of about VitaGames and “Games Against War”. You can try the bundle over right here btw. You get a number of worth out of it for at least 15 bucks – nevertheless it’s additionally for an important trigger!
The “Games Against War” charity bundle is a mission the place a bunch of builders are elevating cash for a 3-years sport dev remedy program for Ukrainian kids. The charity bundle is just obtainable till December 18th.
In essence, VitaGames is a novel mission aimed toward serving to Ukrainian kids to adapt to new environments and overcome the adversarial results of struggle and migrations. It’s an NGO from Ukraine that appears fairly nice.
Under the supervision of VitaGames’ mission workforce (which incorporates software program growth, psychology and medical analysis specialists), kids discover ways to make video games – and the thought is that it not solely provides them a solution to be taught expertise but in addition take care of their anxiousness and despair ranges even after VitaGames instructional course has been fulfilled.
The mission has been operating since October 2022 with three teams of youngsters already having accomplished the educational course.
Instead of manufacturing video games or creating one thing, the purpose of the course is extra concerning the course of, which is fairly nice for my part. At the identical time, caregivers and kids offered constructive suggestions on the finish of the course already, and so they reported a null drop-out charge.
According to the web site, the members of VitaGames are agency believers that Game growth these days is “one of the most modern kinds of art therapy and stress relief” – and I do additionally suppose that particularly through the ongoing struggle in Ukraine and different international locations, stress and anxiousness aid, in addition to remedy, are actually essential.
And clearly, remedy isn’t actually about “curing” folks however quite giving them the instruments to determine points and overcome them – or probably take care of these points higher. I can’t clearly relate to people who needed to flee their nation due to struggle (I imply, my mother and father had been refugees however I used to be born in Germany) – however figuring out instruments and methods to take care of despair, anxiousness and stress actually helped me out rather a lot… and that’s why I actually advocate remedy. For kids, “normal therapy” might not work effectively, although, so I really feel this strategy is kind of fascinating and will show to be quite useful, particularly contemplating a few of the research on the web site.
Anyway, if you wish to help the trigger, try…
Obviously, not everybody is ready to help the trigger monetarily however spreading the phrase about it, sharing their tweets and the marketing campaign itself, goes a good distance as effectively.
At final, the Bundle’s video games are fairly candy as effectively. Feather (by Samurai Punk) and Long Gone Days (by Camila Gormaz) are only a few of the superb video games included within the “Games Against War” bundle. Highly advocate it!