Water is life. This is why, for the past few years, the players of Bigpoint’s free-to-play game Farmerama have been supporting the charity organization charity: water. In doing so, they helped to bring clean water to more than 1,500 people in Ethiopia and Kenya, as well as 11 additional communities in Nepal. For this year’s World Water Day, players will once again have the opportunity to help those in need by purchasing special in-game items. The entire revenue from the sale of those items will be passed on to charity: water.
Anyone who would like to support this good cause can do so on the campaign’s official website: donate.charitywater.org/farmerama/worldwaterday
“We are exceptionally proud of how strong our community has involved itself in past campaigns for charity: water and we are confident that together we can once more achieve a lot for this great cause. It is crucial to bring awareness to the fact that there are many people in the world without access to clean and safe drinking water and that all of us have the ability to help them,” says Varun Nagendra, Producer of Farmerama.
From March 16th until March 22nd, Farmerama players will be able to purchase a special in-game item package, the ‘Well Wishes’ Magic Stalk Pack. This will not only grant them three exclusive decorations with bonuses for their farm, but will primarily help people who do not have access to clean water. All revenue from the promotion will be passed on to charity: water, who in turn uses 100% of donations to support clean water projects in developing countries.
About charity: water
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need.
Right now, 748 million people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in nine of us.
Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
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Employees from 35 countries use state-of-the-art technology to transform the industry with innovative gaming concepts, while setting international standards to fulfill the expectations of more than 350 million gamers in over 200 countries. Every one of the 40 online games in Bigpoint´s portfolio is free-to-play and includes a customized micropayment system for each game to allow users to make micropayments to speed up their game progression.
Many of the titles have won various international prizes and audience awards, such as the German Developer Award 2014 and the Game Connection Award 2015 for Shards of War.
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