It’s not everyday that a news report about an independent game makes me pause and smile. But yesterday was that day. Yesterday morning, Microsoft wrote an article about an upcoming indie game coming in 2017 to Xbox One. The catch? 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the game will go to charity!
The game is called I, Hope. The main character, Hope, travels through 5 different fantasy islands in order to attain weapons, knowledge, and courage to defeat the evil creature Cancer. According to the Microsoft News Center, the idea for this game started around 2014, when creator Kenny Roy wanted to create a game with a “socially concious angle.” He submitted the project to ID@Xbox after a successful Kickstarter and support from charity organizations Unity and Gamechanger,
It’s incredible to think that a game can be made with all proceeds going to children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Kudos to Kenny Roy, Acronyx, and the entire community at Anomalia for not thinking about profit and for dedicating their time for a good cause. The trailer, which you can watch above, looks beautiful. The game may not be action packed, but it looks like it tells a moving story.
Click HERE to read more about Kenny Roy’s journey to make I, Hope. I can’t wait to purchase this game next year. It will be money well spent.
Do you think more companies will follow Kenny Roy’s example and donate all proceeds? Or is this a one time good deed? Let us know what you think in the comments below!