Two MMO companies are working on new charity efforts to help those in need.
Jagex says that it’s testing a new cash-shop setup that allows gamers buying stuff in RuneScape to “round up payments to the next whole value, should you wish to – the excess of which will go to [Jagex’s] partner charities.” According to the company website, that includes CPSL Mind, The Prince’s Trust, and the YMCA.
Meanwhile, Square Enix is raising hurricane relief funds through a Final Fantasy 30th anniversary “Legacy of Art” charity auction this coming January in partnership with GlobalGiving. “Hosted at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA, the free exhibition is open to the public, and highlights a variety of official artwork from the FINAL FANTASY series as well as tribute pieces from featured artists including Joey Chou, Perry Maple Dixon, Helen Chen, Jisoo Kim and Sachin Teng.” It also appears some art is up for online auction right now.
MMO players and studios are especially generous this year; here’s just a smattering of the charity efforts we’ve covered in the past few months:
This week, we're trialling a new charity initiative whereby you can round up your payments to the nearest whole number. The remainder will support our chosen charity partners.
For the time being, it'll be limited to some players.
— Jagex Games Studio (@Jagex) December 4, 2017