Riot has donated $5.4 million raised from battle pass sales from multiple games to support humanitarian relief in Ukraine.
The funds ($4.4 million) were generated between March 5 and 12 across Valorant, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics and Wild Rift, as well as the Bee skin line in League of Legends.
In addition, Riot donated a further $1 million to the fund which will be split across three nonprofits: International medical Corps, Doctors Without Borders and International Committee of the Red Cross.
Embracer Group, the Saints Row parent company, donated $5 million in aid. CEO Lars Wingefors is matching this donation with another $1 million to support its employees and partners directly affected by the crisis.
The Finnish firm has called for donations to go towards several organisations on the front line in Ukraine, including the UN Refugee Agency, Red Cross, UNICEF and International Medical Corps. The company also said it will match donations up to €1 million.
Moon Active studio said it was committed to the safety and well being of team members and their families in Ukraine. And that they would continue to assist and provide their full support in every possible way. Furthermore Moon Active donated $1,000,000 to charitable causes providing humanitarian aid to those affected by the war in Ukraine.
Unity Technologies is another key player in the video game industry that has already donated over $1 million to aiding Ukraine. Until the end of March, all proceeds from Unity's Ukraine Mega Bundle will be donated to Ukrainian efforts, so this number will only grow. CEO John Riccitiello is personally matching each employee donation.
Wargaming is already making extraordinary effort in supporting more than 550 employees caught in Ukraine by the war, with measures such as providing early salary payments, granting additional travel funds, and even offering alternate housing possibilities. Wargaming announced another move, a donation of $1 million to the Ukrainian Red Cross, while pledging additional help if the crisis is not resolved.
Polish game developer 11 bit studios donated a week's worth of profits from its anti-war game, This War of Mine, to the Ukrainian Red Cross. Most people know 11 bit studios for Frostpunk, but This War of Mine was its earlier cult classic that condemned the horrors of war. The studio had raised $850,000 as of March 4.
Bandai Namco is making a ¥100 million ($850,000) donation to Save The Children to help fund the charity's aid efforts for people affected by the invasion of Ukraine, including those seeking refuse in other countries.
GSC Game World
Ukrainian game studio GSC ran a charity sale on its S.T.A.L.K.E.R. trilogy bundle. All proceeds from this sale were donated to Come Back Alive, the largest Ukrainian organization focused on the defensive effort of a nation under siege (non-lethal only).
Ukraine is home to 2 studios of Gameloft: in Kharkiv and Lviv. Gameloft has donated EUR 600.000 to its employees on site immediately, and also provided alternative housing and legal counseling orchestrated by its teams in Bucharest, Cluj, Budapest and Sofia.
Garry Newman, the legendary creator of Garry's Mode stated in his Twitter post that Facepunch had donated $500 000 for Ukraine. The funds were split to International Red Cross (Ukrainian campaign), UNICEF (Ukrainian campaign) and Polish Humanitarian Action. The company is also donating any proceeds from the games sold in Russia.
Raid Shadow Legends developer, Plarium, which is based in Ukraine, announced on March 1 in a new blog post that it has more than 700 employees sheltering in place throughout Ukraine and that its priority is the safety of its team. Plarium also revealed that it has donated $500,000 to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society alongside links and instructional help for people who want to help and get involved.
Niantics are supporting charities and non-governmental organizations providing help, including United Help Ukraine, Razom Inc., Charitable Fund Voices of Children, International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council, Sunflower of Peace, International Medical Corps and UNICEF. Together with matching contributions from Niantic, our employees have raised more than $75,000. In addition, Niantic is donating $200,000 directly to humanitarian organizations focused on supporting the people and refugees of Ukraine.
The company is matching employee donations 2:1 to organizations providing immediate relief in the region," Alegre writes. "Together, we have raised over $300,000 in this effort. Next week, we plan to add additional charities to choose from for consideration and also will raise the company matching limit from $1000 to $10,000.
CD Project RED
CD Projekt Red, the developer of The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077, donated about $250,000 to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
QLOC, Cenega & Muve.pl
'In these difficult times we want to show our solidarity with people suffering during the war in Ukraine.' The group which QLOC S.A. studio, CENEGA S.A. company and muve.pl online store are part of, will appropriate funds in the total sum of 500 000 PLN for the humanitarian aid of Ukraine, matched by their management and the board with another 500 000 PLN. The whole sum will be passed on to the Polish Medical Mission (Polska Misja Medyczna) to buy all the needed medicines, medical supplies and medical equipment for Ukraine.
In addition to the financial support, the companies are taking action in other areas including the collection for food, clothes and other supplies, as well as providing transport and accommodation for Ukrainians crossing the Polish border.
Ubisoft is one of the larger names that has given Ukraine its public support. In addition to 200,000 EUR donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross and Save The Children, employees in Ukraine are receiving additional funds to aid them in relocating to safety. Ubisoft is also offering alternative housing in neighboring countries and early pay to its employees in the middle of the crisis.
Zynga is making a donation of over $200,000 to three organizations that are providing relief and support for refugees – Nova Ukraine, Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund by Global Giving and UNHCR– and is matching donations for all employees to contribute additional funds.
Funcom, creators of Conan: Exile, announced that they would be donating $100 000 of the proceeds from their Conan Chop Chop to the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and invited others to contribute to ICRC as well.
Indie publisher Wired Studios has donated $75,000 to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The money will be split between Red Cross, Unicef and MSF.
"We are saddened angered and sickened by the war in Ukraine, we condemn this unjustified and unlawful invasion by Russia, lives are being lost," the company said in a statement. "Together with our wonderful development partners we have collectively managed to raise $75,000 to support those affected."
Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Control, released a statement on March 4 in support of Ukraine, revealing it has donated 50,000 euros to the Red Cross to help victims of war.