Mobile gaming’s first armistice is currently live on smartphones in a bid to promote peaceful gameplay and support children affected by conflict.
As phase two of War Child’s annual Armistice event, for the very first time, many of the world’s most popular mobile game developers have united. They are hoping to raise funds and awareness for children whose lives have been torn apart by war by allowing gamers the opportunity to take part in exciting and unique in-app experiences.
Armistice 2017 has already seen the gaming community unite for moment of silence held in BlackMill Games and M2H’s WW1 game Verdun, as well as Big Huge Games’ DomiNations and more than 11,000 players have donated to War Child by downloading DLC in World of Tanks activation.
Verdun will also reactivate their ‘Christmas Truce’ downloadable content (DLC), which raised over £17,000 last year, for a limited time in December. Players will be able to purchase the re-enactment of the famous 1914 Christmas Day Truce, which allows them to lay down their virtual weapons and pickup snowballs, play football matches and send post cards to their loved ones.
For the mobile Armistice; phenomenal game titles, Dragon City, DomiNations, Royal Revolt 2, War Wings, Brave Cross, The Respawnables, Dawn of Titans, March of Empires, War Planet Online: Global Conquest, Total War Battles: Kingdom and 99 Bricks: Wizard Academy, have all created exclusive challenges, peace items and in-app purchase sales – creating the world’s largest mobile gaming movement in support of children affected by war.
War Child’s Armistice is supported by gamers and gaming communities all over the world. The initiative aims to build on the £100,000 raised last year and create a global movement that inspires the gaming community to take action.
Hey @Android users! From now until 7th Dec you can use the dedicated Armistice tab to find all games supporting #Armistice2017 on the @GooglePlay store!https://t.co/BiiWPKc8ds pic.twitter.com/fXkNQjaKdN
— War Child GameOn (@WarChild_Gaming) December 1, 2017
Activities in support of Armistice 2017
War Child’s mobile activations for Armistice will be taking place until December 7th. Android & iOS users will be able to view and download all games supporting the campaign on the respected stores.
– Dragon City by Social Point will be inviting players to take part in their ‘Peace Dragon Breeding’ event.
– Big Huge Games’ DomiNations are giving players the opportunity to purchase a non-violent bundle of items, including ‘Peace Treaties’ – a consumable that gives players immunity from attack for 24 hours.
– Royal Revolt 2 by Flaregames will be allowing players to purchase new winter themed skins for Pals – the mythical beasts that protect and support the Hero in the game.
– World War II game War Wings by Miniclip, will be giving players access to a ‘War Child Bundle,’ which will feature a bespoke Peace Medal that players can assign to their profile, as well as multi-functional toolboxes and other non-violent consumables.
– Marking their 30th year of games development, Creative Assembly is donating 30 days of net revenues from Total War Battles: Kingdom on Google Play, including in-app purchases of healing items, in support of War Child’s Armistice.
– Fantasy RPG game, Brave Cross by Seasun Games will be selling a bundle of gems that will reward players with the unlocking of Luna, the healing hero of the game.
– Digital Legends’ The Respawnables will be supporting Armistice by adding ’The Healer’, a new item which players can use to heal their allies and launch non-lethal tranquilisers at the enemy for a limited timed.
– Dawn of Titans by Natural Motion will have an exclusive in-app sale of non-violent items including ‘Shields’, a game mechanic that provides players with immunity from attack for 24 hours.
– Gameloft’s leading strategy titles March of Empires and War Planet Online: Global Conquest will be selling a limited time in-app purchase bundle, including non-violent items such as peace shields that protect players from attack.
– Fun and magical physics builder 99 Bricks Wizard Academy by WeirdBeard will be donating 60% of all net revenue received between 1-7 December to War Child.