Publisher Raiser Games has got fully behind the #StayAtHome campaign, giving away online shooter Goat of Duty for free to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Apocalypse getting you down? In a social distancing slump? Bored of all your video games but your job isn’t giving you sick pay to afford more? Raiser Games has got you covered. Popular comedic online shooter Goat of Duty will be free to download for the next two weeks.
With Raiser Games based in Spain and Goat of Duty‘s developer 34BigThings based in Italy (both two of the most highly-infected countries in the world when it comes to the Coronavirus), the companies are in a better position than most to know the importance of staying home during this crisis.
“In Spain and particularly in Italy, lockdowns on public movement in order to slow down to spread of COVID-19 have been in place for some time,” said Ivano Zanchetta, Goat of Duty’s Game Director. “It’s a proven method to stem the rise in new cases, as plenty of people may have COVID-19 and be entirely unaware, passing it on to other, more vulnerable people unknowingly while out and about. If having a game to play when people are at home relaxes them at what is a stressful time for everyone, then we’re happy to play out part.”
These aren’t the only ones in the gaming community trying to help out and encourage social distancing, either. Visit the indie game hub itch.io and you will see the front page filled with free games and “100% off” sales, all in the name of coming together as a community in this trying time. Elsewhere in entertainment, Bandcamp has declared that it will be waiving its revenue share on purchased music this Friday, so that 100% of money goes to the musical artists who have been particularly affected by this pandemic.
While society crumbles, it’s always nice to see a little bit of kindness and humanity.