Worldbuilders is a charity run by New York Times Best-Selling author Patrick Rothfuss in support of international poverty aid charity Heifer International. Regularly pulling in support from an all-star cast of writers, geek icons, and musicians, Worldbuilders has raised millions for charity since 2008, giving readers and fans of fantasy a chance to help participate in making the world a better place while getting something fun for their efforts.
GOG.com, the DRM-free digital distributor of the best games in history for PC and Mac has launched its first-ever charity action on the service. After recently celebrating 5 years in business, after building one of the largest hardcore gaming communities on the ‘Net, and after all of the success and growth it has achieved, the company has decided it is time to give back.
For the next few days (until 13:59 GMT on November 12), gamers can pick 3 or more games and donate $5 or more to one of three charities on GOG.com: the WWF, Worldbuilders, and Gaming for Good. With games like FTL: Faster Than Light, The Whispered World, and Waking Mars as part of the action, the games are certainly titles to appeal to gamers of all types, but the fact that GOG.com is spending money of their own to make sure that 100% of every donation goes straight to charity is also a big deal. In order to make sure that a $5 donation doesn’t end up becoming a $5 donation minus credit card fees, VAT, and other expenses, the independent digital distributor will be spending nearly $0.25 on every dollar raised to make sure that every $5 donation equals $5.00 given to charity.
Worldbuilders is thrilled to be a part of this fundraiser. There are three ways you can help bring in money to Worldbuilders.
- Simply sign up for an account on GOG.com. When you sign up for a GOG account through the Worldbuilders affiliate link (that was it), they will donate 10% of everything you purchase for the rest of the year to Worldbuilders.
- Buy some games off of the Worldbuilders Fundraising Page on GOG’s website.
- Spread the word! Even if you personally don’t need games, please post on Facebook, tweet or blog about it. Even something as simple as sharing Pat’s blog post (that first link up there) will go a long way.