PRAGUE, Czech Republic – November 30, 2021 – Video game developer Bohemia Interactive will donate 100% of their revenue after tax from the Arma 3 Art of War charity DLC to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The total amount raised is $155,783 USD (approximately €138,330 EUR / £116,944 GBP). Now that the fundraising period is over, the Art of War Charity Pack has been made permanently available for free to all Arma 3 players, just as it was announced when the DLC was released in February of this year.
The Art of War Charity Pack adds an in-game art exhibition to Arma 3 where visitors can see some of the best artwork and screenshots made by the Arma 3 community. The DLC also includes a new singleplayer combat scenario in which players are sent on a mission to recover valuable paintings stolen in a war zone. Other additions are a formal suit, parade uniform, new backpack, various t-shirts, and several props related to art galleries and memorials. The Arma 3 Art of War DLC was available for purchase on Steam for approximately 9 months. People could get the DLC for the standard price of 1.99 USD/EUR/GBP, or, if they wanted to donate more to the cause, they could buy it at the optional higher price tiers of 4.99 USD/EUR/GBP and 9.99 USD/EUR/GBP. All three purchase options included the same content. In the end, about 84.4% of people bought it at the standard price tier of 1.99 USD, 5.4% got it at the middle price tier of 4.99 USD, and 10.2% purchased the highest 9.99 USD price tier.
The $155,783 donation will support the ICRC in their mission to ensure humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence.
“We are very grateful to Bohemia Interactive and to all the players who made a donation to the ICRC. Our collaboration over the years is a strong example of the synergies that can be developed across communities, offline and online, and this donation will make a clear difference in the life of thousands of people,”said Marek Resich from the Resource Mobilization division at the ICRC.
More information about the ICRC, their activities, and International Humanitarian Law is available at https://www.icrc.org. About the ICRC
We help people around the world affected by armed conflict and other violence, doing everything we can to protect their lives and dignity and to relieve their suffering, often with our Red Cross and Red Crescent partners. We also seek to prevent hardship by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and championing universal humanitarian principles. Visit www.icrc.org for more information. About Arma 3
Arma 3 is the latest installment in Bohemia Interactive’s acclaimed Arma series and offers a truly authentic combat experience in a massive military sandbox. Set across richly detailed large-scale terrains, the game features a diverse range of singleplayer and multiplayer content, complemented by a wide variety of weapons, gear, equipment, vehicles, and different factions. An in-game scenario editor enables players to create their own scenarios. These can be shared and installed via the Arma 3 Steam Workshop, alongside player-created addons and total conversions. Arma 3 is available for Windows PC and has sold 7.5 million copies and 13.5 million DLC packs to date. Visit www.arma3.com for more information. About Bohemia Interactive
Our story began with our first game, Arma: Cold War Assault, released back in 2001. Developed by just a handful of people, this PC-exclusive title became a massive success. It sold well over a million copies, received numerous industry awards, and was praised by critics and players alike. Since then, we’ve grown from a ragtag bunch of garage devs to an international family of over 400 professionals – working on Arma 3, DayZ, Ylands, Vigor, the Enfusion engine, and various other projects. Our ambition: to make games that act as platforms for people to explore, create, and connect. Visit www.bohemia.net for more information.
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