The video game industry reacts to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

We will update this as more statements are released.

Various game industry developers and publishers have reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and this article aims to collect all relevant statements.

We will of course update this list as new statements are released.

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International Association of Game Developers

“IGDA extends its support to Ukraine, its people and the game studios and developers affected by this gross violation of international law. As an international organization that values ​​community and advocacy, we express our solidarity with Ukraine and our peers, friends and colleagues within the Ukrainian game development community.

Read the full statement here.

European Federation of Game Developers

“EGDF strongly condemns the Putin regime’s military offensive against Ukraine and calls for international support for Ukraine, its people and the Ukrainian game developer community. Ukraine was, is and will be an important and essential part of Europe and European games culture. Over the past few years, we have celebrated a boom of local game development studios in Ukraine that have created their own successful Ukrainian games. Also, for years, Ukrainian game developers have helped shape the European games industry across Europe. There is almost no national community of game developers without Ukrainian members in the EU. ”

Read the full statement here.

11-bit Studios (This war of mine)

Boosteroid

“The biggest attack on a European state since World War II began around 5 a.m. EET on February 24, 2022. Since then, residents of the capital Kiev, Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnipro and other cities and regions Ukrainian women woke up to the sound of explosions. every morning,” Boosteroid wrote in a statement to Stevivor.

“Now Boosteroid, an international cloud gaming service including the office in Ukraine, as well as Ukrainian governmental and non-governmental organizations, is experiencing numerous massive DDoS attacks from Russia.

“Our technical support team of 80 employees is located in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. Despite the attacks, we are doing our best to keep the service running.

Bungie

CD Project Red

Bite the koalas

Crytivo

Digital Extremes

group of kissers

frogs

Gameloft

GSC Game World

Jakub Wasilewski

raw fury

SCS software

“We are in close contact with several charities to which we have already sent over €20,000, and further direct financial support from us will come in the days and weeks to come. We have also relocated part of our team to immediately start working on a much-needed DLC – the Ukrainian Paint Jobs Pack, which we are rushing to bring to the Steam store as soon as possible and from which we will be donating 100% of the revenue towards those in need.

Read the full statement here.

Sengi Games

Thunderous games

TinyBuild

Vostok Games

War games

“At Wargaming, the safety and security of our employees is the top priority. Currently, all available company resources are assisting and supporting our more than 550 colleagues: providing alternative accommodation, advance salary payments, additional funds to facilitate travel and relocation.

“We help the families of our employees to travel to neighboring countries and organize their accommodation.

“And finally, today Wargaming Kyiv is donating $1 million to the Ukrainian Red Cross. These funds will be used to support Ukrainian hospitals and doctors, citizens who have been displaced and other vital activities of the humanitarian organization as needed.

“We will be able to continue humanitarian aid if the situation requires it.”

Update: Wargaming has also confirmed that it fired Sergey Burkatovskiy after the developer publicly supported Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Sergey Burkatovskiy has expressed his personal opinion on social media which categorically does not reflect the position of the company,” a Wargaming representative confirmed to PC Gamer. “He was fired and is no longer with the company.”

Weasel Token

“We still live in a hallway, but it could be worse all told,” Weasal Token’s Alex Molodkin wrote in a statement to Stevivor.

“Regular air danger alarms, occasional explosions in the distance, and every night we get some form of ‘tonight will be very difficult’ warning since Kyiv is pretty much their primary target. But we manage to stay sane so far.

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Top photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash



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