Nonprofit gaming organization Games For Change, has announced the recipients for several of their awards for the upcoming G4C Awards Ceremony, which will be live streamed during the Games for Change Festival on July 14.
This year Games for Change has a new award, the G4C Giving Award, which is going to Humble Bundle.
“For our inaugural G4C Giving Award, there is no better choice than Humble Bundle, which over the past decade has raised more than $182 million, fundamentally changing how developers and organizations connect with the gaming community through innovative fundraising, stellar content and great prices,” said Susanna Pollack, president, Games for Change.
This year alone Humble has released several high-profile bundles for major catastrophes and events, including the Australian wildfires, racial justice in the US, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fight for Racial Justice bundle raised over $4 million for organizations such as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Bail Project.
“We’re humbled to accept the Giving Award from Games for Change this year. Our hope is to use our platform to be a force for good in the industry, and we’re constantly blown away by the generosity of the Humble community,” said Alan Patmore, general manager at Humble Bundle. “Since March, they’ve helped raise over $10 million to support the response to COVID-19 and the fight for racial justice. Everyday Humble customers are making a huge difference for charities throughout the world.”
Games for Change is also awarding this year’s Vanguard Award to Gordon Bellamy. Bellamy is an industry veteran with nearly 20 years of leadership experience with Tencent, Electronic Arts, MTV, and Madden NFL Football, as well as the International Game Developers Association.
The Industry Leadership Award will be presented to Microsoft. You’ll have to tune in to the G4C Awards Ceremony on July 14 for the Best games and People’s Choice awards.