The earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th has resulted in untold devastation and a developing humanitarian crisis. Help is needed in significant amounts.
The videogame industry obviously has special ties with Japan. Our favorite games are made there, our friends and family work and live there. The gaming industry and community at-large is highly passionate and can be charitable beyond words.
The sole purpose of this “Play For Japan” campaign is to communicate and channel that passion and generosity into the overall relief effort. On this site, you’ll find links to donate directly to selected and legitimate charities performing relief work in Japan. You’ll also find other fundraising opportunities in the form of local events and charity auctions, as well as a spot for anyone in the industry or community to express themselves as this crisis and recovery unfolds.
Play For Japan is not possible without everyone who contributes, advises, sells, bids, writes, photographs, and helps spread the word. Thank you.
Your volunteer coordinators are:
- Billy Berghammer
- Elisa Di Fiore
- Sonia Im
- Sterling McGarvey
- Christian Nutt
- Andrew Pfister
- Meagan Marie
Art and logos by Seana Lyn Mickols. Special “get this off the ground” thanks to Rick Curnutte, Darren Gladstone, Justin Keeling, Sam Kennedy, Garnett Lee, Lisa Mason, Thu Nguyen, Adam Pfister, Andrew Vestal.
Special thanks to our localization specialists who have assisted with translation: 4-Real Intermedia GmbH, APlay Translations, Jesús Calzado, Fong-Chyi Wen, Gloc.it, Zeki Ilker Dogan, Sandra Monferrer, Céline Odo, Kai Oehler, Synthesis International, Ken Yoneda Le.