To celebrate the physical release of Ori and the Blind Forest as well as its sequel Ori and the Will of the Wisp, have the distributors iam8bit and Skybound Games joined forces with the developers Moon Studios to donate money to the conservation of rainforest. Iam8bit donates a base $ 25,000, and between December 8 and 13, 5% of the profits from sales of the games on the Nintendo Switch will be added to that amount. The selected organization is Rainforest Trust.
The idea comes directly from iam8bit’s marketing section. Ori is the company’s first project as a publisher, and owners Jon Gibson and Amanda White want to burn the budget with the campaign while doing something good. The couple praises the developers’ design of nature and says that this is what inspired them to the idea.
“We want to follow theirs [Moon Studios] good examples and do our part in conserving nature. ”
Jon M. Gibson & Amanda White, co-owners of iam8bit
Between 8 and 13 December, 5% of the revenue comes from the sale of Ori and the Will of the Wisps to go to the Rainforest Trust. This applies to the digital edition of the Nintendo Switch, the physical edition via e.g. Amazon, GAME and Best Buy as well collector’s edition which iam8bit has exclusive rights to. In Sweden has Games & stuff, Coolshop and Proshop (see Price hunt) has taken in the edition, albeit with some uncertain access.
Iam8bit will provide feedback on the outcome of the campaign next week. Readers who want to donate directly to Rainforest Trust can follow the link (click on the organization name).