Hinterland’s COVID-19 Social Distancing Fundraiser Raises $194,619 USD

We all have to do our part to fight the spread of COVID-19. To that end, we are proud to have raised $194,619 USD through our recent “Social Distancing Fundraiser” on Steam, to support the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

“In the face of this global pandemic, we all have to do our part to support each other, and this is a time where game studios and the experiences we create can make a real difference in people’s lives”, said Raphael van Lierop, Hinterland Founder & CEO. “We’re proud to be able to donate 100% of the revenue from this Fundraiser, and to join other world-leading brands in the fight against this terrible virus.”

With the original pledge being for $100k USD, the fundraiser ended up raising $194,619 USD, the amount which Hinterland is donating 100% (including covering the 30% platform royalty) in order to maximize the impact.

This infographic illustrates the breakdown of how donations are being allocated by the WHO so far. Hinterland’s contribution will help the WHO to understand how the virus spreads, provide patients the critical care they need, and also supports frontline workers with essential supplies and information.

“We launched the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund seeking support for the World Health Organization’s life-saving global response,” said Elizabeth Cousens, President & CEO of the UN Foundation. “We are thankful that donors big and small have answered that call. And, we are grateful to Hinterland for generously increasing their original donation to do even more good.”

Our thanks goes to our community of players, and all those who bought The Long Dark to contribute to their crucial work to combat this pandemic.

– The Hinterland Team