Posted Fri, Mar 25, 2011 by Martuk
Japan is still recovering from the disaster that ravaged the country earlier this month, but game developers and publishers have been doing their part to aid in the country's recovery. With donations from Square Enix and a PLEX for Good: Japan drive underway by CCP, Gala Networks Europe recently stepped forward to lend their aid to the recovery efforts. Starting today, players of Rappelz and Flyff can purchase special charity items in the cash shop with proceeds going to the Red Cross. Terra Militaris and Castle of Heroes will have their chance to do the same next week. Check out the official press release after the break for more.
gPotato.eu Launches Charity Donations for Japan
New Charity Items Provide Donations to The Red Cross in Aid of The Japanese Earthquake Relief Fund in Flyff, Rappelz, Terra Militaris & Castle of Heroes
Dublin, Ireland – March 25th, 2011 – Gala Networks Europe, one of the leading free-to-play games publisher that operates the http://www.gPotato.eu portal, has announced that it will be launching special charity items for four of its games to support relief efforts in Japan.
Starting on the 25th March 2011, players with accounts for Rappelz and Flyff will be able to make charitable donations to the Red Cross by simply buying a charity item from each game’s cash shop. Terra Militaris and Castle of Heroes players will be able to support the charity event from next week on. In all cases, the full cash value of the items will be donated to the Irish Red Cross, which will transfer the amount to Japan.
Hyun Hur, CEO, Gala Networks Europe, comments: “We have all been deeply affected by the disaster in Japan and as our parent company is based in Tokyo, we wanted to provide a channel for gPotato.eu members to contribute to the relief effort.” He continues: “By supporting the Red Cross, our players can have a part in helping Japan recover from one of the worst natural disasters it has ever had to endure.”
Further details for all of the above can be found on gPotato.eu’s official site at: www.gPotato.eu.
About Gala Networks Europe Ltd. & gPotato.eu
Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. It operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games through the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online, Castle of Heroes Canaan Online and Terra Militaris. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over 6 million users. It will also publish the martial-arts MMORPG Age of Wulin which will be released in 2011. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.gala-net.eu.