May 17, 2022

Games for Carers Scheme Offers NHS Staff Free Video Games

Top games companies including the likes of Xbox, EA and Activision have joined a new Games for Carers scheme looking to give free games to frontline NHS staff.

The UK industry body Ukie have launched the initiative alongside marketing firm Keymailer, plus more and more developers and publishers are getting involved.

Video games have been helping a lot of us get through this lockdown, by taking our mind off of the pandemic and letting you immerse yourself in to a virtual world.

And who doesn’t enjoy a free game from time to time, especially in lockdown where money can be tight due to loss earnings.

This is where the new scheme called Games For carers comes in.

Good Old Chris

The ides for Games for Carers came from games journalist and all round cool guy Chris Scullion.

Having been inspired by receiving a free code himself, contacted Ukie to help bring this idea to a bigger audience.

“Our community has united again to say thank you to the truly extraordinary people who make up the NHS frontline team.

Games companies of all sizes and players everywhere recognise their exceptional dedication and hope this initiative goes some way to help them to understand how respected and valued they are.”

Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist told GamesIndustry.biz

The Who’s Who

Companies participating in this scheme include Microsoft, EA, Activision, Bethesda, Codemasters, Konami, Jagex, Sega…

(Deep Breath)

Media Molecule, Team17, Bungie, CCP, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, and Revolution.

The site has been experiencing some technical difficulties, but you can receive updates via the Ukie Twitter account.

It’s a lovely idea to reward the NHS staff who are doing their best to look after us in a difficult time.

Here’s hoping that more industries follow the example of Games for Carers and look to help people facing this pandemic on the frontlines of society.

Sourced from: Metro


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