Australian studio Paper House Games, developer of the game Paperbark, have announced on Twitter that all profits they make on the 26th of January 2019 will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Paperbark is currently on sale as part of the Aussie Sale on @steam_games! Which includes a selection of other Australian made games! ?
We will also be donating all of our profits made on the 26th of Jan, to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.??https://t.co/IQmEjnEniP
— Paperbark ? (@PaperbarkGame) January 24, 2019
Paperbark originally released in June 2018, and is available for PC, Mac and the iOS App Store. It tells the story of an unreasonably cute wombat going about his business in the bush during a hot Australian summer. Today, I had to go outside to buy lunch in Melbourne during a 43-degree heatwave, so it’s an experience I can relate to.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is an organisation dedicated to raising literacy levels among Indigenous children in remote communities. January 26 isn’t Australia Day for everyone in Australia, so donating to a worthy cause is a fantastic way to pay it forward this time of year. If you’d like to donate to them directly, you can do so here.
We got to chat with Paper House a couple PAX Australias ago, where they talked about the Paperbark’s art style being inspired by classic Australian children’s literature, so it’s a fitting cause too.
January 26 also just happens to coincide with a big Aussie Sale on Steam these days, featuring loads of titles from local developers, including Paperbark, Armello and Hollow Knight. Helping out Aussie developers is never a bad thing, so now’s a good time to grab some games on the cheap if you can.