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Ukrainian game developers fight Russian invasion

Games developers in the Ukraine have taken to social media to publicly broadcast their defiance to the ongoing Russian invasion and to reach out to fans of their games for support in spreading the message that the invasion of the Ukraine must not be tolerated and that the country won’t be taken without a fight.

Vostok Games are also based in Kyiv and is best known for its battle royale title, Fear the Wolves, and F2P shooter, Survivarium, both of which are available on Steam. They recently began work on an as yet unannounced third-person shooter based on a well-known IP. They’re spreading the word of how foreigners can help the Ukraine here

Frogwares is a Ukrainian studio which is based in capital in Kyiv, and is best known for the Sinking City and the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, a series which has sold over seven million copies. Frogwares’ many tiltes are available on Steam.

Taking to Twitter the team wrote:

And as the battle rumbles on the team remain as strong and resolute as ever. 

Also on Twitter a group of e-sports organisations, including G2 Esports, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Astralis have all changed their profile pictures to the distinctive blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag.

Ukrainian studio, Sengi Games, is the developer of the upcoming The Serpent Rogue, an alchemy-fuelled action adventure game set in a medieval fantasy world, set to be published by Team 17. The Serpent Rogue can be wishlisted on Steam, where you can also download a demo.

Alex Nichiporchik of tinyBuild who publish Lviv-based developer Hologryph, creators of the Hello Neighbor multiplayer expansion, Secret Neighbor. Wrote of his desire and ongoing work to ensure his Ukrainian studio colleagues remain safe, promising that “Nobody gets left behind.”

Gameloft‘s Ukraine studios – Kharkiv, founded in 2007, and Lviv, 2014 – specialise in casual games and live games evolution and production and QA, respectively. They have been responsible for some of Gameloft’s most noteworthy franchises including Asphalt Extreme and Order and Chaos.

4A Games was founded in Kviv in 2006. Now based in Malta and Ukraine, 4A is the developer of multiple entries in the renowned FPS franchise, Metro, available on Steam. They’re message of strength and support reads as follows.

Meanwhile, 11 bit studios, based in Poland, has announced that all profits from its hit title This War of Mine, across all stores and platforms, over the next six days will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross. Their message reads: 

The European Games Developer Federation has explicitly condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and calls for greater international support for Ukraine and its game developer community.

Likewise the attack has been condemned by the Slovakian Game Developers Association.

If you want to play your part you can donate directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross through the following links:

Ukraine Red Cross


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Daniel Griffiths is a veteran journalist who has worked on some of the world's biggest entertainment, home and tech media brands. He's reviewed all the greats, interviewed countless big names, and reported on thousands of releases in the fields of video games, music, movies, tech, gadgets, home improvement, self build, interiors, garden design and more. He’s the ex-Editor of PSM3, GamesMaster, Future Music and ex-Group Editor-in-Chief of Electronic Musician, Guitarist, Guitar World, Computer Music and more. He renovates property and writes fun things for great websites.

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