Every day the production of video games surprises us and immerses us in extraordinary worlds. This is especially true for the work of Moon Studios. So, Ori and the blind forest and Ori and the will of the will-o’-the-wisps let us travel through environments that are full of nature and magic.
What if the Ori series not only delivered such experiences, but could also protect the ecosystems of our beautiful planet? This is the project of IAM8BIT, Moon Studios, Skybound games, For games only and Rainforest Trust.
Moon Studio and its connection with nature
La version Switch d ‘Ori of the will of the Whisps was the first editorial experience for IAM8BIT. This company is known to gamers for their gorgeous collector’s editions. You recently put the Ori series box up for sale and merged the two works.
While working as the editor of this game, they noticed the generosity with which the teams at Moon Studios represented nature in their work:
While we worked with Moon Studios to bring the Ori series to Nintendo Switch, we were impressed with their commitment to showcasing nature as a living, breathing entity worth protecting. We followed their example and wanted to get involved in protecting nature. We look forward to working with the wonderful people at Rainforest Trust.
This desire to take concrete action in the world around us has prompted IAM8BIT to work with Rainforest Trust.
Rainforest Trust: An NGO dedicated to protecting natural environments
If that name means nothing to you, you know that Rainforest Trust was founded on December 8, 1988. Its headquarters are in the United States, but the company operates on multiple continents.
The aim of this association is Protection of wildlife habitats and from save endangered species. To this end, its efforts focus in particular on the creation of protected areas in different locations in partnership with communities or local organizations.
And this work pays off, because Rainforest Trust has been helping to protect since 1988:
- Over 93,000 km2 of tropical forests and other critical habitats for native wildlife
- That’s the equivalent of 18 billion trees
- 296 species of mammals
- 456 species of birds
In total, the NGO participated in more than 125 projects worldwide and avoided the release of 4.1 billion tons of CO2.
A crucial partnership for ecosystems
Specifically, IAMBIT will make a donation from $ 58,000 to protect the most threatened tropical forests and to save the animals found there.
The money raised comes from two sources:
- A percentage of the Ori series sales on the IAM8BIT website
- Another part comes from Just For Games, the French distributor of the series’ games for the Nintendo console, who is involved in this effort.
This sum, which may seem trivial, is not that much. In fact, when we talk about donations, every action counts. Thus the money donated to Rainforest Trust will be used Protect 11,735 hectares tropical habitats.
This matches with:
- About one and a half times the size of the Brocéliande forest
- 14 times the area of the Palace of Versailles Park
- More than 16,500 football stadiums
We can only commend the great initiative of these video game players, the impact of which is by no means negligible.
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