Robocraft Developer Freejam Hosting Weeklong Charity Event To Help Little Girl With Brain Tumor

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor January 20, 2017
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Freejam, the developer of the robot build and battle game Robocraft, is on a mission for good. All week long, the company is running a "You Play, We Pay" event to raise money to help a 6 year old girl in her fight against a rare brain tumor.

The girl, named Kaleigh, has an inoperable tumor called DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma) -- something for which there is currently no known cure. Like most parents, Kaleigh's aren't prepared to deal with the long term financial impact of trying to fight this kind of medical problem in one of their children, so they started a fundraiser on Chuffed.org seeking £214,000 ($264461.20 US). They've also kicked off a Change.org petition to encourage more funding into DIPG brain tumor research.

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The Robocraft craft team is offering their players an easy way to help Kaleigh's family with their expenses -- by simply playing the game. For every match players complete, Freejam will donate 4 pence (about 8 cents US) to Kaleigh's fund. It may not seem like a lot on its surface, but if enough players play enough matches, it can add up to a lot.

If you're not in the playing mood, but are still interested in helping out Kaleigh and her family, you can donate at the Chuffed link above. Be sure to share the link to that and the petition via Twitter or your other social networks as well.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (16)

Dreadlox 5 years ago
Wow. i read the comments, and i lost the faith in humanity.

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truth 5 years ago
For all of the trolls saying why that kid. Say that when you have a child with a fatal illness and cant afford to help. Before you open your troll holes think about your words because someday you will eat them. Has doing something good not become enough for people anymore. You don't know pain until you each your child die.

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doo doo brown 5 years ago
Lol why that kid? Why not any other kid with brain tumor? Why not raise money to research a cure for all kids not just that kid who looks fine out and about not in a hospital dying. Robocraft... fail

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YYonitos 5 years ago
This is just a PR trick. They are using that girl sickness in order to promote their pay to win, gambling, excuse of a game.

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sagelygurudude 5 years ago
*Sigh* That kid's too adorable to ignore. Downloading robocraft right now and gonna play some matches. Strength of Indra's vajra to you Kaleigh, Oṃ Indrāya Namaḥ

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KOB 5 years ago
I hate the cash shop micro currency MMOs (not calling robocraft one) But I love it when devs like this one make events like this to raise money for good things or things that benefit the game on a massive scale but this is a huge deal and I'm really happy the developer is raising money to help this little girl fight her war against the brain tumor she has. I hope she get's better one day. I wish I had the spare funds to donate to help her and her family out but as a college student trying to make it big in a profession I rather not say since it might start flaming I need all the funds I can get.

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