Games for a good cause
Today, Outright Games, the leading global publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment, alongside UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization, has launched the DreamWorks Kids Bundle as part of their ongoing, long-term partnership which aims to raise over £200,000 a year for the charity. All sales profits will go to UNICEF directly and the bundle can be purchased digitally from today on Switch for £19.99/EUR 19.99/$19.99.
The DreamWorks Kids Bundle will be available to buy digitally until September 10th, 2023, and features a trifecta of legendary video games inspired by the incredible worlds of DreamWorks Animation, including DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders, DreamWorks Spirit Lucky’s Big Adventure and DreamWorks Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia. All three titles, previously published by Outright Games and created in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, have captured the imagination of fans and gamers the world over with their creativity, family friendly gameplay and authentic depiction of these beloved franchises.
This is the latest initiative as part of an ongoing, long-term partnership that began in March 2023, and established Outright Games as UNICEF UK’s first ever video game industry partner. The globally leading games publisher will leverage their unrivaled access to the biggest IPs in family friendly entertainment to raise over £200,000 a year for UNICEF’s Resources for Results Fund which enables the charity to rapidly support those in need during humanitarian emergencies and allocate resources to children wherever and whenever the need is greatest.
Outright Games are world leaders in creating family friendly video games that are safe and appropriate for all ages and feature the biggest children’s entertainment franchises on the planet. Through their dedicated community of parents and families, Outright Games will use its platform to raise awareness of and funding for UNICEF’s vital work in supporting education, health and nutrition, and responding to the needs of children impacted by conflict and natural disasters.
There will be additional high profile video game charity bundles from Outright Games planned to launch in 2023. Other high-profile activations will continue to take place around key moments throughout the year, including fundraising efforts from their worldwide team of employees and charity livestreams from a dedicated team of Outright Games ambassadors.
DreamWorks Spirit Lucky’s Big Adventure
Based on 2021’s award-winning DreamWorks Animation feature film Spirit Untamed, this video game adaptation puts players in the saddle as Lucky and her faithful mustang, Spirit, alongside her fearless best friends, Abigail and Pru, as they head out on a treasure-hunting adventure. Discover the hidden treasures of Lucky’s frontier town, Miradero, navigate danger in the massive open-world frontier, embark on exciting quests and take photos of unique in-game animals.
The Spirit franchise has achieved huge success with the Netflix series Spirit Riding Free, released across eight full seasons and several specials, receiving huge critical acclaim, including an Emmy Award in 2019 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. The DreamWorks Spirit toy line was nominated for a Toy of the Year Award in 2018 and in 2019 for Doll of the Year.
DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders
Set in the world of the DreamWorks Animation’s critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon franchise, this original adventure takes players to the skies in an epic battle to save Dragon-kind from Eir, a fiery foe who is determined to make all Dragons do her evil bidding. Alongside new friends Scribbler and Patch, discover exciting locations both new and familiar, meet fan favourite characters and clash with fierce enemies in this action-adventure game.
Beginning in 2010, the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy of blockbuster films have grossed more than $1.6 billion. The storytelling from the franchise has gone hand-in-hand with groundbreaking television and digital entertainment and has been lauded with multiple Academy Award® nominations and a Golden Globe Award for the second film in the series.
DreamWorks Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia
Inspired by the hit DreamWorks Animation and Netflix Emmy-winning series from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro this action-adventure video game features an all-star voice cast that includes the original talent from the show Emile Hirsch, Charlie Saxton, Lexi Medrano and David Bradley.Telling a brand-new story that takes place during the animated series, the video game acts as a key narrative beat that throws players into the world of Trollhunters. Take part in a couch co-op adventure, helping hand from beloved characters to face unknown evil forces and stop the Time-pocalypse.