Stray is helping raise money for strays – PC and PlayStation gaming is clearly a source of inspiration for many, who do charity.
Stray is not only a good game, but it is a game that does good: through the efforts of Annapurna (publisher) and also of individual players, funds have been raised to help strays.
Annapurna contacted the Nebraska Humane Society prior to the game’s release on July 19 to give them copies of the game to give away for a fundraiser for the shelter. Over $ 7,000 was raised for the cause within a week, including a $ 1,035 donation from Annapurna herself. Most of those who donated to the shelter were people who had not previously collaborated with the company – this means that the game was able to raise awareness of new people and not those who already donated to the Nebraska Humane Society.
Annapurna also rented a cafe and cat adoption agency in New York, the Meow Parlor , to host an event where visitors could play the game (surrounded by cats, too) and purchase exclusive Stray-themed products. . The publisher also donated $ 1,000 to the institution.
A platform called Tiltify , which allows streamers to donate their earnings to nonprofits, reported that its platform has at least nine new campaigns mentioning Stray, and another charity livestream organization, JustGiving, has identified more. two.
The North Shore Animal League America , a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization, said it received over $ 800 from a gaming campaign. A streamer named TreyDay1014 also partnered with the Nebraska Humane Society, helping them raise over $ 1,500 via a four and a half hour stream.
No doubt about it, video games are good for everyone, even strays.