Gone Home Dev Raises $15,000 for LGBT Rights
The Fullbright Company, developer of Gone Home, has raised almost fifteen thousand dollars for LGBT rights organisation, Lambda Legal. The fundraising drive began after the Gone Home free weekend, led by the founder of the company, Steve Gaynor.
Gaynor’s reasoning for the free weekend and the charity drive was that ‘people need something about hope and love right now’, alluding to the presidential events in America. Though the game was made free and many gamers took up that opportunity, if you purchased the title on itch.io, the proceeds went to Lambda Legal. Itch.io operates on a ‘pay what you want’ scheme, resting on gamers benevolency.
Lambda Legal is ‘a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work’.
An excellent cause if there ever was one, and especially needed now more than ever. Let us know in the comments below if you donated towards this cause, or if you have played Gone Home and what you think about it. Should more public figures and companies be making a stand? Many choose not to do anything political as they don’t want to restrict their user base in any way, so I commend any company that defends and supports worthy causes such as this.