November 11 – Armistice Day, the date of the end of the First World War. This year the event marks exactly 100 years. In some games, special events took place: somewhere from the presentation of the audience, somewhere from the developers themselves, and somewhere from charitable organizations.
As one of the users of Reddit writes, on November 11, at exactly 11 o’clock on one of the servers, Battlefield 1 stopped firing. Allies and opponents gathered together on the beach and really managed to hold out for a while without killing. But then the “wise guy on the plane” flew in, opened fire and ruined fraternization.
A few seconds later, the author of the video received a fatal stab in the back. The murderer even came to the discussion and apologized: he was annoyed that the other team continued to destroy rivals.
In the Verdun shooter, the community also arranged an event. Enthusiasts invited everyone to a separate server and voiced a plan of action: open artillery fire, and then spend two minutes in silence – without commands, voice or text chat. After that, the organizers offered to do anything that does not lead to death.
As they write on Reddit, Verdun also hosted an event from the developers that imitated the Christmas truce of 1914: players could send postcards, play football or snowballs and just spend time together. The authors also launched a special pass for sale, all the profits from which went to charity.
Organizations War Child and Children in Conflict have launched a special sale on Steam that supports games with peaceful gameplay: for example, The Talos Principle, Mini Metro, The Room or Machinarium. The percentage of income will be given to charity. The sale is still available and, apparently, will end the day after tomorrow.
Some games have special DLC, aimed at a good cause. For example, for 11-11: Memories Retold, you can purchase an add-on with a secondary storyline, which was written under the inspiration of real stories from children caught in a military conflict. Part of the profits of the DLC transfer fund War Child.