#GameDevsforFiries Auctions Kick off More Charitable Support for Australia

By Sam Quirke,
Following on from efforts by Bungie, Activision and Ubisoft to raise money and awareness for the devastating bushfires in Australia, game developers and publishers around the world are now getting involved. Using the #GameDevsForFiries (also, confusingly, the #GameDevsForFireys) hashtag on Twitter, many are hosting charity auctions for collector's editions of their games. Some freelance artists and creators are offering one-off consultations and bespoke pieces as well. One of the big pieces we've spotted so far is from Warhorse Studios, who are auctioning off the physical Royal Edition of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Gearbox are also on the case with an auction with both a Borderlands 3 Diamond Loot Chest and an autographed print of the Borderlands 3 key art. The Diamond Loot Chest is an actual replica Chest, and contains among other things a cloth map of the game, a snap model of Sanctuary 3, character lithographs and the game itself in a Steelbook.

Elsewhere, Monomi Park are offering a very pretty collector's edition of Slime Rancher. Thanks to a Kotaku Australia news story about the cause, we wouldn't be surprised to see other brands offering up collector's editions as well.

Though each auctioneer is hosting their auction independently on Twitter, most are encouraging successful bidders to donate in AUD to one of the charities listed on the newly created Game Devs for Fireys website, credited with kicking the whole thing off in the first place. According to that organisation, the "official" auctioning period will end on January 22nd at 11am AEDT – that's 00:00 on the 22nd for the UK, 7pm on the 21st EDT and 4pm on the 21st PT.

If you spot any other notable auctions, be sure to let us know in the comments. (If you're more interested in the printed word, GameDevsForFiries was inspired by AuthorsForFiries – readings.com.au has a good round-up list of auctions.)
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.