Late last year, Moon Studios, iam8bit, and Skybound Games teamed up to bring physical copies of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps to market. To celebrate, the trio pledged that 5% of all sales proceeds from December 8-13 would go to support Rainforest Trust, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of rainforests and tropical climates around the world. Thanks to Ori fans, this charity drive raised a grand total of $58,000 for the cause!
Currently, Rainforest Trust has saved 33 million acres of rainforest worldwide. With this contribution, an additional 29,000 acres will be added to that total. For reference, this is equivalent to twice the size of Manhattan Island, or 35 times the size of Central Park in New York City!
Responding to the results of the drive, Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White, co-owners of iam8bit, said:
“As the publishers of the Ori series on Nintendo Switch, we could not be more thrilled by the outcome of this drive. Between Moon Studios’ eco-positive storytelling and Rainforest Trust’s incredible work protecting rainforests around the world, we are humbled by the fans that helped us raise $58,000 for Rainforest Trust’s cause, and honored to partner with such an organization.”
To find out more about Rainforest Trust and how you can help, you can head to their website.