How gaming can help Ica flood victims


A game developer with family roots in Peru has offered to donate revenue from certain game bundles to flood victims in Ica.

Is 2017 going to be as unpopular as 2016? With the extreme weather conditions Peru has experienced these last few weeks, it sure seems so. Every directin of the nation seems to have been hit by torrential rainfall, floods and mudslides. So what are we going to do about it?

A U.S.-based independent game developer is doing what he can to give to those in need, focusing his humble donation campaign on helping flood victims in Ica, Peru. Nathan Ranney created an online campaign “Play For Peru” in which the complete revenue from game bundles will be donated to the families and residents in southern Peru.

Though he lives in the state of Missouri, Ranney notes that he has family in Peru’s capital, Lima.

“In a few days they will be making a trip to Ica to provide aid to those in need,” Ranney writes on the campaign’s website. “The money earned through this bundle will not go through a charity before it gets to these people. The money will be used directly to the impacted.”

Over 12 game creators are putting their games up for sale, many priced at under a dollar. As Ranney points out, many of the victims have been left living with very little, if anything at all, and are in need of basic goods and food.

So, what do you say, let’s play indoors this weekend? Visit Ranney’s campaign here to select your bundle of games and help someone in need. Offer to donate ends February 10, 2017.



A U.S. native plucked from the green surroundings of her home state of Oregon, Agnes Rivera has been living in Lima, Peru, fulfilling various occupations such as teaching, translating, and journalism. While indoors she uses her time creatively to build "recycled art" and read fiction, she is quick to use any excuse to be outdoors, balancing her inner home-body lifestyle with an adventurous spirit to explore all that Peru has to offer.