It has been a week since the suspension of Chloe Sagal’s IndieGogo campaign – for whom we dedicated our Project Zomboid sales from the 3rd, 4th and 5th April. (Blog posted April 16th).
Given the prolonged confusion over the campaign’s suspension and the return of people’s donations (for further information on this please see Eurogamer’s report) The Indie Stone have now concluded that the campaign was not everything it appeared to be.
As we stated last Wednesday, given the size of our donation and its origins in our playing community, the situation is not one that we feel at all comfortable with.
As such, when IndieGogo have refunded our donation, we will now be giving the $4030 to Médecins Sans Frontières – the international medical aid charity. This is an organisation that works worldwide providing medical aid to those most in need regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation – and is close to the TIS heart, as we know it will be to many who donated.
If anyone is unsatisfied with this choice we have spoken to our friends at Desura who will be open to refunding game purchases that took place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April upon request.
All refunds will come from our own pocket as we would like the charity donation total of $4030 to remain sacrosanct.
Above all we think Destructoid put it best when they say “It’s for the benefit of everyone if we move on and look at this as something to learn from”.
We appreciate that this has been a strange and confusing week, but would like to thank the PZ community for their unfailing generosity nevertheless.