UK games industry launches giveaway for healthcare staff
The UK games industry has launched an initiative to provide free video games and subscription services to NHS workers, tirelessly working around-the-clock to care for those affected by the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
The Games for Carers scheme was first conceived by VGC writer Chris Scullion, who found support and mobilisation through the UK’s gaming trade body Ukie and streaming marketer Keymailer. With the support from a huge list of studios including Bethesda, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, and Media Molecule, Games for Carers has over 85,000 video games to give away to frontline NHS staff, with more games being added daily.
All NHS staffers need do is visit the official Games for Carers website and register their NHS email address. There are games across a huge range of genres and platforms, including mobile, so there should be something for everybody. Full details and conditions about the Games for Carers scheme can be found here.