House House Paying the Rent
Australian indie developer House House has announced that it will be donating a portion of all future revenue to charitable organisations supporting the continent’s indigenous communities.
“Our video games are made on stolen Wurundjeri land,” declared the developer on Twitter. “We at House House will be paying at least 1% of our income to Indigenous groups, in perpetuity, as part of the Pay the Rent movement. We encourage others to do the same.”
The Pay the Rent movement is a voluntary call for non-Indigenous Australians to offer financial support to the communities forced from their land by the arrival of the British and European colonists in the late-1700s. This would lead to familial separation, displacement, and the deaths of thousands of Indigenous Australians. The persistent mistreatment of Indigenous people continued long into the 1900s, with communities still being ousted from their land in the 1960s and beyond.
Recent decades have seen increased pressure from activists for stronger recognition and recompense for these events. These motions range from changes in governmental law, better support for the descendants of displaced families, and the re-scheduling of divisive celebratory occasions such as “Australia Day” – which is held on January 26 to mark the anniversary of the British colonists’ arrival at New South Wales.
House House has noted that their donations will be paid out to the Wurundjeri Tribe Council, The Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance, and Seed, a youth-based movement working toward the prevention of environmental and climate disaster.
Untitled Goose Game promises 1% of revenue to Indigenous groups [GamesIndustry.biz]