Military charity launches digital video game store
Recently Operation Supply Drop, a leading military charity that supports active duty troops and veterans recovering from service-related injuries, announced that it has launched Indie Ammo Box, the world’s first video game store that directly supports United States and allied NATO troops.
In addition to offering digitally downloadable game content, Indie Ammo Box offers special “pay what you want” bundles. All proceeds of the bundles and regularly priced titles will go directly to benefit Operation Supply Drop’s efforts to provide entertainment gift packages and other services to troops.
The first special offer includes a massive bundle of games from Robot Entertainment. These include the fan favorite titles Orcs Must Die, Orcs Must Die 2, DLC for both of these games, Hero Academy, and Echo Prime.
Stephen “Shanghai Six” Machuga, Operation Supply Drop’s Founder and Indie Ammo Box’s Project Manager, stated, “There are other video game stores supporting various charities, but it became apparent to us that no one was taking dedicated and consistent care of our fighting men and women. Led by a team of military veterans, Operation Supply Drop is the leading charity that combines our passion, experience, and significant involvement in both the military and the video game industry. Indie Ammo Box is the only online video game store that involves only the charity and the developer or publisher. Dollars spent on purchases at Indie Ammo Box will go first and foremost toward supporting the troops, rather than administrative fees or distribution costs.”
“We’re excited to see this next phase of our fund-raising efforts come to fruition, and are truly in awe of the level of commitment we’ve received from publishers, particularly in the independent gaming community,” added Glenn “Commander” Banton, the newly appointed Executive Director of Operation Supply Drop. “It’s gratifying to see so many major players stepping up to kick off this program. In addition to the great inaugural bundle from Robot Entertainment, Team Meat, Uber Entertainment, Young Horses, Iron Galaxy, and Tripwire Interactive have also already pledged their significant support.”
Justin Korthof, Community Manager at Robot Entertainment, speaks up about their partnership, stating, “We’ve been supporting and following the efforts of Operation Supply Drop for quite some time. Indie Ammo Box gives us a great way to increase our involvement and maximize the impact of our contributions, while offering something of high value to gamers. To be the first publisher asked to offer a bundle for Indie Ammo Box and directly support our fighting men and women is quite an honor and we are thrilled to expand our involvement with Operation Supply Drop.”
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