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CF Newsflash: Portal Games supports Ukraine

In an update for the crowdfunding campaign for 51st State: Ultimate Edition, Portal Games today pledged their support for the people in need in the Ukraine.

They will transfer some of their funds to the Proliska Humanitarian Mission - a Ukraine-based charity that assists people affected by war by providing clothes, food, medicines; supporting civilians who lost their homes; and helping orphanages and hospitals.

  • 100% of their profit of 500 copies of Mysterium (a Portal game by Ukrainian designers) will be donated to the NGO Proliska.

  • In the current crowdfunding campaign there's a new add-on to support the NGO Proliska yourself. You'll get access to a 2 hour long YouTube stream with Ignacy Trzewiczek and Joanna Kijanka about 51st State.

  • A new pledge level was added for a signed copy of the 51st State Ultimate Edition, with all pledged money going to the NGO Proliska. All 51 copies were sold out fast.

You can read the update in full on Gamefound.

 

Personal opinion: These are dark times for Europe. No government is willing to anger Putin too much. Russia can survive the economic sanctions that are announced so far for at least two years, and I guess that after shedding some tears they'll also survive not participating in the next Eurovision Song Contest.


Ukraine as a free democracy looks basically lost. The only thing small people like me can do now is support humanitarian organizations. Not necessarily by pledging for 51st State and taking the add-on (though if I decide to back this campaign, I most certainly will). There's also the Red Cross, we've got local organizations that will shelter refugees, and many more.


Then, I'll be watching the news. Watching people dying. Watching Europe falling apart.

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Zerbique
Zerbique
Mar 06, 2022

(Sorry, this is going to be a strong political statement; it's my own opinion of course and treat it as such.)


"The only thing small people like me can do now is support humanitarian organizations."


I disagree! A simple thing we all can do, especially us living in Europe, is to reduce as much as possible our carbon footprint. Heat your home less, use public transportation whenever you can, don't consume too much goods. Most of Europe's gas and oil come from Russia. Whenever you consume some, you fund the invasion. It's a bit simplistic, but not so far from true, I guess.

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Zerbique
Zerbique
Feb 25, 2022

Thanks for sharing.


My heart is aching for the Ukrainians. I've always followed their struggles for freedom with greet interest and a profound admiration. I'm sad and deeply ashamed that they are left on their own, but on the other hand, I feel even more reluctant to the perspective of a large-scaled open conflict.


My heart is also aching for the Russians. I've read a vibrant and very powerful call by Russian researchers to stop the conflict. The Russian regime has been such a nefarious nuisance for all Europe for years, now it's dooming a whole country, and it's turning its back even more on its people.


But the Russian regime is not the sole responsible. You cannot sustain such…


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Zerbique
Zerbique
Feb 25, 2022
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The Hank
The Hank
Feb 25, 2022

Watching the news these days is truly heartbreaking and it is still unbelievable what is happening to the Ukrain and its people. Who knows what this next maniac in history is up to...?


Talking about the new pledge level for 51st State Ultimate Edition. Due to following their campaign on Gamefound I was notified this afternoon about their great initatives including the new different pledge levels. They were offering 51 signed copies of 51st State Ultimate Edition including a framed original proto type card of the game for a total of € 160,-. They will transfer the full funding to NGO Proliska, not only the profits. Therefore I decided to back for a copy, which were sold all 51 faster…


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JW
JW
Feb 25, 2022
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Thanks! I'll update the text of that bullet point to "full funding".

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