Indie Developer Donating Proceeds to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Last week Hurricane Sandy devastated a number of cities and affected over 24 states in the northeastern USA. To help with the relief efforts, Indie developer Muse Games plan to donate proceeds from exclusive in-game items to NY Cares, a charity organization serving the city of New York. In addition to that, many of the Muse Games staff and development team have been donating their time, effort, and help to those affected by hurricane.

Read more after the break.

Muse Games, developers of Guns of Icarus and Guns of Icarus Online will be offering exclusive in-game items (pictured below) for purchase in-game (Guns of Icarus Online) with all of the proceeds going to the aforementioned NY Cares. The New York-based indie developer actually released Guns of Icarus Online whilst the city faced one of the worst storms in years. It took the whole team working from their homes to support the game’s launch even when power and internet was lost.


If you were one of the first players to purchase Guns of Icarus Online, then  you know that the launch was almost flawless with just a little bit of downtime. The men and women at Muse Games are DEDICATED. Not only to fans of the game, but to the city and the people of New York city.

“We have a responsibility to do all we can,” says Muse Games CEO Howard Tsao. “We quickly realized the best way we can mobilize people to help is through our game.  Right now, especially with the snowstorm that just hit the Northeast again, people are still without power and in need of basic things such as blankets and baby supplies in addition to food and water. With the items we create, we hope they can make a difference for those who really need help.”

Let’s all follow in Muse Games’ footsteps and do our part to help out hurricane victims. If you’re looking for a way to help out with those affected by Hurricane Sandy, please visit the NY Cares website.

Check out our preview of Guns of Icarus Online here:


About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming.

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