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id Software co-founder John Romero has released a new Doom II level to raise funds for Ukraine nearly 30 years after the game’s launch.
Romero is selling the new level for €5 ($5.53), with all proceeds going to the Red Cross and UN Central Emergency Response Fund, which are working to support the people of Ukraine, he announced in a tweet (below ) at.
The One Humanity level is available from Romero’s online store and requires an original copy of Doom II and a modern source port to play.
To support the people of Ukraine and the humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross and the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, I’m releasing a new DOOM II level for a €5 donation. 100% of the proceeds go to these agencies. Thanks. pic.twitter.com/p0VbjdIofP
— 𝕵𝖔𝖍𝖓 𝕽𝖔𝖒𝖊𝖗𝖔 (@romero) March 2, 2022
Many in the gaming industry have backed Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of the country. Kyiv-based developer GSC Game World recently shared a harrowing video of how the war has affected them, and CD Projekt has stopped selling games in Russia and Belarus.
11 Bit Studios, GOG, Raw Fury, Bungie, CD Projekt Red, Beetlewing, Wargaming and other developers, publishers and gaming influencers have donated money to charities helping Ukrainian civilians and refugees.
Ukraine has also officially called on Xbox, PlayStation and “all game development companies” to temporarily stop supporting Russia and Belarus in an open letter from Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally thinks about tweeting @thelastdinsdale.
https://www.ign.com/articles/doom-2-level-co-creator-john-romero-raise-funds-for-ukraine New Doom 2 level released by co-creator John Romero to raise funds for Ukraine