Press release

03/04/2020

Wavey The Rocket and War Child UK team up for “You Play, We Pay” charity event

UpperRoom Games ask you for one hour of your time, in exchange to make a change

LONDON, UK - 3 April 2020 - UK Based developers UpperRoom Games today announce a partnership with War Child, a charity which works towards a world in which no child’s life is torn apart by war, and recently to provide valuable support during the COVID crisis, in form of a charity stream beginning on 7th May 2020, when their debut release Wavey The Rocket launches on Steam.

UpperRoom Games are asking for one hour of a streamer’s time to play Wavey The Rocket when it releases on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer or Steam Stream. In exchange, UpperRoom Games is donating £2 for every hour played, to a total sum of 2500 hours. This also applies to concurrent hours played, meaning any influencer that decides to stream for 10 hours, UpperRoom will donate £20 to the pot.

Wavey The Rocket is a precision platformer that sees you playing as Wavey, the chillest Rocket this side of the cosmos, attempting to stop his best friend The Moon being destroyed by a corporation more evil than evil itself; Evil
². With over 80+ retro themed levels, bonus modes, a head-bopping soundtrack and a host of collectables, Wavey The Rocket has something for all ages.

“We’re extremely proud and humbled to be working alongside a charity such as War Child”, said Torquil Trapp, Designer at UpperRoom Games. “Being able to not only provide an excellent challenge to our community, but to also raise funds for a wonderful charity really." 
 
“War Child UK is an international children’s charity that supports children affected by war across the globe. We protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children who have been displaced or had their lives severely disrupted by ongoing conflict” said Alex Brew, Gaming Partnerships and Events Exec. “War Child have been working with the games industry for over 10 years to raise money and awareness for the cause and are proud to partner with UpperRoom Games on the release of Wavey the Rocket. The money raised from this launch event will go towards supporting children’s education, and recovery  from war as well as our work responding to the COVID-19 crisis.”

About UpperRoom Games

Founded by Danny Negus and Rob Fenemore; UpperRoom Games has grown out of friendship and a passion for creating unique video games that remind us of our youth. Now as a team of four with veteran experience of corporate application creation, and with an extended support network of advisers, UpperRoom Games is working on it’s debut title, Wavey The Rocket.

About War Child

War Child is striving for a world where children’s lives are no longer torn apart by war.

We protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in conflict. We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out, and stay to support them through their recovery - helping to keep them safe, give them an education, and equip them with skills for the future.

We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution - from supporting Syrian children to access education, to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic and promoting justice for young people in detention in Afghanistan. Together with our partners we work in 15 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America.

We also work with children and young people to change systems and practices that affect them – campaigning on the root causes of conflict and demanding that children are at the centre of humanitarian response.


Web: https://warchildgaming.org.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warchilduk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarChildUK
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/warchilduk/
Charity number: 1071659