War Child UK, a charity whose mission is “to protect, educate, and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war”, has kicked off a new week-long fundraiser to help kids in battle. Called Re-Play, the initiative sees the launch of a Steam sale full of video games “that transport you back to your childhood”, a match hosted on retro games platform Antstream Arcade, and a speedrunning marathon.

Running from March 31 to April 6, War Child UK’s Re-Play marketing campaign begins with its Steam sale, which you’ll find at that hyperlink. There’s a combination on supply for roguelike games, adventure games, and chill games followers alike. The sale contains a 20% low cost on Motion Twin’s vastly standard 2018 roguelike Dead Cells, making it £17.59 / $19.99 proper now, together with a 20% worth drop on its 2020 DLC The Bad Seed.

Other video games featured within the sale embody Cattails – an animal sim with Stardew Valley-like pixel artwork that permits you to dwell as a cat – in addition to puzzlers Toki ToriToki Tori 2+, Rush, and Edge. There’s additionally multiplayer strategy game Wargroove, non-linear journey game Reventure, and 360-degree platformer-shooter Rive featured. A proportion of income from every of those will go “straight to War Child’s charity appeal”.

Over the course of the week, Antstream Arcade might be enjoying host to an arcade match, which you’ll catch via its platform “to watch the Bubble Bobble mayhem ensue!” There’ll even be a Re-Play charity livestream happening throughout the week that’ll characteristic a bunch of streamers getting caught into some classic games. You can catch the complete schedule, volunteer to host a stream, and donate via Tiltify.

As a part of the Re-Play marketing campaign, War Child UK can also be teaming up with UKSM to launch a “full-throttle speedrunning marathon” which can characteristic “the UK’s best speedrunners” and likewise be all about retro video games. This goes dwell April 3-4, working between 12pm and 10pm BST / 7am and 5pm ET / 4am and 2pm PT every day. You can catch all of it on the UKSM Twitch channel here.

“War Child UK supports children whose lives have been torn apart by war – keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, and equipping them with skills for the future,” the charity explains in a press launch.

“The specialist gaming team has innovative fundraising partnerships across the PC, console, and mobile industries, as well as through streaming and support from the gaming community, and to-date has brought in a massive $5million through gaming. Re-Play aims to increase the amount of engagement and funds generated via retro gaming. You Play, So Every Child Can.” You can discover out extra about War Child UK and the work it does at that hyperlink.