House House, the Melbourne-based indie developers behind last year's indie success story Untitled Goose Game, has promised to give "at least" 1% of its income to Indigenous groups located within Australia.
It announced this via Twitter, explaining how it would be supporting the 'Pay the Rent' movement:
Our videogames are made on stolen Wurundjeri land. We at House House will be paying at least 1% of our income to Indigenous groups, in perpetuity, as part of the Pay the Rent movement. We'd encourage others to do the same
To begin, it will be giving to the Wurundjeri Tribe Council, Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance, and the youth network known as Seed Mob.
This announcement follows Australia Day - which is an annual holiday on 26th January that unites and divides the nation, as it celebrates the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in 1788.
Just imagine how much money would be earned if more companies did the same. Good on them!
Personally, I'd have just said a cash amount. 1% sounds like a lot less than it probably is.
@jobvd and how is a game studio going to do that? Unless their studio happens to be on former native land and you think they should just sign the deed over for their one specific plot.
@Heavyarms55 it's not just this gamestudio though.
@jobvd It's not any company or individual. That is an issue that would need to be solved by the public in Australia as a whole. They would need to talk to their elected representatives and call for a vote.
@Heavyarms55 exactly. Giving them money for 'rent' is really insulting IMO.
@jobvd literally it has been at least a century or two since that land has been already occupied by foreigners and handing back to the original owners would cause some legal and social hubbub. It's way tooo late to start doing that.
.... that's cool, I guess..... But maybe donate to the wildfire help. I feel like everyone just kinda forgot they are still going on because it ain't the hot topic of the day.
But you do you.
Not how I'd spend my money, but it's not my money.
@Ttimer5 who do you think has the least ability to deal with wildfires?
Wondering if American software companies will be doing the same thing with indigenous populations.
Yea your right. But I wish more was being done to help. Idk what can be done. Hoping everyone is safe over there
They need to be respected and treated as equals and more included in society. Giving back “their” land would be impractical. If the British didn’t claim it someone else probably would have.
At least house house is doing something. Something is always better than nothing.
So glad I didn't pick this up.
Well Nintendo Life outdoes itself again. Interesting how a nice, but not exactly gamechanging gesture turns into an excuse for the commenters to bash the indigenous people and act like tw*ts. Congratulations.
It's like they don't want to hear that all of their privileges come from stealing
Fcuk Australia Day!
Nice gesture from the developers here.
@nessisonett I know, I'm always amazed by the way the comment sections on this site turn into an empathy vacuum whenever anything vaguely political comes up.
Seed Mob? Sounds like a rap group haha But on a serious note, some bands I listen to also did this. In Hearts Wake are one I recall, all proceeds of the Skydancer EP.
@nessisonett people always look for some opportunity to giveaway their prejudice...I'm getting used to it...
Didn't expect the comments to be like this, but i remembered it's Nintendolife, so now I'm not surprised
@shaneoh Ya we get why, creep.
@Varubajia No shame ether. Gross.
I wish that people would just stop the virtue signaling. Keep politics out of gaming!
@Vriess if anything, them telling everyone on twitter to vote whichever way last year was infinitely more political than this, but for some reason everyone seems to be seeing "donating to people" as the "bad" one here
@Vriess I too wish you would stop doing that. Stop virtue signaling to the other dateless wonders.
I'm not against them donating to indigenous groups at all. Giving to other people is always good! It's their way of them telling the world about it. "stolen Wurundjeri land". There are bound to be people strongly disagreeing with this statement, so their message can have a polarizing effect. They have every right to say it of course but I just wish they didn't. That's all.
Dude, I have two wonderful daughters and I'm about to remarry. Life is good! What's your problem?
Not sure why you're calling me a creep, but okay.
I have a program related to untitled goose game
@Xiovanni the indigenous people can't live on that land, there are houses and office buildings built there which legally belong to someone else.
@Vriess No problem at all, just having fun laughing at you. You are literally doing what you are asking others not to do. That's hilarious
Have fun at your party for one then.
@Vriess I assure you there are plenty more folks laughing at you on a regular basis.
Tap here to load 32 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...