BadLand Games Donating Axiom Verge Profits to a Good Cause

75 percent of their proceeds to help developer’s son’s health issue.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 11/21/2017 19:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

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Axiom Verge is a great Metroidvania-style indie game made all the more impressive by the fact it was developed by one man, Thomas Happ. The game recently got a physical release on Switch thanks to publisher BadLand games; however, Happ recently revealed that when the company partnered with him, they had something much more important in mind than simply turning a profit.

Due to medical complications, Happ’s son developed a condition called Kernicterus shortly after birth, and it will unfortunately effect him throughout his life. These sorts of illnesses tend to result in significant medical expenses, something BadLand wanted to help with; the publisher approached Happ with their plan to donate 75 percent of their take on the game to a fund for his son’s ongoing healthcare. Happ stated that they originally kept these terms under wraps so as not to appear to be trying to take advantage of his son’s health for the purpose of profit, but now that the game has been out for a while, he wanted to express his gratitude.

Considering the fact that the last few weeks have been filled with a great deal of discussion about how some companies within the gaming industry seem to be solely focused on profit to the detriment of everything else, it’s nice to see a real and admirable display of humanity.

Source: Nintendo Life

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