Untitled Goose Game made waves and inspired a legion of memes with its cheeky, honking protagonist. The game’s developers, House House, are based in Australia, and they have pledged to donate a percentage of the game’s income towards Indigenous populations of the country.
Players who beat Untitled Goose Game and watched the credits may have noticed the following line: “This game was made on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded.”
Now, the developers are participating in the Pay the Rent movement. On Twitter, the studio wrote: “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.”
As a start, we’re giving to the Wurundjeri Tribe Council, Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance, and @SeedMob.If you’re a settler living and working on Aboriginal land, like we are, please consider paying the rent: https://t.co/qSh7l3CXlA
— House House (@house_house_) January 29, 2020
The first groups House House will be donating to are the Wurundjeri Tribe Council, Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance, and Seed, an Indigenous youth network.
Untitled Goose Game was published by Panic, who recently announced that the game has sold more than a million copies.
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