Looking to do your bit? Here are the best games for fundraising.
Feelgood Friday: The Best Games for Fundraising
With such a burst of charitable activity rippling through the kindly side of the internet, many would-be dogooders may find themselves wondering where to begin. Well thanks to some hard work from charity website Charity Digital, the question of 'which are the best games for fundraising?' is all but answered.
Charity Digital is an organization that helps charities maximize their output by optimizing their digital activity. Fundraising through video games is a natural extension of this, with Twitch streams, speedruns, developer bundles, and fundraisers all raising billions for good causes thanks to the behemoth size of the industry.
With the situation in Ukraine deteriorating by the day, many gamers are looking for a way to do their bit while doing what they love. We thought it would be prudent to revisit one of their recent pieces that detailed the best games for fundraising for streamers looking to raise a bit of money and do what they can for the plight of people around the world.
The Best Games for Fundraising
The top four games for fundraising aren't particularly surprising. And they are all ones we know and love, to boot:
- Minecraft - Arguably one of the foremost games that kickstarted many an online career during the advent of streaming culture, Minecraft still holds strong as one of the titles that receives the most engagement across Twitch & YouTube.
- League of Legends - The King of esports still boasts the most total hours of watch-time on Twitch.
- Fortnite - Similar to Minecraft in its spread of Twitch & YouTube popularity, Fortnite is also a particularly good title to stream thanks to the recent fundraising efforts of developer Epic Games.
- World of Warcraft - Especially with the promise of a new expansion coming up, WoW still reigns supreme as one of the most watched titles on Twitch.
More recently, however, there are two other standout titles that we would personally recommend: Lost Ark and Elden Ring. While the former's popularity might be waning compared to its inaugural numbers, it is still incredibly popular and is likely to maintain a level with its regular updates. Elden Ring , meanwhile…well, it's Elden Ring.