JumpStart are auctioning off some fine framed Neopets art in the name of charity.
Feelgood Friday: Introducing the Framed Neopets Art Charity Auction
At this point in its long history, Neopets is something of an institution. The distinct artstyle of the collectible pets is enough to evoke the strongest feelings of nostalgia in MMO gaming veterans. Which is why Jumpstart Games' recent decision to sell framed Neopets art in the name of charity is a stroke of genius.
The charity auction of framed Neopets art is due to commence this Monday 9th May and will end Sunday 15th May. The collection includes luxe frames, large standees and actual, tangible art - despite the supremely controversial move to turn Neopets into NFTs and venture into the Metaverse. Because of course that happened.
But Jumpstart's recent move to raise large sums of cash for three charities might go some way to mitigate the leftover ire. The charities in question include the World Wildlife Fund, The Trevor Project and the Eden Reforestation Project.
"The rich history and vibrant lore of Neopets over the past two decades has culminated in a collection of fine art pieces, posters, and standees from past conventions and events. While the Neopets team greatly treasure these beloved art pieces, we decided that we would part with a selection from our private vault to benefit charity," said Michaela Thompson, Marketing Manager of Neopets.
"Given the injustices, suffering, and inequity prevalent in the world's current climate, we wanted to raise money for charities close to the hearts of both our team and our users, while simultaneously sharing this glimpse of iconic Neopets history with the fans. We will proudly distribute 100% of the auction's proceeds to the selected charities, and we will continue to stand by our convictions to support those in need — which I think we can all agree is a core Neopian value."
The charity auction is being hosted live via GiveSmart.com and will feature framed Neopets art of some well-known characters including King Altador, Queen Fyora and Dr. Sloth, to name a few.
The jury's out on just how pricey these paintings will be. But given the destination of the money raised, we're hoping that some sentimental big shots will turn out in droves to secure a piece or two for nostalgia's sake. Either way, it's probably worth a watch - so be sure to catch it this Monday.