Charity Starts At Home

The development team behind a VR project based on the Chernobyl incident has said they will donate the money they receive from every purchase to benefit victims of the disaster.

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, Polish development studio The Farm 51 has announced that proceeds from each sale of The Chernobyl VR Project will benefit victims of the catastrophe. The company also released a brand new 360-degree video of the VR documentary, which is scheduled for release in June.

Chernobyl VR Project combines video games and virtual reality with educational and movie narrative software to create the very first virtual tour around the Chernobyl and Pripyat area, compatible with multiple VR headsets, starting with Oculus Rift and followed by PlayStation VR and HTC Vive.

The Farm 51 will donate a portion of each sale to charities supporting victims of the disaster – 20% of purchases at $19.99, 30% of purchases of $29.99, and 60% of purchases of $49.99. The company is teaming up with a variety of organizations and prominent individuals in Ukraine to help distribute donations including Global Ukraine, The Human Rights Information Center, Ukraine Image Agency, and Kiev City Council.