Untitled Goose Game developer House House has joined the Pay The Rent initiative.
The studio, as revealed on Twitter (below), has pledged to donate one per cent of its income to Indigenous groups in Australia.
"Our video games 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," the developer wrote.
"As a start, we're giving to the Wurundjeri Tribe Council, Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance."
The Pay The Rent' scheme encourages companies in Australia to pay one per cent of their income to the native tribes, this is due to the Aboriginal lands being forcibly taken.
"We live, work and play on Aboriginal land. Land that was forcibly taken from Aboriginal people, to whom reparations have never been paid," reads the Pay The Rent website.
"We could wait for years for the Government to sign a Treaty and commit to justice and reparations to Aboriginal people. But we don’t want to just sit and wait. We want to act now in solidarity with Aboriginal people."
By the end of 2019, Untitled Goose Game has sold more than one million copies worldwide. Despite the game being hugely successful thanks in part to social media, the developer didn't consider social platforms when making the title.
As a start, we're giving to the Wurundjeri Tribe Council, Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance, and @SeedMob.— House House (@house_house_) January 29, 2020
If you're a settler living and working on Aboriginal land, like we are, please consider paying the rent: https://t.co/qSh7l3CXlA