Double Fine has donated $12k to anti-racist charities

Double Fine has donated $12k to anti-racist charities

Adventure games specialist Double Fine has donated $12,000 to charities that are fighting racism.

In a statement on Twitter, the studio condemned racism and police brutality around the world and said that it was giving the sum to Black Lives Matter, The NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Color of Change.

"This is a critical moment," Double Fine wrote. "There can be no justice for black people in America, or justice for any minorities, without the immediate demilitarisation of police forces throughout the country. It is not enough to simply know this. Something must be done – not tomorrow, but now.

"Now is the time to uplift black voices, now is the time to have difficult conversations with family members. It is the time to demand accountability from public servants.

"It is not sufficient to be 'not racist'. We must all be anti-racist.

"This is a process and one we need to commit to. We encourage players to educate themselves on the racism found in American history."

The studio said that the donations it was making wouldn't bring back those lives that have been claimed by police brutality, but encouraged its audience to support anti-racist charities.

Double Fine is one of many games companies that have voiced support for the #BlackLivesMatter protests that are happening across the US and around the world. The adventure game firm is one of a handful to put its money where its mouth is and try to change the status quo.

Humble announced it was setting aside $1m to publish games from black creators yesterday.

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