IGDA says Russia's invasion of Ukraine "egregious breach of international law"

IGDA says Russia's invasion of Ukraine "egregious breach of international law"

Industry body the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has spoken out about Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

In a post on its website, the organisation said that this was an "egregious breach of international law" and expressed concern for Ukrainian game developers. The IGDA has also called upon the games industry to "denounce the violent actions taken against Ukraine".

"The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of the people of Ukraine, as well as the game developers whose lives have been uprooted as a result of the unprovoked aggression by Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin.

The IGDA extends its support for Ukraine, its people, and the studios and game developers affected by this egregious breach of international law. As an international organization that values community and advocacy, we express our solidarity with Ukraine and our peers, friends, and colleagues within the Ukrainian game development community."

The IGDA has put together some resources to help those affected by the conflict. You can find that here.

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