GOG.com says that its customers helped raise $1.9 million for various charities in 2013. The DRM-free digital marketplace for classic and new PC games said that customers raised this money mostly through its first ever online charity event carried out in November 2013. The money is being split up between several charities including WWF, Worldbuilders, and Gaming for Good.
During the November Charity Promo event gamers were able to pick three or more games and donate $5 or more to one of the three aforementioned charities: WWF, Worldbuilders, and Gaming for Good.
Developers did their part too by allowing their games to be part of the Charity Promo and by agreeing not to take a royalty while the promo period ran. Developers that played a part of the event included Introversion, Subset Games, Tiger Style Games, Amanita Design, Instant Kingdom, Northway Games, Digital Game Factory, Might & Delight, Daedalic, and Oddworld.
GOG.com says that more events like this that benefit charity are planned for 2014.