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Ukrainian Developer Asks Fans To Send Messages On Shells To Russian Soldiers

Ukrainian Developer Asks Fans To Send Messages On Shells To Russian Soldiers

Ukrainian developer Frogwares has found a unique way of encouraging fans to donate to their Kickstarter campaign.

One Ukrainian developer has opened up a Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming game where fans have the opportunity to write messages on shells to be fired at invading Russian forces.

Frogwares created the campaign to help them fund their upcoming title Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. The game is due to be released on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 / 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox One. It’s described as a “nerve-racking Lovecraftian adventure into the heart of the Cthulhu Mythos.” The developers are creating the game in Ukraine amidst the backdrop of war.

At the time of writing, the campaign has 23 hours to go and the project has already exceeded its £60,379 goal. The game has amassed £204,779 in donations so far. To extend the campaign, Frogwares announced on Twitter that three ‘winners’ could have a message of their choice written onto a 152mm howitzer shell.

The tweet read, “To help out, our friends in the 24th Separate Assault Battalion will write a custom message of your choice on 152mm howitzer shell. Just [like] and [retweet] this tweet and we'll pick 3 random winners.” The 24th Separate Assault Battalion is made up of “a group of fans of the studio” who are currently serving in the war.

As transcribed by VGC, one Ukrainian soldier said, “If you’d like your custom message written on an artillery shell, and help our friends at Frogwares at the same time, please get involved. We look forward to sending these, special delivery, to our unwanted guests.” The campaign officially ends tomorrow.

Featured Image Credit: Frogwares via Twitter, Garry Knight via Flickr

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