Eve Online Raising Money for Nepal Earthquake Relief

CCP joins Bungie and Ubisoft in supporting the ongoing earthquake relief effort in Nepal.

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Icelandic game developer CCP has announced a new charity campaign to help support the ongoing relief effort in Nepal, where a massive earthquake recently struck, killing thousands.

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Starting today, May 1, CCP will accept donations from Eve Online players that will go to the Icelandic Red Cross to help support their relief campaign. This will be done in the form of a "PLEX for Good" initiative.

PLEX is Eve Online's general currency system. For each PLEX donated (they cost $20 each) up until May 15, CCP will give $15 to the Icelandic Red Cross. CCP didn't say if there was any kind of donation cutoff point.

Eve Online players can make their donation by giving their PLEX to a new "CCP PLEX for Good" character. Be sure to double-check the name of the character, CCP advises, as the developer cannot guarantee any PLEX given to the wrong character will be refunded. The donation should be accepted within 24 hours.

If you donate to CCP's new Eve Online charity drive, you'll receive two in-game items for your character, which you can see embedded in this post. These shirts are currently in production and will be released to people who donate sometime later.

This is not CCP's first Eve Online charity campaign. Most recently, the developer raised more than $190,000 to support relief efforts for people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines in 2013.

Other game developers supporting the Nepal earthquake relief efforts include Bungie and Ubisoft.

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