The UVI Research and Technology Park (RTPark) and video game developer Arcade Distillery are thrilled to announce a unique collaboration that will bring greater awareness, education, and resources to bear on hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean.
With support from RTPark, Arcade Distillery will develop a digital fundraiser in the form of an online game focused on recovery and rebuilding initiatives. The company will donate 100 percent of its profits from the game to relief efforts.
The collaboration unites two organizations that are driven to make an impact in the region. RTPark is a specialized economic development program that brings technology and knowledge-intensive businesses to the USVI through an incentive program. The agency works under policy guidance from the University of the Virgin Islands and is a leader in promoting innovation. Arcade Distillery creates interactive entertainment that advances social causes and emphasizes education. This partnership will bring a dynamic edge to community engagement and attract young Virgin Islanders.
Special offerings for sponsors of the game include opportunities to showcase their logo through brand placement, appear as an avatar in the game, and earn a listing in the credits.
RTPark and Arcade Distillery look forward to engaging with sponsors, donors, and the community as they begin development on the project in 2018.