Mastiff Games Pledges Support To Disaster Victims
The recent earthquake in Japan has touched the lives of people around the world, including those at Mastiff Games. In a personal open letter to the industry, Mastiff President Bill Swartz pledges his company's support to the recovery effort, and gives readers an easy way that they can help.
Here is the letter in full:
Mastiff's thoughts are with the millions affected by the immense disaster suffered by Japan this weekend. I am relieved to report that Mastiff's staff and friends in Tokyo are all safe and accounted for.
The United States and Japan have accomplished great things together. The videogame industry in particular owes much of its success to the partnership of our two countries. Our work at Mastiff would not be the same without our Japanese employees, partners, and supporters.
I have loved Japan since before my first visit there in 1977. My wife, and my second language, are Japanese. I have spent more than 12 years of my life in that great country. I owe my career to the Japanese games industry, which gave me my first job out of college, working in product design for Koei (now called Tecmo Koei Games), located outside Tokyo in Yokohama. The Japanese industry continued to support me during a ten year stint as Managing Director at Activision Japan, a subsidiary of US game publisher Activision.
I hope that you will join Mastiff and me personally in helping Japan's recovery. In addition to the funds that Mastiff and I are personally contributing already, Mastiff pledges that for every 100 people who like us on Facebook between now and the end of April, Mastiff will donate $100 to the Red Cross for Japan relief, up to $25,000. The Mastiff Facebook page can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mastiff/198432740174274