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Axiom Verge Publisher Donating Majority Of Their Share To Developer's Son's Healthcare

by Imran Khan on Nov 21, 2017 at 06:39 PM

In a blog post today, Axiom Verge's developer Tom Happ revealed today that BadLand Games, the publisher of the game's retail release on the Switch, is donating 75% of their earnings from the game to a special fund for Happ's son.

"As you may have seen elsewhere on my blog and Twitter, I’ve tried to be pretty open about my son Alastair’s health situation," Happ wrote. "In short, he was born healthy, but the doctors failed to treat a routine case of jaundice during a critical period when he was just days old. The result was a life-long condition called Kernicterus that is characterized by severe neurological damage which robbed Alastair of much of his motor control and hearing."

Happ explained that BadLand offered to donate 75% of their take to Happ's son to help cover his healthcare costs and to keep it secret so it did not look like marketing. Happ decided to praise the publisher for their help, however, and wrote about their gesture for his son.

"They didn’t want to publicize it, since none of us wanted to be seen as trying to use my son’s suffering as a marketing tool for the game," Happ explained. "I hope this doesn’t come off that way. I just wanted to thank them for their generosity in offering that up, since it was definitely something they didn’t have to do."

Axiom Verge launched at retail today for the Switch. You can read our review for the PlayStation 4 version here.

[Source: Axiom Verge Blog]