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Minecraft maker Mojang has donated $100,000 to non-profit organization charity:water to help bring clean and safe drinking water to people across the globe.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

April 29, 2019

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Minecraft maker Mojang has donated $100,000 to non-profit organization charity:water to help bring clean and safe drinking water to people across the globe.

The studio had already pledged $10,000 to the cause, and promised to donate another $90,000 as soon as its free 'Travelling Trader' skin and map pack had been downloaded 100,000 times. 

Players quickly rose to the challenge and hit that target in less than a day, demonstrating how video games and their communities can help affect positive change around the world.  

"663 million people currently lack access to clean water (that’s almost 1 in 10 people), which makes the great work of charity: water absolutely essential. They want to bring clean water to as many people as possible, and we want to help them more," wrote Mojang in a short blog post.

"Charity: water estimates that the number of people impacted by a $100,000 donation is over 3,300. So all you have to do is download a great map and skin pack, and you’ll help us help a fantastic cause!"

You can find out more about the important work being done by charity:water by clicking right here.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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