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Safe In Our World Announces First Ever Winter Blues Bundle to support Gamers and their Mental Health


Safe In Our World Announces First Ever Winter Blues Bundle to support Gamers and their Mental Health

Shining a positive light in the post-festive Season, The Mega Value Winter Blues Bundle will support the Work of the Video Games Mental Health Charity London, UK – February 2nd, 2022: Video Games Mental Health Charity, Safe In Our World in partnership with Fanatical, are proud to announce the upcoming Winter Blues Bundle, featuring a total of thirteen games and two DLCs with all proceeds going towards further supporting the charities endeavours. Available exclusively via the dedicated partner Fanatical the bundle, worth over £200 / $250, will be available to purchase on February 4, 2022.

At its core, Safe In Our World believes that video games can provide an excellent medium to improving mental health, whether this is through personal adventures, group missions, or everything in between. This is of significant importance throughout the winter months where, in the UK alone, around 13 in 100 people experience the Winter Blues, up to 6 in 100 people are thought to have Seasonal Affective Disorder, and the effects of reduced sunlight throughout the post-festive season are particularly detrimental to our overall mental health and wellbeing. Therefore, each unique game within the bundle has been meticulously selected to inspire and support gamers throughout this challenging season.

The upcoming Safe In Our World Winter Blues Bundle features thirteen games and two DLCs kindly provided by the charities Level Up Partners. The bundle offers players a welcome escape from reality during this difficult time of the year for mental health and wellbeing:

Dragons: Dawn of New Riders by Outright Games
Adventure Time: Pirates of Enchiridion by Outright Games
Payday 2 by Starbreeze
GRIP: Combat Racing by Caged Element / Wired Productions
N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure by Storm in a Teacup
Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure by Curve Games
Red Faction: Geurrilla Re-Mars-tered by Deep Silver
Eastside Hockey Manager by SEGA x Sports Interactive
Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition by THQ Nordic
Pure Pool by Ripstone
The Persistence by Firesprite Ltd
The Ship: Remasted by Blazing Griffin
Portal Knights by 505 Games
DLC Fall Guys: Collector’s Pack by Mediatonic
DLC Fall Guys: Popstar’s by Mediatonic

Proceeds from the Winter Blues Bundle will go towards providing Mental Health training, supporting future initiatives from Safe In Our World, and extending the charities Level Up Mental Health Programme, which seeks to challenge all companies within the video games industry to unite and commit to positive change, ensuring safe and supporting work environments in regards to employees mental health, and eliminating the stigma surrounding those living with mental health conditions.

“We are enormously thankful to our Level Up partners for their contribution to this bundle, the support for Safe In Our World from the videogame industry has been huge.” Said Sarah Sorrell, Charity Manager of Safe In Our World. “We hope that this bundle can offer players a true escape from reality throughout the winter season where so many people struggle with their mental health. We truly believe that video games can be force for good, a positive light in the darker days, and this selection of games helps to prove that.”

The Winter Blues Bundle launches on Fanatical on February 4, 2022, with thirteen games and two DLCs for $8.99 with all proceeds supporting Safe In Our World.

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About Safe In Our World
Safe In Our World is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1183344. A team of seasoned gaming veterans passionate about mental health brainstormed for over two years over ways they could make a difference. Launched on World Mental Health Day on October 10th, 2019, its aims are to raise awareness of mental health issues within the video games industry, and to provide resources, signpost help, and to drive change for everyone connected with the industry, for developers, publishers and service provides, to content creators and players. Its initial mission is to create an online destination where people can seek help, gain access to resources and information, and discover stories from real people within and surrounding the games industry, with more detailed policies available via the website. Safe In Our World is a worldwide hub accessible for anyone in need.

About Fanatical
Fanatical is a leading global platform specialising in the sales and creative promotion of digital games, as well as entertainment & technology media – Fanatical has sold 80 million officially licensed game keys and ebooks to customers in 200 countries. With over 1,000 official publisher and developer partners, Fanatical offers a growing catalogue of over 8,000 digital games, ebooks and e-learning courses. Fanatical is one of the highest-rated official game retailers on Trustpilot, the independent review service, earning an “excellent” 4.7 out of 5 rating from over 60,000 customer reviews. Fanatical is owned and operated by UK-based Focus Multimedia Limited, with over 25 years of continued publishing and distribution success. For more information, please visit www.fanatical.com.