SharkPunch, the development team behind The Masterplan, have announced that they will donate 10% of November revenue to Movemeber. Sharkpunch devs have expressed that while the game industry is “rapidly diversifying” it is still largely men that work in it and that they do not think about their health nearly enough. Many spend years in crunch time trying to get a project out the door while developing bad health habits. They hope to see men take their health more seriously and have expressed their commitment to do so by participating in Movember. With the exception of their creative director the entire Sharkpunch team will be participating in Movember by growing a mustache as well as their donation. Sharkpunch says that The Masterplan is a very much mustache game, being a 70s style heist simulator, so it is fitting. They also invite their fans to participate in the effort to raise money and awareness for men’s health and to grow a ‘stache of their own.
How to participate
If you’re like me though and not exactly a fan of buying early access games, you can always donate directly via the Movember page. Still my hats off to these guys, even 10% of sales is a risky move for a small indie team as far as I’m concerned. These guys are not a triple A company with guaranteed sales and budget allotments for this type of stuff.
About The Masterplan
Can you pull off the greatest heist in the history of mankind?
Drawing inspiration from both legendary tactical turn-based games and classic heist movies alike, the goal of The Masterplan is to put together the right crew, get the right equipment, and finally plan and execute the biggest heist ever.
Set in the early 1970s, the game features beautiful hand-drawn 2D art and an authentic soundtrack recorded by a real band. The gameplay blends a physics-based world and a clever AI system with an easy to approach “real time with pause” user interface.
The Masterplan is currently in very early access on Steam. The concept has received some buzz but as of yet there is not really a huge amount of content in the game. I personally find the concept awesome but I’ll be waiting to see how it is at launch before pulling the trigger on it. If you like the concept though and want to help make this game great by all means grab a copy now.
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