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Steam's latest sale supports Greenpeace and other environmental organizations

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Steam's latest sale (opens in new tab) comes in recognition of the UN's World Environment Day (opens in new tab), and generally encompasses games which have water or greenery in them, such as Raft (opens in new tab), Equilinox (opens in new tab), Flower (opens in new tab), and Samorost 3 (opens in new tab).

The sale was set up by Fugl (opens in new tab) developer Johan Gjestland, and a portion of the revenue from participating games will be donated to "organizations like Greenpeace, World Land Trust and The Nature Conservatory." 

Two games are offering additional donations. During the sale, 15 percent of Subnautica's (opens in new tab) profits will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup (opens in new tab), an organization which is devising technology to capture and remove ocean plastics, and One Tree Planted will plant one tree for each copy of Playne (opens in new tab) sold.

The sale runs until 4 pm Pacific on June 7, and you can find all of the participating games here (opens in new tab)

Subnautica's a good game (opens in new tab), if you hadn't heard, and picking it up at 30 percent off (opens in new tab) during this sale would be a very reasonable thing to do. 

Since I have a moment with the topic, and without suggesting that this is a sufficient salve to all our interlocking global crises, I also recommend composting, gardening along permaculture principles, and sharing food with your community if you can. I'm going to go water my plants now.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.