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Real war is not a game, say Wargaming.net and War Child

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World of Tanks developer Wargaming.net and its charity partner War Child joined forced recently to remind gamers that real war is not a game.

War Child, a U.K.-based organization, provides support to children in war-torn areas like Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda and Syria. That support takes the form of education, protection, vocational training and more.

Its Real War is Not a Game campaign aims to include "information about international humanitarian law, and about children in conflict areas on the website and in the manuals of every war simulation game."

Wargaming.net's European director of customer relations explained that the partnership is a result of shared values.

"We are consciously aware that in reality many children around the globe are affected by the horrific consequences of armored warfare and are in dire need of assistance," Schill said. "Given these realities, Wargaming.net has been on the lookout for an organization that shares our belief that children are not only innocent but also our only hope for a better future. Protecting children and helping them overcome the horrific conditions they are exposed to in armored conflicts around the globe is an imperative that Wargaming.net would like to support."

The Real War is Not a Game charity endeavor is the latest in a series for the developer of World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Warships. Wargaming.net previously held charitable events in honor of National Military Appreciation Month and Veterans Day, among others.