Omaha game developer Accordion gives back this holiday season

OMAHA—Local tech company Accordion Games is getting in the holiday spirit a little earlier this year and will be donating 10 percent of its mobile game sales to local nonprofits…

Accordion GamesOMAHA—Local tech company Accordion Games is getting in the holiday spirit a little earlier this year and will be donating 10 percent of its mobile game sales to local nonprofits through Dec. 15.

The makers of Android games “Invaders!” and “Invaders Attack!” plan to raise at least $10,000 dollars during the holiday campaign to provide underprivileged families with food and toys.

“As a startup, we’re operating very close to the margin and have been trying to determine ways in which we can give back and do more to help improve the community,” Accordion’s CEO Joshua Yates said. “This was something that we could do now to start the process.”

Yates says the company was inspired by pink campaigns launched every October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He added that Accordion’s first charity campaign won’t stop with the holiday season but will evolve into an annual profit sharing with local nonprofits supporting different causes.

“If we’re fortunate enough to be earning money from our games, then we should be more than willing to give back to make life better for those who need help the most,” Yates said.

The company began by making Flash games in early 2013 and since Accordion has developed and released games for Android, PC and Nintendo Wii U, including upcoming titles “Aiden’s Labyrinth” and “Arcology.”

Yates said he intends to have between six and eight mobile games released before December, all of which will be included in Accordion’s holiday promotion.

“Sure, we can and should be profitable, that’s what businesses do. However, it’s also our civic and moral duty to make our communities better and to help improve life around us,” Yates said. “That is profitable, it’s moral, and ultimately, it’s one of the primary principles that Accordion Games was founded on.”

 

To make a donation, or for more information concerning nonprofit partnerships, contact Joshua Yates via email.

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