Say No 2 Net Validations
- Oct 22, 2008
It seems, that Greg is busy at the moment, so i post it:
When creating a game about the rise of mankind from lone settlers to global superpowers, one cannot help but reflect on the responsibility we all have to take care of the world we live in.
Civilization has been around for a long time, and has responsibilities and respect for its audience that many games dont have the opportunity to garner. So we decided that instead of a few extra print ads or banners, wed cut out a portion of what we were doing from the marketing budget and apply it to what is important to you and what is important to us. Civilization V strives to be a more socially responsible game. Heres what were doing:
1. 2K Games is donating $250,000 to four education-based charities, and you, the customer, will determine how the money is dispersed! Simply select your choice from the pre-selected charities during the games installation. Well tally up the total percentages and disperse the funds as our customers have directed.
2. Weve made the formerly 200+ page printed manual an improved interactive PDF. This PDF manual allows you to click on screenshots to see them clearer than thumbnails, navigate much easier with clickable links, and most importantly, look forward to manual updates as we make changes to the game. But dont take my word for it; I have a sample of the manual for you to check out: Click here to see the sample. Included in the retail copies is a small quick-start manual to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
3. All of the paper included in the retail box is recycled paper with 30% post-consumer waste. Weve removed all solvent inks in favor of soy and UV based inks. Even the box itself is a recyclable box called the BioBox (read about it here!)