Leamington game developer's classroom-based simulator has raised thousands of pounds to support FareShare charity backed by football star Marcus Rashford
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The money will go to the charity FareShare for which Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford MBE is an ambassador.
Launched towards the end of 2020 on iOS and Android devices, Teacher Simulator is completely free to download and has already reached more than 6.5 million players worldwide, becoming a top-3 game on the Apple App Store in the UK and US.
On the UK Google Play Store, Teacher Simulator has gone one further by ranking at #2 in the Games category.
This highlights how much the game resonated with the mobile gaming public, at a time when real-life classrooms have been closed in many parts of the world.
Simon Platt, Head of Development at Kwalee, said: "Teacher Simulator was partly inspired by our own experiences at school, from the mundane to the bizarre.
"“These were largely fond memories for us, fortunately, but no child should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from when they should be learning and playing, whether in or out of the classroom.”
David Darling CBE, CEO of Kwalee, added: “We’re huge admirers of Marcus Rashford’s campaigning and strongly believe in the work done by FareShare.
"Now more than ever, as the country enters another testing lockdown, no child should have to go hungry.
"With Teacher Simulator having been such a success for its cheerful depiction of school life, we want to do our bit to support those for whom that is not necessarily the reality – especially with the added strain of remote schooling on kids and families.”
FareShare has welcomed the support as it continues its appeal for donations.
The charity's commercial director Alyson Walsh said:“After a year where understanding the importance of school-aged children receiving nutritious food has come under the spotlight, we are extremely grateful to Kwalee for donating 100% of UK profits from their Teacher Simulator game as children return to remote schooling.
“FareShare's work with Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubs each year help vulnerable children access the food they need to learn, grow and thrive."
For more information about FareShare visit https://fareshare.org.uk/donate/Kwalee is always looking for new developers to collaborate with and new games to publish, and developers can find out more information here:
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