War and video games unite yet again: Topware Interactive is donating over 10,000 units of its sci-fi futuristic shooter Chrome SpecForce to various branches of the U.S. armed services, in its ongoing effort to "play an active role in the support of US troops, both at home and abroad." This being the company who made Dream Pinball 3D, now!
“It is our distinct pleasure to support the armed services of our country in any small way that we can” said James Seaman, Managing Director at Topware Interactive. “As a father of an army reservist – I truly understand the level of service and sacrifice that these men and women take on in order to protect and serve our great nation.The Family Assistance Network Coordinator for Operation Ready Families has allowed the studio to provide a variety of its products to the troops directly in recent months, as well as "those organizations whose mission it is to support them":
While servicemen SFC James Vincent (223rd MI), SGT Daniel Caddy (235th EN), LT Commander Wayne Seamans (Coast Guard Station, Two Rock), & SFC David Chapman (2632nd TC) have assisted in the distribution of the games to the soldiers at home, organizations including the M.O.M.S. (Mothers of Military Servicemembers) & OCC (Operation Care & Comfort) have been ensuring that those men & women serving abroad obtain copies as well by including them in their soldier care packages, which are in turn dispersed to military installations across the globe.
Topware "intends to continue to advocate their support of active servicemen & women worldwide through their ongoing contributions of entertainment media."
The only thing I really care to say about this is why do politicians and the like always go after gaming companies, claiming video games cause violence, but never after organizations like this when the opportunity is there? Should that story ever come to light, you can be pretty sure something will be up on it here.