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Yatec Games
08-23-2007, 02:18 PM
Hey all, just wanted to announce we're going to be donating 10% of our proceeds from our game Enchanted Gardens (http://yatecgames.com/eg.html) through our site YatecGames.com (http://yatecgames.com) to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation (http://www.louisianahelp.org) for the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

There's still a lot of work to be done here in Louisiana since the 2005 hurricanes and we're happy to do our part through our games! Our studio was formed shortly after Katrina and Rita hit Louisiana, so this is an important topic to us.

Press release below:

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Baton Rouge, LA – August 23, 2007 – Yatec, the Louisiana-based developer of PC puzzle game Enchanted Gardens and upcoming mind-teaser Brain Brain!, has announced it will donate a portion of its proceeds from game sales through its website, www.YatecGames.com, to commemorate the two-year anniversaries of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Between August 28 and December 31, 10% of Yatec’s proceeds from sales of Enchanted Gardens will be donated to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, an organization committed to supporting Louisiana’s economic rebirth and those affected by the 2005 hurricanes.

“As a company founded as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Yatec is proud to assist the many still in need of support,” said Ben Lewis, Head of Marketing at Yatec. “Now players can help to rebuild Louisiana while they have fun restoring the gardens in our game.”

Enchanted Gardens is a fun-for-all-ages puzzle game in which players match tiles to grow grass and restore five beautiful gardens. The game combines a captivating puzzle experience with a unique Garden Builder area where players unlock decorations to customize their own gardens. Enchanted Gardens is available to download for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later at www.YatecGames.com.

Desktop Gaming
08-23-2007, 02:43 PM
Slightly off topic, but isn't it funny (in a not funny way) how everybody chips in whenever there's a disaster in the world, yet when the UK was under 6ft of water little more than a few weeks ago, nobody gave a toss?

My days of being charitable are behind me. I look after myself, because nobody else is going to.

WaveRider
08-23-2007, 03:16 PM
Slightly off topic, but isn't it funny (in a not funny way) how everybody chips in whenever there's a disaster in the world, yet when the UK was under 6ft of water little more than a few weeks ago, nobody gave a toss?

My days of being charitable are behind me. I look after myself, because nobody else is going to.

Katrina victims didn't get a whole lot of help either when the flood first happened. Did you happen to notice that this is for the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Katrina Hurricane?

Maybe someone will send you some money in a couple of years.

***.

Andy
08-23-2007, 03:33 PM
Slightly off topic, but isn't it funny (in a not funny way) how everybody chips in whenever there's a disaster in the world, yet when the UK was under 6ft of water little more than a few weeks ago, nobody gave a toss?

If you mean no one didn't care about your problems I did.
If you mean that I didn't helped with my finances then yes. You are right. I got no enough to help another peoples yet. But I have a heart to feel their pain.

Desktop Gaming
08-23-2007, 04:07 PM
Katrina victims didn't get a whole lot of help either when the flood first happened. Did you happen to notice that this is for the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Katrina Hurricane?

Maybe someone will send you some money in a couple of years.

***.
I live on a hill - I don't need any help.

Why the personal attack?

DrWilloughby
08-23-2007, 07:02 PM
Hey all, just wanted to announce we're going to be donating 10% of our proceeds from our game Enchanted Gardens (http://yatecgames.com/eg.html) through our site YatecGames.com (http://yatecgames.com) to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation (http://www.louisianahelp.org) for the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Game Producer
08-23-2007, 09:13 PM
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08-23-2007, 09:23 PM
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<!-- todo: congratulate andy schatz for his philanthropy, too -->

Yatec Games
08-24-2007, 05:46 AM
Definitely, thanks Andy for your donation to the WILD Foundation and being one of the first indies to donate some proceeds to charity (if not the first?). You're an inspiration.