Gaming companies are giving back and supporting our veterans. The military gaming charity, Slack-Up.org has
joined with some of the biggest names in gaming industry, such as Cliff Bleszinski, the lead designer of Gears of War and also the founder of Boss Key Productions, has joined its advisory board to support Stack-Up’s mission to support our veterans from all over the world.
“We are excited to welcome Cliff to the team,” stated Stack-Up founder Stephen Machuga. “Cliff and I have been talking about working together to help veterans for years, but the timing just never seemed to work out. Between Cliff’s starting Boss Key and my starting Stack-Up, the timing couldn’t be better!”
Cliff is not only known for his work on the Gears of War franchise, he has worked on numerous ventures, such as, Jazz Jackrabbit and Unreal. In 2014, Cliff and longtime friend, Arjan Brussee reunited, and with these two powerhouses coming together they founded Boss Key Productions to create the studio’s first title, LawBreakers, which is a futuristic, skill & team-based first-person shooter. Cliff is not the only gaming veteran on the Stack-Up advisory board, the company also has Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and DayZ mod creator Dean Hall.
“Those who will join our military ranks and defend our nation work incredibly hard at what they do and, when not in stressful situations or combat, often find that they have downtime in which they need to unwind and relax and bond. Few things can help facilitate that more than video games, and when asked to be on the Stack-Up advisory board I jumped at the chance to help out those who keep us free and safe.”
Stack-Up.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting US, NATO and ANZAC veterans with video gaming, the company helps by sending supply crates full of video games to combat zones or military hospitals, sponsoring deserving veterans to attend VIP gaming events or studio tours, or working through groups of volunteers stationed worldwide to help veterans at a local level.
This is an amazing program to help support our veterans who need a break from their everyday battles, and a great organization to be a part of.