- HAVE was founded in June 2020
- The startup is innovating in the charity sector through its mobile gaming products
- HAVE has just launched their first game: ‘Robbie the Robot’ that supports
- Click here to download the game today for Android and iOS
Due to the Covid 19 outbreak and other factors, the charity sector is currently facing a funding gap
estimated to be over £10 billion. This is a tragedy, especially for those who rely on charitable
donations in order to get by. A significant factor of why the gap is so large is due to the loss of in
person fundraising events, however, there may be a way to start bridging that gap through more
technological innovation in the sector. HAVE believe they hold the solution.
HAVE’s strategy is to offer addictive, tongue-in-cheek and sometimes even controversial games in
order to attract attention to themselves while also sharing half their revenue with partnered
charities. Their first game which launched last week is called Robbie the Robot.
HAVE donates 50% of the revenue they generate from this game to Sightsavers, who work in
developing countries to treat and prevent avoidable blindness, and promote equality for people with
visual impairments and other disabilities.
The game tells an empowering story of Robbie the Robot who lost his sight when he got overloaded with electricity. He’s lost his confidence to play piano concerts and needs your help to play for the crowds again! This is a very different take on the classic piano tile mobile game by adding an ironic level of additional difficulty. After keeping up with a short, repeating musical pattern, the keys eventually become harder and harder to see for the player as if simulating blindness.
There appear to be some references and appreciations to Stevie Wonder, one of the most famous blind musicians. Hopefully, the angry internet mob will understand that it is all for a good cause if they ever get their hands on it.
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With the catastrophic decline in charitable donations over the last six months, innovations into the
tech and gaming sectors are clearly needed now more than ever to ensure that essential charities
like Sightsavers are still getting the funding they so desperately need.
HAVE is also actively contributing to UN Sustainable development goals #3: Good Health &
Wellbeing, which seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, and #17:
Partnerships For The Goals, which aims to facilitate reaching all sustainability goals through the
creation of sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships. HAVE achieves these through their
latest game and the 50% revenue share commitment showing how they have built sustainability and
ethical business practice into their business model.
HAVE is an industry innovator with an inbuilt social conscience ready to take on both the mobile
gaming and charity sectors at once. The CEO of HAVE claims that:
“We want HAVE to be seen as a pioneer of charitable funding and fun mobile experience in the wake
of the Covid outbreak and the fallout of the mental health crisis. Charities need to be employing more
creative marketing strategies if they are going to survive this new environment and help the UN with
their goal of achieving a sustainable future, I believe we HAVE the solution”
To download the game for Android or iOS, click: https://tinyurl.com/HAVE-Robbie-The-Robot
Also, click this link to learn how to win $300 worth of premium headphones and earbuds from HAVE’s Giveaway (closing date is Sunday 21st of March).