SimCity‘s new Red Cross set kicks 80 percent of player’s payment to ten Red Cross National Societies, Maxis general manager Patrick Buechner announced today on the game’s official website.
“Collaborating with the Red Cross is a small way for EA to help others through our creative work,” Buechner wrote. “The content we created alongside the Red Cross not only gives aid to the Sims within our players’ cities, it also enables players to help real people who have suffered from disasters in the real world. After recouping our development costs, the remaining proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help support their work across the globe.”
The Red Cross set comes with a Red Cross Relief Center, tents, and two vehicles dedicated to natural disaster response. When such a disaster strikes—say, a meteor, earthquake, or tornado—the Red Cross tents are pitched throughout the city, while the two vehicles are dispatched to aid injured Sims. Once the natural disaster is over, the tents release 10 healthy Sims back into the player’s city.
According to Buechner, the Red Cross set will only be available for one year, starting today. Priced at $9.99 and available for both PC and Mac versions of SimCity, at least 80 percent of the player’s payment goes to the ten participating Red Cross National Societies: The American Red Cross, The British Red Cross, The Danish Red Cross, The Finnish Red Cross, The French Red Cross, The German Red Cross, The Italian Red Cross, The Norwegian Red Cross, The Spanish Red Cross, and The Swedish Red Cross.
The Red Cross building can be found in under the game’s Health menu option.