The gaming world often revolves around conventions. Companies schedule new releases to hit just when big shows are happening. Of course, with the pandemic and the move to online, things get changed around. And Origins cancelling even their online show has caused Arcane Wonders' release of Smartphone Inc. to get all sorts of wonky. Well, they have some available on their website, as well as the Update 1.1 expansion. Plus, some of the proceeds are going to go to charity. So, that's cool.
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We now have a limited stock of the retail version of the game and Update 1.1 expansion available through our webstore.
We had intended these to be available for folks during Virtual Origins, but as the event was cancelled, we decided to make these available ahead of the general retail in late August.
Black Girls CODE‘s vision is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.
We can’t think of a better organization to donate a portion of Smartphone Inc to and we are excited for this! Smartphone Inc is all about the beginning of smartphone technologies and Black Girls CODE helps women of color to gain not only the passion for technology and the digital space, but also gain the skills to become leaders in those fields.
We are very blessed here at Arcane Wonders to be able to do something we love every day, bringing wonderful games like Smartphone Inc to game tables. We feel it is our privilege to do anything we can do to help others achieve their dreams, and even discover dreams they might not have known they had or believed they had a chance to do.