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Battle for Donetsk is a mobile game about the conflict in eastern Ukraine, created by the Belgian game developer LuGus Studios. The goal of the game is to raise awareness of the ongoing conflict through the popular medium of mobile games. With this "war game with an anti-war message" LuGus Studios does not wish to take a political stance or condone violence. It does however firmly believe that games, like other media, can be leveraged to make the public aware of global issues and can provide food for thought. The game allows players to choose the side of either the pro-Russian rebels or the Ukrainian government forces and wage a violent battle against the opposing party. Tactical decisions and a great deal of bloodshed will allow the player to win the skirmish. A military victory will result in a game over screen displaying a high civilian death toll and other collateral damage which will make the player think about the current situation in Ukraine.

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Game based on Ukraine conflict

Battle for Donetsk is a mobile game about the conflict in eastern Ukraine, created by the Belgian game developer LuGus Studios. The goal of the game is to raise awareness of the ongoing conflict through the popular medium of mobile games.

With this "war game with an anti-war message" LuGus Studios does not wish to take a political stance or condone violence. It does however firmly believe that games, like other media, can be leveraged to make the public aware of global issues and can provide food for thought.

The game allows players to choose the side of either the pro-Russian rebels or the Ukrainian government forces and wage a violent battle against the opposing party. Tactical decisions and a great deal of bloodshed will allow the player to win the skirmish. A military victory will result in a game over screen displaying a high civilian death toll and other collateral damage which will make the player think about the current situation in Ukraine.

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The free game Battle for Donetsk is available for Android devices on the Google Play store and can also be played at www.battlefordonetsk.com.

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Nov 8 2016

RT @FLEGAvzw: @LuGusStudios @BattleDonetsk submitted for Dutch Game Awards! Submit your game before July 1 #DutchGameAwards T.co

Jun 16 2015

200.000 people have played Battle for #Donetsk to this date! Thanks for your support! #indiegame #topical #seriousgames #lugusstudios

Jun 4 2015

I won the battle but lost the game, just like many civilian casualties every day. play now: Battlefordonetsk.com #LuGusStudios

May 28 2015

#LuGusStudios has just announced a new game: Liftoff-game.com #liftoffgame #droneracing Youtube.com

May 11 2015

Can someone help us translate a 3 min newsreport from Ukrainian to English? We would love to know what they say about the game! Thanks!

Apr 26 2015

Another milestone reached! Play.google.com #badge #PlayStore #battlefordonetsk #unity3d #gamedev T.co

Apr 25 2015