Star Wars Galaxies Helps to Build Real Homes

StarWars.com Team | September 11, 2007

The loyal community of Star Wars: Galaxies MMO put gaming to an even greater good when they teamed up with Habitat for Humanity.

In the game, a surplus of abandoned player-created houses and buildings were clogging up the landscape, and the player asked for a bit of “urban renewal.” So the houses were marked “condemned” and scheduled for demolition via a TIE fighter Blitzkrieg.

Sony Online Entertainment VP of Development John Blakely saw the opportunity to bridge the gap between virtual and real housing by offering to match the number of houses demolished with a donation to the charity Habitat for Humanity.

“Using the money we raised blowing-up virtual houses and buildings to help build real homes was a no-brainer for us,” said Blakely. “Austin Habitat for Humanity has done incredible work in the community, helping people find good homes, and our whole studio wanted to contribute to their efforts.”

Read all about it here:
Abandoned Star Wars: Galaxies Housing Gets Real

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