PC-based MMO/ARPG Path of Exile‘s special in-game Charity Run event has been a huge success, developer Grinding Gear Games has announced.
The event, which runs until Saturday, May 24, sees players aiming to survive as long as they can in order to win a number of prizes. In addition, a number of cosmetic items are available for limited-time purchase, with all of the proceeds going to benefit Child’s Play. So far, players have raised nearly $20,000 for the charity, which helps to make ill and disabled kids’ lives a bit more pleasant through providing them with games and consoles.
Path of Exile was released last year after a lengthy period in open beta. It’s since amassed over 5 million players, which is no small feat. While the game is free to play and supported by microtransactions, all items for sale are purely cosmetic. The game is an action-RPG in the vein of Diablo, which sees players selecting one of seven different character classes and clicking their way through legions of enemies in a randomly-generated world. It’s also notable for its gigantic skill-tree.