Changing Lives & Making Memories
As of late, Frontwire Studios has been making international headlines with our current in-production video game, Galaxy in Turmoil. While we appreciate (and somewhat enjoy..☺) the attention, we feel we can use the limelight to help others around the globe. That’s why Frontwire Studios is proud to announce that we are currently in the process of developing and pursing a new global initiative to give back to the community, The Frontwire Foundation.
The FWF is a (pending) non-profit charity built on the concept of helping future generations succeed in life by giving them skills they can use when entering the work force. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the video game industry is one of the top industries creating new jobs in the United States every year. It’s expected that by the year 2024 over 3,900 jobs, at minimum, will be created in our industry. However, getting hired for one of these jobs is no small task. Many companies now require a Bachelors or Masters degree in video game design, and/or eight-plus years of experience. Why should jobs in the gaming industry be reserved for those who can gain experience through an extremely costly college education that not everyone can afford?
The Frontwire Foundation is setting out to change the requirements for getting a job within the video game industry. We believe that regardless of your income, regardless of if you can afford a costly education, that you should be able to pursue your dreams and aspirations. Our plan is far from simple, but totally worth it. The Frontwire Foundation plans to raise money to travel to low-income areas around the world and meet with school leaders in districts that lack funding in order to create course-electives that will give high school students the experience and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the video game industry, regardless of their post-primary school education.
Over the coming months we will be putting out more information about The Frontwire Foundation as well as our short and long-term goals. In the meantime, for more information or to find out how you can help the Frontwire Foundation, be sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter.
“I’m extremely excited about our new mission, The Frontwire Foundation. There are so many kids out there with a passion for video games, but are growing up without the ability or hopes of being able to get a college education. Why should their lack of money dictate that they can’t pursue their dreams? Just a few months ago Frontwire was nothing but an idea, a concept – a dream. A few guys who wanted to resurrect memories and feelings from our childhood.
Now we’re making international headlines. It’s crazy. But it’s extremely selfish to keep all of the attention to ourselves when we as humans have an obligation to help one-another. I’m so excited to see where this project goes and all the lives we can change in the future. I truly hope many of you will welcome The Frontwire Foundation with open arms, and even offer support and aid as we work together to help create a better tomorrow for future generations to come.” ~Tony Romanelli, President, Frontwire Studios