Tropico Post Vows To Donate To Charity For Each Facebook Share And Likes

By   /   Sep 3, 2014

Everyone is doing an ALS ice bucket challenge these days, even games, so Tropico has joined the foray and put up a clip with El Presidente and pals. Oh, ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and it’s a life-threatening disease by the way, if no one bothered to explain that to you yet.

In the clip, the president’s right hand man, Penultimo, is seen mocking their glorious leader. This does not please a suddenly appearing dictator of a certain kind.

Without much discussion, Penultimo is then doused with cold water. Frankly, since Tropico is played on a tropical wonderland, some cold water could be quite refreshing from time to time.

Still, the ALS ice bucket challenge clip has most of the humor from the series intact. It could’ve done without the needless meme referencing though, but if memes are your thing, then let us just say: “Brace yourself.”

More importantly, you want to head to Facebook where the video is shared for a particular reason: You can help support the charitable cause behind these challenges, without getting wet or exposed to media fatigue yourself.

Simply like and share the post on Tropico’s feed and the team will donate money. Likes get 50 cents donated towards Doctors Without Borders, while a share is good for €5. Though there is some ambiguity of likes are for the Youtube clip specifically, so you may want to thumb it there too.

Tropico

Tropico

It might not be for ALS specifically, but charity is charity and €5 is nothing to sneeze at. All you need to do is press a button for it. We’d say that’s a fair wager.

In any case, Tropico’s idea is much better than those pseudo-charitable efforts that hold money ransom for likes and such, until a certain number is achieved. Here, the more you tell people to click a button, the more people get helped.

At the time of writing, the Tropico post is up to 90 shares and over 200 likes, which would be worth north of €500. Keep it going.