Palestinian software developer Rasheed Abu-Eideh has been working in games for more than 10 years.

Now, his work is being used as the centrepiece of a new charity bundle, available on independent platform itch.io, raising money to support people trapped in Palestine’s continuing humanitarian crisis.

Developed alone by Abu-Eideh over two years, Liyla and the Shadows of War tells the story of a young Palestinian girl and her family living in Gaza during the 2014 war, recalling real-life events that took place during the seven-week conflict over its roughly 15-minute playtime.

Many of the scenes depicted echo more recent events from last month’s attacks against Gaza, in which Israeli bombardments killed more than 250 Palestinians, including 66 children, as well as destroying homes, schools and hospitals.

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