Video game maker Epic Games said Monday that $144 million made from its popular "Fortnite" battle game

will go to help the people of war-ravaged Ukraine.

Epic committed the "Fortnite" proceeds from the past two weeks to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

And said that the Xbox gaming unit of Microsoft is doing the same.

The game is free to download and play, with the company making money from optional transactions

Spencer thanked Epic for organizing the fundraising effort.

The money raised is being routed to aid groups including UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency and the World Food Program

"League of Legends" maker Riot Games announced recently that it had raised $5.4 million for the cause.

Video game makers and companies in other markets have raised money to help humanity

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