Football Manager studio Sports Interactive and other developers from around the globe have joined forces to create games for Help, a new Android and iOS charity app to support War Child UK.

Inspired by War Child's 1995 music compilation The Help Album - which featured tracks from the likes of The Stone Roses, Suede, Oasis, and Radiohead - the new War Child app gathers together five games from a variety of different studios.

Sports Interactive has contributed Tickets Please, which casts players as a train conductor who must check passenger tickets against the clock, while Angry Birds developer Rovio has offered up Inish Ciúb, a tile-removing puzzle game with a garden theme.

Elsewhere, massive mobile developer Gameloft has created Fifty Buddies, a racing game in which players must guide fifty jelly babies around a track while dodging an assortment of deadly obstacles, and Berlin-based developer Wooga is responsible for Rupert, Sell 'em Don't Break 'em. Here, players take on the role of a clumsy elephant and must do their best to avoid demolishing the china shop in which they work.

Rounding things off is the wonderfully titled Mediocre Housekeeping from Featherweight Games - a physics-based affair where the goal is to stack as many items of clothing on a shelf as possible without the whole thing tumbling down.

Help: The Game is available on Android devices now via the Google Play Store and Amazon's Appstore, and will be launching on iOS soon. It costs £2.99, and 100 percent of net proceeds go to War Child UK - a charity established to "protect, educate and stand-up for the rights of children caught up in conflict."

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