PopCap, Bungie, Zynga start Haiti donation fund

Saturday, 16 January 2010 19:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Game publishers and developers are asking gamers to open up their wallets and help out those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti.

Here’s some ways you can help in the relief efforts:

  • PopCap: Today only, 100 percent of proceeds from purchases made in the PopCap store go towards those affected by the quake in Haiti. The sale lasts until 11.59pm PST, and all monies go to Partners in Health.
  • Bungie: This Wednesday and Thursday, the developer asks that Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST players wear a Haitian-relief emblem in game, and for every 1,000 players who don it, Bungie will donate $100 to the American Red Cross – up to $77,000 depending on the number who participate. Also, a special edition of the Superintendent “Be a Hero” T-shirt’s on sale in the Bungie store, with 100 percent of the shirt’s $19.99 price also going to the American Red Cross.
  • Zynga, those crafty creators of addictive Facebook and social media games you are always sending friends invites to, have opened a fund drive through the World Food Programme. 100 percent of proceeds go to the charity.

Those who prefer other methods, can text for relief, which has so far generated more than $10 million in aid to mGive and the Red Cross. You can also donate through iTunes.

Via Kotaku.