Category Archives: Charity
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 | 09:20 BST
Humble Bundle 8 has shattered $2 million in sales since it launched on May 28.
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 17:17 BST
Bundle Stars has launched the Atomic Indie Bundle which comes with 12 standalone PC games for just $5.
Mon, Jun 03, 2013 | 02:52 BST
Social game developer Kixeye has gathered over $50,000 for US charity Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
Sun, May 26, 2013 | 23:27 BST
World of Tanks publisher Wargaming.net has elected to return some of its proceeds to a number of open-source foundations which underpin its phenomenal success.
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 00:13 BST
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 20:55 BST
The Double Fine Humble Bundle has launched. The lovely pay-what-you-want pack comes with cross-platform and DRM-free versions of Costume Quest, Psychonauts and Stacking. If ou pay over the $8.28 minimum you will also get Brütal Legend, If you pay $35 or more, you will also be pre-ordering Broken Age, the firm’s Kickstarter project. If you are feeling even more generous, if you pay $70 you will also get a t-shirt. All games are compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and just giving $1 opens the three main titles up on Steam. You have 13 days left on the clock. A video is below.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 12:14 BST
Let’s Play for Child’s Play 2 is a new charity funding drive that involves four gamers trying to break four separate Guinness World Records in 72-hours. It’s started already, and you can still get involved now.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 09:01 BST
World of Tanks developer Wargaming is supporting National Military Appreciation Month by offering players charity DLC bundles that will give back proceeds to a selection of causes.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 16:48 BST
DICE producer Daniel “zh1nt0″ Matros is participating in an eSports charity event through Charitystream, a concept founded by Matros and Tim Kjell. What occurs, is donations are obtained by folks who watch live game streams and the money goes to orphanages around the world. The donations also help buy supplies and record documentaries of the team’s efforts. Raffles are taken part in by viewers for items donated to the charity by sponsors. Viewers donate to the charity fund and then take part in a raffle to win this object. Three days ago, Matros participated in a Battlefeild 3 livestream, which you can re-watch on Twitch TV. Funds donated through this particular event helped support an orphanage in South Africa. Click through the links to find out how you can help.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 06:19 BST
Activision has forked over $2 million as a flat-out donation to Call of Duty Endowment, a charity it founded in 2009 to assist military veterans return to civilian life. Gamespot reports the donation comes on top of the $1.7 million the publisher raised through the sale of limited edition dog tags. The money will be awarded in grants to veterans’ employment organisations looking to open new branches.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 17:36 GMT
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 09:22 GMT
Aksys Games is holding a charity game sale to support victims of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan two years ago. The developer is teaming up with the American Red Cross for the campaign.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 20:55 GMT
Humble Bundle with Android 5 is live and includes six games and soundtracks such as: Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack (no soundtrack available), Solar 2, and NightSky HD. If you pay more than the average, you’ll also get Super Hexagon and Dungeon Defenders. All are playable on PC, Android, Mac, and Linux, and the charities this time out are Child’s Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. A video is below.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 | 16:14 GMT
Global game hosting service Multiplay and the UK’s Special Effect charity are teaming up to raise money for gamers with disabilities throughout the year. The first of its social meet-ups has taken place, but you can still get involved and do your bit going forward.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 16:53 GMT
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 15:31 GMT
Rockstar has announced it will sponsor the 2013 Red Hook Criterium Championship Series, which kicks off with the Red Hook Criterium at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in New York on Saturday, March 30.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 | 14:12 GMT
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 | 09:16 GMT
Child’s Play, the charity geared towards raising money to buy games and toys for children’s hospitals and domestic violence relief centres has revealed it raised some $5 million throughout 2012. The charity has responded to the news by issuing its thanks to those who donated.
Thu, Jan 03, 2013 | 01:55 GMT
The Humble Indie Bundle 7 offer has now ended, attracting almost 400,000 purchases for a grand total of $2,650,397.83 raised.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 | 22:57 GMT
Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has personally donated $250,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a not-for-profit lobby group favoured by the games industry for its work in digital rights advocacy.