Mojang & Humble Indie Bundle Raise $458K for Charity

The “Humble Bundle Mojam,” a joint effort between Minecraft developer Mojang and the Humble Indie Bundle, raised half a million dollars for charity over the weekend.

The event, which ran from February 17-19, raised $458,207.95 in total, with developers from Mojang, Cobalt developer Oxeye Game Studio and Overgrowth Wolfire Games making games for anyone who donated money through the Humble Indie Bundle website. The money went towards four charities — Child’s Play, Electronic Frontier Foundation, charity: water and the American Red Cross.

Fans could watch the developers create their games in real-time over the course of the 60-hour event, granting them a unique look into the process behind some of their favorite games.

Did you donate to the cause?


via Gamasutra

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2 Comments on Mojang & Humble Indie Bundle Raise $458K for Charity

IzayoiKagemaru

On February 21, 2012 at 3:44 am

Sadly Oxeye hasn’t posted a build of their game yet and to be honest it seemed the most entertaining one.

I dunno about the Wolfire seems they dropped the ball tho, all we got is this Unity web player mini-game that you can’t even download it and during their live feed they made way more content to it and didn’t bother tho they did release the source code and the mini soundtrack with it.

Mojang managed to finish a game still needed some touch ups but it was delivered with source code and OST.

Of course I don’t think anyone expected awesome games out of a 60 hour jam and the Oxeye and Wolfire games were added as a bonus, still this was for charity and charity won big time.

I just hoped the games to at least have a minimal support not just thrown out as is, hopefully Oxeye will at least give us a downloadable version of theirs.

Chris Martone

On February 21, 2012 at 8:57 am

Hello Everyone!
I am a member of New Charity Era and wanted to spread the word about Raise the Village to interested gamers. We have an innovative iPhone game that combines social gaming with charitable giving. By raising a virtual village, you can help to support the REAL village of Kapir Atiira in Uganda.

We are raising money for a Facebook launch on IndieGoGo, please share/support the campaign!
http://www.indiegogo.com/Raise-the-Village

Thanks and lets all continue working to bring charitable causes to the forefront of gaming!

-Chris Martone