Mojang Teaming Up With Humble Indie Bundle For Charity Game
Mojang has announced, over on their official site, that they’ll be teaming up with the team behind The Humble Indie Bundle to develop a new video game for charity. That’s awesome news in and of itself, as Mojang’s relationship with their fans guarantees that a lot of very interested people will swarm on this thing and raise a lot of money for a good cause. But it gets even cooler: Mojang is developing the game live. As in, we will be able to monitor their progress.
They’re making this possible via a very strict time limit, 60 hours, which begins this friday, February 17th, at 10 AM Central European Time, or UTC +1; which means people in New york will need to get up at 4 AM, and if you live in California, you’d better just stay up. To raise donations from the fans, they’ll be plying some rather droll incentives, including give aways, contests and exclusive Q&As. If that’s not enough, between now and start time, they’re letting the fans pick the genre and the theme, with the highest and lowest voted options from each category being combined. Head over to their site and make your dream of a dating simulator/first person shooter set in Post-Apocalyptic Ancient Egypt come true!
This is basically the best idea ever, even if the game is likely to end up being “insomnia: the game”.