I want to let you guys know about a great project called The Humble Indie Bundle, I’ve known about it for a year or so now and it’s a great project. There are 5 games on offer all by independent developers – and you pay whatever price you want for them. Yes that’s right, you pay whatever price you want.
Why? To raise money for charity. You can give as much or as little as you want for these 5 games. Want to pay less, pay less. Want to pay what they’re worth go ahead. Want to be generous and pay more. You can do that too.
What’s even more awesome about this project is, you can divide the money you give up however you want. Want Humble Bundle to have a cut to keep the project going, that’s cool. Some to the developers too, you can do that. Or you can give the whole lot to charity.
The Humble Bundle releases about every 6 months with a new set. Once you’ve paid, you will be given a code and link to download your games. This link and code is unique to you, so should you ever get a new computer or something. Just fill in your email and ask for your links and codes again. You will be sent links for any bundles you have ever purchased and you can download them again.
You can also gift these to a friend if you wish to, and also add more to your donation later if you want to.
So this time the charities are:
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 — well before the Internet was on most people’s radar — and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.
Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 61,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public.
EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight — and win — more cases
About Child’s Play:
Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 60 hospitals worldwide. In five short years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.
That was awesome. You guys have proven over and over again that you are an overwhelming force, and you really came through and made a real difference to the millions of kids that children’s hospitals care for each year. So we’re doing it again this year, only this time we’ve expanded Child’s Play to more hospitals around US and the globe so you can send toys to a hospital a little closer to home.
Child’s Play works the same as last year. With the help of hospital staff, we’ve set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, and movies. You can go to each hospital’s list and buy a toy, and that toy will be sent to the hospital. Some of these kids are in pretty bad shape. Imagine being stuck alone in a hospital over the holidays, getting something from a fellow gamer would really raise their spirits. Some of the stuff the hospital will give away for kids to keep, while other gifts (like consoles) will be kept by the hospital for patients to use throughout the year.
We are arguably the largest community of gamers on the internet. The important word there being community. We are not a faceless corporation and you are not just a number tracked by a database and then relayed to hungry advertisers. You guys have proven yourselves to be a powerful force when stirred into action. Here is your opportunity to use that power to do some real good.
So please, if you’re a gamer or just love casual games. Donate and get some games.