Long ago, a new games platform launched, the Humble Bundle. Founded by Wolfire Games, this new service sold bundles of indie games on a pay what you want scale with proceeds split between developers and charity. Purchasers of the bundles could choose to give all the sale price to the charities, or split the cost between the charities and developers, or anything in between. this novel sales approach lead to a huge success of the Humble Bundle and helped raise millions for charity.
Every year, the Extra-Life charity event tasks gamers with a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This year, participating gamers raised (as of this writing) $8,338,500!
I live in San Diego so I was playing for the Rady Children’s Hospital. With the help of a bunch of super generous people, I raised $825 this year which is by far the most I’ve raised for Rady Children’s in a single year!
UPDATE: It’s over, we raised $800 for Rady Children’s, now I’m going to sleep! It’s time for the Extra-Life charity marathon to support the Children’s…