Remember a few weeks ago when we told you about the six independent iPhone game developers that were teaming up to raise money for charity ? They each put their games on sale, dropped the price down to the sweet $0.99 price tag, and pledged to give 1/3rd of their of their sales (after Apple’s cut) to Child’s Play Charity. The sale was only supposed to go until December 31st, but they decided to extend it to January 2nd because it was so successful.
The deadline has come, and they managed to scoop up some publicity along the way. Sites like Boing Boing, Kotaku, Joystiq, TUAW, and CNET all helped spread the word about the game sale. Engadget even included the Solipskier game in their list of just 6 games that new iPad owners should buy. Oh, and I’m sure it didn’t hurt that actress Felicia Day tweeted out to her 1.7 million Twitter followers that she “CAN’T STOP PLAYING THIS: Solipskier.“
The six games, Canabalt, Solipskier, Spider, Osmos, Eliss, and Drop7 raised $35,134 for Child’s Play Charity, and here’s a snippet about what the charity looks to accomplish with the donations they receive:
Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child’s Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over 7 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since our inception.
Congrats to all the developers involved… you’ll be making a lot of kids happy with your donation!