‘Tis the season for cut-rate sales and for charitable sentiments, but rarely does one get the chance to combine the two in such fun ways. Six top-shelf developers have put their acclaimed iPhone games on sale for a measly $0.99, with a third of the proceeds going to the Childs’ Play charity.
Started seven years ago by internet sensations Gabe & Tycho–a.k.a. Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, creators of mega-successful webcomic Penny Arcade–Child’s Play delivers toys and video games to children undergoing treatment in medical institutions all over the world.
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The games assembled for Indie Sale aren’t just any ol’ iOS titles either. Steph Thirion’s Eliss, widely praised as one of the best touch-based gaming experiences ever, rubs shoulders with Area/Code’s insanely addictive Drop7 and the award-winning web-spinning platformer Spider: the Secret of Bryce Manor. You can check out the full list of game at the official site. As an added bonus, the developers have made custom art based on their games available for use as homescreen or background art, entirely for free.
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If you’ve already got the titles featured in the sale, feel free to patronize the Humble Indie Bundle #2. It’s a similar collection of classics–only for PC and Mac–where you get to pay what you want and delineate exactly how much goes to the developers and to charity. Amazing games like Braid and Machinarium are among the Bundle so open up your wallet and give whatever your budget can afford. Humble Bundle proceeds go to Child’s Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
And for the elite gamer who owns all eleven titles named here, well, you can go on over to Child’s Play and make a donation anyway. Whether it’s cash or used games, adding your efforts to those of other gamers who give is the biggest level-up of all.
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