Giving and Gaming

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Today, The folks from the Humble Bundle unveiled their latest offering. At the same time, Good Old Games has announced their own charity gaming deal. While each of these offers are unique, they both offer some great games and promise to give to some particularly worthwhile charities.

The Humble Bundle has undergone some changes lately. It's increased popularity has led to more bundles being offered more often, including weekly bundles that run apart from the primary offerings. The latest offering comes sponsored by Warner Bros. Games, who is offering six games including Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Fear 2 & 3 and Scribblenauts Unlimited in the name of charity. Focused on providing hunger relief and aid to the Horn of Africa, We Can Be Heroes is the primary charity benefiting from proceeds from this bundle.

Meanwhile, Good Old Games is running their own charity bundle. By offering to donate at least $5 to one of three charities, GOG is offering customers their choice of three from a select group of games. Among their list are some truly stand out titles. FTL, The Whispered World, Pid, and Botanicula, just to name a few.

Their selected charities are the World Wildlife Fund, Gaming for Good and WorldBuilders. All revenue given to Gaming for Good is given to Save the Children, and Worldbuilders is a poverty relief charity run by none other than author Patrick Rothfuss.

Both of these sales offer some excellent titles, and I couldn't begin to advise which to choose between the two (why choose when you could have both?). If you are at all interested in any of the games on offer through either one, the price can't be beat and you'll be helping provide for worthwhile causes.