February 3rd 2010 marks the release of Chime. The game is currently available on Xbox Live Arcade and can be bought for 400 Microsoft Points ($5). All proceeds go to charity foundations such as Save the Children and Starlight Children's Foundation.
Chime is the first of many games created pro bono by renowned developers and development companies for OneBigGame.
Chime is a music puzzle game that draws influence from Tetris. It features sampled music from famous musicians such as Philip Glass and Moby.
If you have an Xbox 360, check it out or try the demo. Play, so others can!
Wasn't there another game, actually published by the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation? I remember Depeche Mike entering something similar a couple of years ago.
Ah - The Tuttles Madcap Misadventures.
Damn, that's clever of them. Here's a game I wouldn't give the time of day to normally, but since it's for charity...
Zoë Brighton has an interesting vibe, it's a company I check up on regularly. Also see this not-so-common keynote by one of the main people there.
Anyways...This is pretty cool (the starlight/xbox thing that is). I'm rather sheltered so I didn't even know about the organization until I got to work on a project for their gala last month. I'm interested to see if more charities will start doing the same thing.