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12 iOS Indie Devs Pledge Sales To Charities

As part of a "12 Indie Apps For Christmas" campaign, a dozen independent iOS developers have each pledged 25 percent of December sales from their games to either the Child's Play or Doctors Without Borders charities.
As part of a "12 Indie Apps For Christmas" campaign, a dozen independent iOS developers have each pledged 25 percent of December sales (after Apple takes its 30 percent cut) from their games to either the Child's Play or Doctors Without Borders charities. The twelve participating developers and iPhone/Pad/iPod Touch games, many of which have received high scores from reviewers and players, follow:
  • Galcon Labs by Galcon
  • Harbor Master by Imangi Studios
  • Tilt to Live by One Man Left
  • iBlast Moki by Godzilab
  • Disc Drivin' by Pixelocity Software
  • Christmas Air Hockey by Acceleroto
  • Smiles HD by Sykhronics Entertainment
  • Full Deck Word Games by GRL Games
  • Trainyard by Magicule
  • Red Nova by Celsius Game Studios
  • Velocispider by Retro Dreamer
  • Sword of Fargoal by Fargoal
The games are purchased separately rather than in a single package, unlike recent popular indie promotions like the Humble Indie Bundle and IndieRoyale, but the group believes that banding together will make for a more effective campaign. A statement posted on the 12 Indie Apps For Christmas site reads, "While we could have just individually made a decision to donate to charity and been done with it, we felt that by working together we could make a bigger impact and raise even more money for charity than any one of us could on our own. Founded by webcomic Penny Arcade, Child's Play is a gamer- and game industry-supported charity dedicated to donating video games and toys to children's hospitals all over the world. The charity has raised over $10 million since 2003. Doctors Without Borders is an international organization providing humanitarian assistance to people in nearly 70 countries suffering "armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters."

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