Game Industry Japan Relief Campaigns Round Up

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There are so many campaigns going on to help Japan that I thought I would collect them all into one big post.Japan

GDN has a campaign running with International Rescue Committee to raise $16,000 for Japan. We figure, with 160,000 monthly users, if just 1% of you give $10 we should reach that goal. We thought that will all the games, gear and things like MMO items and closed beta keys we have given to our readers over the years, they might be willing to give something to someone else to pass it on.

PopCap Japan Relief

On Saturday and Sunday, March 19 & 20* PopCap will donate all its proceeds from the sale of iPhone and iPad games to the International Red Cross and their ongoing relief efforts in Japan.

We’re writing today to ask everyone we know around the world to join us in helping those in need. Clicking the link here will launch iTunes or donate directly to the International Red Cross here.

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On March 11, 2011 a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck Japan, unleashing a 23-foot tsunami and leaving enormous destruction in its wake.

The Adventure Shop will donate $1 for every game sold from March 18th thru March 25th, to support emergency relief efforts in Japan.

Enormous relief efforts will be required to help Japan recover and rebuild.

We believe donating directly to the Japanese Red Cross is the best way to support the relieve efforts in Japan and to ensure that your money will reach the devastated areas. The easiest way to make a donation is through Google

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Hi-Rez Studios Pledges 100% of Global Agenda Weekend Sales To Japan Relief

In response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, Hi-Rez Studios has pledged to donate 100% of this weekend’s website game sales to Red Cross’ Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief effort:

Effective 1pm EST today Friday March 18, through midnight on Sunday March 20, 2011, the  Shooter MMO Global Agenda is being discounted to $9.99 on the Hi-Rez Studios web store (down from the regular price of $29.99) and all game sale proceeds will be donated toward relief activities.

This promotion and donation opportunity is available to gamers world-wide at www.globalagendagame.com/japanrelief.  

Global Agenda community members and supporters are encouraged to spread the word about this weekend donation opportunity, as well as other efforts around the world to help the people of Japan.  Additional donations can be made by visiting the Red Cross website.

Paradox Interactive supports the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Program on Direct2Drive

All Paradox Interactive games are included in the charity campaign with Direct2Drive donating $1 for every game sold between 18th and 21st March.

Paradox will match Direct2Drive’s $1 per game donation,
meaning $2 for every game sold will be given to victims of the Japanese catastrophe via the Red Cross.

Enormous relief efforts will be required to help Japan recover and rebuild and we are happy for this opportunity to contribute.

Please visit Direct2Drive: http://www.direct2drive.com

Sanctuary Crew Gaming Marathon for Japan

The Sanctuary Crew has announced its marathon gaming event for charity, specifically to assist Japan after the massive earthquake and tsunami.

he Sanctuary Crew is asking gamers to donate at least $10 during their marathon from 3/18/2011 to 3/20/2011. The link will also be available until around April 20th.

100% of monies raised will be going to the IRC- the International Rescue Committee, a charity that specializes in search and rescue and has created a set of campaigns just for the Japan earthquakes. They are rated with an A+ by the American Institute of Philanthropy, one of the 10 Gold Star Charities named by the Forbes Investment Guide, and the BBB WISE Giving Alliance notes that they meet all 20 standards.

.90 cents of every dollar they receive ends up going to their projects.

You will be able to donate to them directly. You can find the campaign website here:
http://diy.rescue.org/sanctuarycrewgaming

 STEELSERIES ANNOUNCES GLOBAL FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE FOR GAMERS TO HELP SUPPORT EARTHQUAKE RELIEF IN JAPAN

SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, today announced a fundraising initiative for gamers to help support earthquake relief through the Japanese Red Cross Society. Starting today and throughout the next month, on every purchase of a mouse in SteelSeries’ branded line of professional gaming mice, which include the SteelSeries Ikari, SteelSeries Xai and SteelSeries Kinzu, the company will donate 25% of the proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross Society to aide in earthquake relief. SteelSeries will also offer a 25% off discount of this product line in the SteelSeries Web Shop as an incentive for gamers to fuel the fundraising initiative: http://steelseries.com/japan.

For more information about the fundraising initiative and updates on the donation please visit SteelSeries online at http://steelseries.com and on Facebook http://facebook.com/steelseries

 

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