UK-based game makers OneBigGame and Zoe Mode have released their charity game Chime, a downloadable puzzle game for Xbox Live and PC that is raising money for children’s causes. The project had the support of popular musicians Moby, Phillip Glass and Paul Hartnoll of Orbital, all of whom provided music for the game for free. Similar to other game industry charity drives such as Child’s Play, proceeds from sales of Chime go to help children in need of medical care. Specifically, the project is helping raise funds for Save the Children and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Writing for WorthPlaying, Adam Pavlacka points out how, good karma aside, the game incentivizes people to download it by granting an immediate Xbox Live Achievement. Read more about it at WorthPlaying.