Do your part for charity by buying made-in-Singapore games

Bundles of made-in-Singapore games, including Cubetractor, are up for grabs in a charity tie-up between Humble Bundle and Singapore game developers.
Bundles of made-in-Singapore games, including Cubetractor, are up for grabs in a charity tie-up between Humble Bundle and Singapore game developers.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM HUMBLEBUNDLE.COM

SINGAPORE - Pay what you like. Bundles of made-in-Singapore games are up for grabs at this special price at popular digital storefront Humble Bundle.

The offer is a charity tie-up between the Humble Bundle and Singapore game developers. It will be available on the US-based site from 3am Singapore time, Nov 13, until Nov 20.

Each bundle includes a mix of mobile and PC games and is worth more than US$78 (S$100).

Customers can decide how much they wish to pay for the games as well as the proportion that will go to charity.

A portion of the proceeds from the campaign will go towards Community Chest's Care & Share @ SG50 Movement. Singapore's Government will match donations raised dollar-for-dollar, said Media Development Authority (MDA) in a press release on Thursday.

The matched amount will go towards building the capabilities of the social service sector and support the rising needs for social services.

Mr Joachim Ng, director of industry operations at MDA, said: "Our goal is to get more people in Singapore and beyond to discover the quality games and hidden gems created by our very own game developers. We hope that Singaporeans will show strong support for our local talent and works, and be able to give back to society at the same time through this meaningful initiative."

The tie-up between Singapore game developers and Humble Bundle was facilitated by the MDA.

The nine games in the bundle are Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms, Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion, Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, Cubetractor, Devil's Dare , Dusty Revenge: Co-Op Edition, Autumn Dynasty and Mooncake Shop.

Cubetractor won the "Best Game" Award at the Independent Games Festival (IGF) China 2012, and Autumn Dynasty was ranked the Number 1 strategy game in 28 countries in 2012.

Ms Ng Ling Ling, Managing Director of Community Chest, said, "This innovative partnership with MDA to raise funds is a great way to bring together the gaming community to support local talent while at the same time do good."

The campaign was launched at the sidelines of Gamestart Asia 2015.

The made-in-Singapore games are available on Humble Bundle's website at https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly.