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Game-Based Giving

Focusing charitable causes around gaming to attract more contributions

Implications - The world of video games is a $10.5 billion industry, and it's growing. Brands have recognized its role in marketing and now, social good organizations are recognizing its potential in charitable initiatives. Games offer interaction and engagement, and this is imperative regardless of whether you are selling a product or hoping to raise money for a cause. From encouraging people to contribute by playing games to using games as the basis for charitable auctions and more, the use of games for social causes is continuing to grow.
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6 Featured, 52 Examples:
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Date Range:
Jun 11 — Mar 12
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Featured Examples

Charitable Gaming Firearms
Charitable Gaming Firearms
Gravity Gun for Child's Play Seeks to Help Hospitalized Children
Gamers aren't exactly viewed in the most positive light, so Harrison Krix decided to challenge that perception by designing the Gravity Gun for Child's Play, an organization that helps hospitalized children.… MORE
Gratis Gaming Goods
Gratis Gaming Goods
Blockbuster Puzzle Game Portal is Released for Free in Order to Teach Kids
In the hopes of proving a strong point, developer Valve has made their popular puzzle game Portal free-to-play until the 20th of September for both PC and Mac users. Despite having never played video… MORE
Charitable Social Media Games
Charitable Social Media Games
Double Impact Rewards You for Eco-Friendly Living
Double Impact is a new online game where the points you earn can be converted into money for charities. Double Impact works through Facebook, tracking your check-ins and converting them into points. Not… MORE
Tsunami Relief Arcades
Tsunami Relief Arcades
The Limited Edition Art-Cade Machine Gets Auctioned for a Great Cause
The tsunami that happened earlier this year is still affecting many Japanese citizens and to help, BeSpoke Arcade and street artist SHOK-1 designed the Limited Edition Art-Cade Machine to benefit those… MORE
Charitable Village-Building Games
Charitable Village-Building Games
WeTopia Turns In-Game Item Purchases into Real-World Donations
Gamers looking to do some good in the world are going to fall bum over noggin' for WeTopia. WeTopia is a new online game designed to turn the hours spent building a virtual town or city into charitable… MORE
Goodwill Gaming Events
Goodwill Gaming Events
The Extra Life Marathon Raises Money for Hospitals by Playing Games
Staying true to their motto, the folks organizing the Extra Life Marathon have miraculously found a way for you to put all those hours of gaming to charitable use. 'Play games, heal kids,' who could ask… MORE

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