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More games added: Anodyne, Escape Goat, Gemini Rue!
Do you want to make the world a slightly better place and be rewarded some games for being an awesome human being? It's simple: choose a charity you like from the three we have here (WWF, Worldbuilders, and Gaming for Good), pick out 3 games you like out of 13 offered, pay $5 or more, and we will give 100% of your donation to charity*! You can also pick more than 3 games, and your minimum donation will be raised accordingly. Want to donate more? No problem--you can set the amount manually. Don't need the games, or already have them? Select the "Gift this order" option at the checkout, and make some other gamer happy. Again, your choice of charity to help:
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WWF - click to donate and choose your reward
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Worldbuilders - click to donate and choose your reward
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Gaming for Good - click to donate and choose your reward
We've added three more titles to this special promo selection, thanks to awesome indie developers, who volunteered their games to take part in this charitable action. The newly added games are: Anodyne by Analgesic Productions, a psychological retro adventure game with nostalgic action-RPG feel and deep story, bundled with MP3 soundtrack, Escape Goat by Magical Time Bean, a captivating puzzle-platformer with many clever and challenging stages, and 8-bitish retro visuals, and Gemini Rue by Wadjet Eye Games, a gritty neo-noir point-and-click adventure game masterfully mixing Sci-Fi and crime mystery genres. Thank you for making this happen, guys!
Our whole-hearted thanks also go to: Introversion Software (Darwinia), Subset Games (FTL: Faster Than Light), Tiger Style Games (Waking Mars), Amanita Design (Botanicula), Instant Kingdom (Driftmoon), Northway Games (Incredipede), Digital Game Factory (Creatures: Village), Might & Delight (Pid), Daedalic Entertainment (The Whispered World), and Oddworld Inhabitants (Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee).. All of the devs are receiving nothing for their games in this charity but the good karma that comes from doing a good deed. Take a moment and tweet, facebook, or email them and tell them how much you appreciate their participation in this, and then you'll be extra awesome yourself. :)
*GOG.com is paying out some money as well; for every $1 donated, it costs us about $0.25 to cover the credit card fees, taxes, and other fees to make sure that literally 100% of what you donate goes to charity. So, let's say you want to donate $10. We'll add about $2.50 on top of that, to make sure that all of your donated money reaches the charity of your choice.
Post edited November 10, 2013 by G-Doc
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RevGalen: Go vent your political garbage elsewhere. This is for gaming. Who cares about your geopolitical crap? Go peddle your papers elsewhere.
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nijuu: Im sorry. But i tend to agree. Its GOGs decision as to what charities they decide to use in good faith for this event and people really shouldn't be posting stuff like that no matter how they feel about those charities.
I am amazed how much stupid is displayed in those 2 rather short comments.
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nijuu: Im sorry. But i tend to agree. Its GOGs decision as to what charities they decide to use in good faith for this event and people really shouldn't be posting stuff like that no matter how they feel about those charities.
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dzylon: I don't think he was criticizing GOG, I think he was saying "I believe X charity deserves your money the most because Y and Z are heavily involved in some shady political stuff". I, for one, am very careful with my charitable donations after a certain controversial Red Cross incident in my area occurred and I appreciate StickOfPlywood's comment.
I also appreciate StickOfPlywood's comment, but in a less direct way.

Believe it or not, there are a lot of charities that donate the vast majority of the money they have collected into "administative costs", as opposed to where their charity gives the impression the money is going to.

I have donated to charities before, only to find out later on that people in high places in the charities were pocketing large sums of money from the money pot.
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gbaz69: Thanks, I love charity drives...
*cough no EA,ubisoft,square enix like usual.

I sort of wish the game selection was bigger, maybe over the coarse of the event, still I'll be buying and gifting multiple bundles, thanks again.
As much as I love to hate on EA, they actually had a charity sale some time ago trough Humble Bundle.

Aaaanyway, got my three games here, Driftmoon, Darwinia and Waking Mars. Now I only need the time to play them :/
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StickOfPlywood: I'm going to pick World Builders here... why?

Save the Children's USA political involvement:
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000037396

World Wildlife Fund's USA political involvement:
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000058724

There's something deeply sickening and ironic about these two organizations, even if they do good work, having such a heavy hand in political donations and election lobbying. Ironic, because they spend so much on bribery to influence the political process instead of spending directly into their humanitarian / ecological projects, just like their opposition in corporations like Monsanto. Sickening, because some of the very people they helped elect (especially Obama) are actors in a government whose military is responsible for the brutal deaths of millions of children over the past few decades. (And hundreds of children just from drones alone within the past few years...)

Only Heifer International seems to really be mostly free of this political influence. A lot of their work is actually about reversing the pillaging and looting of traditional communities by "civilized" national governments... as evidenced by where their programs exist: https://heifer.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/heifer.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=147

Note how the United States is on the same list as Haiti... You know there's something screwed up when such a wealthy nation offsets it's humanitarian work onto nonprofit organizations... And yes, I live in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, so I have seen this in action...
You sound like a complete fool posting something like this. If your personal politics make you not want to participate then don't. If people want to donate such a small sum and immediately be rewarded for a small good deed, why should you feel the need to stop them?
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dzylon: I don't think he was criticizing GOG, I think he was saying "I believe X charity deserves your money the most because Y and Z are heavily involved in some shady political stuff".
This, pretty much.
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SuperNinja1: Believe it or not, there are a lot of charities that spend the vast majority of the money they have collected into "administrative costs", as opposed to where their charity gives the impression the money is going to.

I have donated to charities before, only to find out later on that people in high places in the charities were pocketing large sums of money from the money pot.
This, too. If I'm going to donate my money to someone in good faith, I want them to spend 100% of it towards their mission statement. I don't want them to saunter off a month later and give in to the temptation of buying that new Ferrari behind everyone's backs, so to speak, just because there are technically no laws prohibiting them from doing so.
Post edited November 07, 2013 by StickOfPlywood
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mklarrabee: . You're right: who cares about geopolitical crap? I ensure the charities I donate to don't care about it, and are instead focused on charity work.
Pretty weird charities if they donate to mass murderers, don't you think?
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kurokamui: You sound like a complete fool posting something like this. If your personal politics make you not want to participate then don't. If people want to donate such a small sum and immediately be rewarded for a small good deed, why should you feel the need to stop them?
I am participating, I'm donating to World Builders, which goes to Heifer International. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't call $550,000 in 2012 from Save the Children or $320,000 in 2011 from World Wildlife Fund, both going towards something other than their mission statement (political lobbying), a "small sum". Who knows how much of that money came from thousands of $5 or more donations? That's the scary thing- we don't know.

This is not the sort of information that is ever widely publicized, discussed, or considered. There will always be people who will try their best to take the biggest dump they can possibly muster upon stuff like this. At the very least, this sort of information is worth consideration; so that we, the donors, can see a glimpse into exactly how our money is going to be spent.
Post edited November 07, 2013 by StickOfPlywood
Very classy GOG! This is a great promo and good for you wanting to give back after 5 years. Another example of the great team that is GOG.
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kurokamui: You sound like a complete fool posting something like this. If your personal politics make you not want to participate then don't. If people want to donate such a small sum and immediately be rewarded for a small good deed, why should you feel the need to stop them?
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StickOfPlywood: I am participating, I'm donating to World Builders, which goes to Heifer International. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't call $550,000 in 2012 from Save the Children or $320,000 in 2011 from World Wildlife Fund, both going towards something other than their mission statement (political lobbying), a "small sum". Who knows how much of that money came from thousands of $5 or more donations? That's the scary thing- we don't know.

This is not the sort of information that is ever widely publicized, discussed, or considered. There will always be people who will try their best to take the biggest dump they can possibly muster upon stuff like this. At the very least, this sort of information is worth consideration; so that we, the donors, can see a glimpse into exactly how our money is going to be spent.
You do, of course realize that lobbying is part of being a charity right? That contributing funds to the campaigns of people who are sympathetic to your cause helps to ensure their re-election and in turn makes it easier for your charity to operate. This is how politics work, it has nothing to do with buying sports cars.
Anyway, back on topic. Whatever happened to the counter thing that was up initially?
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mklarrabee: . You're right: who cares about geopolitical crap? I ensure the charities I donate to don't care about it, and are instead focused on charity work.
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jamotide: Pretty weird charities if they donate to mass murderers, don't you think?
I'm sorry, I'm unsure to what you're referring. To the best of my abilities using the information proved by any charity vying for my attention, I pick those without political aims and with purely humanitarian motivations.
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kurokamui: You do, of course realize that lobbying is part of being a charity right? That contributing funds to the campaigns of people who are sympathetic to your cause helps to ensure their re-election and in turn makes it easier for your charity to operate. This is how politics work, it has nothing to do with buying sports cars.
I suppose the little tidbit about several of the people being supported by these particular political lobbies (including Obama) being advocates of drone warfare against "terrorists" (AKA innocent civilians more than 1/2 the time) means nothing to you? And that's not even scratching the tip of the iceberg... Just because it's "how it works", doesn't mean it's a good act to follow.

Edit: Lots of conflicting reports, some say close to 20% / less than 1,000 of drone victims are innocent civilians (especially official government documents and corporate media reports), others (usually from independent media, NGO's, and ground counts) say closer to 50%, over 1,500 innocent civilians and counting.
...Either way, even 1 is too many...
Post edited November 08, 2013 by StickOfPlywood
Where is the link to the Promo Page? I see a lot of links now that you have added the new games, but I can't find the one to actually take us to the promo page.
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Zacron: Where is the link to the Promo Page? I see a lot of links now that you have added the new games, but I can't find the one to actually take us to the promo page.
There you go:

"Again, your choice of charity to help:
WWF,
Worldbuilders,
Gaming for Good"

There are also clickable tiles under the main header on the front page.

Hope that helps!
With the addition of the 3 new games, I noticed that you cannot select more than 10 games, which was the original number offered. Hopefully, that's a quick fix.