Friday, November 1, 2013

Playing Games for Charity



I’ve told you before about games you can play to raise money for charity , but now I have a game that you can watch others play to raise money for kids dealing with serious illnesses. 

The game is called Desert Bus for Hope and is known unofficially as the worst video game ever. It comes from a never released CD called Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors. The driver of a listing, unreliable, virtual bus must go on an endless, eight-hour-long strip of highway between Tucson, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The game has no pause button and plays in real time so in order to win, you actually have to steer the bus for eight straight hours. You get one point for reaching Las Vegas and can turn around and go back for another point. 

A waste of eight hours, right? Right, unless you are getting paid to play the game and that money goes to Child’s Play. Child’s Play is a charity that improves the lives of children undergoing treatment in the hospital with toys and games. 
They play as long as donations come in and have live and silent auctions, craft-alongs, giveaways and contests, celebrity guests and a lot of silliness to pass the time.

If you want to be a part of it, mark your calendar for 10 a.m. November 16th and go to the Desert Bus website that week.

There’s one catch to the whole thing. The amount of donations needed to keep the game going increases each hour. So, in the beginning, it doesn’t take much money to keep them playing but by the end of the first week it becomes significant.  

That’s it for today. I’m not feeling too hot so I’m cutting it short. God Bless!

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