In the spirit of giving, six independent iPhone game developers have joined forces to raise money for Child’s Play. You’ve still got a few hours to get in on the Indie iPhone Holiday Sale action – six of the platform’s most popular games on sale for just US$0.99 each, with one-third of that going directly to charity.
It might sound like small-fry – 33 cents is a mere drop in the bucket, but those drops all add up – and, as of today (Thursday Dec 30th), the deal has already raised more than US$25,350.25!
To celebrate just how awesome that really is, Semi-Secret Software – the guys behind included game Canabalt – have taken things a step further, releasing the game as open source. Right now, you can wander over to their website and pick up the game code, Flixel for iOS, graphics, sound effects and music.
Not bad, huh?
If you really want to support them – and sick kids – it’d still be great if you could spend a few bucks on the Indie iPhone Holiday Sale games too – you’ve got 24 hours left to pick up a bargain.
CANABALT – Outrun the destruction of your city with just a tap of your finger! The genre-defining, one-button parkour phenomenon is on sale for the first time ever, and runs great on your iPad too. [Semi Secret Software]
SOLIPSKIER – Solipskier is a fast paced skiing game where you draw the slopes to pick up speed and do jumps. Paint your own cliffs, do tricks and slalom through gates to get huge scores! [Mikengreg]
SPIDER – You are a spider. Search for clues as you adventure from room to room on the hunt for your next meal. Build webs of your own design: in the corners, under the furniture, and in the forgotten places too small for humans. [Tiger Style]
OSMOS – This award-winning PC game has been fully redesigned for the iPhone, featuring fluid multitouch controls, lush, flowing visuals, and an atmospheric electronic soundtrack. [Hemisphere Games]
ELISS – Your job is to keep up harmony in an odd universe made of blendable planets. Touch-control multiple planets at once, join them together into giant orbs or split them up into countless dwarf planets, and match their size with the squeesars. [Little Eyes]
DROP7 – Tetris meets Sudoku in this original, addictive puzzle game. One of Time Magazine’s Top 10 iPhone Games, Esquire’s Best Downloadable Games Ever, and Edge Magazine’s #2 Best iPhone Game of All Time. [Area/Code]
In case you’ve forgotten, Child’s Play is a charity that was formed to look after sick kids. Since 2003, more than 7 million dollars worth of toys, games, books and cash has been donated to children’s hospitals around the world. This year, they’ve raised more than one million dollars, and if you act soon, you could be responsible for a number twice that high.
…but we all know you want something for nothing. As a gesture of generosity, the Indie iPhone Holiday Sale is also offering a selection of free stuff. These ‘Freebies include wallpapers, lock screens, ringtones and even soundtracks for the six games on sale. Hop to it!