Healing Pack Disaster Relief Auctions On eBay
Breakdown of Auctions by Developer
I knew I wanted a job in the video game industry after I played the original Super Mario Bros. Even at that young age, I knew that the game came from Japan. As I grew up, culture and entertainment from Japan continued to intersect with my life, so much so that I had a ninja wedding and went to Japan for my honeymoon.
When I saw the tragic disaster that’s hit Japan recently, I wanted to do something. I knew however that I didn’t have enough money alone to make the impact I wanted to. I decided to gather up all of my Harmonix swag that I had collected over my five years working there and sell it for charity. Then I thought that maybe other game companies might also want to help, so I started sending e-mails and contacting other developers. I have to say that the response I got was far more supportive than I ever expected.
Over twenty developers have joined this charity auction effort and they’ve shown an amazing generosity that has made me prouder than ever to be involved in this industry. A lot of the items in these auctions are rare or one of a kind gaming merchandise, that you can only get through this effort. Beyond just getting amazing gaming swag though, you’ll be helping a great cause. With all of these auctions, 100% of the proceeds go to the Disaster Relief Effort in Japan. If you have the ability to help, please do; you’ll be rewarded by more than just an amazing prize.
If you’re a game developer or publisher and would like to add an item to this effort, please contact: [email protected]