Gaming With A Purpose – Dev Sells House For Charity Game

They say that “Charity begins at home”, but Kenny Roy took it a step further by selling his house and moving to New Zealand with his wife and children so he can continue developing his dream game. The twist is that Roy’s game I, Hope will funnel all sales proceeds to the GameChanger charity that attempts to bring a little joy to children with cancer.

“I knew I’d bitten off more than I could chew, and there was just no way to keep going. But once you go to a hospital and a child who has cancer touches the controller of your game, that’s it, you forfeited the right to stop working on that game anymore.”

Here’s what we know about the game:

I, Hope is a Zelda-like 3D Adventure game that provides sick children with a metaphorical way to deal with the ravages of their disease and lift their spirits. If you want to learn more about Kenny Roy and his vision for I, Hope, check out this Gamasutra article that goes into great detail on the situation or follow to GameChanger for more information.

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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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