Humble Bundle and Mojang, the developers of Minecraft, are getting together to do something special for charity. This weekend (it’s actually happening right this very second), Mojang will develop a single game over the span of 60 hours while fans can donate and watch a live stream of coding tomfoolery.
They’re calling it the “Mojam.”
You can watch the live stream regardless of whether or not you choose to donate you support to the project by heading to HumbleBundle.com. The stream is on right now.
The theme for this new game? As decided by fans, and as per the Humble Bundle website, here’s the description:
Based on a poll of more than 100,000 users, Mojang is tackling a real-time strategy shoot ’em up with a steampunk ancient Egypt theme!
Nope, we can’t argue with that. It’s one of those whacky ideas that will probably turn into something silly awesome.
Typically, Humble Bundle projects let users split their money spent between developers, charities and the Humble Bundle group itself. With this event, the money can only be split between the charities selected. Those charities are: “The Child’s Play Charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Red Cross, and — for the first time in a Humble Bundle — charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.”
So far, nearly 10,000 purchases have been made and more than $50,000 has been raised.
Pay what you like, see the money go to charities of your choice and enjoy a potentially strange and wonderful Egyptian Steampunk SHMUP. Head to the source link below to watch and donate.
Right now, there’s no indication on the page regarding which platforms the game will play on. As such, assume this one is PC only until you hear otherwise. We’ll update this story once they announce that bit of news.
[via Humble Bundle]