Minecraft Halloween Skin Pack Pulls $770,000; Benefits Charities
In a throwback to Halloween (which seems like forever ago even though it was a mere month and some change):
A Halloween Skin Pack for the XBLA iteration of Minecraft raised $770,000. That's over three-quarters of a million dollars -- and all for charity!
4JStudios announced the grand total today through their official Twitter account.
We are delighted to confirm that the Halloween Skin Pack brought in a total of $770,448 for the charities! Thanks everyone :) #MinecraftXBLA— 4J Studios (@4JStudios) December 11, 2012
The pack of 55 skins included designs by the likes of Tequila Works, Army of Trolls (who are also supporting the Kickstarter funded LA Game Space project), Climax, Rare (of Kinect Sports), Toylogic (Super Smash Bros. Brawl), and Twisted Pixel.
Proceeds from the pack, which sold for a reasonable two bucks (160 Microsoft Points) will benefit Child's Play, Macmillan Cancer Support, Block by Block (a Mojang-led initiative), and SANDS Lothians.
I love socially conscious gaming. Let's keep up the good work!