Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Over $2200 Contributed to Humble Bundle Mojam

We contributed $2222.22 to the Humble Bundle Mojam over the weekend, all of which went to charity; good job, everypony! Not that I expected anything less of you. <3

As some of you noticed, the Mojang blog mentioned that the top 10 contributors to this bundle would be receiving some prizes. I haven't been contacted about it yet, but you can all rest assured that if I receive anything for this I'll be auctioning stuff off to add more money to our donation pool.

More news as this develops. Also, more on the upcoming Seeds of Kindness campaign over on Bronies for Good, as well as the Elements of Charity livestream, coming soon.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Humble Mojam Bundle - ALL $ Goes to Charity!

Soooo, the next Humble Bundle is already up! It's a special one though...

Notch--world famous for trying to out-generous bronies on the Humble Indie Bundle #4 (and creating some "Minecraft" thing)--is leading his development company Mojang in creating a new game live in 60 hours. You can get a copy of the game by just donating whatever amount you want...

... and ALL the proceeds go to charity this time!

This "Humble Bundle Mojam" supports long-time favorite charities Child's Play, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the American Red Cross, and now also supports charity:water, an organization dedicated to providing clean, safe drinking water to the people of developing nations.

You can watch Mojang develop the game in real-time by going to the Humble Bundle site and watching the stream at the top of the screen. They're making a "real-time strategy shoot 'em up with a steampunk ancient Egypt theme!" And I just saw in the stream that it's going to have multiplayer? Sweeeet.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Elements of Charity" to Sponsor Humble Brony Bundle!

Ponys Live Now has an upcoming gaming event called "Elements of Charity" where they will be livestreaming NES and SNES gaming for 24 straight hours. They will be collecting donations, and I'm thrilled to announced that they've selected the Humble Brony Bundle as their donation of choice! Here's a copy-paste:

"Hello everypony, this is Edock from Ponys Live Now (!  We have an event coming up called the "Elements of Charity" that will be hosted at our channel. Elements of Charity is a NES/SNES 24 hour Gaming Marathon for Humble Brony Bundle on our channel on March 11th-12th. There will be a freewill donation link that you will be able to donate to Humble Brony Bundle, our goal is $2000! There is going to be plenty of viewer interaction and currently over $135 worth of giveaway prizes with more coming! 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Humble Brony Bundle! If you would like to see the schedule and giveaway prizes, click here - . We hope that you will be able to join us in supporting this amazing cause! Also, if you are interested in donating an item for the giveaway, please contact me at "

Don't worry, I'll be sure to remind everypony about this as the date approaches. I'm really looking forward to it!

Meanwhile, the latest Humble Indie Bundle has ended, but another one looms VERY close on the horizon. A very Notch-flavored Bundle... More on that soon!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Spotlight: Equestria Gaming

The Humble Brony Bundle supports both charity AND gaming, and one of the best places in bronydom to get news on games made for and by bronies is Equestria Gaming!

These are the guys who will go out on a limb and test out every pony-related game released, risking viruses, shock videos, and terrible gameplay to provide useful reviews. They keep their eyes peeled, offering progress reports on up and coming titles like Fighting is Magic and PonyKart.

Equestria Gaming also compiles updated listings of:

  • pony mods and models for mainstream games (Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, etc.), 
  • pony servers of more games (Garry's Mod, Terraria, etc.), and
  • pony guilds for MMOs and the like (WoW, City of Heroes/Villains, etc.).

So, take a peek at Equestria Gaming and follow their blog to stay up to date with what's what with pony gaming!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Humble Brony Bundle Breaks $20,000 Raised

 I've finally had a chance to settle down and send in the next contribution to the Humble Indie bundle, update the blog, and crunch some numbers. It seems we've hit a climactic achievement...

Between $1250 on the Humble Introversion Bundle, $16,005 on the Humble Indie Bundle #4, $1700 on the Humble Bundle for Android, and just under $1,100 saved up for the next bundle, the Humble Brony Bundle has raised over $20,000 in total!! That's over $6,000 contributed to Child's Play ALONE, let alone the American Red Cross and EFF!

There are a lot of people to be thanked for all this. Sethisto and the Equestria Daily staff for helping to spread the word so far and wide, all the artists that contributed to the Ponies at Play contest, Notch for his friendly rivalry, kits for making his vectors into a banner within minutes without even asking for a thank you, the Bronyville Podcast guys for recently having myself and Bronies for Good on together... I'm already forgetting people to thank!

But the most important folks in all of this were YOU, every last one of you who donated even just a dollar, or told just one friend. Seeing all the little nooks and crannies of the Internet the HBB has reached is very gratifying, and is all thanks to you just taking a few moments to mention the Bundle on your local haunts. And each and every donation is vital to make the HBB a success.

So... thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!