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Think you've got this whole "buy a game and we'll donate money to charity" thing figured out? Try this on for size: Masaya Matsuura, designer of the legendary Parappa the Rapper, partnered with OneBigGame to release an iOS music game called WINtA last year. Proceeds from those sales went to Save...

March 18th 2011 at 12:55pm 0 Comments
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We already know the identities of five out of ten of the songs included in the upcoming, PSN-exclusive update to Zoe Mode's innovative puzzler, Chime Super Deluxe. Today, three more songs for the title were announced -- and my, what an ecclectic mix they are: Chiptune artist Sabrepulse will c...

February 15th 2011 at 3:50pm 0 Comments
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I first covered Winta (styled WINtA on the App Store) back at GDC Online in October, and found it an enjoyable music game from the creator of Parappa the Rapper, Masaya Matsuura. It's a simple title -- different shapes appear on screen, and the player is meant to tap them in order, which ends up go...

December 14th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Sometimes lost in the rabid daze of "good" deals this Black Friday week are genuine opportunities to spend a little money on good causes. If you've been meaning to pick up "that charity game" on XBLA -- and in doing so, donate 100 percent of your 400-point purchase to charities, including Save the...

November 25th 2010 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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WINtA is probably the best brand new game that I've seen so far at GDC Online 2010 (this week in Austin, Texas). It's a title published by a group called OneBigGame, which is a nonprofit video game publisher. They commission and publish games, which are created for free by luminaries in the video g...

October 7th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Zoë Mode creative director Ste Curran has tweeted some exciting news for PC-owning puzzle game buffs: Chime, the music-driven XBLA block-dropper it created for the OneBigGame charity project, is coming to Steam next month. The game will be available on the service from September 6, and will be...

August 26th 2010 at 6:40pm 0 Comments
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For its next charity fundraiser game, nonprofit publisher OneBigGame announced that it's working with Parappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura and his studio, NanaOn-Sha, along with Triangle Studios, to create WINtA, an iPhone/iPod Touch rhythm game. OneBigGame describes it as "combining element...

June 4th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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There's something rather unique on XBLA this week: Coming from non-profit publisher OneBigGame and developer Zoë Mode, Chime is actually a game that benefits children's charities. It's a musical puzzle game reminiscent of Lumines, featuring music from several well-known artists including Moby,...

February 3rd 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Today's lone Xbox Live Arcade release is Chime, the not-for-profit project from Zoe Mode and OneBigGame. 60 percent of proceeds from the 400 ($5) game will go to Save the Children and Starlight Children's Foundation, so consider it a surprisingly entertaining chance to stop being such a selfish jerk...

February 3rd 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments