Mojam Raises $US440,000, But Notch's Beard Appears To Be Safe

The Humble Bundle Mojam, a weekend-long game jam by the makers of Minecraft and its friends, wrapped up about an hour ago, though Mojang, Oxeye Games Studio and Wolfire Games are still working overtime to tighten their creations, built from scratch in the past 48 hours. That screenshot above was taken when the clock hit zero.

The effort has since raised another $US4000 or so, bringing the total to nearly $US440,000 with some donations still trickling in. Mojang's head, Markus "Notch" Persson, had promised to "change" his distinctive beard if the campaign pulled in more than $US500,000. By any real measure though, it all appears to be a success.

The fund drive sold more than 77,000 bundles of the three games — Mojang's Catacomb Snatch, Wolfire's The Broadside Express, and a still untitled work by Oxfire. All of the proceeds are being split among four causes: The Child's Play Charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Red Cross, and charity: water, a non-profit organisation bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

The Humble Bundle Mojam


    Good stuff. Don't know if I will ever play the games but I purchased a bundle for myself just so I can show some support for what they are doing.

    According to the dev who was in the chat box if it got to $1 mil someone would punch his beard off, Minecraft sheep style.

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