Gamers Kick Start Charity Contest

AdventureofAi-SundayTimes30-11-14The Sunday Times –,
Sunday 30 November 2014 Page 33


Perth students helped kick start a global charity drive this week by playing video games. Presbyterian Ladies’ College was the first Australian school to allow students to download and play a free video game, the Adventures of Ai, on Thursday, to take part in the World Charity Cup global video game competition.

The competition will raise money for charities around the world including the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation and Sony Foundation in Australia.

The Adventures of Ai is an e-book for pre-teens by New York Times best-selling author Craig Bouchard with an accompanying video game. Children’s high scores will be recorded on the story’s website to add to their country’s total.

Ten percent of the global sales of the book will then go to the country with the highest scores in the video game. Ten percent of the net revenues earned in each country during the competition will be donated to that country’s participating charities.

China, India, Japan, New Zealand and the US will also be in the competition.