The crew at Bungie are planning to do their part in making a difference in Haiti’s relief efforts by inviting players to play Halo 3 or ODST this upcoming Wednesday or Thursday while wearing a special badge as a show of support. For every thousand players that they can track with the badge, Bungie will donate $100 to help out, up to a maximum total of $77,000. If you’re a gamer and want to donate but still aren’t sure how you might be able to, Bungie has made it easy for anyone to be a hero. You can read up on the details right here. And many others have also been pitching in.
GamingAngels is sponsoring another charity drive this Sunday with an auction. The winner will get a bag of gaming swag with all proceeds going to the charity of their choice to help out, so check it out if you can.
And if you have an iPhone, App Relief is a group of iPhone developers that are dedicating the proceeds from the sales of their apps to the Red Cross for a limited time. You can check out which apps are participating in the effort here.
Game developer, Outspark, best known for its selection of PC MMOs and free online games, are offering a series of “bundles” between January 15th and the 31st whose proceeds will go to Yele Haiti, a relief organization founded by Haitian musician, Wyclef Jean. The bundles are micro-transactions that will give their players a nice batch of goodies to use in the games they purchase them for, like this snazzy helmet. You can check out the list of bundles at their relief page right here.
And Facebook game developer, Zynga, is also pitching in with three of their top games. Special items, such as a Haitian drum in Mafia Wars or a Wrasse Fish in Fishville, when sold as virtual social goods, will have their proceeds donated to help out. You can check it out at Zynga’s .org site or, if you’d rather donate directly, there’s a link for that, too.