“We wanted to get our community of Hansoft users aware and involved in our new forum, and at the same time support the IGDA Foundation and all their great projects. We have been working with the IGDA for a long time and it feels like a natural thing to take our partnership one step further and help spread the word about the Foundation,” said Patric Palm, Hansoft CEO.
Hansoft will donate $20 to the IGDA Foundation for every person who makes a post about their favorite Hansoft feature in Hansoft’s new web forum, before the end of March 2011. The winner of a drawing from among the participants will also receive a $200 Amazon gift card.
"The IGDA Foundation is pleased and honored to have the generous support of Hansoft, one of the IGDA's premier partners. It is great to see a company committed to giving back to developers through the IGDA Foundation and its charitable works," said Tom Buscaglia, Chair, IGDA Foundation.
The donated money will go to some of the projects the IGDA Foundation supports, for example: “Gamers with Disabilities”, “the Patrick Downey Cancer Fund”, “the Romero Archives” and “the Annual Eric Dybsand Memorial Scholarship for AI Development”.
The Hansoft forum is open for everyone to view, and for Hansoft users holding a valid license to register and create posts. The campaign is up and running and Hansoft customers can enter today by visiting: www.hansoft.se/webforum and post their favorite Hansoft feature in the assigned forum. Non Hansoft customers can also get a valid license by signing up for a free evaluation key by contacting: email@example.com. The winner of the $200 Amazon gift card will be notified by e-mail in the beginning of April.
About the IGDA Foundation
The IGDA Foundation is a charity by Game Developers for Game Developers. It supports the mission of the IGDA, “To advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community,” through Educational, Scientific and Charitable works. The IGDA Foundation is managed by an all-volunteer team with little or no administrative overhead. This means that Contributions to the Foundation go directly to our projects and as a 501©(3) charity all contributions are fully deductible under US tax law.
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