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Independent developer Chris Pelling, aka Inventive Dingo, has announced that he will donate 50% of the proceeds from sales of Mayhem Intergalactic (his only released game) to benefit victims of the recent bushfires in Victoria, Australia, until March 14th. Mayhem Intergalactic is an "arcade strategy" game, and the recipient of a 2008 Independent Games Festival Student Showcase award and two 2008 ATOM Awards for "Best Video Game" and "Best Tertiary Video Game".
Canberra, Australia -- February 21, 2009 -- Independent developer Chris Pelling, aka Inventive Dingo, will be donating 50% of the proceeds from sales of his game Mayhem Intergalactic to benefit victims of the recent bushfires in Victoria, Australia, starting from the day the fires took hold (February 7th) and lasting until March 14th. Mayhem Intergalactic is a strategy game set in space, along the lines of Master of Orion but heavily simplified. Last year it received an Independent Games Festival Student Showcase award, and two ATOM Awards for "Best Video Game" and "Best Tertiary Video Game".
Chris Pelling knows first-hand how terrifying it is to stand in the path of an Australian bushfire, but admits that his experience comes "nowhere near" to the magnitude of the devastation wrought by these latest fires. The fire which threatened his neighbourhood, in Canberra, killed four people and destroyed over 500 homes. The official death toll for the Victorian bushfires currently stands at 209, and thousands of homes have been destroyed.
"Even the Canberra bushfire left scars on our community which took a long time to heal," he recalls. "And yet the magnitude of that fire simply doesn't compare to that of the Victorian bushfires. That's why I decided I had to do something to help."
The money will be donated to the Australian Red Cross's bushfire appeal fund. Potential donors are encouraged to contribute directly via the secure online form at http://www.redcross.org.au/.
Mayhem Intergalactic can be played against the computer or over the Internet. It is available for $19.99 USD for Windows Vista/XP/2000/98, either direct from Inventive Dingo's website at http://www.inventivedingo.com or from Steam. Versions for Mac OS X and Linux are planned; users of those platforms are encouraged to sign up for the email newsletter at http://www.inventivedingo.com/. Doing so will ensure they receive a notification when the game becomes available for their platform.
Review copies of Mayhem Intergalactic are available on request.
About Inventive Dingo:
Inventive Dingo is a one-man independent game development company based in Australia. The founder, Chris Pelling, aims to create simple and addictive computer games, of which Mayhem Intergalactic is the first. Find out more at http://www.inventivedingo.com/.
Chris Pelling, founder and CEO