Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
June 16, 2019
arrowPress Releases








If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Desert Bus for Hope raises over $600,000 for Child's Play

Desert Bus for Hope raises over $600,000 for Child's Play

November 23, 2015 | By Chris Kerr




Charity gaming marathon Desert Bus for Hope finished over the weekend, and this year the fundraiser brought in $676,883 in donations, taking the lifetime total of money raised since 2007 to $3.11 million. 

Desert Bus for Hope was founded by comedy outfit LoadingReadyRun, and is the world's longest running internet-based fundraiser. 

The event takes its name from the Desert Bus mini-game that featured in the never-released 1995 Sega CD title, Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors, a playable version of which was re-discovered in 2005 by former Gamasutra editor Frank Cifaldi.

The game challenges players to drive a virtual bus along along an eight hour strip of road between Tuscon, Arizona, and Las Vegas, and according to the Desert Bus team is widely regarded to be the "worst game ever made."

To raise money for Child's Play the team agrees to play Desert Bus for as long as people are willing to donate, with this year's drive lasting a whopping 159 hours. 



Related Jobs

Gear Inc.
Gear Inc. — Hanoi, Vietnam
[06.15.19]

Technical Director
Legends of Learning
Legends of Learning — Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
[06.14.19]

Senior Unity Engineer - $140k - Remote OK
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[06.14.19]

Director, Art Management
Wargaming.net
Wargaming.net — Chicago, Illinois, United States
[06.14.19]

Server Engineer









Loading Comments

loader image