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fitbabits
02-13-2008, 09:31 AM
What/who is OneBigGame (http://www.onebiggame.org/)? In their own words, "OneBigGame aims to raise funds to help solve problems afflicting children around the world. The nature of these problems can be diverse, but the kind of initiatives OBG supports will always revolve around a structural improvement in children's lives, expanding their opportunities in life.

Being a global organization and supported by a global industry and community, OBG will primarily support global organizations. OneBigGame may also support local or country specific children's charity organizations, likely put forward by OBG benefactors and contributors.

Initially, OneBigGame will operate purely as a non-profit organization and not as a charity itself: OneBigGame will funnel the net funds it generates directly towards other charitable organizations directly active in the field of supporting children."

Anyway, OBG has just named their board of directors. Click the headline for more.

fitbabits
02-13-2008, 09:32 AM
Press release from OneBigGame:

SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 13th, 2008 - OneBigGame (www.OneBigGame.org), the non-profit games publisher founded with a philanthropic vision, has announced the formation of its Board of Directors. Industry luminaries taking positions on the board are Mark DeLoura, Videogame Technical Consultant; Jamil Moledina, Executive Director of the Game Developers Conference; Ian Baverstock, CEO of Kuju Entertainment and Chairman of TIGA and Susan Marshall, Assistant Director of OneBigGame. OneBigGame is a non-profit publisher of video games, bringing to market games created specifically for this purpose by famous designers and developers, as a charitable donation. The objective is to raise funds for leading children's charities in support of life-changing projects around the world.

"I am delighted to be joined by a group of esteemed professionals with such diverse industry experience," Martin de Ronde, founder and chairman, OneBigGame, said. "Establishing our board of directors to work side-by-side our equally senior advisory board marks the completion of our organizational structure and ensures that we can confidently look forward to our launch later this year."

The Board of Directors is supported by a stellar cast of Advisory Board members representing many different disciplines within the industry, including industry executive Chris Deering; Mark Cerny of Cerny Games; David Perry of GameConsultants.com and GameInvestors.com, as well as Julien Merceron, CTO of Eidos.

Formed by ex-Guerrilla co-founder Martin de Ronde, the concept for OneBigGame is based on the belief that videogames - one of the largest entertainment industries in the world - with its vast creative resources and impact on popular culture, is perfectly placed to raise funds for charity as well as raise awareness among audiences for the causes it supports.

"OneBigGame is basically a global platform that will allow game developers to use their creative resources to do something good for the world", explains Martin de Ronde.
I love the idea of this, and I wish them success for the future

Sazime
02-13-2008, 05:56 PM
Funny, Child's Play didn't seem to need a board of directors to get going.... ;)