Non-Profit Charity Puzzler Chime Due Wednesday

Microsoft has confirmed that non-profit publisher OneBigGame will be rolling out its first release, the musica

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Microsoft has confirmed that non-profit publisher OneBigGame will be rolling out its first release, the musical puzzler Chime, to the Xbox Live Marketplace come Wednesday, February 3.

Priced at 400 Microsoft Points ($5), the downloadable Xbox 360 game was crafted pro bono by Zoe Mode. Among the studio's past work are contributions to the SingStar, Guitar Hero, Disney Sing It, Dancing with the Stars and Rock Revolution franchises, along with the mind-bending puzzler Crush.

"Games will be available for a limited exclusivity period, ranging from 4-12 months, during which all net proceeds will be going to charity," OneBigGame previously explained, with the publisher expecting to release "more than 15" donated titles across 2010.

As for the actual gameplay behind Chime, it looks to combine the shaped pieces of Tetris with the square-making music-driven mindset of Lumines. If that doesn't make a lick of sense, or you want to see it in motion, scope out the tutorial trailer below:

From The Chatty
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    February 1, 2010 12:49 PM

    So, if the developer did it for free, where is the $$ going to?

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      February 1, 2010 12:52 PM

      Mirco$oft, duh!

      But seriously, I really wouldn't be surprised if a large amount of the sales will be taken by MS.

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        February 1, 2010 1:37 PM

        I don't think MS sees much point in gouging the money here. Unless millions are at stake, they might as well just give profits to charity for publicities sake.

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      February 1, 2010 1:14 PM

      Uh...to charity?

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      February 1, 2010 1:30 PM

      Right in the article you didn't read: "Games will be available for a limited exclusivity period, ranging from 4-12 months, during which all net proceeds will be going to charity,"

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      February 1, 2010 2:18 PM

      ,,,,,