If you feel like shooting some aliens for a good cause, all you need is 80 Microsoft points (about a buck) and an Xbox. Developer Jon Hearn has developed "Alien Super Mega Blaster", a retro-style alien blasting game, to raise money for his son Oscar who has been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. All proceeds from the game (after Microsoft's take) go to the charity Action Duchenne.
"After attending the Action Duchenne conference last year I wanted to find a practical way to raise funds for research," said Hearn. "Developing a game in my spare time seemed like an excellent and different way to raise some money." Hearn lives in Ireland with his wife and three children, Oscar, Emma and Lola.
The game has over 100 "hand crafted levels of blasting fun". It can be purchased on the Xbox Marketplace and is available in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States.
Here is a video of the game for your enjoyment. Now go blast some aliens. The earth will thank you.