Computer game wizard Jon donates proceeds of ‘Alien Blaster’ to charity
AN AUGHRIM RESIDENT has turned his hobby into something that will help a very good cause as he launches a new computer game.
Jon Hearn who has lived in South Wicklow for four years with his wife Gail and their children Oscar, Emma and Lola decided to donate proceeds from the newly released Alien Super Mega Blaster game for Xbox 360 to help a charity which is close to his heartAction Duchenne having attended its London conference last year.
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‘A f te r attending the Action Duchenne conference last year I wanted to find a practical way to raise funds for research. Developing a game in my spare time seemed like an excellent and different way to raise some money,' explained father-ofthree Jon.
Inspired by the now classic Space Invaders, Alien Super Mega Blaster has over 100 hand crafted levels of blasting fun.
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The game can be bought online : http://marketplace.xbox.com/en -US/Product/Alien-Super-MegaBlaster/66acd000-77fe-10009115-d802585507aa, and is available in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States.
‘Since the first week of going live over 1600 people have trialled the game and over 140 have gone on to buy it, giving us a trial to purchase ratio of nearly nine per cent - a great start to potentially millions of possible users and donations for Action Duchenne,' added Jon.
Nick Catlin, CEO at Action Duchenne said, ‘ We have a tremendous amount of support from our families, friends and sponsors of our charity. This latest fundraising initiative is a fantastic new idea to raise funds for research that also widens the reach of our charity and its cause.
‘I know that I am speaking on behalf of all our families when I thank Jon for his innovative idea and the time that he has invested to make it happen.'
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