Com­puter game wizard Jon do­nates pro­ceeds of ‘Alien Blaster’ to char­ity

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion of­fers sup­port and in­for­ma­tion to mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy suf­fer­ers and their fam­i­lies.

‘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.

More de­tails can be found on: http://asmb.cod­headz.com, or on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=qFD95epNTyI

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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