Minecraft Gets Charity Halloween Skins

By Rebecca Smith, 4 years ago
Apart from the obvious two things that are certain in life (death and taxes in case you're wondering), there are two other certainties -- Halloween is fast approaching and 4J Studios like making skin packs for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. When you combine the latter two together, you get today's DLC release: "Halloween Skin Pack". However, this skin pack has a difference. For every purchase of this content between today and November 26th, Mojang AB, 4J Studios Ltd. and Microsoft Corporation will donate ALL money raised by the sale of this pack towards a selection of chosen charities. As the skin pack costs 160 MSP, each purchase will mean that $2 will be given to charity.

The "Halloween Skin Pack" features 55 new skins created by a selection of development studios. Here is a full list of the skins sorted by the studio that created them:

Army of Trolls
Pumpkin, Frankenstein, Skeleton, Mummy, Wolfman, Dracula

26/10/12 Halloween Skins Army of Trolls

26/10/12 Screenshot Army of Trolls

4J Studios
Devil, Bride of Dracula, Evil Wizard, Werewolf, Frankenstein, The Grim Reaper, Dracula, Mummy, Ghost, Bride of Frakenstein, Ghoul, Scary Clown

26/10/12 Halloween Skins 4J Studios

26/10/12 Screenshot 4J Studios

Climax Studios
Evil Robot, Lizard Man, Mad Scientist, Zombie Businessman, Witch Doctor, Cyclops, Evil Clown, Vampire Girl, Grey, Headless Horseman, Scarecrow, Scary Nom, Skeleton, Zombie

26/10/12 Halloween Skins Climax Studios

26/10/12 Screenshot Climax Studios

Twisted Pixel Games
Captain Zombie, The Gunstringer, Ms. Splosion Man Mask, Skelly, Splodeton

26/10/12 Halloween Skins Twisted Pixel

26/10/12 Screenshot Twisted Pixel

Evil Robot

Owlchemy Labs
Zombie Jack Lumber

Gregg the Grim Reaper, Ancient Mummy, Zippy Zombie

26/10/12 Halloween Skins Mix 1

26/10/12 Screenshot Mix 1

Ronimo Games
Zombie Lonestar

The Behemoth

Happy Zombie Cleric, Happy Zombie Mage, Happy Zombie Warrior

26/10/12 Halloween Skins Mix 2

26/10/12 Screenshot Mix 2

343 Industries

Press Play
Evil Lemmy, Evil Max

Ska Studios
Cyborg Pumpkinhead, Mara

Tequila Works
Mining Unit 010, Jacko, Bonny

26/10/12 Halloween Skins Mix 3

26/10/12 Screenshot Mix 3

There are four charities that will be supported by this initiative. For those people who would like to know which causes they are supporting, here is a quick rundown:

Block by Block
"Block by Block” aims to involve urban youth in planning local public spaces (using Minecraft) by giving them the opportunity to show planners and decision makers how they would like to see their cities in the future. The goal of the project is to create 300 public spaces by 2016. A third of each purchase will be donated to this cause. More information about United Nations/UN-Habitat/Block by Block is available by contacting them at http://www.unhabitat.org. More information about Mojang AB is available at mojang.com
SANDS Lothians
"SANDS Lothians” offers support, understanding and help, both of a practical and emotional nature to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth. A third of each purchase will be donated to this cause. More information about SANDS Lothians is available by contacting them at Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ, UK. http://www.sands-lothians.org.uk/.
Child’s Play
“Child’s Play” seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play. We provide consoles, peripherals, games, and more for over 90 hospitals and therapy facilities worldwide. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience. A sixth of each purchase will be donated to this cause. More information about Child’s Play is available by contacting them at 123 NW 36th St., Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98107, USA. http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
Macmillan Cancer Support
“Macmillan Cancer Support” aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer in the UK; providing practical, financial and medical support as well as pushing for better cancer care. A sixth of each purchase will be donated to this cause. More information about Macmillan is available at www.macmillan.org.uk. Macmillan Cancer Support, company number 2400969 is a registered Charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and in the Isle of Man (604), whose registered office is at 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ.
The "Halloween Skin Pack" can be downloaded from here.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.