Child of Eden Contest Announced

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Ubisoft announced today that it has teamed up with Ne-Yo and will be running a contest, titled "Project Hope", featuring its recently released, Kinect-enhanced rail shooter, Child of Eden. "Project Hope" will benefit Japanese relief efforts as the country continues to recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami which occurred back in March.

Players are invited to try to top Ne-Yo's score of 306,800 on the Evolution archive’s “Normal Kinect” online leaderboard. For every player who does so, Ubisoft will donate $1 to Japan relief efforts, up to a max of $20,000.

In addition to raising funds for Japan, players can enter to win a chance to meet Ne-Yo. Anyone who beats the target score just needs to take a picture of the score screen and tweet it with the '#childofeden' hashtag to be entered.

Ne-Yo, who donated $100,000 to the relief efforts, shared his reasons behind partnering up with Ubisoft for this contest:

After the devastating events in Japan, I was inspired firsthand by the way people have come together to help out the country. Child of Eden is a beautiful game that’s all about hope and happiness and when Ubisoft approached me with a unique way to continue to help the people of Japan, the birthplace of the game, I was excited to join the cause.
"Project Hope" runs from today, June 20th, through midnight Pacific on July 4th. It is open to residents of the United States and Canada only.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.