BC Gamers Raise $130,000 By Playing World's Most Boring Game

By Paul Hunter

Long time readers will know that I have a particular affinity to Victoria BC-based comedy troupe LoadingReadyRun. They're funny, they're creative, and most importantly they have hearts of gold.

On November 20, 2009, the team began their annual Desert Bus For Hope charitable event and over five days raised $132,608.94 for Child's Play. What an outstanding achievement.

They raised the money by playing the world's most boring video game, ever, called Desert Bus.

I wrote at length about the charity event over on the Future Shop Tech Blog, from the article:

"To get a sense of just how boring this game is consider the following description:

Desert Bus is 16-bit simulator that has the player drive a completely empty bus between Tucson, Ariz. and Las Vegas in real time at a maximum speed of 45mph. A one-way trip takes a full eight hours to complete, and the game cannot be paused. If the player manages to complete the road trip, they're given 1 point and given the option to make the return trip to Tucson for another point."

[Click here to read my full thoughts on Desert Bus For Hope]

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