World of GOOD

We’re wrapping up development of World of Goo for iPad, and we have an extra iPad left over that we weren’t sure what to do with. We’ve decided to give away this extra iPad, along with a pre-release build of World of Goo, before it becomes available to the rest of the world on the App Store.

In the spirit of the holiday season, all you have to do is be good. Do a good deed and tell us about it by leaving a comment on this blog post. Make sure you leave a description of the good deed, a link to a photo of you doing the good deed, and double check that the email you specify is accurate so that we can get in touch with you if we need to send you the iPad.  [UPDATE: you have to actually go out and do a good deed in the present.  Past and future good deeds, no matter how awesomely good, do not count.]

Or, if you prefer, you may also make a donation of any amount to a good cause by clicking this button:

[UPDATE: event ended dec 8, button has been disabled]

We will split up 100% of the donated amount (excluding the transaction processing fee) among the following four charities evenly:

  • Children’s Shelter of Cebu – For Arlie, Ron’s wonderful girlfriend, who he never would never have met if it weren’t for those three amazing people who moved from the US to the Philippines to start this orphanage thirty years ago (and are still running it today, 800 children later)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – For our friend Branka, who was diagnosed with MS four years ago and is kicking its butt with with her unshakable positive attitude. Branka participates in MS bike rides to help raise funds for the National MS Society.
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – For our friend Aris. Aris has been raising funds for LLS through their Team in Training program for over a decade now, ever since his father was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Aris participates in century rides and triathalons around the country while raising money for the cause. His father is still alive and kicking and enjoying time with his three grand children.
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel – A local San Francisco based non-profit organization that provides free legal help to our friends living with HIV/AIDS.

On December 8 we will pick someone at random from among those who participate and send them the iPad, so do your thing before then… help us do a World of GOOD!

Gratefully,
Ron and Kyle

mission is dedicated to providing free and low-cost legal assistance and education on virtually any civil matter to persons living with HIV/AIDS

74 Responses to “World of GOOD”

  1. Scott K Says:

    Im big into helping the elderly and have made several visits to the nursing homes in the area. Unfortunately, I dont have a camera, not even on my phone!! Crazy huh? So I will donate :)

  2. Rodri Says:

    Oh No! I’m Going to Donate Books, Pencils, Toys, Candies & Balls to the Charity but ON DECEMBER 9!!

    Please! Give Me an Opportunity!!

  3. brian Says:

    just donated what i had left on my paypal,
    p.s. i really like this event, great idea

  4. Charles Says:

    I helped organize a graduation party for a neighbor’s daughter this past weekend.
    http://i.imgur.com/f7Yd4.jpg
    (that is the cake!)

  5. Andrew Says:

    Dear 2D Boy,

    Tonight I made a couple of homemade dinners for some homeless people that live in a couple vans up the street from me in Seattle, WA. To make a long story short, it felt awesome!

    These people have lived there for a while, and although I have never met them I can only imagine how hard it is for them to get by on what they have in the cold. Here is a picture of the two vans that people live by the church up the street from my apartment:

    http://imgur.com/Oc8Zb

    This afternoon, I made some Hungarian chicken and rice, mashed potatoes, peas, and got a couple rolls to provide each of them. Here are a couple snapshots of the dinners as I made them and preparing notes to leave on their windshields:

    http://imgur.com/F41S4
    http://imgur.com/u4GvZ
    http://imgur.com/TZU9D

    I just left the dinners by their vans with a couple notes on their windshields at about 6:00PM. After about 30 minutes I checked back and it looks like they took everything (and hopefully liked it!). This “World of Good” idea is awesome, and it’s cool seeing the stuff everyone else has done!

  6. Nick Says:

    I donated blood today. I couldn’t take a picture inside, but here’s the huge stack of post-it notes I got:
    http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j260/Wandelation/IMG_0425.jpg

    I don’t know how it works in the US, but here in Sweden you get a little present after donating blood.

  7. Renegard Says:

    Today I was travelling on a bus when suddenly I spotted an ticket inspector approaching me. I was already reaching for my ticket but then out of the blue a thought popped into my head: “Why don’t you make a good deed, let this guy earn some money!” I decided to tell him that I have no ticket (even though I had one). He told me that I have to pay a EUR 60 fine. Without hesitation, I paid in cash and while I was handing him the money I felt my heart filling with joy. Today was an incredible day. Link to the fine receipt: http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5874/photo0039m.jpg

  8. Nate Says:

    My wife wanted to do a cleanse diet. So I am doing it with her to support her. Here is a picture of a wafer that I get to eat.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/nate.handy/Diet?authkey=Gv1sRgCN66y8nsl92Rcg#

    On cleanse days I get to eat a total of 6 of these along with 16 oz of dark liquid that that reminds me of liquefied goo balls.

  9. Mason Sokol Says:

    I helped a lady from our church with her stats class for a total of ten hours. She’s in the picture with her book, I’m holding the sign(it was her idea). She is getting her score back tomorrow so I keep my fingers crossed. This is her toughest course that she needs before graduation.

    http://s358.photobucket.com/albums/oo21/poggydude1/?action=view&current=Statspicture.jpg

  10. Sandy Says:

    I started my day staring down a loaf of bread, a jar of mayo, 16 oz of all natural smoked turkey, 8 oz of ham, and shredded lettuce. So, I made sandwiches until I ran out of ingredients. I put each one in a brown paper bag along with a bag of chips and a juice drink; just like bag lunches we all had from our childhood. I took these sandwiches down to San Francisco’s Civic Center and passed them out to the homeless. The first person I approached was hesitant but his friend nearby was persistent so he took one and that started the domino effect. It made my day seeing how happy and grateful they were.

    The Sandwich!!!
    http://imgur.com/CO7UR.jpg

    The Lunch:
    http://imgur.com/oXmko.jpg

    Last two lunches of the day::
    http://imgur.com/DFAeL.jpg
    http://imgur.com/zGQ4d.jpg

  11. Przemek Says:

    Our younger son is teething right now and he cries almost all night long. I was looking after him last night, so that my wife could have a good night’s sleep.

    No photo – it was dark and I was holding my son. ;)

  12. Jeet Says:

    Fed 3 roadside kids today whatever they wanted ! Forgot to take the photo :'(

  13. Patrick Brewer Says:

    My wife has a big family, 3 sisters and 11 nieces and nephews. Last year for Christmas, I made DVDs from various family gatherings as our present to the families. Everyone loved them.

    This year, though, the family has decided not to buy presents for the other families. Even though I don’t have to, I am still making the DVDs. It will be a wonderful surprise for the families. I have begun work on the process. First, I try to organize the videos and photos into different categories. For instance, last year I had a Family Trip DVD, a family sleepover DVD, and a miscellaneous DVD. Sorry about the picture quality; the only camera I had available was a DSi.

    Me sorting the videos:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=32665073&l=a315640cdf&id=183404870

  14. AlexW Says:

    I made the donation for charity.
    Good Luck everyone!

  15. TumbleBug Says:

    I know its not much compared what some other people have done but here I go anyway.
    In the UK (at least in my area) we have been having some of the worst weather in living memory. Normally we don’t have more than a 10cm of snow and it doesn’t get colder than about -2 Degrees Celsius (28 degree Fahrenheit) however right now we have about 50cm of snow and it is -15 (5 degree Fahrenheit). This has caused havoc with cars. I have been going around helping people get their cars out and onto the few cleared roads.
    Here is a picture http://imgur.com/6YKWX
    P.S. I know it makes me look like the devil.

  16. Adolph Beiter Says:

    Thanks very much for that! My mum recently harvested her garden full of tomatoes , and I find myself the owner of two or four buckets worth! Of course I couldnt eat them all like that, but I did find a website full of even more tomato recipes here. A whole website dedicated the topic!! Crazy what you can find on the internetz these days!!

  17. Jessica Says:

    My housemate is busily writing four essays (all due today) all the while preparing for 5 exams that are coming up in the next two weeks. I made him some fresh baked brownies and came up to his room with a glass of milk and two of them on a plate.

    He smiled, and told me it’s times like this he realizes that it’s the little acts of kindness that make life a lot easier to handle. :)

  18. Jean-François Says:

    I payed for world of goo even if all my friends explained me that I could easily find it for free on the internet.
    I explained them why I wouldn’t do that..
    I’m looking forward for your game on iOS!

  19. Chris Says:

    I was sitting on a couch in the (extremely packed) cafeteria at my university eating my lunch when a really awkward girl came up and motioned that she would like to sit beside me where I had put my bag. I didn’t even look up, I just moved over. She mumbled “Thanks,” and I replied “No problem, you just gotta ask.”

    Even though there were some long pauses, we did have a conversation. It turned out to be kind of sad and hopeful at the same time. She did admit to being a loner in high school but she’s still here in school, making something of herself. Despite our differences, I was reminded that even a simple conversation can do a lot of good.

    P.s. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of this conversation. Is that even possible??

  20. Michele Rupp Says:

    My son’s friend had a presentation due in one of his classes and after pulling an allnighter to get it done realized he left his flash drive at home. He texted my son letting my son know o his need for a flash drive to transport the presentation. His other option would have been to go downtown at eight in the morning in the freezing cold to buy a flash drive that he would only use once. Instead, I lent out my flash drive(that had some unbacked up incredibly important documents on it to save him the trip.

    This is a picture my son took for me of his friend holding the flash drive.

  21. Rodri Says:

    VISITING SARAS: A Daycare for Children in Need

    Well, SARAS is a Free Daycare for Poor Children.

    Well, at school we were asked to go to this place and to bring candies (they love candies!). I thought that candies are not enough for poor children. So, I was thinking: “Well, I’ll donate some of my toys”.

    I Gathered lots of toys…
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/jPwl1uLI4TURNDEgCNHUhw?feat=directlink
    …I felt like Andy at the End of Toy Story 3, sad, because I was about to lose my toys from my infancy. But, anyway, those are things that I don’t use any more.
    (NOTE: The Camp Rock Movie is Not Mine! My Cousin lent me to Donate it…)

    At the Next day, today, I Brought All those Toys to the School…
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Kh1_cB4jl3VbEEeBht7m5Q?feat=directlink
    …We were ready to go to SARAS.

    Then the Bus came. It took us to SARAS. The Exterior looked like this:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uMxr7J87oLpavyZCyGmP5Q?feat=directlink

    We entered to the Daycare…
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/a4f6EXaPRGLxTj9kR5PqYQ?feat=directlink
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9b9UVd9JRxyQHEYQOHgmCQ?feat=directlink
    …the place was older than I thought.

    Well, I Placed All the Toys on a Desk, in the “Playing Field” (if that’s the way you say it) and I left the candies on the Kitchen…
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/BMfPj6po-0bmj73B7Li92w?feat=directlink
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/t54NwFy2UCoT8oyf8zy_og?feat=directlink
    …Then I went back to my group:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Jz5VV7So4SprxScQU8dOGA?feat=directlink

    The people who ran the place, came to us and they let us to play with the children.
    The Children came, and took us to a Room where we painted “The Virgin of Guadalupe”. It took us like one hour. It was fun. We ended the face painted :D
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/rtqcoSnrq_QY-v_evyE1AQ?feat=directlink
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4KmqyqGrtQ8wTukXiJT3Ug?feat=directlink

    After that, we went to play soccer and other games:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7RO7lVCv-78BA33wS1nnXA?feat=directlink

    After all that. We grouped all together to Pray. And when we finished, the ladies that cooked showed up lots of soup coups. Time to Dig In! BUT, we weren’t supposed to eat, the children would eat, so we served the soup coups to each of the children:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5GwAsAHkjKZdjVkZwHw52Q?feat=directlink

    We were exhausted, thank god that they gave us some water later…
    When they finished, we gave the Candies we were supposed to bring, Candies for Each One.

    Then we had to Left. It was fun. We waved everybody, and we went back to Our Homes… That’s the Story.
    After All, they have a Big Screen to Play the Movies! :)

    NOTE: I don’t appear on Most of the Photos because I was Snapping them…

  22. Rodri Says:

    OK, Read My Story Here:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CORBA3EW

  23. Shandygirl Says:

    Who won the Ipad?

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