Atari chip musician Stu has uploaded his track from the Chip In: Japan! fundraiser compilation to SoundCloud. "Toxic Seed" is a reflection on humankind's ability to damage our biggest treasure: planet earth. The track was composed shortly after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunamis.
Chiptune musician Leeni has released her latest collection of Game Boy music, titled Headphones On Your Heart. The EP is available through Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to the Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization working to reduce emotional distress among young people.
The charity album Play It Forward, benefiting the Child's Play charity and Electronic Frontier Foundation non-profit organization was released today through Bandcamp. Participants include Stemage (Alpha Squad), Dan Taylor (Metroid Metal), and Jeff Ball (Monkey Island 2).
PixelJunk 4am art and music director Baiyon has released a two-volume charity album called Vibes Against Vibes through his netlabel Descanso.
Akira Yamaoka discusses the creation of the fundraising initiative Play For Japan: The Album, whose proceeds will go to charity. He is joined by charity album participants Hip Tanaka.β and Mitsuto Suzuki.
Game composers Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Cross) and Laura Shigihara (Plants vs Zombies) discuss their participation in the Play For Japan music compilation.
Game developer Grasshopper Manufacture has raised $80,000 for disaster relief following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunamis through auctions and non-profit game sales.