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Apress and Humble Bundle encourage kids who code with “Code Your Own Games” charity bundle

Over $500 of game programming guides offered in support of Maker Initiative and Girls Who Code / Available only through December 28, 2016

Heidelberg | New York, 20 December 2016

Humble Bundle is partnering with leading computer science publisher Apress for the Humble Book Bundle: Code Your Own Games, a Santa bag full of programming guides offered for as little as $1, with each purchase supporting the educational efforts of Maker Initiative and Girls Who Code.

By Monday, December 19, over 14,000 gaming fans had purchased the charity bundle.

The $15 ebook bundle is packed with over $500 worth of programming ebooks exclusively about game programming, The bundle offers coding instruction at every level – from beginner to advanced. Readers can learn how to code app- or arcade-style games to play on their phones, tablets, or laptops with Unity, Android Studio, RPG Maker, Java, and Swift, polishing their skills with these popular developer tools.  

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity, during this holiday season of giving.  

The Bundle also supports the educational program at the National Videogame  Museum in Texas, according to Welmoed Spahr, Managing Director of Apress. “The Humble Bundle allows Apress to give back to organizations that are educating the next generation of programmers and software developers, our core readership for Apress ebooks.”

The package includes recent titles Make a 2D Arcade Game in A Weekend, Learn Unity 3D, and the bestseller, The Game Maker’s Apprentice. For serious developers, the Bundle includes advanced ebooks on HTML5 for gaming, fine-tuning graphics and music elements, and insights into the business aspects of the game industry.  

The promotional bundles are being released globally in English, just some of the 2,500 titles available from Apress, a Springer Nature company dedicated to meeting the information needs of developers, IT professionals, and tech communities worldwide.  

Maker Initiative is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers educators and young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through hands-on skills. 

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit to encourate women to enter the field of computer science, funding summer camps, workshops and free after-school programs designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers. 

The National Videogame Museum  in Frisco, Texas, is an interactive museum and a center for research, reference and practical programming workshops for all ages.

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Mia Amato Kravitz | Springer Nature 

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Anna Smith | Humble Bundle