Learn Game Development, Support Girls Who Code and Maker Education

Apress is partnering with Humble Bundle this holiday season with a "Code Your Own Games" eBook bundle. Purchase a collection of 18 Apress Game Development eBooks for as little as $15 while supporting amazing charities.

Humble Bundle, Inc. is a digital storefront for video games and book bundles, with a portion of the price of each bundle sale going towards charity. We put together a package of 18 titles from Apress’ game development list- books vary in terms of level and the type of game development skill readers will learn. We selected three charities that will benefit from the sale of our “Code Your Own Game”-bundle- these are all charities that support coding and web development education to children and young adults. Customers can chose to support the charities Apress has selected or they can select a different organization from the extensive list that Humble Bundle offers.

The charities that Apress has picked to support with part of the proceeds from the Code Your Own Game-bundle sale are:

New Content ItemGirls Who Code, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 2012 to encourage more young women to complete a college-level computer science education and gain skills to further enhance their employability. Mobilizing leading executives, educators, and engineers, Girls Who Code has developed a new model of computer science education designed to inspire, educate, and equip girls of all experience levels and backgrounds with the skills to succeed in the field.

In just three years, Girls Who Code has already begun to move the needle: through rapid iteration and expansion of our Summer Immersion Program and highly-scalable Clubs Program, Girls Who Code has delivered 3,000+ hours of instruction to 3,000+ girls nationwide. Our programs have earned support from the CEOs of top Fortune 500 companies, engaged 700+ industry professionals, delivered among the most robust dataset on computer science education, and been featured in 100+ publications, from The New York Times to the Today Show. Our alumnae are overwhelmingly choosing to major in computer science or related studies and consistently name Girls Who Code's programs as their chief incentive to do so.

Girls Who Code is dedicated to closing the gender gap in the technology world. Supporting the work of Girls Who Code is an opportunity to empower the engineers, innovators, and executives of tomorrow.

New Content ItemMaker Ed is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating more opportunities for all young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making. Through its support of educators and communities, Maker Ed plays a national leadership role in both broadening access to and deepening the impact of meaningful making and learning experiences for youth. Your contribution to Maker Ed goes towards connecting educators and communities through our growing network, providing professional development to educators, building capacity for making opportunities at organizations and in communities, and building and sharing best-practices and research efforts around maker education -- bringing us one step closer to our vision of Every Child a Maker. Maker Ed is a project of the Tides Center, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

New Content ItemThe National Videogame Museum recently opened this spring in Frisco, Texas!! Starting with over 10,000 square feet of space, this interactive videogame mecca will operate as a nonprofit work in progress that aims to develop partnership with the videogame community as it grows in space and time. World class exhibits are currently being built that will host thousands of fun, playable pieces of history. Want to visit a room of handhelds, play a giant PONG, step back in time and play in an authentic '80s arcade? Those are just a few of the awesome recreations you can experience at the National Videogame Museum.

The National Videogame Museum will host the vast collection of the Videogame History Museum. A culmination of over 25 years of archiving and research, the Videogame History Museum expands on the standard artifact-display point of interest, placing a great deal of importance on the people who created the industry and the stories they have to tell. The museum was founded by John Hardie, Sean Kelly, and Joe Santulli, the creators of the long-running Classic Gaming Expo. Long before there was mainstream interest in classic or “orphaned” games, each had been privately gathering physical artifacts, memorabilia, and information.

All funds received by the Videogame History Museum will go directly to help create the level of exceptional exhibits at the National Videogame Museum that videogames deserve. This is a not-for-profit museum. This is your museum. Help us forge ahead today to make the National Videogame Museum as phenomenal as videogames themselves.

Click here to purchase this Humble Bundle and support these wonderful organizations.