Randy Pitchford works for charity to remake ‘worst game ever’




Together with magician Penn Jillette does Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, a remake of Desert Bus, which is sometimes labeled as “the worst game ever.” Both the old and the new version is designed to raise money for charity.

Jillette makes cooperation with Randy Pitchford known in a podcast. According to the magician in the US best known as half of the duo Penn & Teller, the founder and president of Gearbox Software promised to make a remake of Desert Bus. The remake has to appear for different platforms and are suitable for both the Oculus Rift VR as the PlayStation. When the game appears, Penn do not know. The new version does not appear in the store; He is, according to Penn intended for charitable purposes. Organizations that want to raise money for a charity, can make use of the game.

The original Desert Bus is considered by some as “the worst game ever.” It is a mini game that is part of Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, a game about the goochelduo from 1995, which had to be released for the Sega CD, but never made it to the market. In the game the player drives from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas in Nevada on a straight road through the desert. The bus is creaky and drifts across the road. The player must keep seeing the bus on the road, only to achieve real-time Las Vegas. The bus has a fixed speed and the ride takes eight hours. Once in Las Vegas arrived, the player can possibly drive back to Tucson.

Around the game Desert Bus for Hope arise, an organization that raises money for Child’s Play. The latter is an organization that seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world, for example by donating toys. Members of the organization try every year for a week to raise money by endlessly playing Desert Bus on an old Sega CD. The gaming session will be broadcast live over the internet. Since Desert Bus for Hope began in 2007, there are over three million dollars raised for Child’s Play.


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