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Bugdom Goes Shareware
9:27 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Pangea Software today re-released their popular video game Bugdom as shareware and will donate a portion of profits to charity. After selling 30,000 units of Bugdom at retail for the last few years, the game is now available as shareware for $20. The regular boxed version of Bugdom will continue to be sold off of Pangea's web site until inventory runs out.

Here's a snippet from Pangea's press release:

After selling close to 30,000 units of Bugdom, Pangea Software has decided to re-release the videogame as shareware, and 50% of all profits from Bugdom shareware sales during the month of March will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdf.org). "Our inventory of Bugdom CD's is running low, but rather than build more units, we decided to convert the game to shareware so that people can download and pay for it online" said Brian Greenstone, President and CEO of Pangea Software. "This should be especially helpful for international customers who currently pay very high shipping costs and import taxes."

Pangea Software has a history of releasing software as "charityware" in which the software is free to those who want it, but it is requested that they make a charitable contribution as payment. "A few years ago, it became difficult for us to continue doing charityware since our cost of doing business was increasing dramatically," said Greenstone, "but we wanted to continue the tradition with this re-release of Bugdom, so we're going to see how much money we can raise for JDRF during March."

To download the 50 MB file, head over to our sister site, MacGameFiles. The shareware version will also be available on the next MacGames CD, due out in late March.

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