Beat Ne-Yo’s Child of Eden High Score for a Good Cause

Usually I ignore promotions that mingle celebrities with video games, but this one involves a great game and a great cause, so I would feel bad if I went without mentioning it.

As part of Project Hope, Ubisoft has partnered with R&B singer-songwriter / producer / actor Ne-Yo to promote the new release of psychedelic Xbox 360 rail shooter Child of Eden and at the same time contribute to the ongoing relief effort for Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked the Land of the Rising Sun earlier this year.

Ubisoft and Ne-Yo have already donated $100,000 to the Red Cross Japanese relief fund, but an additional $1 will be donated for everyone who tops Ne-Yo’s high score on the Evolution archive’s ‘Normal Kinect’ online leaderboard, which is posted at four stars and 306,800 points. At the end of the contest on July 4th, one player with a qualifying high score will also be randomly selected to win an in-person meet and greet with Ne-Yo himself.

Watch the trailer embedded at the top of the page for an introduction to the trippy world of Child of Eden and an overview of the contest. The rules are explained in further detail here.

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