Cliff Blezinski and Rod Fergusson from Epic Games have announced that they have raised over $150,000 with the “Fate of Carmine” campaign that ran from July 29th until September 1st. The money that was raised will be donated to Child’s Play.
During the event, Xbox 360 owners were able to purchase two items of avatar clothing from the Xbox Live Marketplace. These shirts either read “Save Carmine,” or “Carmine must die.” Similar, real-life shirts were also available for purchase at Neca. For the purchase of each shirt, a vote was cast whether the third Carmine brother should survive Gears of War 3, or if he should suffer the same fate as his two brothers in the previous installments in the series.
Blezinski and Fergusson did not disclose what the eventual fate of Clayton Carmine will be. Gears of War 3 will be available for the Xbox 360 on April 5th, 2011.
Both of the shirts are still available at the Xbox Live Marketplace, and can also still be ordered from Neca. It is unclear whether further proceeds will also be donated to the charity.