We’ve already featured some of the many examples of gamers making the world a better place. Now there’s a new example from a Seattle company called Game It Forward. Quingo, Game It Forward’s first effort, is a fun hybrid of bingo and trivia, and it’s available now on iTunes for the iPhone and iPad.

Like many casual games, Quingo is free to download, but it hits you up for cash every now and then as you play. In Quingo you can pay to add time to the clock, see all the answers, and even “cheat.” But with this game you don’t mind so much because a portion of the money goes to charity.

The six charities currently benefiting from Quingo are Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, PAWS, Kiva (microloans), Seattle Children’s, Splash (clean water), and The Martinez Foundation (education).

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Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.