I’ve been hearing about the members of the Giant Bombcast talk about participating in the Extra Life video game marathon for a few years now. For some reason, when the 2014 event happened, I decided to look into it to see if I could participate this year. When I started looking into it around a month ago, I realized I wouldn’t be able to participate in the big 24 hour day because that’s when someone’s getting married. But, then I found out that the organizers are OK with creativity in the marathon was run. There are others, like me, who raise money and play games throughout the year.
So I set up my Extra Life donation page (where you can read about why I’m doing this) and also created a team with Dan and Dave. I started playing games, asking for donations, and streaming the games on Twitch. In order to increase my changes of attracting viewers and donations, I also started posting my videos to my Youtube page and created a playlist of those games. I’ve already been through 2 revisions of my Overlay (the background of my video).
So, how are things going? Well, I’m 10% of the way towards my goal thanks to my uncle Pedro and my friend Ryan Christopher. And with Dan’s donations, we’re 4% of the way towards reaching that goal. I have to say that in just these 9 days I’ve been on a roller coaster of emotions. I imagine that’s old hat to those who work on donation campaigns, but I’m pretty new to it.
If you haven’t already donated, any amount is fine – even a dollar. They even let you pay at a monthly rate so if you want to give $50, but can’t afford it all at once, you can give a little less than $5 a month. And whether you want to donate or not, I hope you enjoy the gameplay.