Last year Munki, myself, friends and co-workers took part in a Charity event for Special Effect called GameBlast. Apart from some bad planning about start times, we had an amazing time and collectively raised £643.58 for a truly amazing cause.
Incase you aren’t aware of the charity Special Effect is an awesome organisation who strive to give those who aren’t able to enjoy gaming due to disability the freedom of playing games again, allowing them to interact with friends and family.
Although I can type of the good things they do, I would ask you to watch the following video which can do a much better job at explaining things than me.
This year we are taking part in GameBlast17 on 24 to 26 Feb 2017, with a more carefully planned schedule that doesn’t start straight after work. I think we are aiming for two 12 hour sessions so that we don’t need to work out child care. We are hoping to play some multiplayer titles, and if we can get the camera setup working correctly we shall even stream some table top board games.
We are still working out the schedule of what we are playing and when, but most of the PC gaming events we shall be hopefully streaming the gameplay.
This post was to give me a bit of a kick up the arse to complete my fundraising page as much it was to start putting the word out about the event.
Last weekend FlyinPinkMunki and I took part in a gaming marathon called GameBlast to help raise money for the charity Special Effect. Along with 3 other people our team played for a collective 130+ hours and raised over £630 in sponsorship.
Personally I achieved my personal goal by setting up HItbox streaming for 24 hours, I then tacked some additional hours beyond the stream too in the remainder of the weekend. I covered the following titles as part of the event:
Left 4 Dead 2 (Group Game)
World of Tanks
Rocket League (Group Game)
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Group Game)
The Long Dark
Orcs Must Die! 2
Team Fortress 2 (Group Game)
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome
World of Warships (Group Game)
I have to say it was really good fun and I plan on taking part in the event next year, hopefully with more players signed up so we can run some bigger gaming events and possibly relay timeslots to cover the whole event.
After wanting to take part in a charity gaming event for some time, I decided that this was the year to stop talking and get doing. So rounded up a few people to take part in SpecialEffect’s GameBlast16 event.
Running between the 26th-28th of February 2016 it’s the UK’s largest charity gaming marathon weekend! During this period we shall be playing a number of games both solo and as part of a group, hoping to cover much of the weekend. We shall be publishing a more detailed schedule closer to the event with some streaming thrown in for good measure.