The Final Fantasy Marathon is in the books! Everybody involved did a great job, a complete team effort. We ended raising $32, 753 for ACT Today. That ranks as our 4th most successful marathon. We have now surpassed $425,000 total raised for various charities/causes. All prize winners from the FF marathon should be notified soon.
We’ve started transitioning into planning for our upcoming Halloween (Oct 18-21) and Zelda (Dec 13-16) marathons. Soon you should see changes to the front page banner and forums as well as their backgrounds. If you need you need access to the marathon planning forum, please either pm/tweet/email me. You will also see a batch of new community/forum events and contests soon.
We’ve got some big ideas for each of our next couple of marathons. I’ll be posting about them over the next several weeks on the blog. Thank you guys for supporting us over the 5+ years. We’ve got a lot planned for the future.
Update!!: Thanks to YellowPepper, 3 participants in the pumpkin carving contest will win a copy of Zelda Skyward Sword!!! You must live in the U.S to be eligible to win Skyward Sword and you must carve a Zelda themed pumpkin to be entered.
Fall is upon us and in just a few short weeks so will Halloween. Each year we hold a pumpkin carving contest in which the community can show off its artistic ability. This year, we will randomly select 2 of the participants in the contest and gift them “The Binding of Isaac” on Steam in spirit of the holiday.
You can carve the pumpkin however you would like, but since our Zelda marathon is coming up it would be awesome to see a few Zelda themed entries! In order to enter the contest, simply post in the following forum thread an image that includes your pumpkin and a sheet of paper with your forum name, or post a youtube video of you carving the pumpkin. You must submit your entry by November 1st.
THQ is going to be publishing 2 of Doublefine’s upcoming downloadable game and they have revealed one of them. Costume Quest is an adventure RPG that takes place on Halloween night. The gameplay includes getting quest’s, collecting various objects, and fighting and leveling up. The game will put you in the role of kids trick or treating and take place in a variety of sub-urban environments. Unlike most of Doublefine’s other titles this game is being headed up not by Tim Schaeffer but by Tasha Harris the company’s lead animator. THQ will also be publishing what is described as a 3rd person adventure game from Doublefine.
I just got back from my trip to LA, which I’ll post more about later, and found some great pumpkin carvings in our inbox. Of course I’m biased on why I love this first one so much, you’ll soon know why after watching the video.
I’m proud to write that Mana Potions will be supporting us once again for our upcoming marathon. They have just launched a new product, Blood Energy Potion, and will be donating prize packages to the highest donators.
“Blood Energy Potion (livingwithbloodlust.com)! Its a delicious energy beverage (fruit punch) with the same consistency and similar nutritional content to actual Blood. It provides up to 4 hours of energy with protein, iron, and electrolytes, all in a transfusion style pouch.”
Top Donator: 12pack Blood Energy Potion, Mana Energy Potion Wristband/Mousepad
2nd Runner-Up Donator: 6pk Blood Energy Potion, Mana Energy Potion Wristband/Mousepad
3rd Runner-Up Donator: 3pk Blood Energy Potion, Mana Energy Potion Wristband/Mousepad
I’ve been keeping this a secret for a little bit, but I think now it’s time to spill the beans. Capcom has recently contacted us and asked if they could help us out with our marathon. Of course I said yes, just reading the email got me pumping my fists. Capcom is home to several of my favorite gaming franchises.
Today Capcom mailed off 2 copies of Resident Evil (PC) autographed by the producers and several RE Darkside Chronicles t-shirts. Awesome prizes I must say. This is just the beginning though; Capcom has even more in store for the marathon. As soon as the details are finalized I’ll post them!
May seem like a silly question, however I know people my age who still Trick-or-Treat for the heck of taking advantage of free candy. They also risk getting told off by some elderly woman who lost her dentures and loves to use her cane as a torture weapon…not to mention the possibility of law enforcements if the home owners are real up-tight.
We’d like for the community to send in pictures of their own TSG themed pumpkin carvings . During our marathon we will give away different awards for the pumpkin carvings. For example, most original, funniest..ect. Also, if you’d like to create a stencil for your carving, be sure to send that in too so other members can recreate your art. We will compile a slideshow of all the pumpkin submissions we received and play it during the Halloween marathon. Start sending in your carvings today! Remember that you don’t need to be an artist, this is all in good fun.
You can drop your submissions in the forum topic here and Fanart@TheSpeedGamers.com