Ya’ll, oh do WE have a marathon for you! This summer (July 12-19) we will be playing through just about every Zelda known to man to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The format will be a follow up to our 2016 Summer marathon, Hyrule vs Lorule. For this event we split our group up in to two teams, Hyrule and Lorule. Through the gameplay players will be able to earn points for their team. At the end of the week, we will crown a champion to the team with the most points. You will be able to view the entire event on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers
We will be posting more details about the point system and how viewers can tilt the bout for their team. We have so much planned for this event and I cannot wait for you all to see it!! Until then, take a look back at our original Hyrule vs Lorule marathon with this retrospective done by Jasef:
Team Rosters and Schedule (subject to change): http://bit.ly/1WKJ0gK
Rules recap: Attendees have been divided into two teams, Hyrule and Lorule. There are 14 games being played by each team. For each run, a player starts with 5 points. Each death results in a loss of one point. If a runner beats their goal time, they will receive a bonus point. During races, the winning runner will get 3 points for their team. At the end of the marathon, the team with the most points will be awarded the Tri-Hard Championship.
Daily points up for grabs!: There will be around 3 points per day that the chat/community will have an impact on which team gets the points. We will be running promotional contests, fan art, auctions and more to decide which teams are worthy of the points.
Buy items at the Curiosity Shop to help your team!: When donating you will be able to purchase items from the Curiosity Shop that will impact the player. For example, by putting “arrows” in a donation comment $30 or higher will result in an automated nerf gun firing arrows at the player. We have several other items rigged up to an Arduino board that will trigger from keywords in donation comments. A list of items and their prices will be available during the marathon.
And more: Prizes, shirts and more will be detailed in the coming weeks.
The Zelda Marathon “Hyrule v.s Lorule” is benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital