Beginning on December 16th at 6pm Central US, we will be live streaming a play through of Pokemon Sun and Moon on www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers to raise money for buildOn (http://www.buildOn.org/) . We will be fundraising to help build a school in Mali, West Africa. You can watch the event around the clock and chat with the participants and other viewers.
The marathon is scheduled to last 72 hours but with donation achievements viewers can unlock another 24 hours of marathon time, additional Pokemon games and game play changes. This will mark our 39thmarathon since our inception in 2008 . Our community has raised over $700,000 for various causes. We look forward to seeing you in the chat!
buildOn’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.For 25 years, buildOn has partnered with local governments and mobilized rural villages in some of the poorest countries on the planet to build more than 1,000 schools in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Senegal. We also partner with high schools in underserved communities in six U.S. cities to empower students to remain engaged in school and to positively contribute to their communities through community service and service learning. To date, buildOn students have contributed nearly 1.8 million hours of service to address the most pressing needs in their communities.
Many screams, scares and goofs were had during our “Trick or Treat” marathon for St. Jude. We raised a bit over $4,500 and had a blast doing it. A big thank you to everyone who participated. Whether you were at the marathon or in the chat, it’s always a complete team effort.
Now we are ramping up for our Pokemon Sun and Moon Marathon which begins on December 16th. We aim to catch the entire generation of new Pokemon while lying out challenges for ourselves along the way. During the marathon viewers will be able to unlock additional games and even extend the marathon past the 19th. We will announce the charity, achievements and other details in November.
Keep checking back to our blog for more details!
We will be hosting our “Trick or Treat” marathon October 14-17 2016 on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers . The event will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The theme for this marathon is “Trick or Treat”. The event will kick off with the player walking up to a bag full of games. “Trick” or “treat” will then randomly be selected. If “treat” is selected the player will get to choose the game they would like to play from the bag. If “trick” is selected the viewers will vote for the game they would like to see played. Upon completion of the game, the cycle will start over.
See you in the chat on October 14 @ 6pm CST!
Edit: (Update) We will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our original plan was for this event to benefit Heifer International. The donation widget that we are using is not working properly with their paypal settings. Once we get that issue sorted out with Heifer we will do a future event for Heifer International.
TheSpeedGamers will be at Camp Fangamer July 28-31 helping host the EB Bash Mk III stream. There will be a playthrough of Mother 3 and tons of entertainment like live music by The Super Souls Bros. Each day we will be hosting cut-throat auctions leading up to our main auction on Sunday evening. Here’s a peek at one of our auction items by Eyes5
What a great event! We enjoyed spending the week gaming with all of you and raising over $40,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During the marathon we announced 3 upcoming events; “Trick or Treat Marathon” Oct 14-17 2016, “Pokemon Sun and Moon” Dec 16-19 2016, and “Zelda Breath of The Wild” Spring 2017. We appreciate everyone who donated, modded, watched and took part in the event. The viewers kept us energized and engaged. We loved chatting with you and sharing our efforts in raising money for a great cause. It’s a complete team effort and we needed everyone to make this event as successful as it was. We look forward to seeing you all in October!! Listed below are the prize winners from the Zelda marathon. We will be emailing you in the next week to get shipping information if you won a prize. Also, please be sure to check out our forums to hang out with the rest of the community Community.tsg.tv
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
This post is meant to shed some light on the format of our Zelda Marathon. We are dividing our marathon attendees into two teams, Team Hyrule (light world)and Lorule (dark world) . Every run will net a team points depending on their performance. A run will start with 5 points and each death will be a loss of one point. At the end of the run the the points will be added to the teams total score. For example, if I’m on team Hyrule and I play Majora’s Mask with 1 death, I will gain 4 points for team Hyrule. The runners will also each set their own goal times. If the goal time is beaten, you gain an additional bonus point for your team. There will also be races that will gain the winning player +3 points for their team.
Each day there will be a few points up for grabs that will be decided by viewer participation. Fan art, promotion, etc. Another example, “Today community member Evandeck received the most retweets promoting the Zelda marathon. Evandeck can now choose which team he would like to give one point to.” There are other contributing factors and partnerships that we will be revealing as we get closer to the marathon.
I think fun competition will be a great way to highlight our strengths , raise a great amount of money for charity, and have a great time with the community. Teams and more information will be announced in upcoming blog posts.
The Zelda Marathon is 1 week long, June 24-July 1 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.