"We constantly have to revisit 'Why would Donkey Kong do this?' or 'Why would this environment be like this?' And then we start thinking: 'We're making a game about a gorilla wearing a tie.'"
-Michael Kelbaugh of Retro Studios on Donkey Kong Country Returns
"I have to say it's kinda scary how much you know about this game."
-Nicolau Chaud creator of Marvel Brothel
Last year for Destructoid's Community G3 raffle, I worked extremely hard to get $500 raised for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals from this community and you guys pulled through like it wasn't any big thing. I scrambled and ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, but you guys still supported me. For 24 hours, I played for you and you helped me reach my goal. I've thanked you many, many times already, but thank you once again in case you forgot.
It has been almost a year and G3 is upon us again. This time, I had a chance to plan a bit and get support from game developers all around the world. On August 18th, I am going to marathon 24 hours for Children's Miracle Network hospitals to help sick kids get better health care. I want to reward you all for helping me out. To my count, I have over 50 games donated to me from some of the nicest devs in the business.
Game Type (Xbox Code) Generously donated by Mommyís Best Games Serious Sam Double D (Steam Code X5) Generously donated by Mommyís Best Games We are Cubes (Xbox Code X3) Generously donated by 1BK Games Soulcaster I+II+Escape Goat (Bundle Code X2) Generously donated by Magical Time Bean Soulcaster I+II+Escape Goat (Bundle Code + T-Shirt) Generously donated by Magical Time Bean Pixel Blocked! (Xbox Code X3) Generously donated by Damni Games Dark Scavenger (Desura Code X3) Generously donated by Psydra Games Bub Block (Xbox Code) Generously donated by Roppy Chop Studios Build ní Bump (Xbox Code) Generously donated by Roppy Chop Studios Craftimals (Xbox Code) Generously donated by Roppy Chop Studios Orbitron: Revolution (Xbox Code X3) Generously donated by Firebase Industries Swift * Stitch (DRM Free Code X3) Generously donated by Sophie Houlden Rose & Time (DRM Free Code X3) Generously donated by Sophie Houlden Bar Oasis 2 (iOS Code X5) Generously donated by Corners Studio Satazius (Steam Code X3) Generously donated by Nyu Media The eXceed Collection (Steam Code X3) Generously donated by Nyu Media Ether Vapor Remaster (DRM Free Code X3) Generously donated by Nyu Media Kung Fu Strike (Steam Code X2) Generously donated by 7Sixty Games Kung Fu Strike (Xbox Code X2) Generously donated by 7Sixty Games Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (Steam Code X4) Generously donated by Drink Box Studios Shinobi PS2 (PSN Code X2) Generously donated by Sega
I also have a stock pile from my own set that I have been dying to get rid of. These are the games I have donated myself out of my own collection from various charity bundles across the years:
Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! (Desura Code, Steam Code) Braid (OnLive Code) Trine (OnLive Code) Osmos (OnLive Code) Rig Ní Roll (Steam Code X3) Space Rangers (Steam Code X3) Theater of War 2: Africa 1943 (Steam Code X3) Reign: Conflicts of Nations (Steam Code X3) Bundle: VVVVV, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, Hammerfight, And Yet It Moves (Desura Code X2, Steam Code) Bundle: Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor (Desura Code, OnLive Code) Bundle: Spacechem, TRAUMA, Frozen Synapse (Desura Code, OnLive Code) Bundle: Braid, Osmos, Machinarium, Cortex Command, Revenge of the Titans (Desura Code X2) Bundle: Aquaria, Lugaru HD, World of Goo, Penumbra Overture, Samorost 2, Gish (Steam Code) Bundle: Spacechem, Fieldrunners, Bit.Trip Beat, Uplink (3 Humble Gift Codes) Music Bundle: MC Frontalot, They Might Be Giants, Christopher Tin, Jonathan Coulton, Hitoshi Sakimoto (3 Humble Gift Codes) Music Bundle: ETHER VAPOR Remaster + Fairy Bloom Freesia Original Soundtracks (Bandcamp Code)
The catch is that I can't give these codes away until I reach my team goal of $1000. This has always been my prerequisite because I want to reach my goal first and foremost. I want to prove how awesome we are to the developers that offered these games to us. After all of the support from you last year, I know for fact that I can do it.
Fill out all your information and the amount you want to donate. Even if you can only spare a dollar, I will gladly accept it and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Next, make sure to check the little box that says Allow participant to see my e-mail address
This allows me to track who donated so I can enter you in to the raffle. You can choose to donate anonymously, but that means I won't know who you are and I can't enter you.
Donations are live now so please donate anything you can.
When will the raffle be drawn?
After we reach the $1000 I'll draw the emails with a number randomizer website. I'm probably going to be asleep for most of Sunday. If we do hit the total early, I'm still going to wait til the entire event is over. I'm going to be using my laptop for a stream, I don't want to dare opening the files.
Sunday night will probably be when I get around to drawing names and Monday will be the announcement for the winners.
Am I really marathoning for 24 hours?
Yes. From 11AM EST Aug 18 to 11AM EST Aug 19, I will be playing some form of video game. This is serious to me.
I am also extending an invitation for you all to game along with me. I will be on a live stream for a good deal of this, but when I'm not, I will be playing multiplayer games that you can join on. Keep me company.
I am not an online gamer in the slightest, so I am staying as far away from multiplayer PC games as I can. I'm sure it's easy to configure, I've just never done it. Consoles however are a bit easier for me so hit me up or even leave me a message at any of the IDs above. I'll answer any questions and I'll accept anybody's request to join my game.
I figured my first true online game should be the first thing to kick this off. Everybody dust off your copy and come play an old classic.
12 PM- 1PM EST
I figured that this would be a nice break from lancing. Just so you know, DIBS on Dazzler. *He says as if somebody else actually wanted to play as her*
Halo: Reach Xbox
1PM - 3PM EST
I suck at Halo, but it is one of the few games Brett and I share and since he's going to be going in to his 3rd hour with this, I figured I'd help him out by playing with him. Please note that I don't even know how to use the jetpack so if you want free kills come find me.
ON LIVE 3PM - 10PM EST
I'm going to be on the stream for a long stretch of time. Please keep me company until I can get back to my consoles for some Mass Effect. I have never done one of these so I'm a bit nervous about being on for so long.
Mass Effect 3 Xbox
10PM - 12AM EST
I've actually only ever played the Beta, so this will be something fresh. Let's raise some readiness together.
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Xbox or PS3
12AM - 2AM EST
Sound off in the comments which version you want me to play. I can play both and want to have some fun with ranking up.
Mortal Kombat Vita PSV
2AM - 3AM EST
I just got this a few days ago and I know it's not the preferred version for hardcore MK fans, but I want to give my Vita a real test drive. Find me and we'll rip each others hearts out.
3AM - 4AM EST
I have no idea how to even play Terraria. This will be with the group on stream so after they teach me how to use this, I'll try and add you to our game.
King of Fighters XIII PS3
4AM - 6AM EST
6AM - 7AM EST
I have no idea if anybody will want to show up for this, but I bought the game to play with Elsa on her birthday and the thing took so long to install that I missed it. If anybody is awake that has a copy, let's go all Top Gun on the battlefield.
BlazBlue, Battle Fantasia, Dead or Alive 4 Xbox
7AM - 8AM EST
It'll be late by this point, so if you want to hit me up for any of these games please do. I'm really not going to be planning this one. Last time I tried to play Battle Fantasia during G3 nobody showed up so if you want to whoop my effeminate Harry Potter rip off. Come at me.
ON LIVE 8AM - 11AM EST
This is the final stretch where I will be working REALLY hard to get the last of the donations. I figured 24 hours of marathon had to end in a complicated shmup, so Jamestown will rap this all up.
Thank you for your time in reading this. Please join me on stream and in game on Saturday. If you have any extra change please help out. My sad little donation jar from work needs all the help it can get (it has $5 in it so far)
This will be my first time appearing on a livestream in any form (and I'm doing it for HOURS), so please give me your support by hopping in the chat Saturday and wishing me luck. I need all the help I can get with this.