Here’s something new. A couple of our friends are putting on a charity event, Oct. 26th – 29th, for the American Cancer Society and we’re lucky enough to be a part of it. Okay, maybe that part isn't so new, but stay with me. What they’re doing is streaming an interactive videogame marathon on-line where you can drop in and play along, or just give them company as they suffer through nearly two-dozen new and classic games until their eyes and fingers bleed. Obviously, the whole point is to raise funds and awareness of cancer, so it’d be nice if visitors could chip in a dollar or two along the way. There will be give-a-ways and random prizes from companies like Valve, Arenanet, World-8, Anothercastlegames.com, and you guessed it ZOMBIES&Toys! We’re donating several Z&T grab bags and various other prizes to be given away leading up to and during the event.
I’ll also be popping in on STEAM to play through at least part of the first installment of Left4Dead with them sometime during that weekend, so check the Schedule often to find out when. We’d love it if you stopped in to say “hi.”
They’re also putting on a Fan Art Contest where members of the Nightmarathon team will be selecting their favorite submissions to win prizes like these...
Check them out on Facebook by following this link, and also on Twitter here. Do everyone a favor and head over to the homepage at Videogame Nightmarathon 2012 and click on that ‘donate’ button both now and during the event. You won’t actually be handing Nightmarathon any cash, instead you’ll be redirected to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” donation page where you can enter in any amount you want and send the donation directly to them on behalf of team Nightmarathon. The American Cancer Society is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization, so you’ll get a nifty write-off for any donations you make, too! That’s right. There’s no middle man taking a cut of the proceeds here, just direct, honest, feel-good charity in action.