Last year saw a group of local gamers put on one of the more intriguing livestreamed gaming charity marathons of recent times – a 24 marathon of 15 of the worst games out there. And sure enough, the lads not only pulled through to beat their goal of $2000 and somehow managed to retain their sanity, but also came close to tripling their goal! So it’s fantastic to hear that the Lame Game Marathon is back this year, and is set to be bigger than ever.
For those of you unaware, the Lame Game Marathon is sponsoring funds for UNICEF to help aid effort in the Sahel region of West Africa, thanks to a severe and prolonged drought has brought the “lean season” (the time of the year where harvests usually run out) earlier than usual, leaving many in states of malnutrition, sickness, and without safe water. The team aims to raise $5500 (which was the final total for last year), broadcasting from the 22nd of September, starting from 10am AEST.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any confirmation as to what exactly they’ll be playing, but we do know they’ll be on the Facebook & Twitters chatting away, as well as giving away some prizes. And given some of the games they played last year (which included Vampire Rain, Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust, Superman 64, Pimp My Ride, Limbo of the Lost, Naughty Bear and Rugrats Scavenger Hunt), it’ll be real interesting to see what they come up with.
I know I’ll definitely be tuning in. As someone who spent a good month last year playing a series of horrible video games, it’s quite a feat to put up with, let alone for a full 24 hours. And if the guys are reading this, I do hope some Kinect games are in order. Some of them are a real ‘treat’.
For more info, check out their website, and if you wish to donate, hit them up here.