For those out of the loop – Extra Life an annual fundraising event where gamers sign up to collect donations from friends and family, pledging to spend a “day of play” marathoning video games in support of sick and injured kids. Since 2008, over 100,000 organizations and individuals have participated in the program, raising over $40 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the nation.
This year, our goal is to raise $1,000 in support of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. To accomplish this, members of our studio will be be hosting a 12-hour-long livestream on twitch.tv/filamentgames on Saturday November 3rd from 8AM-8PM! Each hour of our stream will be hosted by a different member of the Filament Games team, kicking off at 8AM with Chief Creative Officer Dan Norton playing the charming indie farming simulator RPG Stardew Valley!
As longtime fans of Stardew Valley are keenly aware, the game begins with the player suddenly inheriting their grandfather’s old farm plot. But why stop the story there!? To make this more interesting, each hour throughout the first half of our stream new players will “inherit” the previous player’s farm in a wacky, never-before-attempted gameplay experiment! With both longtime fans of the game and new players interspersed throughout the session, the only thing that is certain is plenty of hijinks! Other highlighted games include indie gem Passpartout: The Starving Artist, co-op Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime mayhem, cute-as-heck 3D platformer A Hat in Time, and locally-made “evergreen” puzzler Evergarden. Our stream will packed to the brim with game-playing, money-raising, life-saving fun – mark your calendars, because you won’t want to miss this!
Care to help support our Extra Life 18 efforts? Here are three ways you can help:
Make a donation towards our $1,000 fundraising goal! (step-by-step instructions below)