GameBlast19 – Charity Video Game Streams
This week, I got chatting to our good friend Kim over at Later Levels, where I told her that I should not have bought a game she recommended (Elder Scrolls Online). That’s not what you came here to find out about; instead, you’re wondering what this has to do with GameBlast19 – And it’s quite simple really. In that same conversation, we started to chat about their plans for GameBlast19… And I might have said that I’d happily get involved. So, for the second time, if all goes to plan it looks like I’ll be back on board for a stream – First time in ages, too.
In a recent article, I shared the below image. It was the schedule from the last time I took part in a stream – Indeed, this was my section of the stream from the last charity stream I was involved with. I’ve always been somewhat vocal about how I’m not a big streamer myself; I much prefer the editing process and I love how well that translates to videos. However, considering it’s for charity and considering the conversation Kim and I had, I hope she doesn’t mind me starting to build a little bit of hype for the stream!
In 2019, my stream will be very different to this – For one, the stream will not be as long as that stream was, which was a 3 day long event. Instead, the stream will be a 24 hour one – Which is much more manageable. Oh don’t get me wrong, it was always handled and it was always handled well, but in all honesty, doing such long charity events is a lot of work. As you can see in my schedule above, I had the joyous graveyard shift. It was quite fun, in all honesty. People stayed with me until the very end and we even got a little bit of game dev work going – Which got some people talking. Okay, I was only using RPG Maker VX, but man, it was fun!
I doubt I’ll be playing Flash games again this time and indeed, we want to play some good fun party games on stream too. I’ve already suggested Worms and someone has suggested Overcooked, which is stressful but amazing fun. Hey, Team17, think you could hook us up with copies of Overcooked 2 for our charity stream, eh? We’d love you even more than we already do? It’s for charity! Uhh, if someone from Team17 actually reads this and does want to help out, you can contact us at GeekOutSW@gmail.com, or you can contact our hosts Later Levels.
If only it worked that way.
Enough begging from me – I’m going to keep this article short and sweet. I thought I’d post this to let you all know that I’m likely going to post more things on this in a couple of months time, so be prepared for GameBlast19 preparation posts! Kim – I’m looking forward to making this one go even better than the last time I was onboard, so let’s raise some money for an amazing cause – and help people with disabilities get their game on. If you’d like to know even more about GameBlast in advance, please check out their official website. If you have any video game ideas for me, throw them in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter.