Updates on Game Jam and Game Blast 18

Hi everyone,

We have good news and bad news so let’s get the bad news out of the way first!

The bad news is that, due to many of our members being unavailable, we will not be attending Global Game Jam this time.

However, the good news is that we are still on for GameBlast18 at the end of February!

GameBlast18 is a weekend of sponsored gaming marathons, raising money for the charity Special Effect.

We will be doing a 24 hour games marathon from Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th February and will stream it live on our Twitch channel.

If you would like to find out more about the event or support us, please visit our fundraising page on JustGiving.

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Visit our JustGiving page

Global Game Jam and GameBlast18

Hi everyone!

This blog has been a little quiet recently but we’re still here and we have two events coming up to kick the year off!

In January, we will be participating in Global Game Jam, a weekend of game development around a given theme.

Then, in February, we will be participating in GameBlast18, a weekend of game marathons to raise money for the charity, Special Effect.

We’ll be back with further updates on both of these soon but for now, we’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

All the best,

Giverny

(Lead Designer)

 

GameBlast17: Feb 24th – Feb 25th

Hi everyone,

From February 24th-25th, we will be taking part in a sponsored 24 hour gaming marathon for a charity event called Game Blast 17 and we need your help!

What is GameBlast17?

Game Blast 17 is a weekend of sponsored gaming marathons, raising money for the charity Special Effect, who develop specialist equipment to enable disabled children and young people to play games again with their friends and families.

Last year, my team raised over £500 so we aim to raise at least £500 again this year!

How can I help?

If you would like to support me and my team, please follow the link below to make a donation.

Visit our fundraising page on JustGiving

When is it?

We will start the marathon at 6PM on Friday Feb 24th and play through to 6PM Sat 25th, and the event will be streamed live on our Twitch channel:

Visit our Twitch Channel

We will be playing games from various franchises, such as Lego Dimensions, Project Diva: Future Tone and Resident Evil 7.

Please check out the campaign page and tune in to watch us if you can!

All the best,
Giverny

(Lead Designer)

Not So Global Game Jam 2017

Hello followers!

Global Game Jam starts today and that means our own Not So Global Game Jam shall begin today as well!

As we mentioned in a previous post, the majority of our team were not able to make the event in person so we are holding our own unofficial jam remotely from 7PM tonight.

We look forward to getting stuck in!

See you soon,

Giverny

(Lead Designer)

Global Games Jam 2017

Hello all,

It’s a new year and that means that Global Games Jam is just around the corner!

Unfortunately, as some of our members are busy and our team is quite wide-spread across the UK, we are not all able to attend one jam site in person and have instead decided to run our own jam remotely, with the members of the team that can attend.

Global Games Jam runs from the 20th-22nd of January so we will be running our own jam on those days too, though we shall start at the later time of 19:00.

Seeing as this will not be an official part of Global Games Jam, we shall decide our own theme for the game we make but we shall still aim to make one within 48 hours.

We shall keep you updated as the jam approaches!

Giverny

(Lead Designer)

GameBlast16: Our Marathon Starts Tomorrow!

Hi everyone,

Our 24 hour marathon for GameBlast16 starts tomorrow at 10am!

There’s still time to donate so, if you would like to support us and SpecialEffect, please follow the link below:

Visit our GameBlast16 page

And don’t forget that we will be doing a live stream of the marathon on Twitch.

We will also upload videos of highlights, including our forfeits, to our YouTube channel.

If you would like to watch the stream, please follow this link to our Twitch channel:

Visit our Twitch channel

If you can’t make the stream or just want to watch our forfeits when they get uploaded, please follow this link to our Youtube channel:

Visit our YouTube channel

Thank you all for your support and we hope you can join us for the stream!

All the best,
Giverny
(Lead Designer)

GameBlast16: Over £500 raised!

Hi everyone,

Our fundraising campaign for GameBlast16 has now raised over £500!

And that means more forfeits!

For reaching £300, our lead designer will sing a song.
For reaching £350, our level designer, Scott, will sing too.
For reaching £400, Scott will get a pie in the face!
For reaching £450, Scott will get a makeover!
For reaching £500, we will perform a dance!

Any song requests for the singing parts?

If you would like to help us raise even more for SpecialEffect, please follow the link below:

Visit our GameBlast16 page

Remember, we will start the livestream at 10AM on Feb 27th and will be playing games from various franchises.

We will be publishing a programme of all the games we will stream and at what times later this week so that you know what’s happening and when.

If you would like to watch the stream, please follow this link to our Twitch channel:

Visit our Twitch channel

We can’t wait!

All the best,
Giverny

GameBlast16: Over £300 raised!

Hi everyone,

Our fundraising campaign for GameBlast16 has reached a new milestone! We just went over the £300 mark!

And that means that we must do our first forfeit! Our lead designer (that’s me) will be singing a song live on the stream. Let us know if you have any requests!

We have more forfeits planned too!
At £350, our level designer, Scott, will sing too.
At £400, he will get a pie in the face!

If you would like to help us reach these milestones and make a fool of ourselves for charity then please follow this link:

Visit our GameBlast16 page

Remember, we will start the livestream at 10AM on Feb 27th and will be playing games from various franchises, such as Fallout, Lego, Metal Gear and Star Wars.

If you would like to watch the stream, this is the link to our Twitch channel:

Visit our Twitch channel

I hope you can join us!

All the best,
Giverny

GameBlast16: Top 10!

Hello followers,

With less than 10 days to go until #GameBlast16 and we have made it into the Top 10 Fundraisers list! Thank you everyone!

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If you would like to sponsor our 24hr gaming marathon, please visit our page on the GaneBlast16 website.

Visit our fundraising page

And don’t forget that you can watch the livestream of our marathon on our Twitch channel from 10AM on 27th Feb!

Visit our Twitch channel

We are looking forward to it!

Giverny
(Lead Designer)

GameBlast16 Update: Goal Reached & New Goal Set!

Hello followers,

We have had an amazing response on our GameBlast16 fundraising page! Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have already more than doubled our goal and raised over £250 for SpecialEffect!

Now, to try and reach £300, we will start doing forfeits! For example, if we reach £300, our lead designer will sing a song live during the stream of our marathon. We will take song requests if this happens so please let us know if you have any ideas!

If you want to support us, please follow the link below:

Visit our GameBlast16 page 

And don’t forget that you can catch the 24hr stream from 10AM on 27th Feb on our Twitch channel, linked below:

Visit out Twitch channel

We hope you can join us for the live stream!

All the best,
Giverny
(Lead Designer)