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)

Game Blast 16 – 24 Hour Marathon

Hi everyone,

From February 27th to 28th, we will be taking part in a sponsored 24 hour gaming marathon for a charity event called Game Blast 16 and we need your help!

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Game Blast 16 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.

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You can find out more about Special Effect and  Game Blast here:

Visit the Special Effect website

Last year, we raised £85 so we are hoping to raise at least £100 this year!

If you would like to support us, please follow this link to our donation page:

Visit our donation page 

We will start a live stream of the marathon on Twitch at 10AM on Feb 27th and we will be playing games from various franchises, such as Fallout, Lego, Metal Gear and Star Wars.
 
If you would like to watch the live stream of our marathon on Twitch, please save the following link:

Visit our Twitch channel

I hope you can check it out and watch the fun unfold!

All the best,
Giverny

Global Game Jam 16: Spirited

Hello followers,

We’re back from Global Game Jam and we had a great time together!

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The Eathanians were split across two teams this year, the Warriors Of Light and Nicktendo Eathania Squirrel. (Don’t ask…)

This year, the theme given was ‘Ritual’.

Nicktendo Eathania Squirrel made a 2D platformer called ‘Spirited’, in which you play as a Native American boy named Coda. Coda uses the power of totems to transform into spirit animals.

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You can watch our  demonstration video of Spirited, including blooper reel and gameplay, on YouTube.

Watch the video of Spirited on YouTube

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If you want to play Spirited yourself, then you can find out more information and download the game from our GGJ16 page.

Visit our Global Game Jam page

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!

Giverny

Global Game Jam – Jam Jar

Hello followers,

You may have heard that we will be going to Global Game Jam next week.

We will be attending at the Staffordshire University site and will be split across two teams.

We have also decided to take part in GamesAid’s Jam Jar campaign!

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We will have a jam jar full of tasty treats to offer to fellow jammers in exchange for a donation of whatever the jammer wishes to pay for the sweets. The proceeds will then go to the charity, GamesAid, who help support children and young people in need.

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If you will be attending the site, please let us know if you have any requests for sweets!

We will keep you posted on further updates.

See you there!

Giverny

Global Game Jam 2016

Hello followers,

The weekend is coming to a close but we have some exciting events to look forward to in the next couple of months.

First off, we will be taking part in the Global Game Jam from January 29th to 31st. The Gam Jam is a global event, in which teams of 6 or less must make a game in 48 hours.

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Seeing as Eathania has over 6 members, we have split ourselves across two separate teams for this event.

We shall be revealing more details as the event draws nearer so we will keep you updated!

Watch this space for updates on GGJ and more events to follow in February.

Giverny
(Lead Designer)