Hello RPG Maker Central people! I have a special announcement regarding the Gamer's Outreach charity fundraiser that will be taking place April 28th and 29th. This is a message from Hard_Reset himself:
"There is a local charity called Gamer's Outreach that is continuing to grow over the years. They build, set up and provide support for mobile gaming stations for children's hospitals all over the United States. The thought of kids sitting around in hospitals for long term care or recovering after a surgery with nothing to do kind of bums me out and these mobile gaming stations, or GO Karts as the charity calls them, are the perfect thing to take a kid's mind off of the harsh reality that they are faced with daily. Every year, they have a big fundraising drive called Gamer's For Giving held at Eastern Michigan University and my sister and have been attending for a few years now. There are video game tournaments, big Youtube and Twitch personalities and a couple hundred other streamers playing games live all at this event with the goal of raising money to extend and amplify the reach of this initiative. I wanted to stream from the event, but I waited to long and all of the spots were filled.
That, however, is not going to stop me. Ever since I found out about this charity, I wanted to be a part of it. Video games have always been an escape and just a general fun time for me and I think these kids deserve access to game consoles while they are in a hospital. So, since I couldn't get a spot to stream at the event, I'm going to do a special 24 Hour Charity Stream where I play through my personal favorite game of all time, Chrono Cross. Now, you might be asking yourself if I am in fact insane and it is a valid question. I want to try and raise as much money as possible and if this really goes wild, the full amount required to build a GO Kart for the kids. During the stream, I'll be giving away ten (10) $10 Steam Codes, so stick around as much as you can! I'm also trying to think of a grand prize giveaway, but that item has yet to have been decided yet.
"But Hard_Reset, I don't really have any money to donate, times are tough." Don't worry, I definitely understand how that goes. The good news is, any bit and sub revenue I get for the entire month of April and especially for this charity stream, will be donated towards the total amount. Also, it would mean the world to me if you blew up your social media with info about the stream and charity to get as many people interested as possible. Also, if you are a developer with a commercial game and want to donate a game code for me to raffle away, that would be awesome! Now, why Chrono Cross? As mentioned before it is my favorite game, but also there are multiple paths to choose from, over 40 characters that can be named and plenty of different accents that characters speak (that yes I'll be attempting to make ridiculous) I think it will be a lot of fun!"
Date of stream: April 28th 7:00 PM EST - April 29th 7:00PM EST
Fundraising Goal: $3500
Donation Link: https://fundraise.gamersoutreach.org/campaign/hard_reset-go-kart-2k18-ky06ex4osliw
Charity Webpage: https://gamersoutreach.org/