October 20th, 2012 | By Mark Isaacson
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s the importance of raising money for a worthy cause. For the Indie Games for Good (IGG) team, that’s all about raising much needed funds for Child’s Play, an organisation that aims to improve children’s hospitals around the world through the fun of video games and originally founded by the folks behind Penny Arcade.
IGG has only just begun, with a team of fun loving gamers coming together to play out the next few days worth of their marathon in indie favourites. As of this article the team are into hour number 19 of a total of 67, with the total raised so far well passed the $7000 mark. The likes of Dust: An Elysian Tale, Fez, Dishwasher: The Dead Samurai have cropped up on the playing list, having started way back in hour one with indie darling Cave Story.
IGG plans to interview and chat with some of the indie developers featured during the marathon too. Be sure to watch to get some insight and a few laughs from some well known or up and coming developers from around the world.
There’s the promise of many more games on the list that come with a range of different genres. As a contributor you have the power to decide what that title may be. The more people that donate to the event, the more likely they’ll play the game you want to see. There’s a massive list to choose from, so no doubt a personal favourite of yours is up there. For the record, I voted for The Binding of Isaac.
If you’d like to donate to the Indie Games For Good, be sure to visit the official streaming website where you can see the team in action and choose how you’d like to donate (by card or PayPal, for example). You can also task the team with a few challenges, such as acting out Tetris live (my personal choice) or doing something a little weirder. It’s all for a fantastic cause and for the fun of indie gaming, so get involved while you can!