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GameBlast 2016: and so it begins!

It’s finally here: the start of GameBlast 2016. Join as we stream for 48-hours with the rest of the Gamely Giving crew to raise awareness for the amazing SpecialEffect.



THE CAUSE:

SpecialEffect is an amazing charity that aims to put fun and inclusion back into the lives of those with physical disabilities by helping them play video games, using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control systems. Levelling the playing field in this way has a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation – and they do all of this remarkable work free of charge across the UK.

THE EVENT:

Gamely Giving is taking part in this year’s GameBlast, the UK’s biggest gaming for good weekend. We want to raise awareness of and funds for SpecialEffect – and have set ourselves a target of £1,000.

We’re a team of friends, streamers and video game journalists, aiming to complete a full-on 48-hour gaming marathon starting right now. Take a look at our schedule below for more details on our members and what we’ve got planned.

THE SCHEDULE:

From 13:00 on Friday, 26 February 2016 on our dedicated Twitch channel:

Start time Streamer Stream
13:00 Nathan In Uncharted territory
19:00 Jamie Let’s discuss
23:00 Tim Hobbyist happenings
04:00 Kim Monkey business
09:00 Ben & Isaac Good morning GameBlast
14:00 Pete & Ethan Boys’ hour
18:00 Phil Cave Man
00:00 James Blood Ministrations
05:00 Kevin The Geek Knight Returns
10:00 Gamely Giving Explosive personalities

A full schedule, including the games we’re going to be playing, can be found here.

GIVEAWAYS:

A number of very kind developers – including Flix Interactive, Fictiorama Studios and Green Man Loaded – have generously donated game keys so stay tuned throughout GameBlast to win yourself some awesome titles. You can enter our giveaways in the following ways:

Giveaway How to enter
First donations Be one of the first 15 people to make a donation – regardless of the amount – to SpecialEffect via the JustGiving page for Gamely Giving
Highest donations Make one of the highest 15 donations via the JustGiving page for the team by the end of the GameBlast event
Hourly stream giveaways Follow the Twitter account for Gamely Giving and retweet, or follow the Twitch channel – and you’ll be entered into hourly giveaways throughout GameBlast

All donations received will go straight to SpecialEffect. Winners will be contacted with their game keys throughout week commencing 29 February 2016, and a list of the games up for grabs can be found here.

YOUR SUPPORT:

SpecialEffect really do deserve all the support they can get and you can help in several ways:

Method Link Support
Donate JustGiving You can sponsor the Gamely Giving team for any of the events listed above through our JustGiving page – all donations will go to SpecialEffect
Watch Twitch Join our stream from 13:00 GMT on 26 February 2016, and be in with a chance of winning some great video games by entering the competitions above
Tweet Twitter Follow the Gamely Giving team on Twitter to keep up-to-date with our progress – and possibly some videos of cats
Shout Word of mouth Help us spread the word to raise awareness of the amazing charity that is SpecialEffect!

If you’d like to find out more about the charity, please take a look at our interview with Mark Saville or head over to their website. You can also get in touch with Mark, Nick and Barry at info@specialeffect.org.uk or on 01608 810 055.

Thank you for your support!

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