Here’s the latest on our plans for GameBlast19, an annual gaming marathon for SpecialEffect. This amazing charity puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of those with physical difficulties by helping them to play video games using a range of technology, making a positive impact on confidence and rehabilitation. Take a look at this update on the SpecialEffect website or click on the link to see all Later Levels’ posts about the event.
Following on from our first GameBlast19 update in September, I’m afraid to report we’ve already run into a couple of ‘technical difficulties’ for next year’s event. It’s officially scheduled to take place on 22-24 February 2019 which just so happens to be the same weekend as Ben’s wife’s birthday; and Nathan is expecting the arrival of his son in just a few weeks so he’ll be tied up with nappy changes. This cuts our dream-stream-team in half to just myself and Pete so we need to start thinking creatively.
He’s convinced we’ll be able to manage another non-stop 24-hour gaming session and, while I’m not so sure myself, I’m wiling to step up to the challenge and give it a go. But it just wouldn’t be the same without the presence of our partners-in-crime and so we’ve therefore been considering ways for them to be involved remotely. We’d also like to get some audience participation going and think we’ve come up with a solution – so we’d like to ask you guys for your help!
It’s time for…
🎮 The GameBlast Genre Generator 🎮
Can you think of a video game perfect for a stream because it supports cooperative play or encourages plenty of discussion in Twitch chat? Whether it’s an action title that multiple players can join in with or a puzzler where everybody can help figure out the solutions in chat, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Help shape our GameBlast19 stream by suggesting suitable PlayStation and PC games in the following genre categories. Get creative for the community section and pick anything you wish; this is your chance to see us play your favourite release, work our way through something we’ve never heard of or suffer something difficult after almost an entire day without sleep.
- Virtual reality
- Community choice
Submit your suggestions using the comments at the end of this post or contact me directly using any of the Later Levels social media channels. We’ll then combine everyone’s ideas into a poll for our next GameBlast19 update towards the end of November, and you’ll have the opportunity to vote on the game you’d like to see played during each section of the stream.
We’re both excited and a little scared to see what you guys come up with because our streaming fate in your hands. More news coming next month!
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.