As fans of the terrific 'Games Done Quick' events will know, live streaming games in an entertaining way is a great method for raising money and doing a lot of good. Now Desert Bus for Hope, which has been running annual events since 2007, is pitching in once again.
Since 2007 the group has raised over $3 million for Child's Play, with the quirky premise being that the group must keep playing notoriously weird game Desert Bus, which simulates an uneventful real-time drive from Tucson (Arizona) to Las Vegas (Nevada). While playing this game there are frequent "singing and dancing breaks, live auctions, celebrity call-ins and more", often with another game also being played at the same time. Retro Ninty titles pop up often, of course.
This year there are a range of Nintendo prizes included in the giveaway, too:
- Zelda: Legends of Localization: November 13
- Crocheted Bowser Doll: Silent Auction November 14
- Zelda Bag and Wallet: Silent Auction November 15
- Star Power Shadowbox: Silent Auction November 15
- Legend of Zelda squid plush: Giveaway November 15
- Dark Link Sword Replica: Giveaway November 15
- EarthBound backpack full of goodies: Giveaway November 16
- Tetris Block Pillows: Giveaway November 18
- Wearable Mega Man Helmet: Giveaway November 18
The event is underway, and the more that's raised the longer it'll run. After about a day it's already raised over $70,000 at the time of writing.
If you want to watch and follow along head over to desertbus.org; we'll aim to track and share more fundraising marathons and so on in the future, too.