The Jingle Jam streaming marathon backed by Yogscast is in its tenth year and has made more than $21million. $1m of that was made in the first 24 hours.
The event will run for 14 days and raise money for 14 charities such as War Child, Cancer Research and SpecialEffect.
Donate at least £35 (less than $50) and the charity bundle serves up more than 50 games. About £650 ($875) worth of games.
Lewis Brindley, a co-founder of The Yogscast, acknowledged how helpful game developers had been.
Developers and publishers have been incredibly generous this year – the value of the games collection is immense.
Wildermyth and Just Die Already, two of my favourite games released this year, are worth it on their own but there’s another 54 great games. I’m delighted to have such a cool reward for those kind enough to donate to charity!”
Lewis and Simon, Sips, The Spiffing Brit, RTGame and other creators are involved, and this year, anyone can join in as a streamer. It’s possible to set up their own stream, raise charity money and get their audiences involved.
Games included harbour some impressive titles, including the co-op smash-hits Unrailed and Embr. The critically-acclaimed storytelling adventures Heaven’s Vault and Tales of the Neon Sea. Murder by Numbers, an award-winner, arctic survival in Project Winter and the Viking strategy masterpiece Northgard are also included.
Honest PR director Grahame Gallacher noted;
We’re delighted to be a partner of the Jingle Jam and work with its charities each year. There’s such a wide range of charitable causes for people to support, from social justice issues to mental health and disability access. It blows me away the positive impact these charities have on so many lives.”
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