If you’re in the mood to make the world a better place, you should consider heading over to Storm Unity’s official Twitch channel this weekend. Beginning Saturday, February 16 at 6:00pm ET, they will host a 24-hour Mega Man marathon in celebration of the blue bomber’s 25th anniversary.
In addition to mega-busting robot masters, the purpose of the festivities is to help raise money for Child’s Play, “an organization to better the lives of children in hospitals through the kindness and generosity of the video gaming community providing video games, toys, books, and other fun things for kids!”
The event details and further information can be found on the Storm Unity page, but here’s an overview of what events are planned for the charity marathon:
- Completing all 10 original Mega Man games.
- Interviews with Special Guests (HOPEFULLY!)
- Raising money for Child’s Play Charity
- Raffles for all who donate money to Child’s Play Charity! Prizes include:
- Mega Man beadsprites from Otaku Beadsmith
- Mega Man artwork from GAAM
- Gaming T-Shirts from the Drawp FGC Collection
- Customized Mega Man Custom Figure from Kodykoala
- Customized Mega Man Helmet Fleece Hat from The Roadstown Crafts
- …and more!
Storm Unity will be providing the full 100% percent of donations to Child’s Play.
Any chance to give the gaming community an opportunity to make a positive impact on the world is a worthy cause, so I’ll be sure to tune in at some point during the marathon. I encourage you all to do the same; and for those who are able, please donate.
Be sure to check back after the marathon and reconnect with fellow participants. There will likely be a follow up story posted once Storm Unity comments on how the event went over, so be sure to keep a lookout for that as well. For now, share your thoughts about which Mega Man title your most looking forward to seeing a run-through of. I’m a big fan of Mega Man 9; in addition to the classics, of course.