The U-Pick Video Marathon Group for Charity is proud to announce our next gameathon for charity: water! For this year’s World Water Day (March 22nd), we’ll be streaming the games you want to see, to raise money and awareness for clean water projects in the developing world.
This UPickVG gameathon has a twist: We’ll be playing the games you suggest, that give us an opportunity to talk about the water crisis. What does that mean, exactly? It means that with your game suggestion, we ask that you leave a note about how the game relates to clean water or the water crisis. Then, we’ll pick the best justifications (not necessarily the best games), and those are the games that will be available for you to choose to make us play during our 28-hour World Water Day marathon!
To help get you thinking about games/justifications, here are the suggestions our volunteers have come up with:
|Aqua Aqua||It’s a puzzle game, name means “Water Water”|
|Last of Us||It’s a game about survival, and fungi that can clean water|
|Bioshock||Takes place underwater, and is gross and scary|
|Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag||Takes place on a boat!|
|SOMA||Is also underwater and scary|
|Wetrix||Create landscapes to manage water|
|Super Mario Sunshine||Many of the missions revolve around cleaning grime with a water pump|
|Fallout: New Vegas||Survival Mode where you must drink water|
|Banjo-Kazooie||Lack of sanitation is a big concern relating to the water crisis. And this game has an entire section that takes place in a toilet.|
|Tampon Run||Lack of clean water makes feminine hygiene extremely difficult for women in the developing world. This game about tampons gives us a chance to talk about that.|
|Silent Hill 2||More opportunities to bring up toilets and sanitation, as James reaches into toilets|
Now please note: not all of the above volunteer suggestions are good. We’re confident you can do much better. (Especially with the “justifications” part.)
You can request as many games as you want, so long as each game request is paired with a justification for why that game works in the World Water Day theme. So help us out, and ensure you get to see the games you want, by leaving a comment right now!
Update: Game requests are now closed. Thank you x100000 to everyone who suggested something for World Water Day! <3 Keep an eye on this blog for updates on how and when YOU can donate to see these games played.