Extra Life 2016: Final Update


Hello all! Extra Life has come and gone again and once again we had a complete blast this year. We managed to cram more fundraising, prizes and fun into 12 hours of gaming than we ever did when doing the full 24 hour marathon (and we didn’t feel like zombies the next day!).

On the last night before game day we actually surpassed our fundraising goal and ended up raising $752 dollars for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St.Paul, MN. It was the first time since 2013 that we hit our goal and it felt really good to get there again.

We played a whole bunch of games including GTA V, Rock Band 4, Splatoon, Madden 17 and more. Thank you to everybody who stopped by the live stream to say hello and to Justin from Nintendo Dads for joining us for a little Splatoon action.

I want to say a special thank you to every one of you who donated to the team. It was a tremendous amount of support and it really kept us going. Also, I want to thank all of the developers who contributed prizes this year. Ubisoft, Avalanche Studios, Supergiant Games, Young Horses Inc., Arrowhead Game Studios, Double Fine Productions, Drinkbox Studios, Coffee Stain Studios, The Astronauts, No Goblin, Wayforward Technologies, Through Games, Zen Studios and Deep Silver. What an amazing group of devs to have at our backs.

This year pushed our 4 year total to over $2300 raised for Extra Life and we can’t wait to do it again next year and shatter our expectations once again. Congrats to everybody who participated and we’ll see you next year!


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