Planning for Extra Life 2013

Thanks to your generous donations, last year we raised $5,333 for Seattle Children’s Hospital┬áduring Extra Life 2012.

Extra Life 2013 takes place on November 2nd. I’m hoping that we can beat last year’s total, and I’m tossing around several ideas trying to figure out what would be most entertaining. Some of the ideas I’m considering:

  • Revisiting last year’s “play to make e play the game you want to see”
  • A Crackdown marathon: “Can e find all 500 Agility Orbs in 24 hours?”
  • A Spelunky marathon: “Can e finally beat this game, and how many times will he die and curse endlessly?”
  • An Infocom marathon
  • Revisiting classic console games of the 80s & 90s

Regardless of what I wind up going with, I’m hoping to have lots of cool items for giveaways during the event.

What would you like to see? What would entice you to donate? Let me know in the comments!

  • I’m gonna have to go with classic console games. Show some people what a hard game really is, no tutorials, death means starting over, putting in codes for save files and Zelda.

  • Kevin

    We revisited the classics last year (mostly NES and SNES) and it was awesome. I remember being better at Gradius 3. One year for extra life we completed an entire season of Tecmo Super Bowl, something we had tried and failed numerous times as kids. Way to go on your fundraising! We didn’t raise as much as you last year but there’s always this year!


  • PJ Martin

    I’m split between Spelunky and Classic Console.

    Spelunky has the intrigue of uncertainty, but may become tiring to watch past a certain point. The challenge there would be making it interesting the whole way. Co-Op, challenges, etc.

    Classic Console games would pull an array of viewers, especially if “deep cuts” were included (and I know you would go would go there).

  • Jason

    I’ve got a copy of Sneak King laying around SOMEWHERE I’d be willing to pay money to make you play ­čÖé

  • fa7h3r

    BF4 will be released Nov 1st. Do you want to try life streaming?

  • Elspeth Faber

    My vote is for either Spelunky or Pay to e play what I want to see.

  • Bawitdaba

    I like options 1, 2, and 5. I’ll donate regardless, but for the masses if you target or do something for $10-15 I think more people would likely donate to the cause.

  • China Shop

    – Zelda marathon. Start with 8-bit (both quests), go to Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword. Add handheld games to taste — I didn’t like any of them myself.

    – Get Subutai Corporation to let you showcase Clang (there’s a demo out for Kickstarter supporters).

    – GTA 3/4/5: Hooker Season. Get people to pledge dollars per head on specified target types.

  • CaptainBluey

    How about something from the Xbox One lineup? I am sure plenty of people would make a donation if you could do that.