24-Hour Video Game Marathon for Charity in Downtown Victoria, B.C.
Event to be hosted at VIATEC’s Fort Tectoria venue this coming weekend, November 5th and 6th
Victoria, BC (November 1, 2016) - Two gamers are taking up the Extra Life challenge to play games for 24-hours straight. Victoria-based Enigmatic Events, specialists in live game experiences, will be hosting the marathon at VIATEC’s Fort Tectoria, to raise funding for the Children’s Miracle Network a network of 170 children's hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada.
The challenge will require local volunteers, Delek Turner and Chris Smith, to endure a total of 24 hours of games without a break. Their target is to raise $1,000. Delek will play Doom, dying repeatedly until he cracks it. Chris Smith will be going head-to- head against his friends (and enemies) in a series of casual multiplayer games, covering 24 different games in 24 hours.
The video game marathon will run concurrently with the Day of Board Gamers event, a bi-annual event that invites local board game and tabletop game enthusiasts to play their favourite games and meet fellow fans.
- The challenge runs from 5pm on Saturday, November 5 th until 5pm on Sunday.
- Day of Boardgamers will start in the same space from 11am on November 6th
- The event is sponsored and supported by local video game studio, Codename Entertainment.
Members of the public who would like to donate to the cause and learn more should visit their Extra Life pages:
- Delek Turner : http://bit.ly/2egk53r
- Chris Smith : http://bit.ly/2f2MdIL
For more information contact Chris Rudram on email@example.com.
About Enigmatic Events:
Enigmatic Events provides mysteries, puzzles and games for both entertainment and personal development. A wise man once told us that a day is never wasted if you did three things in it: improved yourself a little bit, improved the world a little bit and found some joy. Enigmatic Events uses this philosophy behind the ideas and events it develops and runs.
About the Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Established in 1983, Children's Miracle Network raises funds to support critical research, education, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.
About Day of Boardgamers
Running since 2012, ‘day of boardgamers’ is a laid back board game convention, getting people to play new games with old friends; or old games with new friends. The event has always showcased new designs by local designers in the last two years as well, showcasing a small, but active tabletop game development community in Victoria. Learn more: http://bit.ly/DayofBoardGamersX
About Codename Entertainment
Codename Entertainment was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks. They started making games for Facebook and evolved into making games for platforms like Kongregate.com, ArmorGames, and Steam. In 2015, the company launched Crusaders of the Lost Idols. Codename Entertainment and Crusaders of the Lost Idols are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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