Tomorrow JDRF Game2Give is kicking off a 10-day Twitch fundraiser to raise $75k for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. This event is unique because almost everyone involved has a personal connection to type 1 diabetes — including X Rocker and Limited Run Games, who have partnered with JDRF to offer some very cool prizes during the event.
Whether you like to stream games, play games, or make games, the Game Over, T1D! fundraiser has something for everyone! Money raised during this 10-day event will benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, whose mission is to improve lives by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
From August 13th – 22nd, 2021 members of the JDRF Game2Give community will hold charity streams on Twitch with a goal of raising $75,000 on the Tiltify fundraising platform. To join the charity stream effort and be eligible for exclusive prizes, simply register a campaign on the Game Over, T1D Tiltify page and start streaming or check the schedule here.
Two companies with T1D connections within their senior leadership, X Rocker and Limited Run Games, are donating prizes to the event:
X Rocker will award a BattleBunk bed/desk combo to the top Twitch fundraiser and a Cosmos Gaming Bed with LED Lighting to the winner of the Game Over, T1D! Giveaway, as well as several gaming chairs and headsets to be awarded to viewers of charity streams during the event.
“Every year we look forward to getting involved with JDRF Game2Give’s events. T1D is personal and it affects millions of people and how they live their lives each and every day,” says Robert McNae, X Rocker’s CEO. “Supporting JDRF is an impactful way that our team at X Rocker can get involved in the community, spread awareness, and help in the fight to find a cure.”
Limited Run’s contribution includes a Celeste Collector’s Edition for Nintendo Switch as a prize in the Game Over, T1D! Giveaway, along with other rare, sold-out games to be given out during charity streams throughout the event. The company will hold its own charity stream on their Twitch channel on Friday, August 20th, 2021 with additional prizes.
“I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic since I was 15, and I’m honored to be able to support the JDRF Game2Give initiative along with my company,” says Limited Run Games co-founder Josh Fairhurst.
More details about these giveaways will be shared on the JDRF Game2Give, X Rocker, and Limited Run Games Twitter feeds with the hashtag #GameOverT1D.
Game Asset Bundle, a collective of independent game creators that has raised over $70k for JDRF to date, has organized the Find the Cure Game Jam to run concurrently with the Game Over, T1D! fundraiser. What is the cure? That’s up to you! Get creative with the theme and work it into your gameplay, presentation, or story. Game Asset Bundle has also teamed up with Humble Bundle on the Find the Cure software bundle, consisting of 50+ asset packs for independent game developers with a portion of proceeds going to JDRF.