On October 10th-11th 2015 I played games for 24 hours solid in the charity gaming marathon Sick Kids Save Point.
Sick Kids Save Point raises money for the charity Sick Kids Friends Foundation, which in turn supports the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. I hope I never have reason to go, however I know people who have spent too long in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, either themselves or for their little ones, and they spoke very fondly of the staff. It really is a terrific cause.
As for doing gaming as opposed to running, cycling etc, well quite simply 2015 has been an absolute stinker for injuries.
I want to give a massive thank you to everyone who donated and supported me during the marathon.
I took on a wide range of games, many of which originated from the polls that I ran. Here’s the full list:
- 3 Days of Nurse Fanny (Trial)
- Air War (Trial)
- Bacto (Trial)
- Bad Bunny (Trial)
- Command and Conquer: Red Alert (briefly – it crashed)
- Command and Conquer: Generals
- Coronation Street: The Mystery of the Missing Hot Pot Recipe
- Date The Boss (Trial)
- Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
- FIFA 13
- Real Evil (Trial)
- Scarlet the Zombie Slayer (Trial)
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sonic 3 & Knuckles
- Sonic CD (Demo)
- Sonic Adventure (Demo)
- Sonic the Fighters (Demo)
- Sonic Unleashed / Sonic World Adventure (Demo)
- Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing
- Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing Transformed
- Sonic Generations
- The Sexy Exorcist (Trial)
- Unreal Tournament III
- Worms 2: Armageddon
I’ll look to do a summary of the games in separate articles soon and will update this page to include links.
- Confirmed games list for my #SKSP marathon!
- My #SKSP preview video
- Likely games for my #SKSP marathon
- Getting all sentimental about games
- What is an awful game?
- SKSP and Dare to be Digital [Oxygen Addict]
This isn’t my first Sick Kids Save Point. Check out some of my articles from previous years:
- 2012: Raising money for sick kids [Oxygen Addict]
- 2012: Games Marathon Shortlist [Oxygen Addict]
- 2012: Game Dev Marathon Blog [Oxygen Addict]
- 2012: Full details on the released games [Oxygen Addict]
- 2011: … and more importantly, thanks!
- 2011: SKSP Post mortem
- 2011: Schedule for my SKSP marathon
- 2011: As promised – SKSP video
- 2011: Planning for Sick Kids Save Point 24 hour gaming marathon