(Thanks to MirrorMask for putting together the video featured above)
In case you haven’t heard, all this month Operation Supply Drop has been promoting their 3rd Annual 8-Bit Salute, a series of 24-hour streams dedicated to raising money for their charity organization. If you haven’t of OSD at all, here’s a bit more information taken from their About page:
“Operation Supply Drop (OSD) is a military gaming 501(c)(3) charity designed to build video game filled care packages for soldiers (America and Her Allies) both deployed forward to combat zones as well as those recovering in military hospitals.”
This coming Saturday, May 24th, IGM will be doing our part to support the troops and the OSD charity by hosting our own 24-hour stream marathon over on our hitbox channel. In fact, the hitbox team has been incredibly supportive of the event, and in addition to rallying some of their other partnered stream channels to come join us for the special stream, they’ve put together a nice blog post that contains all the details and relevant links needed to find out what we’ve got going on.
Now, if you’d like to join our Indie Armada and stream your own charity event, you may do so by singing up on our Team page. If you can’t make it out on Saturday but would still like to donate directly to OSD, you may do so here. Those who can join us for the show are certainly not required to donate, but all proceeds go directly to the charity, and we’re hoping to raise our target goal of $250 before the night is out.
The 24-hour stream from midnight-to-midnight EDT on the 24th will include more than just indie games. Since we really believe in the cause, we want to give our casters the freedom to stream the games they want to play, and our audience wants to see, so we’re not requiring indie games be exclusively streamed. (In fact, we’ll have a fun Mario Party event going on from 6pm-9pm EDT that you won’t want to miss!) There will of course be game giveaways as well, so make sure you’re tuned in to participate, so we can reward those who donate to the cause. We hope to see you there!