Streamed from the London headquarters of industry trade body UKIE, the show will feature interviews with top gaming figures, playthroughs of new game content, gaming merchandise giveaways and regular updates from the hundreds of teams across the world taking part in the charity fundraiser.
The livestream starts at 10am on Saturday and can be seen at http://www.twitch.tv/gameblastlive
Highlights of the stream include:
- The Oliver brothers from SkySaga, who will be reflecting on 20 years in the industry before a gameplay session.
- Kate Russell will be battling through hyperspace with some top Elite antics.
- PocketGamer will be on the sofa talking and showing the best of mobile entertainment.
- Team17 will be live from their headquarters, scrambling their way out of The Escapists.
- The team from Bossa will be slicing through I Am Bread, before things get messy with Surgeon Simulator.
- Go8Bit will be creating mayhem in the studio with gameshow and forfeit challenges.
GameBlast, the UK’s largest charity gaming marathon, swings into action on Friday with the aim of raising over £100,000 for gamer’s charity SpecialEffect.
The challenge event, which will run from 20-22 February, has attracted over 250 individuals and gaming teams from across the world. They’ll be running their own gaming marathons at times over the weekend – some up to 24 hours in length – and asking for online sponsorship to hit their fundraising targets.
Big names in the gaming industry are involved, including retail giant GAME, online games developer Jagex and global video streamers Twitch. In total over 50 companies from the industry are involved in various ways, from hosting their own 24 hour staff marathons to contributing to the prize giveaways.
The aim is to raise money for the work of SpecialEffect, who help people with physical disabilities to benefit from the fun, friendship and inclusion of video games.
For more details about GameBlast, see http://www.specialeffect.org.uk/gameblast