To say I'm not very savvy when it comes to the indie scene would be a euphemism, but you know what? I don't care. TSG has a reputation for putting on a show that goes well beyond the games being presented, and I'm sure this event will be no exception. Said event was delayed by about a month for reasons I think I was told but forgot anyway, but it's finally getting underway this Friday at 7 PM Eastern, 6 PM Central, 4 PM Pacific, midnight standard time, etc. I don't think the schedule and game list have been made public yet, but I'll update this post when they do (unless I'm stupid and I just missed it, in that case please let me know!). Pretty sure Spelunky and Super Meat Boy are going to be showcased for very obvious reasons, though. Ergo, that banner above which will take you straight to TSG's new website!
Money raised during this event will go straight to Direct Relief, a name that should ring a bell among TSG fans - it's the charity that was unfortunate enough to be associated with the Star Wars marathon back in 2011. We can do better than 11k this time, right? Sure, this will only last 75 hours (unless it was a typo on TSG's front page and it's really 72 as usual), but we have all the reasons in the world to be optimistic. Our old friend Local seems to be, at least:
This event is going to be seriously crazy. I know you guys probably
thinking we're just hyping, but we're not. This is the biggest and most
ambitious event we've ever done and it has the potential to reach
hundreds of thousands of new people.
I'm reading this over and over, and I can't help but feel my body trembling because it cannot contain the ready. Hundreds of thousands of new people... if they don't destroy the blessing of our relatively troll/idiot-free community, I can't possibly object, can I?
Edit: Schedule is up! Click the "Schedule" button to the right of the chat to see it.