Extra Life 2015 Promo

Posted by Jon on November 3, 2015

I made this promo video to get everyone excited for the upcoming 24 hour Extra Life stream this Saturday.  It's pretty dumb.  It's also pretty great.



Take This Minithon!

Posted by Deb on May 11, 2015

Last year we talked about having a small marathon for a different charity, Take This.  Life and work and all that nonsense got in the way, but we're happy to announce that we are doing an 8 hour minithon on May 30th, from 2 pm to 10 pm.

I was introduced to Take This the first year that I attended PAX East and since then, I've been a follower.  They're message and work is inspiring and I really feel they will make an impact on the gaming community in a new and positive way.  More information will be posted as we get closer to the minithon, including how you can help and our games schedule.

We'll be playing Zelda games, to keep with the theme, and we'll also have non-Zelda games going.  Please watch our Twitch feed and feel free to participate if it looks fun, or just cheer us on.  We don't have a set goal because this is the first time we're doing a minithon, but any money we can raise or awareness for the charity will be fantastic.

Moon Moon Playing for Take This

Posted by Deb on November 17, 2014

I think it's safe to say that Team Moon Moon has finally recovered from our 24 hour binge on video games.  When it's all said and done, we raised a total of $1,463  and the overall charity, Extra Life raised an incredible $5,623,106.  There are a lot of kids who's lives have been made just a tiny bit easier with these generous donations and we can't thank our supporters enough.

Since the inception of Team Moon Moon, we've talked about playing for other charities in the "off-season" as it were.  Busy schedules, random moving of the members and uncertainty kept us from doing this in 2013, but we are looking at 2015 to really get into this.  But, in between now and the new year, we are planning to play an 8 hour marathon for Take This, which is a non-profit built to reach out to gamers in distress to provide support and healing.  Because Take This is relatively new (they've only just received their non-profit status), we're very excited to be able to contribute something to them and hope that it'll help them reach more gamers in need.  Information about them can be found at takethis.org.

We're still working out when this will take place, but the idea is to do it in December, and of course broadcast the entire time.  We'd be delighted to have you play with us and hope that you can kick a little money towards another wonderful cause if possible.  More to come in the next weeks.

We did it!

Posted by Deb on October 23, 2014

I keep finding myself going to Team Moon Moon's page on Extra Life and staring at it for a moment before grinning stupidly.  We not only raised $1,000, we went over.  More than that, we have yet to play in the main event.

That's mind-blowing.

I'll admit, when I asked people to form a team last year and try the marathon, I was very scared that it would all fall apart.  I didn't have a lot of faith in myself as a captain and I wasn't sure anybody I knew would be as excited to do this.  On top of it, I wasn't sure of how we'd convince friends and family to give us money when we had nothing tangible to give them in return.  I was really foolish to think any of that.  Not only did Cory, Nate and Aaron respond enthusiastically that they'd love to play games for 25 hours straight (DST added an hour last year), they started coming up with ways to share the event with other people and make it more fun.  And it wasn't just the four of us, we had thirteen people in the house at one point last year because our friends wanted to stop by and participate.  And asking people for donations turned out to be pretty easy too, because when you say you're raising money for sick children, people don't mind tossing $25 toward that goal.  What probably motivated a lot of us was the fact that we knew someone with a very sick child and that this event would help kids like her to get better.  So, even though $500 seemed out of reach when I set that goal for Team Moon Moon, we still reached and went over it, raising $650 by the end of our donation window.

This year, I was hopeful.  I figured we could raise $500 again, and even if we didn't reach $1,000, we would still have done something to help.  And, once again, I was shocked to see how much support we were given by the people that know and love us.  So, now that you've given so much to us, we're going to make Extra Life 2014 incredible.  We can't wait to stream ourselves playing games, getting way too tired to form sentences and eventually yell at the sun as it's rising.  There are lots of things planned to make watching us more fun, and I hope everyone that likes to game will hop online and join us.  Even if you don't like gaming, you should pop into the chat and talk to us, or stop by if you live nearby.  One of the coolest things about doing this is that we get to hang out with so many people, so please don't be shy.

And, not for the last time, thank you to everyone who donated through us to fund The Philadelphia Children's Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital.  You all deserve an extra life.

- Deb

Are you ready?

Posted by Deb on October 21, 2014

Our newest member, Jon, created this fantastic trailer for Team Moon Moon at Extra Life.  I've watched it a few times already (and not just because my name shows up in it).  Though I'll end up saying it again later on, I'm blown away by how creative, talented and willing this team is to put so much work into this event.  This is just one more thing that's making Extra Life 2014 amazing!