GameBlast19: get voting!

Here’s the latest on our plans for GameBlast19, an annual gaming marathon for SpecialEffect. This amazing charity puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of those with physical difficulties by helping them to play video games using a range of technology, making a positive impact on confidence and rehabilitation. Take a look at this update on the SpecialEffect website or click on the link to see all Later Levels’ posts about the event.

A few things have happened since our last GameBlast19 update in October and there are a couple of bits of exciting news. First up, the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a new menu item added to the top of the blog – that’s because Later Levels has now officially signed up for the event and has its very own JustGiving page. We’ve also created a Twitch event for anyone who wants to get social and stick a reminder in their diaries, so we’re well on our way to putting on a great stream in support of SpecialEffect.

We won’t be doing it alone however. It’s my pleasure to announce that we have some very special guests joining us for next year: say hello to Tim and Jake from GeekOut South-West! This awesome pair have jumped on board with their support and will be helping us stay up for 24-hours from 08:00 on Saturday, 23 February 2019. My other-half and I will be visiting them in Bristol very early in January to talk about our plans – no doubt over a few games, some great food and a drink or two.

In the meantime, we’ve been collecting your suggestions on the titles to play during the stream through The GameBlast Genre Generator and it’s now time to make them battle it out for glory. After sifting through all the recommendations received, Pete and I have both selected our favourite options in each of eight genre categories and we’re now competing to see which get the most votes. Make your decisions in the polls below by 18 January 2019 and help decide what we’ll be playing in February!

🎮   The GameBlast Bytes Battle   🎮

Although we’re not sure exactly what we’ll be playing just yet – because that’s down to you guys – it looks as though we’ll end up with a nice, varied selection of games. There are a few multiplayers on the list so others can join in, along with titles which could inspire a bit of banter in the Twitch chat when we get stuck or mess up. We’ll be keeping an eye on the results over the next couple of months and announcing the final results in our January update, a month before the big event. Get voting!

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6 thoughts on “GameBlast19: get voting!

    • I volunteered for SpecialEffect last weekend and the increase in the number of people who had already heard of the charity was so lovely to see! Really looking forward to GameBlast… although the sleep deprivation, not so much. 😉

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  1. Yikes, Overcooked 2 vs. Jackbox Games…can I just vote for both as equally enjoyable experiences with different advantages to offer? 😀
    I’m excited to check out the stream this year, and I hope that the four of you gather all kinds of support for Special Effect. Once you start marketing I’ll be glad to help spread the word!


    • That’s so kind of you – thanks a lot Ian! Once we meet up with Tim and Jake in the new year, we should hopefully have plenty of details to share with everybody. 😀

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  2. Voted! I hope I’ll be able to catch more of the stream this year 🙂 Good luck and you guys are awesome for doing this 😎⚡


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