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Misery Loves Charity Marathon
Trolling for hilarity and charity!
You have the power to troll our volunteers! For your entertainment, you can make volunteers play broken video games, dare them to eat funny foods, dance, sing, shout and otherwise entertain you! The entire event will be livestreamed so that you may witness the suffering of our volunteers. Check out our challenges (DDR pads on the wrong game, QWOP in Dvorak, eat a tablespoon of cinnamon) or submit your own!
When: Friday, November 29th-Sunday, December 1st (right after Thanksgiving) starting at 10AM!
Where: Hacker Dojo, and online at http://twitch.tv/downwardviral
Donate to Start the Misery!
What can you make people do?
|$5.00||Random volunteer flips upside down|
|$10.00||You choose person to do 5 push-ups|
|$20.00||Volunteer plays a game blindfolded while being directed by another volunteer|
|$20.00||Volunteer plays Super Hexagon after spinning around in place a number of times|
|$40.00||Katy will play QWOP for 10 meters or 1 hour, whichever happens first|
|$40.00||Katy will attempt to make a paper hat to your specifications (warning, drunk hats are not terribly realistic)|
|$40.00||Player has to spend the next hour playing while balancing a book on his/her head|
|$40.00||Tom plays Ghosts & Goblins while narrating it as if it were an historical documentary|
|$50.00||Game of donor's choice, played only on DDR pads|
|$50.00||QWOP games on Dvorak!|
|$50.00||Human must emulate what characters do in the game|
|$50.00||Caramal Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_DV9b0x7v4|
|$55.00||QWOP / CLOP on DDR pads!|
|$75.00||Dramatic reading of My Little Pony Episode of your choice|
|$80.00||Super Hexagon while walking back and forth on a balance beam|
|$80.00||GRUP GIRP! 4 people play GIRP or CLOP (one person per limb) while singing Bohemian Rhapsody (until song over or GIRP done)|
|$80.00||Mike will play all of Parappa the Rapper while rapping every part|
|$100.00||Volunteer must speak in rhyme only for an hour|
|$100.00||Mike will attempt to learn Dwarf Fortress controls while inebriated|
|$200.00||Ghostbusters for 3 hours or to completion, whichever comes first|
|$300.00||Volunteer plays Slender on Oculus Rift with noise-canceling headphones, proceeds to freak out on cam|
|$400.00||One hour of generating the fibbinocci sequence without mechanical aid|
|$500.00||Volunteer will direct a blindfolded volunteer to beat SMB1 (1 hr time limit)|
|$500.00||volunteer eat a tablespoon of flour|
|$500.00||Habanero filled with 151|
|$500.00||Katy will attempt to eat a teaspoon of cinnamon|
|$500.00||Tom beats I Wanna Be The Guy (5 hr time limit)|
|$1,000.00||Subject a volunteer of your choice to 1 hour of Nyan cat on headphones|
|$5,000.00||Two volunteers will 100% beat, notate and post to gamefaqs a complete guide for a Dora the Explorer Saves the Crystal Kingdom for Nintendo Wii, including audio transcripts|
How can you help?
This sheet will let you
- Sign up to play in shifts
- Sign up to feed shifts of players
- Make challenges (both individual and team unlock)
You can also
- Share the event on Twitter, Facebook, or wherever!
Can my company sign up for a shift because they love Hacker Dojo?
Very yes. We really need graveyard shift volunteers.
I want to donate a prize. How do I do that?
We love digital prizes best, but coordinate with firstname.lastname@example.org
Will we be drinking to soothe the pain?
Can I just bring you my thanksgiving leftovers to feed volunteers?
Featured Games (final list pending):
Air Fortress for NES
Atom Smasher Zombie
Back to the Future II/III for the NES
Contra (arcade version)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for NES
Dragon's Lair for NES
ET on the Atari 2600
F-Zero GX (story mode)
Ghostbusters for the NES
I Wanna Be the Guy
Jet Set Willy
Legend of Dungeon
Milon's Secret Castle
Super Mario Brothers, the Lost Levels (released in Japan as Super Mario Brothers 2)
Sword of Stars 2
Terminator 2 for the NES
The Impossible Game
TMNT for the NES (first one)
Volgarr the Viking
We'll make them unfair
Alien Swarm (hardest difficulty)
Doom II on Nightmare
Dungeons of Dredmor
FTL: Faster Than Light (hardest option set)
Magicka (difficult arenas mode or "one of the players is a jerk" mode)
Rogue Legacy (if we can find a version somebody's beaten so the difficulty is turned up)
Super Meat Boy
The Binding of Issac
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Other toys (ideas welcome):
Aaron is hoping to set up a Minecraft server with hardcore options and mod. A $5 donation to Hacker Dojo gets you a character, old characters are banned on death.
Thank You To:
- Indie Games for Good, for loaning us their setup
- Downward Viral, for providing the stream and promotion
- ImRaising, for a lot of time and effort marathon software just how we needed it