Full Restore marathon underway
A group of gamers in the UK have already raised over £1100 of a £8000 target in a 96-hour gaming marathon.
Full Restore (previously known as Pokémon4Life) is a team of gaming enthusiasts based in Britain. Last year they raised £4000 for Japanese disaster relief. This year their beneficiary is the British Red Cross Disaster Fund.
During the course of their marathon, which began on April 3, Full Restore will play through two games from the first three generations of Pokémon. They are currently playing through a game from Generation I. The marathon will conclude on April 7.
Full Restore promotes viewer participation in several ways, made possible with the broadcast of a live stream. Those who donate to the event may suggesting the inclusion of a Pokémon in the group's current Pokémon party. Viewers can also donate to suggest things such as Pokémon nicknames or having the Full Restore sing live renditions of any given song, such as the Pokémon Theme. One donor requested that one of the players draw a moustache on his face. He complied.
Provided that there is a high demand and a sufficient amount of donations, the team will even attempt the capture of legendary Pokémon and/or the performance of the notorious Mew glitch. Participants can also enter text in the chat box to communicate in real-time with the Full Restore team, who respond aloud from time to time. The group is also utilizing the #pokemonmarathon hashtag for the charity event on the social network Twitter.
Information on how to donate can be found on the Full Restore website.