Game On Hub
SOCIAL MEDIA DOWNLOADS
SOCIAL MEDIA DOWNLOADS
Download these social posts to promote your Game On challenge and update friends and family at each step of your fundraising. Make sure you include a link to your online giving page to collect donations.
Did you know that mixing up your normal game-play could save lives? Whether you take on ‘The Reverso Challenge’ playing Forza Horizon 4 driving only in reverse, or the ‘Projectiles Only Challenge’, taking on Ori and the Will of the Wisps using only projectiles, you can raise money that goes straight to game-changing research.
THE REVERSO CHALLENGE
If Forza Horizon 4 is your thing, why not take on the 'Reverso' challenge. Rather than accelerating through incredible scenery, drive only in reverse to make your next game count.
THE PROJECTILES ONLY CHALLENGE
Take on the 'Projectiles Only Challenge'. If you play Ori and the Will of the Wisps, why not shake it up? Stand Up To Cancer by limiting yourself to using only projectiles.
THE SATURDAY FRIGHT FEVER CHALLENGE
If your inner pirate wants to shake things up, use the cursed cannonball in Sea of Thieves to create as many dancing skeletons as possible!
Streaming your gaming challenge? Download these overlays and banners to make the most of your stream. Make sure you include a link to your Game On fundraising page.
Get creative on your stream page by adding some eye-catching overlays to let people know you're streaming and to encourage people to donate to your gaming challenge. We’ve got a selection to get you started right here on this Game On hub.
Don't forget to add a link to your Stand Up To Cancer online fundraising page so that your audience can donate to life-saving cancer research.
Twitch not for you? No worries - you can still stream using YouTube or Facebook Live. Simply pin your online fundraising page link as a comment to help people donate to your page.
If you’re streaming your gaming fundraiser and need to take your fundraising to the next level, we’re also enabled on JustGiving and Tiltify:
If you are using a JustGiving fundraising page, follow these simple steps on how to link your page to Twitch to see donations roll in real time.
Otherwise, just use your Stand Up To Cancer online fundraising page that you will have received when you signed up to do your Game On fundraiser!
Whether you’re a regular streamer or new to sharing your gaming conquests online, our friends over at Yogscast have created a handy video guide to set up your streaming. You could stream alone or tag team with your mates to make it competitive and raise even more cash for life-saving research. You can stream on Twitch, YouTube or Facebook.
We’ve created a handy donation button which you can add to your Twitch page to get donations rolling in for your Game On challenge.
- Download the Twitch Donate Button from our ‘streaming downloads’ section
- Log in to your Twitch profile and go to your ‘Channel’
- Scroll down and click on the switch bar ‘Edit Panels’
- Click on the ‘+’ image and ‘Add a Text or Image Panel’
- Click ‘Add Image’ and upload the Stand Up To Cancer Twitch Donate button
- In ‘Image Links To’ add the URL for your Game On online fundraising page
- Customise the ‘Panel Title’ and ‘Description’ Boxes
- Click ‘Submit’ to save your donation panel and watch the donations roll in!
- Description suggestion: ‘Donate to Stand Up To Cancer and help fund game-changing research. Game On.’
If you’ll be livestreaming your gaming fundraiser publicly, there’s some legal stuff you need to remember.
Every streaming platform has a set of terms and conditions. Each platform’s rules are slightly different, but they will generally require you to avoid:
- Saying anything that might be considered offensive or derogatory about a person or group of people
- Talking about or filming other people in your charity stream unless they understand what you are doing and they agree to it
- Using someone else’s music, video or other creative content without permission. So if you want to use this type of content, you should get consent from the relevant rights owner(s) first. Some platforms provide music you can use for free. For example, Facebook provides music that you can use on their platform but nowhere else. View Facebook's free music.
Each platform will have its own additional rules and standards of behaviour as well, so it is important that you read these terms and conditions and comply with them during your livestream. If you don't it could lead to the cancellation of your charity stream or stop you from using your account - amongst other things.
If you’re taking on your gaming challenge, here are some ways to make sure you stay on top of your game…
1. Stay well hydrated and eat food such as fruit, veg and nuts to keep energy levels up. We recommend eating little and often, as a massive meal may make you feel sluggish.
2. Take plenty of regular screen breaks – have a walk, go outside, take time out to take a few minutes to stretch every so often. It’s important to keep moving!
3. Mix up the games to help keep it all fresh, especially if you’re going it alone.
4. Sit as far back from the screen as possible, and look away from the screen regularly. Don’t be afraid to stop playing if you feel dizzy at any point.
5. Get plenty of sleep the night before. If you do feel tired, you can always resume your gaming challenge another time.