Rallying all Fire Emblem fans! This November, Team Fire Emblem–made up of contributors from r/fireemblem, r/FireEmblemHeroes and Serenes Forest–will be coming together to raise money for Extra Life, which helps support Children Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S..
Artwork by Tecchen and Yumekaze.
Last year, Team Fire Emblem got together for the first time to organise a 28 hour livestream for Extra Life. There were speedruns of a dozen Fire Emblem games by many notable community members, an interview with Greg Chun (the voice of Ike and Ephraim etc.) and loads of cool prizes. In the end, we raised a total of $3,540!
This year, we’re hoping to massively top that. For starters, we’ll be holding four 12-hour livestreams–one during each Saturday of November. So on the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. That equates to a whopping 48 hours of content throughout the month!
During that time, there will be speedruns as before, but also Fire Emblem game showcases, a Heroes tourney featuring some of your favourite personalities, at least 5 times as many voice actor interviews and a bucket-load of prizes–including an unmissable grand prize!
If you’re unsure what Extra Life is, you can visit the official website for all the important details. Reddit itself has a blog post with additional information. For specific information about what Team Fire Emblem is planning, you can check out our announcement post and follow up post on Reddit.
That’s right folks! If you have kept up with our very own Kirbymastah over the years, or even over the past few months, you’d know that he’s been part of many Fire Emblem speedruns, providing us with great commentary and impressive speed.
This year is no different; at Awesome Games Done Quick 2018, (benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation), Kirbymastah finds himself on deck once again to represent Fire Emblem, with a speedrun of Fire Emblem Sacred Stones. In an estimated 85 minute blitz to the end, with a bid-war for whether or not he should take Eirika’s route or Ephraim’s route at the early game campaign split, you can bet you’ll be in for a good show! Click here to give it a watch.
If you’re not familiar with the Games Done Quick series and its charity efforts; Games Done Quick is a bi-annual charity gaming marathon. Volunteers play games at incredible speed (“Speedrunning”) for entertainment. The event is streamed live online, non-stop, and all donations go directly to the charity. This is the winter event, and there will be a summer event later this year, as there has been for a handful of years. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy across the country.
If you’d like to watch this at 12:14 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, visit https://gamesdonequick.com/ or https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick. If you’d like to check out other games in the week-long Awesome Games Done Quick schedule, pay it a visit and see what interests you. There are dozens of games
Well, it’s officially a wrap. Fire Emblem’s time during this year’s Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 has come to a close, but not without producing some excellent entertaining gameplay and pulling in some amazing numbers. Gwimpage’s speedrun of Fire Emblem Path of Radiance (click here to view it) was almost his best single-segment run ever, coming less than two minutes off of his personal best to date (and when your run lasts 123 minutes, doing it a second time in such an unpredictable game like Fire Emblem within two is outstanding).
As if his run itself wasn’t awesome enough, Gwimpage’s time on the game brought in $11,052.00 worth of donations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. That’s an astounding $88 per minute.
Gwimpage had some time afterwards to answer a few questions for me about not only his speedrun, but others that he’s done, and even shares some advice for budding speedrunners who want to join in the fun. Check it out below
If you all recall my article from a few months back, I brought up the Awesome Games Done Quick series, and how our very own Gwimpage will be participating in it.
Well, that event begins today!
Many hardcore Fire Emblem fans probably remember Gwimpage‘s Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn speedrun for 2015’s Awesome Games Done Quick. Well, his latest submission has been accepted, and he’ll be speed-running FE9 (Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance| Any% Completion) in this year’s AGDQ. The event started one hour ago, and Gwimpage goes live in about 12 hours (11:10p EST), so if you have the opportunity, go to their site and watch, or join the iRC chat network to show your support and maybe even donate to the cause!