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Indiethon Spring 2022

Welcome to Indiethon, a speedrunning marathon showcasing all types of indie games! For this year's first event, we'll be supporting a charity! We haven't yet gotten approval from our choice of charity, but once we do, we will update the description!

The Charity

This event we are raising money for Little Warriors who are a Canadian national, charitable organization focused on the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. They also advocate on behalf of and with child sexual abuse survivors.

Little Warriors offers a free workshop called Prevent It! to educate adults across Canada on how to help prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. They have recently released an Indigenous version of the workshop. The workshops are offered in-person, online and live via Zoom.

The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch located east of Edmonton Alberta is a specialized, intensive, trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment centre solely focused on helping children from across Canada who have been sexually abused, as well as their families. The program is for girls and boys from 8-12 years old and girls between the ages of 13 and 16 and is a one-year combined onsite and outpatient program designed with significant input from many leading academic and clinical experts who specialize in child sexual abuse and trauma.

The Little Warriors Be Brave Bridge is a comprehensive online program that connects specialized counsellors and coaches with children, teens and parents impacted by child sexual abuse who might not otherwise receive timely mental health support. The program offers similar evidence-based, specialized trauma treatment that’s provided at the Be Brave Ranch as we have taken the insights used at the Ranch and embedded them into the Be Brave Bridge online program. All of the information provided has been carefully researched and offers the most effective interventions and strategies.

For more information visit our website at littlewarriors.ca

Important Dates

  • The event will take place on the Indiethon Twitch channel on the weekend of March11th.
  • Submissions are open from January 1st to February 6th at midnight ET.
  • The schedule will be released 2 weeks later on February 19th.

Please be aware that this event is taking place when daylight savings time starts in the United States, please take that into account when submitting availabilities.

Submission Guidelines

For this marathon, as always we are looking for indie games! According to Wikipedia, a indie game is "a video game typically created by individuals or smaller development teams without the financial and technical support of a large game publisher". However, this isn't a hard definition, as there are many edge cases. The game's age or popularity doesn't matter to us. If you aren't sure if your game fits this definition, submit it anyway and let us be the judge! Some examples of indie games include: Celeste, Hollow Knight, Undertale, Super Meat Boy, Cuphead, homebrew games, and more!

Not only are we looking for indie games, we're also accepting game mods! For your submission to be considered, your game mod must change a large portion of the gameplay/world/other elements. Mods that change graphics, items, etc.. aren't acceptable as they don't change enough of the game. Examples of game mods includes: Kaizo Mario series, Super Metroid: Ascent, ROM Hacks, and more!

  • You must be able to maintain a stream at 720p 30fps 1500kbps.
  • You must be able to stream to a RTMP server. If you're not using OBS, SLOBS, or XSplit, please make sure your streaming software supports RTMP before submitting.
  • A facecam is not mandatory but highly recommended for the overall quality of the stream.
  • Vtubers or input displays may be accepted as a substitution for a facecam, however they must be reliable and of good quality.
  • Commentary is not necessary but highly recommended in submissions.
  • You must join the Discord after submitting, this is how we keep in touch with you.

Please make sure you meet all these requirements before submitting. Any questions can be directed to our tech lead, nicnacnic.

Volunteers

Can't submit a run but still want to help out or do you want to do more then be a runner? Become a volunteer! Experience is not necessary and we have numerous positions available such as hosts, restream, and socials. Please fill out this form if you're interested.

Sponsors

If you would like to promote your game/service during the event, please contact us via email at [email protected].

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via Discord or via email at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing your submissions!