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Stella-Thon: 12 Hour Twitch Homebrew Gaming Marathon Fundraiser!

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STELLA-THON
12 HOUR TWITCH HOMEBREW
GAMING MARATHON FUNDRAISER!

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WHAT: 12 Hour Gaming Marathon Fundraiser for Stella Development
WHEN: Friday July 12, 2019 (Noon to Midnight PT!)
STARTS: 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 7PM GMT
ENDS: 12AM PT | 3AM ET | 7AM GMT
WHERE: ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream


ZeroPage Homebrew will be streaming a 12 HOUR homebrew gaming marathon fundraiser on July 12, 2019 for the continued development of the amazing Atari 2600 emulator Stella. Stella development began in 1996, is maintained by Stephen Anthony, and many contributors have put in the their time, equipment and dollars over the years towards its continued success. 100% of all funds raised through auctions and donations will go to the Stella project!

Over the twelve hours of the marathon the crew at ZeroPage will be playing all your favourite homebrews, taking gaming challenges from the chat, trying for new highscores and generally having a ton of fun. We'll also be auctioning off a whole bunch of generously donated items to help raise funds for the incredible work that's being done on Stella.

Supporting the development of Stella not only provides you with an amazing Atari 2600 emulator to play all your favourite old school and new homebrew games, it's also and incredibly important tool in the development of new games for your VCS! Stella has a large number of helpful utilities under the hood to help troubleshoot and analyze issues during the process of making a game. By supporting Stella, you're helping accelerate the development of games and push games to further and further heights!

Generously Donated Auction Items (more to come!):

- Draconian - CIB (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
- Medieval Mayhem - CIB with Rare Clear Shell Cart with Box (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
- Space Rocks - CIB w/ Fridge Magnet (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
- Space Rocks - Poster (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
- Stay Frosty 2 - CIB w/ Limited Edition Cart #51 (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
- Stella's Stocking - Cart #153 with Manual (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
- Galaga - CIB (Signed): Donated by John Champeau of Champ Games
- Retron77 Console - CIB Loaded with Homebrew binaries donated by Chris Walton, Nathan Strum, Thomas Jentzsch, Manuel Rotschkar, Darrell Spice Jr., Andrew Davie, Oscar Toledo G. and John W. Champeau & Manuals from Albert Yarusso of AtariAge  (PLUS 2600-daptor D9, USB cable, OTG cable for the 2600-dapter, Retro-bit Genesis Gamepad) Donated by Nathan Strum
- Astronomer - CIB, Limited Edition #40 (Last Copy!) : Donated by David Flemming of Packrat Video Games
- The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion Volume 1 & 2 (Vol 1 & 2: Signed by Ed Fries (Microsoft/Halo/Halo 2600), Darrell Spice Jr. | Vol 2 signed by Brock Kesghey (Nexion 3D)) : Donated by Brian Matherne

- Pending Item(s) - Dan Kitchen of Tikivision


Events During Show (more to come!):

- VideoCall Ins: Darrell Spice Jr., Dan Kitchen, John ChampeauThomas Jentzsch + more
- High Score Challenges: Wall Jump Ninja (Reclaim World Record), Crazy Balloon (Reclaim World Record), Draconian (World Record Increase), Draconian (First Level Only High Score), Astronomer (Patch Challenge), Ameoba Jump High Score Challenge (Dionoid's high is 21,256), Mappy (for 2019 Homebrew Tournament Round #4)
- Games to Finish: Knight Guy in Low Res World, Ninjish Guy in Low Res World, Spies in the Night 2, KO Boxing & AVGN KO Boxing, Lost Cat, Hunchy II, Isaiah's Wii Chase, The Stacks, Deepstone Catacomb
- Reveals: Box Art for Aardvark
 

More Ideas:

- What homebrew games would you like to see us play during the marathon?
- Highscores we should try to beat?
- Games we should try to finish?
- Crazy challenges we should try? (One we're going to try is the highest score possible staying on level 1 of Draconian!)
- Other ideas?

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