With a successful Sonic-a-thon crossing the goal post with an impressive $20,622.10 raised for Child’s Play, Sonic speedrunning hub The Sonic Center is looking to blaze its own record on the leaderboards in their charity drive to support the American Cancer Society.
I don’t really need to go on about the horror stories of cancer since you all likely know your own share of stories already. However, it’s a good feeling to watch people ram through Sonic games for the benefit of helping to find cures for diseases or at least make the world a less horrible place.
Currently, flying fox is slashing through the entirety of Sonic and the Black Knight. The marathon runs through Aug. 23, so there is still plenty to see and to cheer these guys on.
Having raised over $1800 for Child’s Play back in August, members of The Sonic Center, along with some speedrunners from Speed Demos Archive and SpeedRunsLive, are again running about 50 hours of Sonic Team games. Proceeds from this year’s marathon will benefit the American Cancer Society, and your donations can determine what you see, such as Chaos Emerald collection, fishing for Froggy, or stage selection in Sonic Shuffle.
Join in for both speedruns and casual play of all of your favourite and least-favourite games, playthroughs of other Sonic Team IPs such as NiGHTS and Burning Rangers, as well the ever-popular Tails Skypatrol, as audience play for Puyo Pop and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for Xbox 360, and- wait, what do you mean you don’t know what Puyo Pop is? We didn’t work on Sega Retro for you to ignore it!
View the stream through the main site here: http://www.soniccenter.org/stream
Or you can view via Twitch.tv directly: http://www.twitch.tv/tsc_streams