Streamers battle it out while playing indie game ‘Antihero’ to win donation for their charity
BALTIMORE, MD – January 26th, 2017 – Versus Evil, an indie game publishing company, is hosting their first ever Versus Evil Charity Clash (#charityclash) event. Teaming up with four different charities, Gamechanger Charity, 8-Bit Salute | Operation Supply Drop, Save the Children and St Jude’s PLAY LIVE, the Versus Evil event will see several different Twitch Streamers representing each charity battling it out to win the $10,000 grand prize donation. During this time they will also be raising money during each livestreamed heat for their specific charity. Streamers will be competing in Antihero, Tim Conkling’s turn-based single and multiplayer strategy game about running a thieves’ guild (available in First Access at https://versusevil.itch.io/antihero), and will attempt to outsmart and outmaneuver their opponents to become the top master thief in Victorian England.
The Charity Clash livestreamed heats, which will take the form of a bracket-style tournament, will take place between now and PAX East (10-12th March), where the finalists will play each other to win the $10,000 donation. During this time, streamers will also be encouraging their fans to donate to the charity they are representing and, as an incentive, fans can also buy the Antihero charity shirt of their favorite streamer’s charity; a portion of shirt proceeds will go directly to charity. Details will be displayed on the charity web page Antihero.tiltify.com The charity team that raises the most money will also win an Alienware Alpha PC, which will be given away to one lucky winner from their own communities.
“We’re hoping that this inaugural Versus Evil Charity Clash will be fun for everyone involved and that we can make this a yearly tradition,” commented founder and General Manager of Versus Evil, Steve Escalante. “We’ve always wanted to give back to a worthwhile cause and now’s the perfect time. We hope the gaming community will come together to support their streamers and help raise money for these important causes.”
Antihero, created by talented indie developer Tim Conkling, is a fast-paced multiplayer turn-based strategy game for PC, Mac and handheld devices where you fight to become the most feared and revered master thief in all Victorian London! Operating in a gas-lit city overrun by corruption and greed your task is to manage your thieves’ guild, recruit street urchins, hire gangs, steal everything and bribe, blackmail and assassinate your way to victory! The game is currently in First Access on itch.io https://versusevil.itch.io/antihero and is scheduled to launch this spring.