Video game startup Petrodactyl Studios held its first fundraising event on March 22nd to raise funds for their first major project, Vendetta. The team set aside a 54-hour block and live-streamed “torturetainment,” where they played games and watched bad movies that the audience selected. Through the unique fundraiser, the startup received $1235.53 from 11 individuals and companies.
Over the two-day event, Petrodactyl recorded 534 unique visitors passing through the site with a high number of 14 watchers at a given time. It’s hard to believe there was 54 hours of game playing, so here’s the schedule breakdown for further proof:
- 8:00 pm – 1:00 am I Wanna be the Guy
- 1:00 am – 5:00 am Slender
- 5:00 – 8:00 am Shaq Fu
- 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Mrs. Pacman
- 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mortal Combat Mythologies Subzero
- 3:00 – 4:00 pm Zombies Ate My Neighbors
- 4:00 – 5:00 pm Hemp Tycoon
- [Break for technical difficulties]
- 7:00 – 8:00 pm GoW Ascension (Hardmode – Chris)
- 8:00 – 10:00 pm DDR (Hardmode – Charles + Manders)
- 10:00 pm – 2:00 am Darksouls (No Armor – Kyle)
- 2:00 am – 7:00 am Custer’s Revenge
- 7:00 am – 8:00 am Playstation Allstars (1v2 Hardmode – Kyle)
- 8:00 am – 9:00 am Nintendoland (if at least 2 matches are won)
- 9:00 am – 11am The World’s Hardest Game
- 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Super Meat Boy
- 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Superman 64
- 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Back to the Future NES
- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Smurfs
- 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Zelda Philips CDi
- [Hour break]
Then came Mr. Truong’s Challenge, which the team won. They had four hours to rack up $200 in Playstation Allstars. Two members of the Petrodactyl team played against two level four computers, subbing out players after two rounds of play. Mr. Truong pledged $0.50 per kill, $5.00 per match won, and $1.00 per extra life if the match was won.
“Entertaining the masses is serious business, but when you do it with your friends it can be really fun and we hope to get that message across to help inspire others,” said Co-founder Kyle Whittington. “The support of a good friend is enough motivation to finish anything you set out to complete.”
For more information about Petrodactyl or donating to the startup, visit petrodactylstudios.com.
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