Time sure flies when you’re having fun… coding? Anyways it’s almost time for Extra Life again! This will be our fourth year participating, every year we have a blast, so I don’t see why stop now.
For those new, Extra Life is a charity that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. We promote it by playing games live, you donate to help sick kids, everyone wins!
I’ll be doing what comes naturally, making an embarrassment out of myself streaming various DOS games (including X-COM) for as close to 24h as possible, starting on November 5th 3pm GMT (that’s this Saturday). Tune in, spread the word, and enjoy the mayhem! I hear Twitch has finally ditched Flash so hopefully that’ll make it more accessible.
The server is currently hosting Two projects: “UFO: Alien Invasion,” and “OpenXcom.”
To continue providing hosting services we will need to raise funds for the coming year, to pay for both the service and possibly some new hardware, or a new server computer altogether, especially if such services are to be provided free of advertisements on the project websites.
In addition to the two projects mentioned, we also host additional programming and development tools for the community, including a snapshot autobuilder for OpenXcom, and a buildbot for UFO: Alien Invasion.
We also welcome new projects that are freely available and preferably open-source in nature, and hope to continue to provide tools for the community to grow, but we will need your help and support to do so.
Please consider a donation for our cause, which you can give via the following link:
For European Users (EUR):
For USA Users (USD):
We sincerely thank you for any support you provide.
“Why is X-COM only available on Steam? Why do I have to get Steam to get X-COM? Why are these two things intrinsically linked? Why oh why must my life be filled with obstacles and peril?” you’ve told us for years.
Well, now you can also get it on GOG.com. Which is not Steam. In fact, it’s nothing like Steam. So, rejoice!
NineX will be performing a server upgrade on 15th January 23h – 4h CET, during which the OpenXcom website and forums may be unavailable (as well as other hosted projects). The Windows Git Builder may suffer a longer period of downtime.
Third-party websites like the Mod Portal are not affected. If you need support you can reach us through the Contact icons on the sidebar.
Screenshot from UFO Redux
Hope you have a good time celebrating, wherever you are, whatever you are. Here’s to one more year of rookies getting sniped on the Skyranger ramp.
Stream’s over: Part 1 | Part 2 | Fanart
We reached the goal but you can still donate if you want, Extra Life lasts all year.
- You can donate at any time before/during/after the stream.
- I’ll be streaming all day and there’ll be a recording afterwards, so don’t worry about missing out.
- You don’t need to have a Twitch account to watch the stream, but you do need one to be able to get notifications and join in the chat.
- I can only name soldiers if I can see your names, I won’t be following comments here.
- Don’t like the site? Pop out the player! Pop out the chat! Rearrange everything how you see fit!
- Don’t like the chat? Connect through IRC!
- Feel free to ask and request anything, have fun, and help sick kids!
Available for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/319050/
I’m attending Firaxicon (Baltimore MD, USA) on October 3 if anyone’s around and wants to meet up, after which I’ll return to my cave and never be seen again.
That’s it. I didn’t wanna distract you from your TFTD.