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Gamers for Orcas FAQ

Your questions answered about fundraising for Gamers for Orcas

I want to join The Gamers for Orcas Challenge, what do I do?

Great news, we’d love to welcome you to Gamers for Orcas!

  • Tiltify - If you want to run an online livestream you can integrate this into your own fundraising page through Tiltify. To do this, visit our Tiltify page and click ‘Register’ to set up your own fundraising 'campaign'. You'll be asked for some further information to set up a Tiltify account, and can then personalise your page and link to your Twitch or YouTube account. 
  • Justgiving - If you don't need to stream anything live, you can set up a Justgiving fundraising page by visiting our own Gamers for Orcas Justgiving page and clicking 'Start Fundraising'. You'll need to set up an account if you don't have one already, but can then personalise and share your page. 

For step-by-step instructions, click here.

What else can I do with my fundraising page?

Personalise your page to encourage donations. Just email us for some orca photos and the Gamers for Orcas logo!

If you're using Tiltify you can add your Twitch channel straight to your page so that people can tune in and donate!

Whichever fundraising platform you use, be sure to share it with as many people as you can. 

Do I need a Twitch channel?

If you want to livestream, you can open your own Twitch channel, but don't worry, you don't have to broadcast your gaming challenge at all! If you need any help with using platforms for fundraising or streaming, drop us an email at gamersfororcas@whales.org.

What happens on the day?

Play any games you like, for as long as you like. Invite friends to join you, maybe do forfeits to encourage donations - something unique, silly or that friends know you wouldn't normally do.

I'm not able to join in on World Dolphin Day - can I still take part?

No problem! It's fine to do your marathon any time that suits you - we'd still want to cheer you on, so please let us know the date and what you will be doing.

Is there an age limit?

We welcome gamers of all ages, but if you are under 16 we recommend a mini-marathon of no more than 12 hours. Please let your parents or guardian know so that they can support you and ensure you take regular breaks and refreshments.

How long do I have to play for?

It’s up to you! Our official livestream on Saturday 14th April will be a full 24 hours, but a mini-marathon of 6 or 12 hours is absolutely fine - no more than 24-hours maximum please.

Are there any rules?

Not really, but there are some guidelines that should be helpful.  Please think about your audience, time of day or night you will be gaming and, if appropriate, moderate adult content. It goes without saying that any games that include violence against or killing of whales and dolphins is definitely not appropriate and should not be played.

I have another question?

Please get in touch with the Gamers for Orcas team at gamersfororcas@whales.org