Extra Life Game Day is just around the corner! For those not in the know, that means thousands of gamers all over the world will be streaming around the clock this Saturday, raising money to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. While Extra Life fundraising campaigns are happening year-round, Game Day is a special 1-day annual event focused on getting gamers together for charity.
Extra Life has done a great job providing fundraising tools and stream integrations to the community to help brand and show fundraising progress on streams. We want to help streamers using Lightstream engage with their viewers, so we’re happy to announce today that we’ll be supporting the official Extra Life graphic overlay as one of our 3rd Party Integrations!
The Extra Life graphic overlay dynamically updates to show your viewers the progress you’re making towards your fundraising goal, as well as shouts out some of your top and most recent donations.
If you’re fundraising for Extra Life this year, here’s how it works:
- Log in to your Extra Life profile
- Under the Settings Tab, check “Add a stream to your page”, then copy the URL under “Add a graphic overlay to your stream!”
- In Lightstream, add a 3rd Party Integration layer and choose Extra Life
- Paste the overlay URL from your Extra Life profile.
Prism + Extra Life Game Day
While not required, many streamers choose to do marathon streams (in some cases 24 hours) on Game Day. There are best practices for these types of streams, but another great alternative, is to stream in shifts with a team. This way you get all the benefits of having a marathon stream, without the downsides of potential health complications.
Lightstream Prism is a great tool for streaming with friends – which provides a number of benefits for these types of streams. Not only can you get multiple people on stream at the same time – which is great for viewer engagement, you can also “Solo” streamers which allows one person to take over for awhile until someone else is able to join. By scheduling shifts, you can seamlessly keep the stream going with a steady rotation of participants!
Find out more about Prism and how it can help your Extra Life Game Day stream.
Discord community member heartandthesynapse created Extra Life branded Prism overlays to use for your charity stream. Let your viewers know what your stream is all about!
Extra Tools & Resources:
Extra Life provides a series of articles and other graphics to help you setup your stream. We’ve linked to some of them below for easy reference.
There are a ton of tips and tricks to help you take your Extra Life efforts to the next level. Here are some of the best practices from your fellow Extra Lifers!
From the basics of what Extra Life is about, to fundraising tactics, and streaming tips.
Whether you need logos, web banners, a ready-to-use flier, or the materials needed to make your own—the media kit will have everything you’ll need.
In addition to what we’ve supplied above, Extra Life provides additional stream graphics and instructions for donation services.
About Extra Life
Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $40 million for sick and injured kids.