MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — October 23, 2014 — Raptr, a leading online service for PC gamers, today announced its lineup of featured games and “guest streamers” for the annual Extra Life livestream fundraiser taking place this weekend. Featuring a stellar lineup of game studios and industry personalities, Raptr’s streaming events will also offer an array of prizes for various levels of fundraising and contributions. Further, the Instant Replay feature in the Raptr software enables other Extra Life participants to update contributors on their marathon progress via short gameplay clips. Raptr’s fundraising goal this year is $10,000 – twice the amount it raised last year. For more information on contributing funds, joining the Raptr fundraising team, or supporting the event by streaming your own marathon play session, please visit http://l.raptr.com/etxts.
Most of the developers participating in Raptr’s Extra Life stream will be playing upcoming, unreleased games, offering fans a unique opportunity to check out hours of gameplay from some highly anticipated titles. The schedule of streaming partners is as follows (all times PDT):
Friday, October 24:
11-11:30 a.m. – World of Speed (My.com)
12-1 p.m. – The Evil Within (Bethesda)
3-4 p.m. – Game 4 (The Behemoth)
4-5 p.m. – Below (Capybara Games)
6-7 p.m. – The Tomorrow Children, Nom Nom Galaxy (Q-games)
Saturday, October 25:
9-10 a.m. – The Internet’s Jeff Green (Hit Detection, PopCap, EA)
10-11 a.m. – Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
11-12 p.m. – Warframe (Digital Extremes)
12-1 p.m. – Orcs Must Die! Unchained (Robot Entertainment)
1-2 p.m. – TOME: Immortal Arena (KIXEYE)
2-4 p.m. – Tera + Zombies Monsters Robots (new content) (En Masse Entertainment)
4-5 p.m. – The Long Dark (Hinterland Games)
5-5:30 p.m. – Never Alone (Upper One Games)
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Galak-Z (17-Bit)
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Smite (Hi-Rez Studios)
As incentives to help support this worthy cause, Raptr will be awarding a range of prizes – both through random drawings and for reaching specific fundraising targets – to Extra Life participants and donors. Details of how the various prizes will be awarded can be found at http://l.raptr.com/zcjal; among the top prizes are hardware, game codes and peripheral devices from AMD, CyberPowerPC, Gigabyte, XFX, Mionix and Astro. As one example, Raptr will raffle off a fully loaded CyberPowerPC complete with Radeon 290X graphics card to one lucky winner, chosen at random from among all those who stage their own marathon gaming session in support of Extra Life and post an Instant Replay clip to Raptr.com.
Raptr is one of the fastest-growing PC gaming services in the world. The Raptr software, which is entirely free, is designed to make PC gaming consistently awesome. The software enables gamers to get the best performance possible out of their rigs and games by automatically optimizing their game settings, enabling video capture and streaming in a simple and resource-efficient way, keeping drivers up to date, and offering intra-game communication across thousands of games. Raptr has tens of millions of users in dozens of countries, and attracts nearly two million new sign-ups each month. The company is led by CEO and co-founder Dennis Fong (co-founder of Xfire, Lithium, and Gamers.com). Raptr was founded in 2007 and is backed by investors Accel Partners, Founder’s Fund, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. For more information about Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com and/or follow @Raptr.