For 72 hours straight ten volunteers will play computer game Minecraft as part of an annual fund-raiser.
MineThon was founded by Ethan Smith in 2011, and each year has held a Minecraft event for charity. MineThon4 is in aid of AbleGamers, who use video games to improve disabled people’s quality of life.
Founder Ethan Smith said: “There are over 33 million gamers with disabilities, and gamers, developers and publishers frequently overlook them... This year, MineThon is going to take a good look - this year, MineThon is going to help.” Starting at 11am on July 25, the entire 72-hour gaming session will be live streamed, and there will be raffles, auctions, Minecraft mini-games,and guest appearances from Minecraft celebrities.
The event is taking place in the George Shopping Centre, with Tailored Systems providing computers, or to watch the live stream and donate to AbleGamers go to www.minethon.com
Anyone who donates the equivalent of $10 (£5-£6) or more, which will go directly to the American-based charity AbleGamers, will be granted access to Minecraft mini-games on MineThon’s 1000-player server, courtesy of CreeperHost LTD.