Paradox – Their generosity is no contradiction!

Sick Kids Save Point 4 is three months away, but the prizes for fundraisers are starting to come in. First up, strategy specialists Paradox development studio have been startlingly generous. They’ve only given us a sackful of codes for their top strategy PC games. We have several copies of hit games Crusader Kings 2 and March of the Eagles to give away. We also may have further prizes from Paradox to announce come September…

Crusader Kings 2 is the critically acclaimed medieval europe strategy game which has set our friends at Calm Down Tom a-quiver. “Stand ready, increase your prestige, and listen to the world whisper your name in awe.”


In March of the Eagles, Rise in power in the era of the Napoleonic Wars, the ten years of conflict in Europe between the years 1805 – 1820, and move on to claim the control of Europe.

To enter the draw all you have to do is raise £100 in sponsorship on your Just Giving page for Sick Kids Save Point. The draw will be made a day or two after the weekend of 11th-14th October, which is when we’ll be playing games for 24 hours in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

If you haven’t signed up yet, simply follow the directions on the right – read our safety guidelines, make a JustGiving page to collect sponsorship, and tell your friends!

Prize Draw

Sorry if you’ve been waiting, this took me about 4 hours to post after a PC meltdown….

See if you’ve won… Good Luck

Email us with your shipping details to claim your prize, or let us know if you won’t be claiming it and we’ll sell it on ebay. Every penny raised will go to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation of course!

Prizes Announced!

Thanks to some amazing people in the gaming industry, we’ve got an amazing list of Prizes this year.  Anyone who takes part in Sick Kids Save Point is eligible to win, all you have to do is raise £100 in sponsorship on your Just Giving page by the end of your video games marathon. (That’ll be NEXT WEEK then!)

Try Matching Set

From Rockstar North to Ludometrics, from Capcom to Blazing Griffin, we salute you! Oh and special thanks to Lucky Frame and Twiddly, who donated codes for their games that we can giveaway- more on that later… In the meantime, go drool over what you could win.

Make Sick Kids Save Point a murder mystery weekend!

Edinburgh Indie studio Blazing Griffin is relaunching The Ship, a unique multiplayer PC game.

“Set on a series of luxury, art deco cruise ships built by Mr X, this devilish game challenges you to kill or be killed. Once you’re on board you’re given the name of another passenger whom you must find and secretly murder. Watch out for security unless you want to do some time in jail, take care of yourself and keep looking over your shoulder because somewhere out there is another hunter looking for you!”
Blazing Griffin have nailed their awesome credentials to the mast by giving us 5 copies of the game towards our prize list – crivvens! Not only that, but each code has two gift codes for your friends, and each of those has a further one. This means each code allows five of you to set sail for a wink murder cruise!
If there’s a group of five SKSPers that want to play this game during their games marathon, make sure you’re following @SKsavepoint and @BlazingGriffin and tweet us the following:
“Hi @SKsavepoint, we’d love to kill each other on board #TheShip during #SKSP, thanks to @BlazingGriffin”
But it’ll be first come first served… a dish best served cold.

Our Hero Donates A Prize

copyright Jack Henderson

We’re delighted to add an addition to our prize list. Jack Henderson, the Sick Kids Fundraising phenomenon of this last year, has donated a signed copy of his book ‘Jack Draws Anything’ – a collection of his brilliant and often hilarious drawings.

Jack Henderson (6), of Prestonpans, East Lothian came up with the idea to “draw anything” in return for donations to the hospital that treats his wee brother, after a family friend bought one of his drawings for 20p. After two weeks, Jack had over 500 picture requests and then came TV appearances and international recognition!  Now he has raised over £25,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. The requested pictures range from a “dinosaur diving into a pool of jelly” (#1) to “my (extremely bald) friend Brian dancing like a crazy man” (#80). Sick Kids Save Point wanted to put a request in but by the time we donated Jack was overwhelmed by the requests and had a backlog of several months. No biggy – we were happy to support him anyway as he’s been a real inspiration to us. Thanks Jack – you’re our hero!

Go check out his latest drawings at his blog. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is raise £100 or more in sponsorship.

Rockstar North supports Sick Kids Save Point… again!

We are delighted to announce that local game maestros Rockstar North, creators of Grand Theft Auto, have again decided to back Sick Kids Save Point.  Last year would not have been possible without their incredible support – indeed many Rockstar employees took part!

Watch this space for details on the prizes that Rockstar have donated – Raise £100 in sponsorship for your marathon and you will be entered into the prize draw automatically.  Other companies have offered prizes too, and we will announce them in due course…  Play Games.  Save Kids.  AND Win Stuff.  Pretty Good eh?