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?

Win A Portal 2 t-shirt for International Geek Pride day!!

The 25th May is officially International Geek Pride Day and, as fans of the Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will know,  International Towel Day.  To celebrate this illustrious occasion the clever folks over at Powwownow put their heads together (geddit?) and donated the following prizes:

Awesome Appear Infographic Portal 2 tee from Valve’s store!

Amazing Hitchhiker’s guide towel from thinkgeek.com!

How to enter?  Simples!

1. Follow @sksavepoint on twitter

2. Follow @powwownow on twitter
3. Tweet this “I want to win #towelday and #geekday gear from @sksavepoint courtesy of @powwownow. RT & Read this to enter! http://bit.ly/muFECC”
Thanks Powwownow, Free video conferencing rocks!  We’ll announce winners thursday.