Welcome back, Skyscanner

Last year flight price comparison experts Skyscanner impressed us when they raised £1.3k towards the SKSP total by turning their office into a 24 hour videogames mecca. Now it looks like they’ll be joining us again!

“Skyscanner as an organisation takes great pride in the variety of charity work that it gets involved in. Being comprised primarily of geeks, a band of Skyscanner employees were naturally drawn to the marathon and the cause.” They tell us on their Just Giving page. If last year was anything to go by, expect some amusing video blogs! Welcome back scanners!

SKSP Multimedia highlights

As we gear up for the third Sick Kids Save Point in October, you may have noticed our new column in the Edinburgh Evening News. In this we hope to provide some new release tips and highlight what our local games developers are up to, as well as raise awareness for our charity gaming marathon, of course!

If there is anything you’d like to ask or make us aware of, feel free to contact us via our Facebook page or on twitter.

Meanwhile, a search on Youtube produces some interesting videos from last year. Here’s a selection:

our safety infomercial
Alex gets IN the game
Develion sets himself the Coronation Street challenge
Spirits high at this point…
brilliant commentary from Xander
Skyscanner are 4 hours in…

SKSP 3 dated!

Scotland’s 24 hour video game marathon will return in 2012, on the weekend of the 12th-14th October.



In the last 2 years gamers across the UK have raised over £28,000 for The Sick Kids Friends Foundation in Edinburgh.  Along the way we’ve had the incredible support of Rockstar North, our local games behemoth, who have donated substantially to our total as well as some truly awesome prizes for our top participants.  We’ve also had brilliant support from Codemasters UK and Journalist Scott Munro who have donated Nintendo DS Lites and games for the hospital to help with rehabilitation of sick children there.  


Special mention must also go to independent games designer Tony Gowland and and Queensferry dad Neil Gow, who were our top players of 2010 & 2011 respectively.  Along with podcast Downtoforit X, cheap flight comparison gurus Skyscanner, local ska band More From Jim, Icthus Christian Fellowship and the guys at Twitch gaming, Edinburgh’s PC gaming centre, these brave gamers took part in a non stop gaming session of 24 hours straight!  Think it sounds easy?  Think again – these gamers and many, many more pushed past the fun barrier to support the work of The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.  


And in 2012, you can too.  Just choose any 24-hour slot between 12th-14th October, and watch this space for more details!  Any questions?  Come find us on Facebook or Twitter..

Skyscanner: Come Fly With Us

We’re delighted to see Flight search site Skyscanner taking part in Sick Kids Save Point this year.  A group of employees will be undertaking our gaming marathon this weekend, according to their site.

“We expect that some of our staff will be a bit frazzled come Monday morning – but hey – it’s all for a good cause!” they tell us.  Good luck team – fly true!  They’ve shot up our leaderboard to third, raising almost 600 pounds for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation in a week!