Watch live streamers play developers at their own games for charity


Joystiq News
Nov 13, 2015

Erin Robinson Swink, developer of the hand-painted space-physics game, Gravity Ghost, has a simple reason driving her passion for green energy and environmental advocacy: asthma. "I remember how awful it was needing an inhaler as a kid," she says. Air pollution -- driven in large part by burning coal -- contributed to her respiratory disease.

Today, Robinson Swink is combining these two passions -- game development and clean energy -- for a three-day live-streaming event called Beat the Dev on Twitch. The show is live right now, featuring developers behind titles like Borderlands 2, Uncharted 3, Super Meat Boy, Octodad, Nuclear Throne, Journey, Darksiders II and 17 others playing their own games against a lineup of live-streamers. Donations made during the event will benefit The Sierra Club and its clean-air, green-energy advocacy efforts.

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