Got connections to that can help us spread the word? Below are some of our promotional goals for Mario Marathon 5.
Each year when Mario Marathon rolls around Something Awful should be renamed, "Something Awesome". This community throws a massive amount of support behind the event and is consistently one of the top sources of traffic. Unlocked when we gain the support of the Something Awful community
This year VOX Media announced the formation of a new gaming website Polygon. They seem pretty serious, a solid third of our gaming media contacts were quickly scooped up by the new site. A write-up by a member of the Polygon team will unlock this achievement.
We've heard from multiple Redditors, that they enjoy Mario Marathon. With the partner sites system setup I'm very excited to see just how much money the Reddit community contributes this year. Unlocked when a submission discussing Mario Marathon 5 hits the front page of reddit.com
Joystiq.com is a BIG video game site. The past two years Joystiq has sent substantial number of viewers our way. Unlocked when a post about Mario Marathon 5 appears on Joystiq (DO NOT SPAM)
Unlocked when the Mario Marathon 5 is mentioned on a television broadcast
Mario Marathon has been shared over 12,000 times on Facebook. Share a link with your friends to help us reach our goal of 15,000 shares before the end of Mario Marathon 5.
GiantBomb.com is the gaming news / community site with Jeff Gerstmann. Jeff is a stand up guy and defender of all that is right about video games (like the Mario Marathon). We can't imagine why they wouldn't want to cover the event this year. We've had supporters in their forums for years, but this year we're shooting for the front page!
This year, when you come to the site we try to determine what site you came from. If you later donate we add your donation to a total for that site. We hope this pulls together communities to support Child's Play. Unlocked when a single referer generates over $2,000 in donations.
In addition to founding Child's Play Charity, Penny Arcade makes jpegs, funny, often video game related, jpegs. They also write about those jpegs, and it turns out a lot of people read what they write. Unlocked when Gabe or Tycho posts something about Mario Marathon 5 on Penny-Arcade.com (DO NOT SPAM)
Unlocked when 3,000 fans "like" our facebook page.
This year, when you come to the site we try to determine what site you came from. If you later donate we add your donation to a total for that site. We hope this pulls together communities to support Child's Play. Unlocked when a single referer generates over 100 individual donations.
Unlocked when 5,000 people follow @MarioMarathon on twitter
Unlocked when all Penny Arcade staff tweet a link to the event.