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Promotion Achievements

Got connections to that can help us spread the word? Below are some of our promotional goals for Mario Marathon 5.

Something Awful The Internet Makes You Stupid

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

Polygon Where has everyone Poly-gone?

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.

Reddit I Reddit online last night

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 Can I has Joystiq?

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)

OMG we're on TV! OMG we're on TV!

Unlocked when the Mario Marathon 5 is mentioned on a television broadcast

Facebook The Shares are through the roof!

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.

Giant Bomb Somebody set us up the bomb!

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!

That's a good group you've got there! That's a good group you've got there! ($2,000 from a single site)

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.

Penny Arcade After you make that jpeg...

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)

Facebook Do you "like" what you see?

Unlocked when 3,000 fans "like" our facebook page.

Strength in numbers! Strength in numbers! (100 donors from a single partner site)

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.

Twitter I think we're being followed

Unlocked when 5,000 people follow @MarioMarathon on twitter

Penny Arcade Mega Corp Unite!

Unlocked when all Penny Arcade staff tweet a link to the event.