Live fundraising is a great way to tell your story and engage with donors. Download this guide here!
Great, how do I get started?
You'll need a device to stream with (desktop/laptop, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4)!
Download or login to a streaming app to your desktop (like Streamlabs, OBS, Lightstream or XSplit). Have a console? Your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will have apps to stream directly from console (Twitch, Mixer or YouTube)!
Set up an account with a streaming service (Twitch, YouTube, Mixer).
You'll need something to broadcast your gaming! PC or console:
Set your Chatbot to share your donation link when your streaming.
**Pro-tip** add #donate to the end of your participant URL (non-customized) to bring donors right to the payment screen!
Xbox extras to customize your stream
Explore options to customize your stream using Lightstream and Mixer!
Once you have your device, streaming software/service and accounts setup, add your streaming username to your fundraising page by clicking Your Page, then clicking the pencil icon to edit. This allows you to stream to Twitch, Mixer and YouTube and have the stream directly embedded on your Extra Life page! Your donors can interact and chat with you AND donate with ease!
Here's the steps to connect your stream to your page
On extra-life.org. add your streaming username to your fundraising page & save – you're ready to go!
Click Your Page in the top bar
Click the Settings tab on your page
Choose your service and enter your username
Note: YouTube requires you to enter the full URL to the live video, not your YouTube username
Click Save Changes
Share the link to your fundraising page through social media, text messages, your chatbot and email.
When you start streaming from your streaming software (Streamlabs OBS, OBS, Lightstream, XSplit) or console, your stream will appear on your fundraising page!
Don't forget to check out our broadcasting toolkit for additional overlays, commercial breaks, talking points and more.
Stuck? Confused? Let our community of Extra Life streaming experts help! Head to our official Discordand ask for some assistance!
Welcome to the Studio Wildcard Extra Life fundraising page! We're here to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which treat thousands of children each year, regardless of their illness, injury or even their family's ability to pay. This is our fifth year participating in this event to help sick and injured kids in our local communities.
Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. To make a donation to a member of our team (a donation to any member of the team goes towards our total goal), click on the "Donate" button at the top of the page.
Thank you so much for supporting our efforts!
Watch us live on Twitch for 24 hours beginning 9am PST on November 2ND
Events during our 24-hour stream include:
IRL Games and Mischief
ARK Developer Interviews
ATLAS Developer Interviews
Updates from the ARK and ATLAS Modding Community
Official server rates bonuses as we reach our donation goals (Increase for every $5,000 raised up to 8x)
For both ARK and ATLAS
Rewards from the Studio Wildcard Team:
If you are coming from one of the many awesome content creators who are helping us support this fine cause, please add the name of the creator to your donation so we know where you came from!
Studio Wildcard x Sponsors Goodie Bag!
Collector's Editions periodically throughout the Extra Life stream!
Genesis Season Pass giveaway periodically throughout the Extra Life stream!
Milestones for increased ARK and ATLAS rates until end of Extra Life
Every person that donates to our team will receive a special SurviveTheARK or ATLAS forum badge (redeemable by a code via email). Donators over $500 USD will receive a special gold version badge!
Donations over $2,500 USD will be added to the ARK and ATLAS credits permanently as "Extra Life Superfan"