Game for Guide Dogs
Frequently asked questions
Game for Guide Dogs is our new, two-stage, video-gaming fundraiser.
Stage one is a jam-packed streaming week, running 27 August to 4 September where you can tune in to pro streamers playing their go-to games, watch puppy cams, interact with live Q&A sessions and more.
This is followed by a month-long community stream between 5 September and the 30 September where we’re asking you to level up and hold your own stream for Guide Dogs. Whether you’re new to streaming or an expert – we’re calling on all gamers to help raise funds for Guide Dogs. There are a series of fundraising rewards to thank you for your amazing support too - £16 for a digital animation to display on your stream, £120 for a gaming bundle (cap and bottle) and £390 for a gaming mat (plus the bundle).
We have some exciting names lined up to stream for us. Check out our schedule to see what streamers are taking part in our streaming week.
You do not need to sign up to tune in to our streaming week, but make sure to give us a follow on Twitch and you’ll be notified when we’re live! Take a look at our streaming schedule.
The streaming week, stage one, takes place between the 27 August to 4 September. Community streaming, stage two, takes place from 5 September to 30 September.
Once you’ve set up your fundraising page on Tiltify and decided how you’ll be taking on Game for Guide Dogs, it’s time to start fundraising!
Share your fundraising page across social media, asking your friends and family to support.
You can use Tiltify features such as polls to invite others to vote on elements of your stream before you begin and during the stream.
Set milestones on your fundraising page to show your progress - you could even set fun forfeits for each time you hit a new milestone!
Looking for some more inspiration? Join our Discord server and see how others plan to raise funds for Guide Dogs.
Download our Game for Guide Dogs guide for more tips and make use of our resources to boost your fundraising.
This year there are three awesome rewards up for grabs! Raise £16 for an animation to display on your stream, £120 for a gaming bundle (cap and bottle) and £390 for a gaming mat (plus the bundle).
Physical rewards will be sent once the campaign has finished. This is so we can order the exact amount we need to help reduce unnecessary waste.
If you plan on fundraising on any platform other than Tiltify please let us know at email@example.com once you reach one of our milestones to receive your rewards.
No, you can join Game for Guide Dogs for free.
We ask that all participants that join Game for Guide Dogs are aged 18 or over. Please also be aware that Tiltify has a minimum age requirement of 18 years old, and Discord has a minimum age requirement of 13 years old, in order to sign up to the platform.
After you’ve set up your fundraising page on Tiltify you will be ready to start planning and promoting your stream. To help you along the way you’ll receive some messages from us via Tiltify.
You can also join our Discord Server to be part of the Game for Guide Dogs community, share your gaming plans and find tips and advice from us and other participants.
Streaming is a great way to fundraise whilst gaming, however if you don’t wish to stream your play you don’t need to. Just update your Tiltify page to tell friends and family when you’ll be gaming for Guide Dogs so they can sponsor you.
Tiltify is a fundraising platform allowing gamers and streamers to easily integrate their streams and maximise their fundraising. They offer incentive-based features such as challenges, milestones and polls to help support your fundraising as well as on screen alerts, schedules and team fundraising.
By signing up via Tiltify you’ll gain access to all these features as well as receive exclusive Guide Dogs rewards once you reach our fundraising targets. Tiltify will take 5% of all donations to support the technology and services they provide.
Don’t wish to sign up via Tiltify? No problem. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know where you’ll be raising your funds so we can add your fundraising to our grand total at the end of the challenge and make sure you get any deserved rewards.
If you can’t take part in Game for Guide Dogs this September, you can still stream/game for us outside of this challenge. Please note the rewards will not apply and are only available for those taking part in Game for Guide Dogs.
Our rewards are for those who reach our fundraising targets or more and are not available to purchase. However, if you’d like to purchase any Guide Dogs merch for your stream you can do so at the Guide Dogs shop.
We rely on your donations to continue our life-changing work. Every pound raised makes a huge difference to children and adults in the UK living with sight loss. The money you raise will help us provide services for thousands of people with a vision impairment. From covering the costs of our working guide dogs, including food, vets’ bills and ongoing training, to empowering young people with sight loss by teaching them independent living skills. We couldn’t do this vital work without our amazing supporters like you.
We encourage you to take regular breaks during your challenge in order to reduce eye strain and allow you to keep yourself hydrated. Guide Dogs are not liable for any injury incurred during this challenge, please game responsibly.
Guide Dogs are not responsible for any third-party apps such as Tiltify and Discord. Although we will be monitoring these sites, when possible, and both platforms have community guidelines in place, we do not have control over all comments made by participants. Please use these sites at your own risk.