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Inspiration and ideas for your Game 34 challenge

Get all the inspiration you need for your Game 34 fundraising with this list of ideas for challenges, milestones, rewards and polls.

When you pick up your controller to take on a Game 34 fundraising challenge, you’ll be playing in Creative Mode. It’s your challenge and we want you to create something you’ll enjoy being a part of – whether that’s splitting a 34-hour marathon session with friends, a tournament with 34 mates or streaming yourself speedrunning 34 games. 

Sometimes it really helps to have some inspiration to get you started. So, here’s a quick guide to gaming challenges, milestone, rewards and polls – as well as a hefty dose of inspiration for all of them. 

Inspiration for Game 34 fundraising challenges 

A one-off Game 34 fundraising challenge can be a great way to spread awareness and raise money to help people affected by brain tumours live longer, better lives.  

Any of these challenges can be live streamed or could be part of your live streaming schedule if you wanted to be someone who streamed games regularly. 

Marathon gaming sessions

Testing your endurance with a 34-hour gaming marathon is a great way to push your limits and raise funds.  You could even include a couple of friends and split the marathon up between each of you. Just make sure you stay safe during your Game 34 fundraising marathon by following these tips: 

  • get plenty of sleep the night before your challenge 
  • keep water handy and stay hydrated throughout your marathon 
  • power up with the right snacks – ditch the sugar and go for veg, wholegrains and protein to sustain you 
  • take breaks – rest your eyes, move your body and come back revitalised! 


Multiplayer tournaments can be a great way to raise awareness of The Charity while also having fun with your mates. Level up the competition by getting company to donate a prize for the winner and ask people to make a donation as an entry fee.   

You could even charge a little bit more for being able to choose certain characters or teams – after all everyone has a favourite. 

Examples of tournaments could be: 

  • a 34-player knockout tournament in a sports game 
  • gathering a group of friends together for 34-race grand prix in a racing game to see who tops the leaderboard at the end 
  • play 34 matches in a first-person shooter to see who comes out with the most wins 
  • host a winner-stays-on event for 34 match ups in a fighting game 
  • choose a game and see who can complete the fastest speedrun under 34 minutes. 

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Inspiration for streaming challenges 

If you’re planning on livestreaming regularly, you might stream games twice a week for a couple of hours. That way you can break up your Game 34 fundraising challenge into chunks.  

Doing this can make it easier to take on bigger Game 34 challenges, for example, completing 34 different games. It also means you can take on smaller challenges, for example, surviving through 34 waves of enemies.  

Ideas for bigger streaming challenges  

  • complete 34 different games  
  • take a character from level 1 to level 34 with your chat deciding all your level up choices 
  • achieve a 34-related high score, whether that’s scoring 3,400,000 points or earning £34,000,000 of in-game currency 
  • create a whole new world of possibilities for people with brain tumours by making your Game 34 challenge by building 34 worlds, structures, characters or cars. 
  • grind to reach level 34 before leaving the first dungeon, world or level 
  • play the 34 scariest games available 
  • win the Premier League in FIFA using no players with a value of more than £340,000 
  • play the 34 most difficult games you can find.

Ideas for shorter streaming challenges  

  • stay alive for 34 minutes while playing blindfolded and having your chat talk you through the game 
  • rack up 34 kills in your favourite shooter 
  • achieve 34 wins in your favourite sports game 
  • last 34 minutes without taking damage on the hardest setting 
  • manage a 34 minute pacifist play though 
  • achieve a 34-related high score for a single stream, match or run, whether that’s scoring 34 goals, reaching 3,400 points or earning £34,000 of in-game currency
  • beat a game within 34 minutes or 3 hours 40 minutes.

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What are fundraising milestones? 

When you set up your JustGiving page or Tiltify campaign, you’ll be asked to set a fundraising target that you’re hoping to achieve. 

Milestones are markers or sub-goals that bring attention to certain points of progress on your fundraising journey. For example, if your fundraising target is £250, you might want to set milestones for £10, £50, £100, £150, £200 and £250. 

If you’re using Tiltify, you can set up milestones as part of your campaign. However, you can also use unofficial milestones on any fundraising platform by simply sharing your milestones as updates to your fundraising page. 

One strategy for deciding on your milestones is to use totals that also inform people how that money could be used to help families affected by a brain tumour. 

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Milestone totals could you use  for your Game 34 fundraising challenge 

  • £10 could pay for us to send a Brain Tumour Information Pack to support somebody recently diagnosed with a brain tumour. 
  • £30 could pay for us to send Brainy Bag to a child diagnosed with a brain tumour  
  • £50 could fund printing 1,000 of our 10 Ways we can help concertina cards to be given to newly diagnosed patients at neuroscience centres 
  • £120 could help drive faster diagnosis by paying for us to send enough Better Safe Than Tumour packs to inform up to 1,200 people about the signs and symptoms of brain tumours. 
  • £300 could fund a day of world class research into brain tumours 
  • £500 could fund the cost of storing a tissue sample and genomic data in a biobank for one patient on one of our clinical trials 
  • £1,000 could fund 45 hours of support from a Young Adult Worker 
  • £1,000 could fund the RNA sequencing required for a year on one of our paediatric tumour research projects 
  • £2,000 could fund the bioluminesence imaging required for a year on one of our glioblastoma research projects 

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Ideas for how to celebrate reaching a milestone for your Game 34 fundraising challenge

Marathon stream 

If you’re streaming regularly for shorter times, a great way to mark hitting a milestone is with a marathon stream. Streaming for 24-hours straight on your own is extremely tough, so why not try testing your endurance with a 12-hour marathon stream instead?

Q&A stream 

A Q&A is a great way to celebrate hitting a milestone because it also helps you boost your engagement with your audience – helping you hit further milestones more quickly. 

People love authenticity and connecting more personally with the streamers they choose to support. Ask viewers to send questions via the chat, on social media or by email, then answer them live at your next stream. Obviously, there are some things that you shouldn’t reveal about yourself, so only answer what you’re comfortable answering. 

You could also use this opportunity to introduce your pets to your stream. People love animals and this is a great opportunity to let them get to know more about you. 

Let your audience pick the next game you stream or challenge you take 

Celebrate your next milestone by giving your subscribers full control of an upcoming stream. Whether they’re choosing your next Game 34 challenge or just picking the next game you’ll be streaming, this is a great way to engage your audience. 

You can also use this milestone to motivate your subscribers to donate so you reach your next target quicker. For example, if you’re normally a bit of a scaredy cat, you could give them the chance to force you to play a scary game with all the lights off!  

Fancy dress or cosplay streams 

Mark your latest milestone by promising to dress up for a special stream. For extra engagement, you could even let your audience vote on your costume.  

Don’t worry about putting lots of effort into your costume though (especially if it’s an early milestone) – there’s something truly entertaining about terrible fancy dress. 

Movie night on Twitch 

What’s better than getting together for a film night with your pals? You can recreate this experience with your subscriber to celebrate hitting a milestone by using Twitch Watch Parties. 

You can stream, watch, react and chat through any content that you have access to via your Amazon Prime account in real time using Twitch Watch Parties.   

Party game stream with viewers  

If you really want to celebrate a milestone in style with your subscribers, why not plan a fun co-op session where your viewers play multiplayer games with you? 

One way to do this would be to set up a session for subscribers who’ve really helped you hit your milestone. Alternatively, you could play games that have been specifically designed something to play with your stream like Drawy, Words on Stream, Drawful or one of the Jackbox Party Packs. 

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What are streaming rewards?  

Rewards are a feature on Tiltify that empowers you to give back to your audience when they donate to your stream. They’re an excellent way to engage your community and encourage donations to your campaign – from small donations to gigantic ones. 

There are two types of reward on Tiltify – Virtual Rewards and Product Rewards. Virtual Rewards are anything that you can fulfil without additional interactions with the donor. Product Rewards are anything that require physical shipment of an item to a location. 

If you’re just getting started with streaming, we’d recommend sticking to Virtual Rewards until you’re a more experienced streamer.  

Although Rewards are a built-in feature of Tiltify, you can also recreate them however you’re collecting donations for your Game 34 challenge. It’s really as simple as sharing a list of rewards with people and then making sure you’re able to fulfil those rewards.  

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Rewards suggestions for your Game 34 fundraising challenge

A quick, heartfelt thank you 

No matter the size of the donation, it doesn’t cost you anything to say thank you while you’re streaming. 

Setting up a low donation reward of a heartfelt thank you is a great first step in your Game 34 journey. 

Handwritten thank you note 

Writing a handwritten note to donors and showing them during a stream can be a really nice way to say thank you. However, depending on the number of donations you’re expecting, you may want to consider pre-writing the notes so you just have to add each donor’s name. 

If you want to also include posting the note to the donor, you can do. However, you’ll need to be mindful of postage costs (especially to overseas locations) and maybe consider limiting the number of these rewards available to begin with.  

Wall of Fame 

Creating a “Wall of Fame” is a great and easy way to take your rewards to the next level. Simply grab a poster or whiteboard to write donors’ names on and then keep it in the background or show it at the beginning of every stream so their generosity is remembered. 

Some streamers take this a step further and offer a reward of writing donors’ names (or any word of the donor’s choosing) on their face! 


Handwritten notes are nice but what about doing a doodle for your donors? It doesn’t matter if you can draw well (in fact, it could be more entertaining if you can’t!), it’s more about saying thanks and engaging with your viewers. 

Again, you have the option of posting the doodle out if you’d like. You could even use something like MS Paint to create a digital doodle to share with donors 

Let donors affect your stream 

There are so many different ways you can use rewards to let donors affect your stream. What’s especially great about this option is you can make it really personal to the game you’re playing and cater to every size of donation. 

For smaller donations, you could let your subscribers: 

  • pick a weapon you have to use for five minutes 
  • do an IRL press up without pausing the game 
  • choose a certain dialogue option 
  • select the next track you’ll race on 
  • take away a vital tool for five minutes 
  • stop a Pokémon from evolving when it levels up 
  • pick a certain perk or invest skill points a certain way when you level up 
  • choose which character you’ll use in the next match 
  • choose a gift to give to a certain NPC 
  • substitute your star striker for a goalkeeper. 

For larger donations, you could let your subscribers: 

  • change the game you’re playing 
  • sell your team’s star player 
  • release your favourite Pokémon 
  • hands off the controls for 30 seconds 
  • choose a side quest for you to complete 
  • pacifist mode for the next 15 minutes 
  • increase the difficulty for 15 minutes 
  • drop or giveaway a certain item or weapon 
  • choose which faction to side with 
  • play while wearing a blindfold for 30 seconds. 

It’s always fun to see how your subscribers help and hinder your gameplay – plus they’ll love being able to interact and affect the stream.  

Literally anything slightly embarrassing 

Is it a little bit weird that humans love watching other humans do things that are slightly embarrassing? Probably.  

That being said, the streaming world is full of silly, weird and embarrassing rewards that successfully encourage viewers to donate, including: 

  • eating extra spicy food during a stream 
  • eating something unpleasant tasting during a stream 
  • doing a silly dance (Fortnight emotes or TikTok trends are always popular) 
  • sing a song for your subscribers (especially good if you can incorporate the donor’s handle) 
  • put on a silly hat, mask or piece of clothing 
  • take a pie to the face or smash an egg on your head 
  • reveal an embarrassing fact about yourself 
  • do an impression of a celebrity or famous character 
  • do a make up tutorial and let subscriber choose what you wear. 
Ask your subscribers what goals they’d like to see 

A very simple idea to get a better understanding of what your subscribers would like to see as rewards is just to ask your chat what they’d like. 

And a great way of doing this is by using polls. 

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What are streaming polls?

Both Tiltify and Twitch have the option for you to set up polls so you can let other people vote to decide on elements of your Game 34 fundraising challenge.  

If you aren’t using these platforms, there a lots of others ways you can include a poll. This could be using a free online survey tool, doing a poll on social media or asking people to vote using hashtags or reactions – you could even ask people to raise their hands for different option. 

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Ideas for streaming polls for your Game 34 fundraising challenge

Choose your next game or challenge 

What will your viewers be watching next time you stream? Let them decide by having a poll on what your next game or challenge should be.  

Play as a specific character or class 

Give your subscribers the chance to watch you destroy the competition as your main or try to get to grips with a new character.  

Do a themed stream 

One way to boost engagement is to have your subscribers vote on a theme for an upcoming stream, for example, Disney princesses, dinosaurs or Star Wars. This isn’t just a great way to engage people with your stream but is also a good hook for getting them to return to see how you’ll execute the theme! 

Let your subscribers choose a milestone or reward 

Lots of the milestones or rewards that we’ve suggested in this article could be combined with a poll to give your subscribers more control over the stream.  

Have to eat something as a donation reward? Let your audience vote on whether you’ll be sent to food heaven or food hell. Will they pick something unpleasant or a sweet treat? 

Reached a milestone that means you’ve got a cosplay stream coming up? Let your subscribers pick who you’ll be dressing up as. 

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