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access_time April 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM in Culture by Andrew Kent

Oakland Video Game Museum Holding Fundraising Campaign

If you didn’t know already there is a video game museum in Oakland, CA called the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment. While it’s acronym may spell MADE, the Museum does not have it made in the realm of money. The museum had to use Kickstarter to raise their intial $20,000 for rent and other bills at their facilities which are located in downtown Oakland. MADE is more than just a museum for video games though, they also have classes that teach kids how to program video games and the best part is that those classes are free.

Once again MADE needs more money to keep the lights on and continue to provide a safe haven for children to learn. This time they will be hosting a “game-beating” marathon in which volunteers will be beating games to raise $20,000. Their goal is to raise $1,000 for each game that has been beaten to reach that final goal of $20,000.

We hope that enthusiastic donors commit enough cash to keep us playing games for week. But we’ll be extremely satisfied if we can meet our goal. All of the funds raised will be used to pay for rent, utilities, insurance and Internet for our facility. In turn, we provide a safe place to learn about programming, and to socialize for Oakland’s youth, and to the preservation of our video game heritage. – Alex Handy Founder and Director of MADE

The game-beating event will be live streamed via MADE’s website and will start on Friday afternoon PST on April 27th at the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment. Check out the link to their website below for more information.

Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment

Also if you want to skip straight to the donating you can do so anytime here: MADE Donate Page


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