Zeldathon, the bi-annual gaming marathon for charity, has announced plans for a documentary that will detail the team’s decade-long journey of collecting money by playing The Legend of Zelda games.
“The story will take you through our first events, all the way up to present day,” said Zeldathon creator Matt Moffit in a video on the project’s Kickstarter page. “The film will highlight not only how the marathon grew, but how we grew as people, as a team, and the lessons we learned.”
The documentary titled Money Making Game, is currently gathering funds through an all-or-nothing campaign. The team hopes to reach its $25,000 goal by August 5, 2018 (less than 30 days from the time of this posting). A breakdown of how the contributions will be spent is listed on the page: 50 percent will be dedicated to the Zeldathon Team’s videographer, 20 percent will go toward original music and artwork commissions, an additional 20 percent to the production and distribution of supporter rewards, and the final 10 percent for estimated Kickstarter costs.
Said Moffit, “We’re making dumb jokes, we’re saying old memes from 2012, and it’s like, well why do you have thousands of dollars of equipment to do that? Because we’re professional idiots.”
Jokes aside, the Zeldathon Team has been raising money for charity since 2009 through various The Legend of Zelda series marathons. More than $2 million has been collected since the group’s inception, every cent donated to various causes around the world. Now the team is approaching its 10-year anniversary, and, if funded, will premiere the documentary at the winter 2019 marathon.
“It’s important for us to show not only the triumphs and moments we enjoyed the most, but also the hardships and struggles we went through to make this event what it is today,” said Moffit.