It is that time of year again. Christmas. And the month in which the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2019 takes place.
Seven days into this year’s Jingle Jam and the Yogscast has already raised almost $2 million or, as I write this, $1,867,261.02 with just over 55,600 purchases of games so far, and with 24 days and 19 hours to go before the event ends.
What is the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2019?
This is the annual 31-day live stream event everyone in the Yogscast puts on to benefit charity.
All of the live streams take place on the Yogscast Twitch channel. Once a live stream is over, the video of it is then uploaded to the Yogscast Live YouTube channel where fans can watch it any time they like.
Live streams run every day throughout December, with reruns of each day’s streams being aired from 11pm to the following day at 11am, when the next new stream kicks off.
While watching the streams, or at any other time, viewers can head to the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2019 Humble Bundle page where they can donate to the event.
A $5 donation gets them a shout-out on the live stream and a Call of Duty animated calling card. A $30 or more donation gives them access to all 60+ games in this year’s bundle.
New games in the 60-game set are revealed every day up to December 20th, when viewers can see all of the games in the bundle.
And, of course, 100% of the money raised goes to charity.
Games revealed in the Jingle Jam 2019 game line-up so far include Bastion, Invisible Inc., Company of Heroes, Dreadlands, Clatter, GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2 and Must Dash Amigos.
Since the first Jingle Jam in 2011, the lovely folks at the Yogscast have raised almost $15 million for charity so far, and that does not include the money from this year’s event.
The charities that benefit from the event cover all kinds of different subjects. The following were the organizations the money raised benefited in 2018:
Call of Duty Endowment, Cancer Research UK, International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, Mental Health Foundation, Save the Children, Special Effect, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation
The charities benefiting from Jingle Jam 2019 are:
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, Mental Health Foundation, Special Effect, Stand Up To Cancer UK, War Child UK, Whale and Dolphin Conversation, Access Sport, and Call Of Duty Endowment
You can choose the charity your money goes to (including a charity not on the above list), or let the Yogscast do that for you.
Learn more about the history of the Jingle Jam on the Yogscast Jingle Jam Fandom page, and don’t forget to donate before the end of December 31st.
How much will the Yogscast raise during Jingle Jam 2019?
There is absolutely no way to predict how much the Yogscast will raise during Jingle Jam 2019, especially less than just seven days into the event.
Donations can come in fast and furious, with enormous donations suddenly appearing unexpectedly. At other times, donations are few and far between.
It depends on things like who from the Yogscast is live streaming, what game is being played on the stream, how many people are watching and on the games that have been revealed at that point.
It can also depend on extraneous things like the time or date, the weather, the election in the UK on December 12th (yeah, it can!), the economy (not great in the UK at the moment!) and on whether people feel generous.
As a barometer, by December 4th, the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2017 had already raised $2.5 million in just four days.
But 2017 was the year in which the Yogscast raised more money than ever before or since, with a total of $5,245,722.
In 2018, the total amount donated fell to $3,307,929.36. Still an enormous amount of money raised by a bunch of folks in a small gaming company, of course, just not the massive amount of 2017.
Will Jingle Jam 2019 raise as much money as Jingle Jam 2017 or will it raise less or more?
Anything is possible.
To help the guys along (and they work so damned hard on Jingle Jam, they really deserve the help!), check out the video below where Yogscast co-founder Lewis Brindley talks about the $1.7 million that had been raised by December 4th this year, and explains where the money will be donated.
Then go to the Jingle Jam Humble Bundle page, DONATE and grab those 60+ games for yourself.