Playing for Pets returns to raise money for Humane Society

The Playing for Pets video game event will return to Trine University to raise money for the Steuben County Humane Society and raise awareness of the diversity of video games as an art form.

The third annual 24-hour video game marathon in Wells Theater will be live-streamed on the Internet for all to see.

The event will start at 8 a.m. April 21 and continue to 8 a.m. April 22. It is primarily organized by the HNR 313: Video Games: Art, Culture, and History of a Medium class. However, this year the COM 243: Digital Media Creation and COM 343: Web Content Management classes will assist with some behind-the-scenes technical work.

Trine faculty and staff will join in and play with students throughout the marathon. The event also will feature additional rooms on Friday night with Rock Band, Jackbox Party Pack and other social games to play. There will be a competitive room for League of Legends and other titles, as well as a room with some board/card games.

Prof. Justin Young, class instructor, said organizers also hope to show off a game developed by Trine students.

The event is accepting donations starting today, April 17.