The Life is Strange Before the Storm team is partnering with the Seize the Awkward campaign for a charity Twitch stream. The Seize the Awkward campaign encourages everyone, especially young people, to speak up and take action when they see their friends are in distress: even if it feels uncomfortable. By “seizing the awkward,” you can promote mental health by preventing negative spirals that can lead to destructive behavior, depression, and even suicide.
Join the @LifeIsStrange: Before the Storm cast members @rdornotfloral, @Kylie_Anne14, @KatyBentz, with hosts @Geekyglamorous, and @yumewarlock for a special charity stream on behalf of the #SeizeTheAwkward campaign!
Tune in September 19th at 2PM PDThttps://t.co/lrXSEjud9G pic.twitter.com/jhf7r6HLdS
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) September 18, 2018
The September 19, 2018 stream will consist of Yume Warlock (Square Enix Online Marketing Coordinator), Mandie Roman (Gues Host), and voice actors Rhianna DeVries (Chloe Price), Kylie Brown (Rachel Amber), and Katy Bentz (Steph Gingrich).
Life is Strange is characterized by its difficult choices during formative years with motifs that include identity, angst, social anxiety, and relationships. All of this makes the game a good fit for the cause. In addition to the live stream happening today, as reported by Variety,
From Sept. 18 to 20, Twitch streamers Achievement Hunter, MissKyliee, Natalie “ZombiUnicorn” Casanova,” negaoryx, OMGitsfirefoxx, schviftyFive, and others will hold charity fundraising streams on their Twitch channels and will encourage donations for the Seize the Awkward campaign.
The official Seize the Awkward website includes a variety of resources, including informative videos, anecdotes from others (like popular Let’s Player Markiplier), and additional information, because it’s crucial to remember that we’re not neutral, licensed professionals. Be sure to check it out to learn more about the campaign and any future partnerships.