Posts Tagged ‘Sponsor’
November 18, 2021 7:21 pm
Posted by: Soraya

We’d like to take a moment to thank one of our organizational sponsors, Loading Ready Run!

LoadingReadyRun logo: an arrow points to the right, but it is made up of several distinct components. First, a set of three small dots. Then a large circle. Finally, the point of the arrow is made from a triangle. All elements are in light blue.

The Venn Diagram of Loading Ready Run and Desert Bus for Hope is very nearly a circle, so if you enjoy the hijinks we’ve gotten up to this week, you should check out Loading Ready Run! It’s a comic variety show with lots of gaming content for you to enjoy – and usually it doesn’t feature the world’s most boring video game, but it does feature plenty of gags and good people. Check it out and make sure to say hi to all the familiar faces!

November 18, 2021 3:25 am
Posted by: Matthews

all in games

We want to give a GIANT thank you to one of our prize sponsors, All in! Games!

All in! Games‘ goal is to support unique games and ambitious, skilled studios and to get wonderful games in front of players. They want to make great game ideas become a reality and so that everyone can enjoy them. They care both about developers and communicating with players to give you the best experience—so don’t hesitate, and go all in!

All in! Games was kind enough this year to donate the Chernobylite Collector’s Edition giveaway prize. Thank you so much All in! Games!!!


November 17, 2021 8:40 pm
Posted by: Soraya

We’d like to take a moment to thank one of our Organizational Sponsors for this year’s Desert Bus for Hope: Tiltyhouse Media!

Tiltyhouse Media logo: a black circle on a white background. Inside the circle is the white silhouette of a house tilted at an angle that intersects the straight line of the ground.

If there’s one thing you need to successfully entertain a stream watched by thousands of people for over a week, it’s a camera. If there are two things you need, the second one is funny people! Thanks to the funny people at Tiltyhouse Media for joining Desert Bus (and Night Watch in particular) in the form of Ian “Hamfather” Horner and Coriander “no relation to Emily” Dickinson. We’re so lucky to have you here!

November 16, 2021 9:41 pm
Posted by: Soraya

We’d like to take a moment to thank one of our tech sponsors, VDO.Ninja!

VDO.Ninja logo: the letters VDO in bold black font with a slash through the V and D, and the O turned into the face of a masked ninja. The word "Ninja" appears below in red letters.

It takes a lot of tech to coordinate four teams of entertainers across multiple stream inputs, and we’re grateful to VDO.Ninja for helping us do it! It’s 100% free with no downloads or personal data required, and lets you bring live video directly into OBS or other studio software.

November 16, 2021 8:01 pm
Posted by: Soraya

We’d like to take a moment to thank one of our Prize Sponsors for this year’s Desert Bus for Hope: Kitfox Games!

Kitfox Games logo: an orange circle with the white silhouette of a small fox. The text below says Kitfox Games in italic sans serif font.

Kitfox Games is an independent Montreal-based games studio dedicated to developing and publishing the highest quality games. They have a soft spot for exploring and discovering intriguing worlds. They’ve published many games, including Boyfriend Dungeon, Dwarf Fortress, Moon Hunters, Shadow Planet and more.

Thank you Kitfox Games for your support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 14, 2021 6:32 pm
Posted by: Soraya

We’d like to take a moment to thank one of our returning Prize Sponsors for this year’s Desert Bus for Hope: Heroic Replicas!

Heroic Replicas logo: a quartered heraldry shield. The emblems on each quarter, clockwise from top left: a sword hilt, a magic staff, a ray gun, and a horned helmet.

Heroic Replicas specializes in accurate replicas of fantasy, sci-fi, action and adventure props and accessories. They have a number of projects on the go that they’ve always wanted to do. They make realistic props from the movies, shows, comics, and video games that made them into the people they are today.

In addition to commissions, they have an online store where you can buy high quality trinkets and DIY kits, such as Charon’s Obol from Hades, or a Mermaid’s Pendant from Stardew Valley, or a Winged Strawberry Decal from Celeste. Or… reminder, you can get all three in a special Desert Bus bundle, currently on sale in the Heroic Replicas store!

Thank you Heroic Replicas for your continued support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 13, 2021 6:42 pm
Posted by: Soraya

We’d like to take a moment to thank one of our returning Prize Sponsors for this year’s Desert Bus for Hope: The Garages!

Logo for The Garages: the frame of a house with a silhouette of the Seattle Space Needle behind it. There are two lightning bolts firing off the text "The Garages", and a circle outline connecting every element.

The Garages are an anarcho-syndicalist Blaseball band from the fictional location of Seattle, and have created Desert Bus themed songs as well as merch in the past. Though they’re mostly known for making songs about being gay, fighting gods, and all other things Blaseball.

In addition to donating prizes to this year’s event, we’ll also be seeing them live on Desert Bus starting 8PM PT on November 14th.

Thank you Garages for your support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 13, 2021 6:15 am
Posted by: Az


We’re proud to welcome back Humble Bundle yet again as a sponsor of Desert Bus for Hope.

Humble Bundle is a distribution platform that sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content and contributes to hundred of charities through every sale. Since Humble’s founding in 2010, their mission has been to be a force for good for all by supporting charity while providing awesome content to customers at great prices. From their beginnings offering game bundles, they’ve grown to include an online storefront, publishing, a monthly subscription service, and more.

Thank you Humble Bundle for your contributions and support of Desert Bus for Hope!


November 19, 2020 4:45 am
Posted by: Matthews

We here at Desert Bus would like to thank a new prize sponsor for this year: SpecialKolin!


SpecialKolin is a Florida-based photographer (and an esteemed member of our comms team this year!). He picked up his first “real” camera in 2007, has been in the photography business for the past decade, and can’t see himself doing anything else. His primary specialty is photojournalistic wedding and event photography, but he also enjoys automotive and commercial photography.

Thank you, SpecialKolin, for your support of Desert Bus For Hope!

November 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Posted by: Nina

We at Desert Bus would like to thank a returning prize sponsor this year: M. Lee Lunsford! M. Lee Lunsford is responsible for illustrating our wonderful custom Desert Bus For Hope poster every year.

Speak of the Devil is an urban fantasy detective mystery comic set in the fictional city of Eidolon. The city is filled with various people, known as Balisks, Salir, Whisps, Fae, and Humans. We follow Sunday Blackburne, an investigator for hire who gets caught up in the conspiracies of this corporate run world, and fights against it from the underground.

M. Lee Lunsford, or just ‘M’ for short, is the artist and writer of Speak of the Devil. They have worked as a character designer, concept artist, and illustrator. Their previous comic Supernormal Step ran for 9 years, and can still be read at

We thank M. Lee Lunsford for their continued support of Desert Bus for Hope!