Alex joined Cure Cancer’s Game On Cancer® team in February 2023. A Twitch partner and tech lover, she is so excited to be joining the team here at Cure Cancer and bring streamers together to help fund vital research!
What’s the first game you remember playing?
Being a 90’s baby, of course I have to admit that I had a Game Boy colour (which I still have to this day), and played Pokemon Silver all throughout my childhood. I found myself using every street light whilst driving in the car at night, to finish the game! Beyond this, I also grew up with an N64 and playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which started a life long love for the entire Zelda franchise. I also remember losing terribly to my brother at Super Smash Bros when I was younger, so I guess you could say those were the first games I remember playing!
What is your favourite game currently?
I honestly don’t know if I can narrow it down! I’m consistently coming back to Breath of the Wild, but recently I’ve been playing Pokemon Violet and Scarlet, and I’m so happy to have a new Pokemon game that shakes up the formula! But with Tears of the Kingdom right around the corner, I know what my answer will be in a few months time.
What got you into streaming?
This might sound really silly, but I realised that, not only do I love playing games, but I also talk to myself whilst I play them; which makes a perfect match for streaming!
But I’d also been watching Twitch and YouTube for the longest time, although I eventually found GDQ (Games Done Quick), and that the people who competed in the event, were also streamers! I decided to gather the bare bones streaming equipment I had, and hit the go live button. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
What kind of games do you like to stream?
Personally, I am quite niche in what I do! I began speedrunning The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (any%) back in 2019, and that eventually turned into modding and playing variations of the game that I adored so much. I then continued this by making fun, challenge style content out of the game which helped me build a wonderful community online!
Why is gaming important to you?
Gaming has always been an escape for me, and an outlet for the creative process. I actually wanted to be a video game composer for the longest time, and took a really deep interest in video game music. Not only that, but the community surrounding video games is incredibly strong and powerful. I’m so thankful to the friends I have today, who I would have never met if it weren’t for video games.
What is your role at Cure Cancer (Game On Cancer) and what drew you to this job?
I’m so thankful to have stepped into the Gaming and Fundraising Executive role here at Cure Cancer. As an individual, Cancer has touched my life in a way I wish it hadn’t. Unfortunately I’ve lost many family members to various types of Cancer. However I’m proud to say the work I’ll be doing with Cure Cancer and Game On Cancer will be impactful in assisting early research, and I found myself drawn to this role, because it was a natural fit of gaming, and wanting to make a difference.
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