What is Desert Bus for Hope?

What is Desert Bus for Hope?


♪ ♪ ♪ Hello, I’m Graham from LoadingReadyRun. People are always asking us to explain what Desert Bus for Hope is, and we felt that a video would be the quickest and simplest way to do that. To understand Desert Bus for Hope, you first need to understand Desert Bus. Generally considered to be the worst video game ever created, it was designed by the magicians Penn and Teller and was never officially released for the Sega CD. In the game, you drive a virtual bus from Tuscon, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada at 45 miles per hour in real time. It takes eight hours. At the end of the trip you get one point and you turn around and go back. There is no end to the game, you can literally play infinitely. Desert Bus for Hope is a fundraiser in support of the Child’s Play charity It takes the form of an internet telethon where we play this terrible, terrible game for as long as you keep donating to this great cause. But over the years, Desert Bus for hope has transformed into more than just playing a terrible game, because it’s really, really not that exciting of a game. Trust me on this one. The Desert Bus team now spends more than half the year preparing for this week of insanity. We have awesome guests calling in, we have people visiting in person, we have amazing items to auction and give away, unique collectibles you simply can’t get anywhere else, and wonderful, handmade items by the team of Desert Bus crafters. On top of that, the team is around 24 hours a day for a week, to entertain you however we can. Singing, dancing, wearing strange hats, doing bizarre stunts, if you donate money for it, we are your monkeys. So please, visit desertbus.org and be sure to sign up for a donor account if you want to bid on an auction, or just challenge us to do something. And make sure to watch all week long. It’s gonna get crazy. ♪ ♪ ♪