Streetlight patients now have the opportunity to join the Streetlight Gaming and Online (GO Team during their hospital admission as a way to play and connect with other Streetlight patients and volunteers. Streetlight GO is a community for people who are going through similar situations to have a way to meet and have fun together through shared interests, like online gaming, tv and movies, and creativity.
Before joining Streetlight GO, all participants need to agree to our set of rules that we make sure promotes a safe, respectful, positive environment to play in. We believe that everyone is going through their own set of challenges, and adding a bully to the mix while gaming isn’t helpful for anyone. Our community is moderated by Streetlight staff to ensure everyone is playing by the rules. All participants must consent to the Streetlight Gaming and Online Team Creed.
Streetlight has several systems to satisfy your gaming needs. We can provide you with a Streetlight Gaming Cart (PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo), loaded with games, a headset, and accounts that allow for online gameplay. These systems are linked with other Streetlight Gaming Accounts in our hospital, with the ability to chat or play with other patients here at Shands.
You can join our private Streetlight Online Discord Server, a chat group that allows us to connect inside and outside the hospital with different text and voice channels about specific interests. You can download Discord on your iPhone, Android, Tablet, or PC, to stay in touch with the Gaming League Community any time, any where– whether you’re at Shands, or back at home. Players can also take on leadership roles like Moderators, Gaming League Veterans, share YouTube Channels by ranking up as Streamers, and help out newbie gamers along the way. If you would like to join the Discord server, talk to a Streetlight Volunteer or Technology Manager, about how to request an invitation to join.
Streetlight GO Events
Weekly events include:
- New Movie Nights: Players vote on movie themes and new movies that the Streetlight program will stream for free on Discord! Patients and volunteers can watch together and comment in our chat at the same time. Thursday nights at 7:30PM, we air the new movie, and Tuesday we offer a repeat “Matinee” Showing!
- Creativity Challenges: Players are offered opportunities to participate in twice-weekly creativity challenges and share their creations with the group to flex our creative brain, express ourselves, and support each other.
- Gaming League TableTop Campaigns: Every Friday afternoon, one of our specially-trained Dungeon Master volunteers sets up an epic Tabletop campaign (in the style of Dungeons and Dragons, or a variety of other game modes), in which patients create characters, stories, and fight evil together. This is all done through our private Discord voice server, but can be adapted so that players may type their responses if they want to.
Scroll below to see a few examples of some of our Gaming League Events!
Apex Legends: Team Xbox versus Team PS4
We had our biggest turnout yet for our Apex Legends event! 10 patients and 8 of our volunteers jumped on to try their luck in King’s Landing! Team Xbox AGAIN was victorious over Team PS4 in getting the most wins.
Team Xbox nominated one of our patients, Noah McKnight, as their Apex Champion for all his work in motivating and rallying the Xbox Team (in voice chat and through our pre-game Discord hype).
For his efforts in and off of the field of battle, he won a custom-made 3D printed Streetlight Gaming League Apex Legends Trophy!
We had a blast on our Fortnite Madness event back in July!
Check out a video of the event below:
Thought of the Week… Check out this highlight from one of our first big Streetlight Gaming League events! We held an epic Fortnite Challenge hosting 11 patients and volunteers inside and out of Shands. We all played Fortnite together in teams of 4 and our Xbox players competed against our PS4 players for most team wins. (Xbox was victorious!) We also competed for individual awards for most eliminations, and winners received custom 3D Printed Fortnite trophies courtesy of @Marston Science Library (UF)! Thanks to all the players for making that night so fun and looking forward to our next event 🙂
Posted by Streetlight on Wednesday, August 8, 2018
We had squads representing PS4 and Xbox, competing for who was declared Superior console.
Team Xbox won by a coin flip!
We also had a challenge where the players with the top 3 elimination scores won these 3D printed Fortnite Trophies!
SGL Screenshot Challenge
We issued a challenge on our Streetlight Gaming League Discord for players to submit their favorite screenshots. Our Director, Emily Sullivan, selected the winner based on aesthetics and commitment to the Streelight Gaming League Mission.
Here’s our winner, taken from the online game Final Fantasy XIV
Our close 2nd came from a win on our Gaming League Xbox in the awesome game, Overwatch! Bastion POTG!
Streetlight Gaming League Tabletop
Our SGL community regularly hosts monthy tabletop sessions with one of our members who has experience as a dungeon master! We have plans to train future dungeon masters in the guild, and apply for grant funding to compensate DMs for the significant amount of leadership, creativity, and important social facilitation that this medium brings to our patients.
The Streetlight Gaming League is a collaborative community of passionate patients and volunteers who have a heart for online gaming. Our community thrives off of member input and we are excited to see how this one of a kind program at Streetlight evolves!