OILD celebrates a well-loved staple of video games: the ice level.
Everyone slides around, being frozen solid is more annoying than fatal,
the chip music tries its hardest to emulate jingling bells, and
penguins tend to pop up everywhere.
Although I unofficially place the actual day on December 25th, really this celebration goes on all month long. Don't wait until that totally arbitrary day to participate! Get involved now!
All through the month of December, I'll be posting about a different ice level on The Speed Gamers' blog. There will be screenshots and write-ups, but that's not all! I'll also link to some wonderful ice level tunes and even better ice level remixes! And as a special gift to you all, I've even made some ice level wallpapers! I'll be posting something new every day, so check back often.
Since this holiday is completely absurd and isn't to be taken seriously, anyone can join in! Make this into an event everyone can enjoy! Just follow these simple rules:
HELP OUT CHARITIES: Did you know The Speed Gamers are having a Pokémon marathon on December 18th? They'll be catching all 493 Pokémon within 72 hours to benefit Ally's House. This would be the perfect time to join in the fun. Donate during the show and help out a great cause! Make sure to promote the marathon long before it even starts! Spread the word! Get others to donate! Even if you can't give yourself, you can do your part by promoting. Outside of that, you can volunteer some time at local charities or support other causes. In other words, if you can help out anyone in any way, please do.
GIVE SOME CHEER: You can do this however you want. Sing some songs, make art, put up awesome OILD-themed decorations. Make everyone's life a little bit brighter!
GIVE MORE THAN YOU GET: If someone does something to make you happy, then make them TWICE as happy. Get into the happiest, most obnoxiously cheery rivalry of one-upmanship ever.
SPREAD OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY!: Tell everyone about this holiday. Link to this page! Make sigs about it! Tip off gaming websites! Tell people about the soundtrack!
Yes! There is an official Obligatory Ice Level Day soundtrack! Three wonderful remixers helped make this great album. It may be small, but it's all about quality over quantity, people!
Be sure to check out the artists' websites too! Show them love! Tell others about them and their sites! DO THIS FOR ME AS AN OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY PRESENT TO ME! AND DO IT FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME. Seriously, turn these people into superstars. They deserve it!
Posu Yan - Website: posuyan.com and wushuplaya.com
Joshua Morse - Website: jmflava.com Other: Joshua Morse on Facebook Joshua Morse on Twitter
Select Start - Website: selectstartband.com Other: Select Start Facebook Group Select Start on Twitter Select Start on Myspace
Yes! Along with the super awesome soundtrack available above, there are also stylish wallpapers available for your viewing pleasure! I hope you enjoy them.*Click image to download full size*
|Freezeezy Peak - (Banjo-Kazooie)
||Planet Freon - (Ristar)
|Arctic Cavern - (Battletoads)
||Blizzard Buffalo’s Stage - (Megaman)
|Winters - (Earthbound)
||Sidewinder - (Halo)
|Viaduct - (Team Fortress 2)
||Cold Water - (Ecco the Dolphin)
|Frappe Snowland - (Mario Kart 64)
||Rainbow Resort - (Kirby's Adventure)
|Snowpoint City - (Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum)
||The Summit - (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
|Fichina - (Starfox 64)
||Snow Barrel Blast - (Donkey Kong Country)
|Danger - Icy Conditions Ahead - (Yoshi's Island)
||Ice Cave - (Final Fantasy)
|Ice Forest - (Ghosts n' Goblins)
||Sunset Rock - (Snowboard Kids)
|Welcome To The Temple - (Comix Zone)
||Icy Supermarket...? - (Yo! Noid)
|Winter Season - (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons)
||Ice Cap Zone - (Sonic the Hedgehog 3)
|Ice Country - (Secret of Mana)
|Ice Land - (Super Mario Bros. 3)