Over 30 games industry companies are raising funds for SpecialEffect today as part of the charity’s One Special Day initiative.
It’s a fundraising event that’s bringing the games industry together to help the charity in levelling the videogaming playing field for people with even the most severe disabilities.
It’s also a platform for highlighting a industry united in promoting a profoundly positive aspect of video games.
Many companies are donating sales from their some or all of their games or DLC. They include The Chinese Room, First Touch Games, Green Man Gaming, New Star Games, Nomad Games, Curve Digital, Game Swing, Ripstone, Payload Studios, Magic Notion, Tammeka, We Love Dragons, Deconstructeam, Vagabond Dog, Terri Vellmann, Acid Nerve, Plethora Project, Free Lives, Roll 7 and Tundra Games.
Other associated activities are also raising money for the event. NDreams are organising a Great Assembly Bake-off, Ripstone are holding a One Special Day Twitch stream at http://bit.ly/29TiGyx, Simon Barrett of Barog raised £3,000 by having his legs waxed at the event launch party, and Insert Coin are donating £5 from every sale of their birthday tee during July. There’s also an Ebay auction of rare and collectable games items at http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/specialeffect2012
Ian Livingstone CBE, Co-Founder Games Workshop said “I would urge people to back this exciting project in support of the life-changing work of the charity. Play is natural, fun and rewarding and should be enjoyed by everybody. The incredible work that SpecialEffect does by using technology to modify games devices to give people with disabilities a quality of life they would otherwise miss out on is extraordinary.”
Mick Donegan, Founder and CEO of SpecialEffect, added, “All the team at SpecialEffect are incredibly grateful for the effort and enthusiasm that the all the participating companies and their staff are putting into One Special Day. We feel deeply proud and honoured to have their support, and the money raised will transform the lives of many, many people with disabilities.”
The charity are aiming to to raise £25,000 from the day.
Full details of the event and it’s associated activities can be found athttp://www.onespecialday.org.uk and on Twitter at @onespecialday16
Donations can also be made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/OneSpecialDay