SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

Alex Calvin
SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

Video games charity SpecialEffect is holding its One Special Day initiative today.

This sees companies donating all or some of the money they make from game or DLC sales today to the charityfor one day only.

SpecialEffect has the support of 30 games firms, including 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.

The charity is hoping to raise 25,000.

As well as the companies donating their revenue, nDreams is organising a Great Assembly Bake-Off, Ripstone is holding a Twitch stream, Barog's Simon Barrett waxed his legs for 3,000 and Insert Coin is donating 5 from sales of their birthday T-shirt for the month of July.

I would urge people to back this exciting project in support of the life-changing work of the charity,” said Ian Livingstone CBE.

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.”

SpecialEffect founder and CEO Mick Donegan 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.”

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