SpecialEffect in call for Team Fortress vote

Gamer's charity SpecialEffect are asking the industry and communities to vote for the inclusion of three SpecialEffect Team Fortress 2 items in the game's online store.

If successful, the vote will see the items available online this summer, with 99% of the profits going to help disabled players enjoy games to the best of their abilities. 

Votes for the items can be registered at http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=156361911

The idea is the brainchild of James Schall, SEGA's Director of Digital Distribution.

"Demand for SpecialEffect's help is rocketing," said James. "And I'm excited about the potential of these generous artwork donations to kickstart a big-hearted response from the TF2 community to help meet that demand."

The artists, Psyke, Svdl, Twilight Sparkle and Void, have designed a viewfinder, cabinet and belt pack with the charity's branding.

"It's a fantastic gesture," said charity CEO Mick Donegan. "Gamers get what we're trying to do, and to get that support from artists within the community is a real endorsement of our work." 

"We need £750k this year to give people a fighting chance through specialised games control equipment. We're bringing this technology directly into the homes and hospitals of the people who need it most, and transforming the lives of people with the most severe disabilities through cutting-edge equipment like eye control and brain control."



Since 2007, our mission here at Special Effect has been to enable anyone, whatever their disability, to enjoy computer games and leisure technology.

To help meet our goals for this year, we've partnered with some stellar community artists to put together three great items for Team Fortress 2. If voted in by the community, 99% of the profits for these items will go towards helping people get back into the games they love.

If you're interested in learning more about what we do or want to check out some of the stories of people we've worked with, check us out at our website!


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