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London Games Festival art exhibition raises £30k for SpecialEffect

UKIE’s games industry art exhibition has raised over 30,000 for charity SpecialEffect, making it the organisation’s most successful fundraiser to date. The exhibition took place at the end of the London Games Festival and saw the industry donate a range of pieces that were auctioned off over a month. The …

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GamesAid voting closes Sunday

Voting for the charities that GamesAid will supprt in 2012 ends on Sunday. The UK video games industry charity has named the 14 charitable organisations in the running to receive support. GamesAid members are invited to vote for the charity they would like to see being officially supported. The focus …

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Runners raise £11k for SpecialEffect

On Sunday July 10th a group of the UK games industry’s finest gathered to run the British 10k race in London to raise money for games charity SpecialEffect. Fancy dress was the order of the day with stars such as Mario, Sonic, Lara Croft, Price of Persia and Plants vs …

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SpecialEffect calls for industry support

Gaming charity SpecialEffect needs your games. The organisation is calling out to publishers and platform holders alike for their support, requesting that it be added to any promotional mail-out lists. This will aid SpecialEffect’s ongoing effects to vet as many games as possible. The charity can then advise people with …

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SpecialEffect opens games room

The world’s first fully accessible video games suite has opened at Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice in Oxfordshire. The room was created and funded by gaming charity SpecialEffect, and allows all of the hospice’s guests to enjoy playing video games – no matter what physical disabilities they may have. …

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GamesAid charities unveiled

Industry charity GamesAid has selected the five charities that will receive a donation of 20,000 each. The number is a 76 per cent increase in donations year-on-year. The five charities are Action for Kids, Special Effect, The Willow Foundation, Families Need Fathers and Volunteer Centre Sutton: MAPS. The 20,000 donations …

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Gaming charity appoints new VPs

SpecialEffect, the charity dedicated to helping young people with disabilities play video games, has recruited journalist Johnny Minkley and PR Kirsty Payne as its new vice presidents. The charity previously developed eye-control gaming technology, online service gamebase.info and supports hospitals, specialist schools and hospices to find the right equipment for …

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