Special Effect continues to go strength to strength and build upon “One Special Day”.
We love how charities form good bonds with other organisations. The games industry have bonded to form a gamers charity Special Effect.
The charity, which is experiencing an increased need and demand for their services since the first COVID-19 lockdown, were incredibly grateful to their friends from across the global games industry who rallied to support them. Support came from sales income from PC and mobile games, alongside a variety of innovative studio-driven fundraising challenges. This provided a much needed funding boost.
Gamers’ charity Special Effect have been delighted with their flagship “One Special Day” fundraising campaign reaching over $800,000 (which is a a record amount for this annual event).
“All of us at SpecialEffect are amazed and humbled at the funds raised by One Special Day this year,” said SpecialEffect’s CEO and Founder, Dr Mick Donegan.
Helping people play games is an important pastime that everyone should get the chance to do. From helping kids with physical disabilities to play games and then developing better technology to support this is key.
We love their use of “Bubblebusters” to help support kids in isolation to put them back in the classroom. Imagine being stuck in isolation due to medical reasons and still getting the opportunity to talk to their friends – its perfect.
Also their use of tech to help people play games with their eyes is spot on – we would love to try it. Imagine using software to play games like Minecraft and do it successfully.
We love what they are doing and hope they continue their work.