One Special Day, the games industry’s biggest annual day of fundraising, returns this Friday 1st October 2021. It comes with a host of industry giants pledging to donate some or all of the revenue from selected games. This will support the work of gamers’ charity SpecialEffect, including through SpecialEffect’s first ever One Special day Steam Sale.
Charlbury, United Kingdom – September 27th 2021. Over 75 partners from across the games industry have come together in support of One Special Day. The like of Supercell, SEGA, Jagex, Devolver Digital, Seriously and many more will make a variety of award-winning and critically acclaimed games and DLC across mobile and PC availalbe as part of SpecialEffects One Special Day sales.. In a new addition for this year the first ever One Special Day Steam sale will run from Thursday 30th Sept to Monday 4th October, featuring over 60 amazing titles ranging from indie gems to heavy-hitters like No Man’s Sky and Two Point Hospital.
Many other partners have generously arranged their own fundraising events and initiatives. These will support One Special Day, and range fromaccessible game jams, to industry livestreams. There’s even a charity football match between Rare and Playground Games at St George’s Park!
One Special Day returns for another incredible day of fund raising on Friday 1st of October
Since its inception in 2016, One Special Day has been supported by developers and gamers from all over the world. The charity has rased a total of over $1.5M. These vital funds enable SpecialEffect to help disabled gamers from the UK and around the world. SpecialEffect has done this through personalised assistance, developer support and ground-breaking accessible gaming initiatives. These include as an example, EyeMine and Eye Gaze Games.
From SpecialEffect CEO and Founder Mick Donegan,
“We’re so very grateful to all our games industry partners who have come together to help us celebrate this sixth One Special Day. The event sends out a powerful message by uniting the worldwide games industry and their fantastic communities behind the cause of making games more accessible for all. The funds and awareness raised on October 1st will play a huge role in enabling SpecialEffect to help even more people in the coming year and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their generosity and support.”
Tim Woodley, the Head of Publishing at Hello Games and SpecialEffect Vice President had this to say.
“SpecialEffect are a force for good in the video games world and a positive inspiration for all of us as they help people with disabilities find solace and enjoyment in video games. This year’s One Special Day is set to be the most important ever and it’s so great to see the industry getting behind this life changing work.”
For further information about One Special Day and details of how to get involved, visit www.onespecialday.org.uk. Also, don’t forget to tune into ABG’s Twitch channel to catch our chief editor’s customary 24 hour grind. He’ll be raising money in support of the festivities, and who knows? He might even complete a level in Volgar the Viking this time around!
Source; Special Effect Press Release
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