Specialeffect has just announced the fourth edition of its fundraising event for disabled gamers One Special Day, which will take place on Friday 4th October 2019.
More than 50 partners have already confirmed their participation, among which, gaming giants such as SEGA, Codemasters, Jagex and Zynga.
“We’re overjoyed with the response again this year and very grateful to our One Special Day partners,”
said SpecialEffect CEO and Founder, Dr Mick Donegan.
All the funds raised during the event – both through game sales and other fundraising initiatives – will go towards supporting SpecialEffect’s work, focusing on personalised assessments, equipment loans and equipment modifications for disabled players.
Specialeffect’s goal would be to raise £350k this year, a £50k increase from the One Special Day 2018 edition where the charity managed to raise over £300 from almost 50 games industry companies including household names like EA, SEGA, Supercell and Rovio.
This year, companies including Rocksteady, Space Ape, Miniclip, Seriously, Outfit7 and Rare have also joined the roster of participants.
Commenting on the news, Craig Duncan, Rare Studio Head, said:
“Because of their unique work, SpecialEffect holds a special place in our heart, and indeed the whole of the video games industry, so we’re looking forward to making One Special Day 2019 the biggest so far.”
Since its first edition in 2016, One Special Day has raised over £900,000 from both developers and gamers from around the world.
“The day unites the worldwide games industry and their fantastic communities of gamers because they all understand what incredible work we’re doing here,”
“SpecialEffect has a profoundly positive impact on the lives of disabled gamers and events like One Special Day play a huge role in enabling us to reach more in the coming year.”