SpecialEffect's One Special Day raises over 90,000

“The generosity of the companies supporting this initiative has been overwhelming"

UK charity SpecialEffect raised over 90,000 with its first One Special Day event on July 15. Companies like First Touch Games, The Chinese Room, New Star Games, Ripstone, Nomad Games, Green Man Gaming, Curve Digital, nDreams, Devolver and more all did there bit to help the non-profit reach the total.

"The generosity of the companies supporting this initiative has been overwhelming, and to utterly smash our 25k target in the first year is phenomenal. It's a real boost when the games industry themselves, our natural partners, say 'Yes, we see the difference you're making - how can we help?'" said charity CEO and founder Dr Mick Donegan.

"What's especially great is that companies of all sizes have been part of an event that's promoted the industry as a real force for good. We look forward to welcoming them and others again for One Special Day 2017."

SpecialEffect is an incredible charity that uses games and technology to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities. You can find out more about there amazing work, and see some truly life-affirming videos, here.

"The Chinese Room were delighted to be part of the first ever One Special Day and it was great for our team to meet Dr Mick on the day itself," added Jessica Curry, co-founder of The Chinese Room.

"We saw the life-changing difference that One Special Day will make to bring the magic of games to people with disabilities, and we would urge more developers to get involved in 2017!"

Next year's One Special Day will be in September 2017.

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