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Yogscast’s Jingle Jam raises £3.8m for charity with Humble Bundle

Yogscast, the YouTube and livestream firm based in Bristol, raised a stunning £3.8m for charity with its annual ‘Jingle Jam’ livestream marathon in December. The event has now been running for six year, raising a total of £8.3m in total, with the festive event snowballing in size in recent years. …

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SpecialEffect at 10: “We’ve increased our work tenfold”

SpecialEffect celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and just raised over £300,000 during its One Special Day campaign. We talk to founder and CEO Dr Mick Donegan (pictured below) about what’s next for the gaming charity. Congrats on your 10th anniversary. How has SpecialEffect grown over the last ten years? We’ve increased the number …

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SpecialEffect raises over £300,000 for One Special Day

Gaming charity Special Effect has announced it’s raised over 300,000 during its One Special Day campaign, far outstripping its initial target of 100,000. This year’s event saw a number of activities take place on September 29th, including a special charity auction, livestreams, and game-themed cake baking. Revenue from game sales …

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Tim Schafer backs SpecialEffect’s One Special Day fundraiser

Double Fine Productions founder Tim Schafer has backed SpecialEffect’s tenth anniversary One Special Day fundraiser, releasing a video message (which you can view below) calling the industry to action. A vice president of the charity, Schafer has urged other CEOs and decision makers in the worldwide gaming industry to follow …

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SpecialEffect – Levelling the playing field for disabled gamers

Accessibility options aren’t yet an industry standard, but can make a world of difference for disabled gamers. Aardvark Swift’s Marketing Executive Joey Relton and Programming Consultant Andy Jenkinson talked to SpecialEffect’s Projects Manager Bill Donegan about some simple solutions studios can implement to allow everyone to play their games.

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Grab a guitar signed by Motörhead’s Phil Campbell and support SpecialEffect

SpecialEffect is currently holding a very special auction that gives you the chance to own a guitar signed by non other than Motrhead’s Phil Campbell. The guitar was donated by the team behind action RPG Victor Vran, which is out now on Steam and is due out early this year …

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SpecialEffect launches One Special Day initiative with support of 30-plus games firms

Video games charity SpecialEffect is holding its One Special Day initiative today. This sees companies donating all or some of the money they make from game or DLC sales today to the charityfor one day only. SpecialEffect has the support of 30 games firms, including The Chinese Room, First Touch …

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