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One Special Day raises £500k for SpecialEffect

Over 90 games industry partners united to raise over £500,000 for gamers’ charity SpecialEffect through their flagship One Special Day campaign in October. The charity is indebted to the many games industry companies from across the world who came together to support their life-changing work. Donations from the event on the weekend of 6-8 October…

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Erin’s tenacity inspires new children’s book

Meet Erin, an amazing young woman with severe cerebral palsy who’s had a special helping hand to maximise her communication, education and quality of life. Her journey has inspired a new book, Erin and the Mouse, written and illustrated by SpecialEffect Ambassador Clare Latham, a Speech and Language therapist who’s been a vital part of…

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“With games, anything is possible!”

What a story for One Special Day! YOUR support has enabled us to be at Tiago’s side since 2013, helping him to meet the challenges of playing the titles he loves as gaming technology and accessibility have evolved. We first helped Tiago to enjoy playing games when he was five, and it was fantastic to…

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Buy and play on One Special Day

One Special Day is here! With YOUR support we can continue to help bring light and laughter to the lives of disabled gamers across the globe. Choose titles from a wide range of fantastic mobile games on 6 October and an amazing Steam Sale that runs from 5-8 October and help us bring magic gaming…

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Steam Sale is now live until 8 October!

Space adventures, giant dinosaurs… Peppa Pig?! The One Special Day Steam Sale is live NOW until October 8th and features over 60 games! Stock up your Steam library today and help us level the playing field for physically disabled gamers. We’d like to say a massive thank you to all the developers and publishers who…

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One week to go to One Special Day!

One week today, on Friday, 6 October, some of the biggest names from the worldwide games industry, including the likes of Xbox, Supercell and EA, are uniting behind SpecialEffect, the gamers’ charity, for their annual One Special Day flagship fundraising campaign. At the heart of the campaign is the opportunity for gamers to raise money…

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Sumo Group’s One Button Game Jam

In 2021, Sumo Group launched its One Button Game Jam to inspire its teams to get more engaged in supporting SpecialEffect, and to get everyone thinking about accessibility in game design. Business Development Manager (and SpecialEffect Ambassador) David Dino – known as just ‘Dino’ – launched the original One Button Game Jam and shares some…