You give, everyone plays!
Friday 2 October is the day
when the games industry unites
to help disabled gamers.
Make Friday 2 October the best day to buy and play games, ever.
Join us as a One Special Day partner on 2 October to support our work transforming the lives of gamers with disabilities.
Every year on One Special Day, the games industry – mobile, PC and console – stands together to raise vital income to help gamers’ charity SpecialEffect level the playing field for gamers with disabilities.
Partners are invited to donate sales revenue or participate in other ways – such as virtual events, promotions and livestreams – with the aim of raising £250,000 to bring magic gaming moments to people of all ages who can only watch everyone else have all the fun.
The support of the partners – and their communities – will help the thousands of disabled people every year who ask for the charity’s assistance. Their teams of therapists and technical specialists provide assessments and customised technology loans to help bring joy into the lives of people with disabilities. In turn, the charity pass on what they learn to help hardware and software developers make their products and games easier to use for as many people as possible all over the world.
In 2019, over 50 games industry companies worldwide took part. The event attracted international attention and resulted in extensive positive publicity for the industry and the companies involved.
Contact Nick Streeter if your company would like to get involved.
We’re so grateful to you and all the games industry companies that have united to level the playing field for gamers with disabilities. We don’t charge for any of our help, so your partnership – and your purchases – will support our therapists in helping gamers with disabilities find out what they want to play and exactly what they need to play it. You’ll be funding the personalised controller setups that we create and lend, and you’ll be enabling us to pass on what we learn to the games industry all over the world, making their products easier to use for as many people as possible.
You’re changing lives
“Once Ceyda got the equipment… her words were “I’m now a gamer!” She’s been having the time of her life. It’s something she can play with her friends and not be excluded. She’s now in the mainstream, playing games with mainstream children. She’s now like her friends. Or her and her dad will sit and play football, just having fun. It’s lovely to watch, absolutely lovely to watch.” – Ceyda’s mother
“SpecialEffect is such a special charity which does incredible work to bring the enjoyment of play to gamers with disabilities. The team at RARE are thrilled as always to help and evangelise about the amazing work the SpecialEffect team do and be part of One Special Day 2020.”
Craig Duncan, RARE
“Make Real are delighted to take part… to enable all gamers play the games they want, no matter their abilities.”
Sam Watts, Make Real
“NaturalMotion is delighted to join forces again with SpecialEffect for One Special Day. Games have a transformative power – they enable us to connect with others while also delivering entertainment experiences that allow our imaginations to run wild. SpecialEffect’s work to make games accessible to as many people as possible is truly an inspiration and what being a good gamer is all about.”
Julian Widdows, Natural Motion