A hugely special Fall Guys event recently raised $1 million for charity.
Mediatonic and Devolver Digital recently hosted a charity auction, offering up a custom character design in Fall Guys. A bidding war saw some of the world’s most popular streamers coming together to make a combined donation. That donation? A whopping $1 million, going directly to SpecialEffect.
SpecialEffect is a UK-based charity that helps people with physical disabilities play video games. The charity does a lot of incredible work, including designing custom controllers, implementing eye control and more. With the invention of EyeMine, for example, players can control games like Minecraft with just their eyes.
In response to the huge donation, founder and CEO of SpecialEffect Dr. Mick Donegan, spoke about the effect that COVID-19 has had on the charity. Many of their usual fundraising events have had to be cancelled this year due to Covid-19, so this donation has mad a huge difference to them.
“As a charity that doesn’t charge for its services, this donation will be invaluable in helping to make up for that shortfall,” Donegan is quoted as saying in a press release. “It will enable us to continue an uninterrupted service for the many people with severe physical disabilities and developers around the world who are asking for our help in ever greater numbers year on year.”
Huge kudos to the Fall Guys team and to the donors for making such a wonderful thing happen.
If you want to support SpecialEffect yourself, take part in One Special Day, a fundraising event happening across the games industry on 2nd October. For more information, and to find out how to take part, head to the One Special Day website.