Today is ‘One Special Day’ an event where every year the games industry can be loud and proud about levelling the playing field for gamers with disabilities. SpecialEffect, the charity behind this are hugely close to all of our hearts, so this year we have a bunch of activities lined up in order to raise money!
Ready, Steady, Cook!
Take one can of tuna, some crackers, potatoes and strawberry jam – what do you get?
This year the team are flexing their culinary muscles by rustling up a dish that can only be described as er. . . interesting! 😉
The winning dish wins £1000 for SpecialEffect, and the wider studio will judge their creations on creativity.
We are challenging the studio to cover 350 miles (the distance from our office to Guerrilla Games’ in Amsterdam!) The team can collect miles by walking, running, cycling or swimming. For every mile, London Studio will donate £10. So far we’re on track to smash our record by the end of the weekend!
Our very own Alexia Quiztofi and Paul MacQuizzelray are hosting a One Special Day Quiz jam packed with rounds sure to test our knowledge and to make us chuckle.
If you want to support our efforts and help us raise money for the wonderful work SpecialEffect do, you can donate HERE.
You can also watch more about SpecialEffect in this brilliant video. It really helps explain why accessibility/inclusivity in gaming is incredibly important to consider:
SpecialEffect tailor their support for people with physical disabilities who want to play video games. They make sure they tailor by ability rather than the condition an individual has – so depending on what’s required they figure out a suitable way to see what works. They have an amazing team of occupational therapists and technologists who know their games and adapted technology inside out.
Fundamentally, the work they do transforms the lives of thousands of disabled people everywhere.
At London Studio, we’re committed to supporting SpecialEffect’s work and ensuring accessibility is front of mind for what we make in the future. <3