Splash Damage Supports Special Effect – And You Should Too

November 9, 2011

Special Effect is a charity dedicated to making games more accessible for people with disabilities. They help them and their carers to find out which games they can play, and how to adapt those games that they can’t. Special Effect’s efforts make a huge difference in the lives of disabled gamers.

We’re delighted to support Special Effect and their cause 100%. To kick things off properly, we recently had a meeting with the guys behind it to discuss ways to make games more accessible (think Brink’s full button remapping). We’ll be implementing their recommendations in our future titles, and we’ll also be helping them out with their Loan Library system, which brings specialised games technology to young people.

There’s a fantastic editorial over on GamesIndustry.biz, highlighting the great work done by Special Effect, including many awesome stories of how they had a hugely positive impact on people’s lives. Splash Damage’s CEO and Game Director Paul Wedgwood also features in the piece with plenty of insight from the developer side and our own efforts in the area. Go have a read and help spread the word about Special Effect’s efforts.

To find out more about Special Effect, hit their website. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow our Game Director Paul Wedgwood for bite-sized nuggets about Splash Damage’s Special Effect initiative and other SD happenings.