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Rezzed 2017: volunteering for SpecialEffect

Over the past week or so I’ve been writing about my highlights from this year’s Rezzed event, sharing the indie projects that stood out for me among the hundreds on display at the show. It wasn’t all about playing games however: I also had the opportunity to volunteer on the stand for SpecialEffect.

 

I’ve written about the charity on Later Levels on several occasions. In case you haven’t yet heard of them, they’re a UK-based organisation which aims to put fun and inclusion back into the lives of those with physical disabilities by helping them play video games. Levelling the playing field in this way has a profoundly positive impact on therapy, rehabilitation and confidence – and what’s more, they do all of this work free of charge.

 

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The post below is one I wrote about my time with SpecialEffect at Rezzed over on the site for Gamely Giving. This is a team formed by a group of friends and bloggers to support the charity, and we’ve taken part in its GameBlast event for the past few years. Unfortunately we were unable to host our marathon stream on the official dates back in February but we’re making up for it: we’ll be streaming live continuously for 72-hours at the end of the month.

 

There’s just one week to go so myself and the rest of the crew are in full preparation mode, and we’re working hard on hitting our fundraising target. You can join us on the Gamely Giving Twitch channel from 16:00 GMT on Friday, 28 April 2017 – hope to see you there!

 

Gamely Giving

This year’s Rezzed event took place from 30 March to 01 April 2017, in the gorgeous Tobacco Dock venue in the east of London. Thousands of attendees had the opportunity to play hundreds of video games – many of which haven’t yet been released – and chat to the developers of these projects on the show floor.

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2 thoughts on “Rezzed 2017: volunteering for SpecialEffect

  1. I’m really looking forward to checking out the stream! I read the schedule and it looks like there’s gonna be a lot of fun stuff to see.

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