There will be a weekend-long steam sale to benefit major gaming charities. TinyBuild, Double Fine, and numerous other publishers as well as developers are putting their titles on sale today through Oct. 6 via Steam - with 50% of the proceeds going to support the annual One Gamer Fund fundraiser.
Below is the press release:
One Gamer Fund, an initiative committed to supporting AbleGamers, Child’s Play, Games for Change, Global Game Jam, IGDA Foundation, Stack-Up and Take This, is for the third year in a row offering an annual Steam sale and, for the first time, holding a 24-hour livestream benefiting seven of the most significant video game charities.
Forty-one titles on sale include tinyBuild’s Hello Neighbor and Clustertruck, Double Fine’s Psychonauts and Grim Fandango Remastered, Gang Beasts, and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Each title is on sale from 10:00 a.m. PT today through Oct. 6 with discounts up to 84% off.
Charity streams by channels including Raeyei, tvgBadger and Jenosuke will grace the Twitch front page during the steam sale. Viewers will have opportunities to contribute during the streams, but anyone can donate directly to the fund via the One Gamer Fund PayPal widget. For more information, see the full Twitch schedule.
Fifty percent of proceeds from the One Gamer Fund Steam sale will be divided amongst the supported organizations, with the other half going to the developers and publishers. The full amount of donations via streams and PayPal will be split amongst the nonprofits, which will use the money received to help their charitable endeavors.
“As gaming spreads to more people, so too do the benefits games provide,” says Jo Summers, executive producer, Global Game Jam. “One Gamer Fund offers near endless possibilities for helping with mental health, bringing marginalized communities together, and much more. Each of the organizations benefiting from One Gamer Fund are working to make the industry and the world better, and it’s the generosity of gamers everywhere that fuels the good work these charities can do.”