SpecialEffect are a UK-based charity who use video games and technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities. From modified gaming controllers to eye-control systems, every system we provide is personalised. Sometimes that might mean adding voice control or a chin joystick. Or we might get the drill and soldering iron out to adapt the button positions on an existing controller! You can read more about Special Effect here.
GameBlast is the UK’s biggest annual charity gaming marathon weekend in aid of SpecialEffect. It’s the perfect way to help change the lives of disabled gamers and have a blast at the same time! Many of you will take on a gaming marathon, but if speed runs, table top games, or virtual pub quizzes are your thing, then welcome aboard! We use your GameBlast donations to help gamers with physical disabilities by finding out what they want to play, exactly what they need to play it, and then making that a reality. GameBlast wants you! GameBlast is open to anyone who wants participate.
GameBlast participants typically challenge themselves to complete some gaming objective over a 24 hour period and ideally this is streamed. This doesn't have to be a single 24 hour event, it can be broken up in any way you see fit. Challenges do not need to be related to video games, Any kind of game will do. In fact anything you do raise money will do. If gaming isn't your thing, feel free to do anything you want to raise money.
After a 2 year hiatus, The Indiana Jones Charity Globetrot has returned. The Indiana Jones Charity Globetrot is a 4-part table-top RPG inspired by the Indiana Jones films and uses the Savage Worlds rules. The first 2 parts were completed by the players for GameBlast20 but after a 2 year gap due to circumstances beyond our control, now we're all back to complete the last parts.
The entire event will be streamed over 2 12-hour sessions. Session 1 will be 1000-2200 on Saturday 25th February 2023. Session 2 will be 1000-2200 on Sunday 26th February 2023.
The players; Charlotte, Jack, Tim & Tom managed to complete the last 2 Indiana Jones challenges over the 2 days and our heroes John 'Berto', Jim Johnson, Felicity and Shaun Round managed to find the Holy Grail and return the 7 Crystal Skulls.
Team Indy raised £1,375 for Special Effect which is our best year ever and at the time of writing, GameBlast23 has raised £140,000 for special Effect. I'd like to thank the players and Charlotte and Tim for hosting and everyone for playing.
If you donated; thank you very much. If you watched the stream; I hope it wasn't too boring!
Here are links to the charity stream that have been uploaded to Youtube.