Today we’re pleased to let you know you can get loads of Codemasters PC games – including Operation Flashpoint, Overlord and DiRT titles, pay what you want AND help amazing videogame charity SpecialEffect with the Codies bundle in the Codemasters Humble Weekly Sale!
By buying this seven game bundle, featuring titles currently selling for over $120 / £75 on Steam, you can help our chosen charity SpecialEffect, who are an organisation very close to our hearts at Codemasters. SpecialEffect is the gaming charity dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people of all ages who live with disabilities. The work SpecialEffect undertakes doesn’t just help to raise the quality of life for people with disabilities; it can also aid in rehabilitation and help raise self-esteem for those who can’t use a computer effectively any other way.
While playing DiRT 3 with the EyeGaze system is great fun for an able-bodied person, for somebody suffering with motor neurone disease it’s a lifeline.
This invaluable work often involves specialised equipment and software design to ensure that anyone, whatever their disability, can enjoy videogames and leisure technology. Special Effect achieves this with the expert help of their volunteers and through the use of systems like EyeGaze, which give you the ability to control games using nothing but your eyes! While playing DiRT 3 with the EyeGaze system is great fun for an able-bodied person, for somebody suffering with motor neurone disease it’s a lifeline. Not only can this technology be used to hurtle through the forests of Finland it can be used for a wide array of other applications from opening the curtains to writing a dissertation. Of course, such high-tech equipment is not only expensive to purchase it can be to maintain as each person who Special Effect helps is unique and requires a bespoke solution.
Mark Saville from SpecialEffect has kindly penned a few words explaining where your money will go:
“The money will buy equipment for our ‘whatever it takes’ loan library, providing adapted technology that has maximum impact to the people we work with. We don’t believe in simply loaning kit and walking away; people’s needs are all different and they change, so we go back to visit again and again, adjusting the technology to fit changing abilities. It’s an approach that ensures the best accessibility and it’s especially vital for gamers with progressive conditions.”
“We’ve been blown away by the support of Codemasters, and the funds raised by this awesome bundle are going to help many disabled people to experience the fun and enjoyment of video games.”
You can check out some of the good work that SpecialEffect does in action in the video below:
So, head to humblebundle.com and you’ll be able to get the following:
Pay a $1 or more you can bag the following games:
- Overlord Raising Hell
- Operation Flashpoint: Red River
- Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
- Rise of the Argonauts
And if you spend over $6 you’ll also receive the following:
- DiRT Showdown
- DiRT 3
- Overlord II
Regular readers of the blog will know that we’ve been working with SpecialEffect for a while and we recently partnered with the charity in an internal GameJam where our development teams were given the opportunity to create games with improved controls for those with disabilities or could improve a gamer’s health and wellbeing through play. You can read about what we came up with on, including getting the lowdown on games that can be controlled with yours eyes or even, giving an amazing / terrifying glimpse into the future, with YOUR MIND, by clicking here.