Greetings fellow gamers! Ever wanted to give back to the community but not sure where to begin? Check out this One Gamer Fund 2019 sale happening on Steam. Featuring over 40 games, seven great charities to bring us one better world.
What are the featured games?
Here’s a full list of all the games participating. Discount goes up to as much as 75% off a game! We’ll highlight recommended ones in bold!
- Deep Under The Sky
- Party Hard 2
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
- Friday Night Bullet Arena
- Gang beasts
- Pathalogic 2
- Headliner: NoViNews
- Guts and Glory
- Cluster Truck
- Tormentor x Punisher
- A Normal Lost Phone
- 6180 the moon
- Fantastic Contraption
- Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
- Grim Fandango Remastered
- The Blobs Fight
- Swag and Sorcery
- Never Alone
- I Am Bread
- Floor Plan
- Hello Neighbor
- Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story
- Urrnog: Urrnlimited
- Bury me, my Love
- The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human
- When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
- Galactic Civilizations III
- Welcome to Basingstoke
- Along Together
- Destination Ares
- Final Station
What is the One Game Fund?
From October 2 until October 6, 2019, 50% of your purchase will be part of an effort to support the gaming community. This means both gamer and developers in need. Here are some of the charities participating:
Global Game Jam
First up we have Global Game Jam. This organization thrives on innovation, experimentation and collaboration. Their focus is to bring game creators from all around the world together. In this year’s game jam that happened back in January 2019, they brought together over 47,000 people!
Besides game jam, they also run GGJ NEXT which consist of growing curriculum for game educators. They then organize summer camp style for kids who wants to get into developing.
IGDA Foundation is all about inclusion and valuing diversity. They believe that every person on the planet should be able to game and make games. Their program includes a IGDA Scholars program. It’s an award for promising students in game development. Some notable recipients include Erin Hoffman-John (Google Stadia Lead Designer) and Liz England (Game Designer @ Ubisoft Toronto).
If you’re interested to find out more about their programs, go here.
Next we have Child’s Play! Their mission to bring improvement to lives of children in hospitals. Besides that, they also contribute in child welfare facilities.
Read more about them and all the good stuff they’ve done over here.
The AbleGamers Charity
Fifth on the list is The AbleGamers Charity. Their mission is to create opportunities and combat social isolation. Their focus is on people with disability.
Check out their programs here.
Next up we’ve got Stack Up who wants to combat veteran suicide. They aim to bring US veterans and civilians together via the love for gaming. This is to further help in battle against depression, PTSD and combat injuries.
Want to volunteer? Learn how you can help here.
Second last on the list is Take This. This charity wants to decrease stigma that the general public has against mental health. Focusing on the game enthusiast community, their vision is to create a welcoming game community that seconds as a support for people experiencing mental health challenges.
Learn about their programs such as Take This AFK Room here.
Games for Change
Last but not least we have Games for Change who has been around since 2004. They empower game creators and social innovators. Their mission? To drive real-world change with gaming via helping people learn.
G4C has been training educators to run game design classes to inspire youth. Want to learn more? Go here.
Buying games on that list on Steam right now will really help these charities! If none of the games interests you, you could always consider donating to their PayPal. There is also a completely money-free method! Just tune in and watch some livestream. Alternatively, you cound also date directly from PayPal.