One Special Day is coming!

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

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On Friday 1 October, YOUR purchases of selected games from our industry partners will help us bring magic gaming moments to people of all ages who would otherwise have to watch everyone else have all the fun. Look out for some top titles from Seriously, Supercell, Rovio, Miniclip and many many more!

For one very special day every year since 2015, the global games industry has joined together to raise vital funds for us and proudly shown the world how games can change lives for the better, and we’re humbled and delighted that yet again a huge number of developers and publishers are offering their generous support!

Here’s just a few of the fantastic OSD activities taking place:



Steam Sale

30 September to 4 October: An exciting collection of over 70 critically acclaimed games , including No Man’s Sky, Slime Rancher, Two Point Hospital, Cloudpunk, Human Fall Flat and the Broken Sword series are available through this amazing promotion from our partners.



Buy mobile games

Friday 1 October: By buying selected mobile games including big-hitting mobile titles like Best Fiends, Clash of Clans and Angry Birds 2 you’ll be enabling our team of occupational therapists and gaming specialists to create bespoke control setups for hundreds of gamers each year.



It’s your chance to celebrate your favourite game title through your creativity! We’re inviting artists, students and fans to design and submit an A3 fan poster inspired by one of three iconic games: The Sims, Fall Guys or Broken Sword. On 1 October a panel of industry experts will choose a winner for each game, plus an overall winner. Head here for details of the fantastic prizes on offer and how to enter.



What a brilliant One Special Day initiative! Talented teams from the Sumo Group will be working throughout September to produce game ideas around the theme of one button (or input) to help make gaming more accessible. Find out more here.



Pick up some top-quality SE gear from our fantastic partners Insert Coin Clothing, support SpecialEffect and grab your chance to win Xbox treats! As well as a stack of awesome gear, someone will also bag an Xbox controller AND six months of Game Pass Ultimate too, courtesy of the lovely folk at @xboxuk



Enjoy a stunning line-up of speakers from the gaming industry on the eve of One Special Day. Colin MacDonald of the Scottish Games Network hosts a fascinating evening of online conversation with some unmissable personalities. Last year saw Colin talking to guests including Tim Schafer, Elise Craig Fletcher and Craig Duncan, and this years’ guest list is just as spectacular! Register here – it’s free.



Things are kicking off over at St George’s Park, training base of the England Football team, where teams from RARE and Playground Games will be taking to the pitch for an eagerly awaited rematch of last year’s classic encounter. More details here.



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The fantastic team at PlayStation London Studio will be doing ‘One Special Thing’ in support of One Special Day. Activities include head shaves, a 12 hour Mario-thon, competing in a triathlon and more! You can support them here.