Multiple gaming studios and groups in the UK have teamed up with the Special Effect charity for #GameBlast18 happening this very weekend, including Elite Dangerous’ Frontier and RuneScape’s Jagex. Special Effect’s main goal is to help people with disabilities to game on through specialized technology.
Jagex has raised over £30,000 (almost $42,000) as of press time, while both it and Frontier are auctioning off goodies for the charity. Scapers may win a tour of Jagex’s studios and an in-game title, while Jagex itself is making its devs do human tricks on Twitch and Elite Dangerous commanders are busy bidding up the chance to name an in-game ship.
“This one-of-a-kind prize will allow you to name a class of Mega Ship in Elite Dangerous,” says the company’s auction listing. “All future Mega Ships added to the game of this class will bear your name for all to see. The winning bidder will also will also get to see this new variant of Mega Ship before anyone else.” It’s currently sitting at £1,021 (almost $1500) right now with about five hours to go. Check out the whole roster of loot on Ebay for a good cause!
— Jagex Games Studio (@Jagex) February 23, 2018
We've teamed up with @Jagex for #GameBlast18 this year and as part of their charity event, we're auctioning off the ability to name your own class of Elite Dangerous Mega Ship while contributing to the amazing @SpecialEffect! Place your bids here! https://t.co/qQ3p0TAbRD pic.twitter.com/O3DeN7ebCm
— Elite Dangerous (@EliteDangerous) February 21, 2018