Fall Guys developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver hosted an online auction where the winning bid could add their own costume into the game. A huge bidding war began in the last minute between eSports teams and celebrity streamers, including a combined $1 million bid by Beast, Ninja, G2 Esports and Aimlab. The money raised is going directly to charity SpecialEffect.
SpecialEffect uses technology to bring gaming to those with physical disabilities. The organization uses specially modified controllers such as EyeMine, which allows users to play Minecraft with eye-control.
“We’re blown away,” said Dr Mick Donegan, Founder and CEO of SpecialEffect. “A huge thank you to MrBeastYT, Ninja, G2esports and Aimlab for their amazing generosity, and to Mediatonic and Devolver Digital for this unique initiative. When the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions hit earlier this year, the charity was facing a significant reduction in funding income due, in part, to many of its key fundraising events being cancelled or postponed. As a charity that doesn’t charge for its services, this donation will be invaluable in helping to make up for that shortfall. It will enable us to continue an uninterrupted service for the many people with severe physical disabilities and developers around the world who are asking for our help in ever greater numbers year on year. What’s more, the demands on our services are rising even more rapidly as a result of the auction itself. Bring it on!”
The winners of the auction will be organizing a livestream event in the future. Fall Guys is available on PC and PlayStation 4, and rated E for Everyone.