The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has partnered with Neonhive to launch the Scottish Games Sale on Steam, a major event raising funds for their Games for the Weans campaign. The sale brings together over 100 games, from over 50 Scottish developers, at great discounts, offering players the chance to pick up a Caledonian classic on the cheap while contributing to a great cause at the same time.
You’ll Never Game Alone
The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s Games for the Weans campaign is dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospital through gaming. As Steven Mair, the Marketing and Communications Officer for the charity, puts it: “The whole concept of Games for the Weans is to have gamers fundraising for children in hospital who are also gamers just like them. By taking part, developers are helping to fund adapted gaming equipment, consoles, and the hospital’s Play Team – so that the children in hospital never have to game alone.”
The Scottish Games Sale is their latest fundraising effort, and it’s a big one, bringing together titles from across the Scottish Games spectrum in a Steam sale for the ages. You’ll find some serious big-hitters here, like The Baby in Yellow, Observation, and Reigns, alongside indie gems like SOLAS 128 and Flea! We’ll be going deeper into the featured titles in the coming weeks, but hopefully that small selection is enough to convince you of the pedigree this sale brings to the digital table.
This huge wave of developer support wouldn’t have been possible without Neonhive, a Glasgow-based boutique PR firm specialising in games. “Neonhive helped massively in reaching out to all the incredible Scottish developers involved in the sale.” Mair noted. “The more we reached out, the more we discovered they, too, had personal connections to the hospital.”
This campaign, and the Scottish Games Sale, is a real testament to the strong sense of community spirit that defines not just the Scottish games industry, but the country as a whole. It’s a proud moment for Scottish games to be sure, and one worth celebrating with streams, donations, and, in our case, special spotlight coverage as the sale goes on. As Mair puts it: “(The Scottish Games Sale) Is a celebration of an important Scottish industry and a fundraiser at the same time, and we’d encourage everyone to take part and buy a game or two.”