Dear GGJ Community,
Our games community has suffered some critical hits this year. Widespread layoffs in the games industry amidst an ongoing mental health crisis mean that many game creators and gamers are struggling.
Chances are, you or someone you know is in need of an assist - whether it be in your job search, dealing with stress, or finding community with other people who love to make or play games.
As six community-based organizations that serve people who make and play games, we are seeing a dramatic surge in demand for our supportive programming. It’s clear that our community needs mental health resources, professional development opportunities, and chances to connect now more than ever. People are playing life on challenge mode right now, but we're here to help.
Today, we’re announcing the Stronger Together In Games Campaign - benefiting GGJ along with Take This, IGDA, Game to Grow, IGDA Foundation, and Women In Games International. Collectively, we work to ensure that everyone, from developers to players, has the help and resources they need to overcome challenges, at work and at home.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 by 31 December. We’ve got some help from our friends at Amazon Games, Foundation Law, Google for Games, Midwest Games, Modulate, and Sega of America, who have catalyzed a fund to match donations up to $50,000.
We need your help now because more people in gaming need our help than ever before. You can make a huge difference for our nonprofits and the people we support who have been struggling this year. Go to givebutter.com/strongertogetheringames, make a donation, have it matched, and share it with your friends.
Thank you so much for championing a gaming community and industry that is diverse, healthy, and thriving with your donation today.
Executive Director, GGJ
P.S. Mark your calendars and join us on 8 December for a very special 24-hour livestream event benefiting the Stronger Together In Games campaign!