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10 Jan 2019

A jingle-tastic thank you to the Yogscast!

When does Christmas start for you? When the Christmas tree goes up? The first time you hear a Christmas song on the radio? Or is it when the Yogscast take to Twitch for their annual Jingle Jam.

For thousands of fans around the world, the start of the Yogscast Jingle Jam livestream means that the holiday season has truly begun. And, for SpecialEffect and the seven other charities that benefit from the Jingle Jam, it means an awesome start to the following year from the money raised by the Yogs and their incredible viewers.

The Jingle Jam, a series of consecutive streams throughout December, dominated Twitch in the run up to Christmas. The global popularity of the Yogs and the fantastic games offered for donations to the stream via Humble Bundle resulted in over $3 million raised for the eight chosen charities!

And that means we can reach more people like John who got in touch with us last year wanting to get into gaming on his PS4. John has cerebral palsy and his limited movement made using a conventional controller difficult. Our team worked with John on finding the best movement options and hardware solutions and we were able to get him powering into FIFA19 using an analogue joystick and two side buttons.

Without the support of the Yogscast, their viewers and all the other games developers and gaming communities, we wouldn’t be able to make these positive changes to the lives of people like John.

Thank you so much to the Yogs and everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s Jingle Jam!

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