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Celebrate the magic of video games with Day of the Devs first non-profit fundraising campaign

Day of the Devs, a fully independent 501c3 non-profit,  has just announced their first fundraising campaign on FundraiseUP which hopes to spotlight unique video games and the developers who make them. In a new video, which can be viewed  above, you can check out multiple Day of the Dev team members as they speak about the fundraiser, along with a “fetch” appearance by Daniel Franzese, known for his role as Damian in the original “Mean Girls” film. You can learn more about Day of the Devs first fundraising campaign below:

SAN FRANCISCO Jan. 29, 2024 – Day of the Devs is now a fully independent 501c3 non-profit, launching their first fundraising campaign on FundraiseUP to support their efforts in spotlighting unique and magical video games and the developers who make them  – all completely free, with no costs to either developers or event attendees.

Check out the fundraising campaign on FundraiseUp for more details and this brand new video celebrating the news with help from a few special friends! It’s very fetch if you ask us. 

As a non-profit, which was made possible through a fiscal sponsorship partnership with Legacy Global, Day of the Devs will make fundraising efforts more transparent and public, help sponsors and the community understand how critical their support truly is, and solidify the commitment to being 100% platform agnostic. With raised funds, Day of the Devs will support venue fees, equipment, staffing, video production and overall operating costs. Fans who choose to donate can receive a variety of gifts, including game keys from developers and publishers: Double Fine Productions, iam8Bit, Enhance, Night School Studio, Capybara Games, Sabotage Studio, Tribute Games and more, PLUS VIP tickets to events and physical goods. The full list of gifts and tiering details can be found here.

“It’s a whole new day for Day of the Devs,” said Tim Schafer, co-founder of Day of the Devs. “It’s extremely gratifying to see this show become as fully independent as the amazing indie games it has always centered around.”

As part of the announcement, Day of the Devs also revealed their initial calendar for 2024, which includes the Day of the Devs: San Francisco in March, Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition in June and the Day of the Devs: The Game Awards Edition in December.

Day of the Devs: San Francisco will feature an in-person event taking place on Sunday, March 17 at The Midway. Submissions for developers are now open here and more details on the event itself can be found on the eventbrite page here. As always, Day of the Devs is looking for unique, diverse and beautiful games to spotlight. Developers from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply and games/projects of all types and genres will be considered. Day of the Devs is completely free to participating developers, giving games a major platform without a financial barrier to entry.

Additionally, Day of the Devs will have special events throughout March. On Monday, March 18th, fans can check out the Day of the Devs Showcase: SFMOMA Edition. This will be a ticketed event for fans and more details can be found on the eventbrite page here. Those attending GDC will also have the opportunity to check out a separate Day of the Devs: GDC Edition showcase during conference hours.

More details on Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition and the Day of the Devs: The Game Awards Edition to come in the next few months.

Stay up to date on the latest Day of the Devs news by keeping an eye out on the site: www.dayofthedevs.com and following along on Instagram and X.

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Richard Allen is a freelance writer and contributing editor for various publications. While he enjoys modern gaming, he is a retro gamer at heart, having been raised on a steady diet of Contra, Mario, and Dragon's Lair.  Chat with him via @thricetheartist on Twitter.

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