Gamers for Good a nonprofit, based in Los Angeles, CA releases charity book, Gamer for Life: A Fan Art Book for KKG on an Indiegogo campaign last week.
Gamer for Life is a Fan Art Tribute book. 283 game artists came together and donated 476 art pieces to be used in this campaign to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
Gamers for Good formed in 2012 for those who knew and loved Kevin Kanai Griffith (KKG), a Blizzard Diablo 3 artist, to bond together and take action to support his battle with ASPS cancer. Efforts soon spread across the globe and beyond those with personal connection to Kevin. Artists from Blizzard, Riot, Carbine, Activision, Microsoft, Ready at Dawn, GREE, Tencent, Turtle Rock and many more.
Gamer for Life consists of fan art from Kevin’s top 10 favorite games created by game artists from all around the world.
Unfortunately in Oct. 2014 KKG passed away, as the content for the book was completed.
A spokesperson for Gamers for good said “We decided Kevin would have wanted us to see this through, so we continued production on the book as tribute to him and as an opportunity to show off the great positivity that can come from Gamers in action. His legacy will continue on in the form of this book made by his friends and fellow game artists.”
Gamer for Life will only be available as a Thank you gift for donations to this campaign. It will not be for sale anywhere or be printed again. The proceeds of this campaign will be spilt between 2 cancer organizations, CureASPS.org and GameChanger.
We want this to be an opportunity for the Game Industry and Gamers to be a positive selfless force of service for others.