Train2Game News Stand Up for GamesAid 2020

Games charity GamesAid, is holding their annual ‘Stand Up for GamesAid’ night on Tuesday 15th December hosted by top stand-up comedian Imran Yusuf and featuring awesome improv crew, Shoot From The Hip.

The event will be live streamed into your home and tickets cost just £5.

All profits from the evening will go to GamesAid who support charities across the UK working with children and young people.

Imran Yusuf is a long-term patron of GamesAid, has performed around the world, is an Edinburgh Festival award nominee, and has established a reputation as a warm, punchy and thoroughly charming comedian. Imran worked for Midway Games, Eidos, SEGA, Kuju and other games companies before his career in comedy. In January 2021 his stand-up special will be broadcast on Radio 4.

Shoot From The Hip are one of the country’s top improvisation comedy groups. Starting with no script the group will conjure up some top-flight comedy from suggestions that they will take from the audience watching at home. If you’ve not seen improv before, then they are not to be missed and have been lauded by Time Out, Metro and The Evening Standard.

The event is sponsored by world class, award-winning developer group Sumo Digital, world-renowned developer Studio Gobo and games financing specialists FactorTech

Tickets cost just £5 and are available here https://bit.ly/39BBIbe

Train2Game News Games On Song

Games on SongToday, the UK games industry charity GamesAid http://www.gamesaid.org/ is inviting Black Friday shoppers to add the Games on Song Christmas charity single to their virtual baskets, to once again help raise vital money for children.

The UK alone is predicted to spend over £1.205bn this weekend, apparently saving £233m on their purchases.

Out NOW, the Games On Song Christmas charity Single is available to download on iTunes http://tinyurl.com/oep3bzl for just £1.29 / $1.99. Not only the best purchase of the whole weekend, but the one that will keep on giving, as all the profits from every sale goes directly towards helping children’s charities across the UK, helping them to have a very merry Christmas!

The Games On Song choir is made up of members from the videogame industry including Sony, EA, GAME, Ubisoft, Mastertronic, OnLive, SEGA, Green Man Gaming, Bethesda, Riot Games, Marvellous AQL, Ukie, and many, many more.

“As an industry, we know the power of the consumer, and that they are passionate about the positive impact video games can have. “We hope they will help us spread the word as they shop this weekend and buy lots of singles!” said Emily Britt, Chair of GamesAid. “Those members who donated their time and voices to this single hope to bring a smile to Black Friday shoppers, and to the children who will benefit from every sale.”

Train2Game News Stand Up For Games Aid 2014

Imran YusufStand Up For Games Aid, the live comedy night attended by games industry professionals and fans, will return to London this April following a successful launch last year.

The show, hosted by comedian and former Eidos man Imran Yusuf, features a string of established acts and rising talent including Eurogamer journalist Ellie Gibson. The debut event last year mixed games humour with routine acts in front of a packed crowd of about 400 people.

Tickets cost £12.50 and proceeds go to GamesAid – a charity that helps disadvantaged and disabled children in numerous ways, often by creating more accessible game technologies for those who cannot use conventional control inputs.

Stand Up For Games Aid takes place on Monday, April 14. Additional acts include Paul Tonkinson, Jarred Christmas, Holly Walsh, Paul Thorne, Ola, Susan Calman and Kev Orkian.

Tickets can be bought on The Comedy Story Store website.