GAME ARTISTS UNITE TO BATTLE CANCER.
Gamer for Life is a Fan Art Tribute book. 283 game artists came together and donated 476 art pieces to raise over $67,000 to fight against cancer.
Samples of the amazing custom art created as part of rewards for crowdfunding campaign:
- In 2012 Kevin, a game developer at Blizzard was diagnosed with stage four Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma, an incredibly rare cancer with no cure and no clear treatment path.
- This project came to be when we decided we had to do something for our friend and fellow game developer, Kevin Kenai Griffith (KKG).
- Unfortunately, in Oct. 2014 KKG passed away, as the content for the book was completed.
HOW DID WE MOVE FORWARD?
After he passed we spent a great deal of time deciding how the project should move forward, if at all. We decided Kevin would have wanted us to see this through, so we continued production on the book as a 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.
In order to try and stay as close to the original intent of the project we split the proceeds of the campaign between 2 charity organizations in KKG’s memory:
Game Changer is an organization that donates games and funds for medical treatment to kids with cancer and their families.
CureASPS is the main group leading research on the type of cancer Kevin had.
Preview of Fan Art Submissions