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  Humble Summer Adventure Games Bundle launches today to support type 1 diabetes research
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07/07/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Fans of story games won't want to miss this! The Humble Summer Adventure Games Bundle has just launched with the acclaimed Telltale series The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman, along with IGF winners Oxenfree and Heaven's Vault. The bundle will be available on HumbleBundle.com through July 21: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/jdrf-adventure

A percentage of all bundle sales will support JDRF, a global nonprofit that funds type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in pursuit of new treatments -- and, ultimately, new cures -- for an autoimmune disease that affects up to 38M people worldwide.

This cause is personal to Dan Connors, who founded Telltale in 2004 and has a 12-year-old son who lives with T1D. Dan crossed paths with JDRF in 2017 when he selected the charity as one of the beneficiaries of a Humble Bundle that went on to raise over $1.6M. He has since taken on a volunteer lead role with JDRF's Game2Give initiative, helping to identify fundraising opportunities within the game industry and to build a community of game developers and players with T1D connections.

"Since COVID-19 has all but shut down in-person fundraising, this bundle is critical in ensuring JDRF's important work can continue," Dan says. "I'm grateful to Skybound and to the new owners of Telltale for bringing The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman together again, as well as to Night School Studio and Inkle for offering their brilliant games in support of JDRF. And to everyone who pitches in to help fund the research that will someday allow my son and millions of others to live free of the burden of type 1 diabetes, thank you!"

Starting this Friday, JDRF will feature several games from the Humble Summer Adventure Games Bundle on their Twitch channel (http://www.twitch.tv/jdrf) with help from content creators AverageSiege, DarkInsanities, CalebratedGamer, and MissRogueFlame. All four have connections to type 1 diabetes and were among the 60+ participants in JDRF's inaugural livestream fundraising event, which took place over a week in November 2019 and raised about $37k for T1D research. JDRF Game2Give's next big Twitch fundraiser is scheduled for August 7-16.

Game developers, publishers, players, and streamers who want to get involved with JDRF Game2Give can visit http://www.jdrf.org/gaming or email [email protected].

About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and -- at present -- nothing you can do to get rid of it.

About JDRF Game2Give

Spearheaded by JDRF's Greater Bay Area chapter, JDRF Game2Give is an initiative that harnesses the fundraising potential of the multibillion-dollar video game industry. JDRF Game2Give brings together all types of people with T1D who work and play with video games, mobilizing this community to raise money and awareness for diabetes research. Our initial Twitch and Humble Bundle fundraisers in November 2019 raised more than $500k for T1D research. Visit http://www.jdrf.org/gaming to learn more or http://www.jdrf.org/stream to join our livestream fundraising team and get news about upcoming events.

About JDRF

JDRF's mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit http://www.jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF