The goal is to keep discussions about mental health in the games industry in the spotlight. Charity manager Sarah Sorrell talks to GameDaily about the initiative.
The move is in-line with a larger industry trend focused on workers' mental health in the wake of the pandemic.
However, developers face more hardships finding work and uncertainty in production.
My.Games has partnered with Take This, the IGDA, and the Fair Play Alliance to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of the games industry at large.
The games industry has been increasing its focus on mental health in recent months.
The fundraiser seeks to mitigate the mental toll of the ongoing pandemic. GameDaily spoke with three of the fund's organizers about its importance.
Eve Crevoshay, executive director of Take This, provides an overview of the various mental health struggles that developers must face today and how culture change at studios must come from the top.
Take This' 2019 'State of the Industry' study notes stress, unstable work conditions, and a lack of diversity are all major problems impacting games workers' mental health.