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London Games Festival art exhibition to auction off works for charity

Game art auction for charity

The Games Art Exhibition at the London Games Festival is auctioning off the majority of art on display this week, with proceeds going to the charity SpecialEffect, which tries to improve the quality of life of those with disabilities using games, art and technology.

Curated by Ukie (The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment), the free, week-long exhibition will run until this Friday in London's City Hall.

Developers that have donated art to the exhibition include Rocksteady Studios, the developer of Batman: Arkham City, Bethesda and Arkane Studios, who made Dishonored, Konami with Metal Gear Solid art, and Scottish studio Quartic Llama, who donated art from their ambient mobile game, Moeba.

Quartic Llama's co-founder, Malath Abbas told Polygon that the Games Art Exhibition is an excellent opportunity for developers to showcase their work while also contributing to a good cause.

"Once we found out that the auction would also be raising money for SpecialEffect, who do amazing work for disabled children through games, we jumped at the chance to take part and we are all really proud," Malath said.

"We've had great reception to the visuals of our debut game Moeba and to feature next to the work of Yoji Shinkawa and his stunning Metal Gear Solid artwork is a great honor!"

Pieces from the collection are available to buy via auction throughout the exhibition, which runs until Oct. 26, opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m. Those interested can also make bids for the artworks online.

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