VR developer Schell Games donates $20,000 to charity

Schell Games has quite the moment.

At the Meta Connect 2022 conference, the company unveiled a new mixed reality mini-mission for its popular I expect you to die series as well as an official release date for Among us VR.

In honor of the company’s 20th anniversary and its overall success in the gaming and virtual reality industries, Schell announced that it is offering $20,000 in donations to 10 nonprofit organizations that serve the gaming industry or the city of Pittsburgh.

Created by Jesse Schell Schell Games in Pittsburgh in 2002. The company has since grown to employ over 135 people and has created hundreds of incredible games. Some of their clients include companies such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, The Walt Disney Company, The National Institute of Health, and Yale. Other high-profile organizations that have been clients of Schell Games include Fred Rogers Productions, The US Department of Educationand the Smithsonian Institution.

The company’s original intellectual property is best known for its I expect you to die franchise. Other titles from the company include the virtual reality sword fighting game Until you fall and the interactive molecular chemistry set Happy the atoms.

“20 years ago, Schell Games started with 5 employees in a small office on Sidney Street, and now we’ve grown to a team of over 135 incredibly talented people creating experiences for some of the world’s best-known organizations”, said Jesse Schell.

“There is a lot to be proud of and even more to be grateful for. In the years to come, I hope Schell Games will continue to delight and entertain with the experiences we create, continue to build a corporate culture that helps people thrive, and always stay true to our mission: to create experiences we are proud of, with people we love, to make the world a better place”.

Over the years, the company has been recognized for its achievements by various organizations. They have won or been nominated for over 200 awards. Some of them include The Game Awards, Games Industry.biz US Best Places to Work Awards, DICE Awards, and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Global Industry Game Awards. The company has also received multiple awards from the Pittsburgh Business Times, EdTech Awards, and VR Awards.

Schell Games goes the way of many organizations that feel they have a responsibility to be part of the community by donating to various local organizations. In this case, they are looking for organizations that serve the gaming industry in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Some of these organizations include Beta builders, BOOM concepts, Citizen Science Lab, Stem Coding Laband Sustainable HMP. Gaming industry recipients include AbleGamers, Child’s play, Games for change, I need various gamesand Take this.

In an official press release, Jake Witherrell, COO of Schell Games, said, “We are thrilled to reach this milestone of 20 years of innovation, service and contributing to the growth of the games industry. We couldn’t have reached this point without the support of the local community, the customers who trust us, and the gaming community who embrace the experiences we create.”

“While there are many ways to celebrate, we wanted to take a moment to give back to several organizations that do important work in the games industry and in the city we call home.”

For more information on Schell Gamesvisit the website or view the press kit.

Image Credit: Schell Games

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