Back during Community Day 2013, we kicked off a “Week of Charity” to help raise money for the Videogame History Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity formed to preserve and archive the history of the video game industry. Fans of interactive entertainment from around the world came together to bid on incredible memorabilia from Gearbox Software including development team signed Borderlands 2 Loot Chests, unique one-of-a-kind art pieces from Gearbox concept artists, and rare copies of unique vintage games from the VGHM itself, bringing in over $16,000 for the VGHM – money that will be used to help further the charity’s vision for a physical research and reference facility that will also serve as an interactive education exhibit to the industry and general public.
"The Videogame History Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the greatest medium our species has ever devised – interactive entertainment," said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. "I am incredibly proud that my studio and I were able to lend the Gearbox Software 2013 Community Day to Kristy Pitchford as a platform to raise money through auction for such a cool and important cause."
“These past two years working with Gearbox and specifically the Community Day event have been amazing!” said Sean Kelly of the Videogame History Museum. “We are honored that so many fans from far and wide have come together both at the event and online to support and contribute to what we all believe is a great cause. Preserving the history of this incredible industry is something we’ve been doing for over 30 years. With the generous support of so many people at Gearbox as well as all those who bid on the items in the auctions, we’re one step closer to realizing our dream of a dedicated, permanent videogame museum.”
The $16,000 raised this year joins the $12,000 raised during Gearbox Community Day 2012, but the Videogame History Museum still needs more help to achieve its goal of a permanent facility. To learn more about the Videogame History Museum and how you can help out or donate, visit vghmuseum.org