LONDON, ONTARIO, CA – May 13 2020 – Canadian developer and publisher Digital Extremes announced today purchases of its new TennoCon Game Packs will support its two charity partners, Autism Ontario London and The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex. For the fifth year running, Digital Extremes’ TennoCon, the Warframe®-dedicated game conference created for its 50 million-plus player base, will take place from 11 am to 6 pm ET, Saturday, July 11. Due to health restrictions created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), TennoCon 2020 will be an all-digital event, and it is now included in the very first Summer Game Fest program.
Following last year’s extended panel streams, Digital Extremes already had planned to expand digital programming in 2020 so more players from home could experience and celebrate the joy of TennoCon. This year, working from home, DE will broadcast all TennoCon content live via Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, and Facebook Live.
Three new TennoCon packs were designed for players to feel the excitement and connectedness of TennoCon’s all-digital conference in lieu of a physical event. The Digital Pack ($24.99 USD) is an exclusive suite of in-game cosmetics, items and Baro’s Relay; the Merch Pack ($34.99 USD) includes exclusive physical TennoCon gear (beautiful commemorative T-shirt and pin). And the TennoCon Bundle ($54.99 USD) combines both Digital and Merch Packs at a discounted rate. Check Warframe’s website for more details.
Because TennoCon is a charity event, a portion of all proceeds will be given to Digital Extremes’ valued partners, Autism Ontario London and Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM), two community-oriented, local Canadian organizations that help citizens in need of special attention and care.
“Autism Ontario London is excited to partner with Digital Extremes and bring a greater understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to the game industry,” said Kelly Wilson, Autism Ontario London - Chapter Development Coordinator. “In Canada 1 in 66 children and youth is diagnosed with autism, making autism one of the most common developmental disabilities. It is vital that those living with autism – whether personally diagnosed or caring for another –receive the support needed to manage the challenges they face. We are thankful for the partnerships with community-focused organizations like Digital Extremes that help us provide support to autism.”
“We are thrilled that Digital Extremes selected our organization as one of the partner charities for TennoCon 2020,” said Carol Walters, CEO of the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM). “Families living with dementia can feel isolated, overwhelmed and anxious in normal times and these last few months have been anything but normal. The need for dementia support services in our region continues to rise and if the COVID-19 crisis has shown us anything, it is the power of community coming together to help others. We are grateful for this partnership and appreciate Digital Extremes commitment to supporting our work, our clients and our community.”
Since its debut in 2016, TennoCon’s digital streams, like Warframe itself, remain free. Players who would like to donate during the event itself can do so via Warframe’s Tiltify page, which will go live during Tennocon, Tiltify.com/.
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ABOUT AUTISM LONDON ONTARIO
Autism Ontario is the province’s largest collective voice representing the autism community, supporting thousands of families across the province through its 25 Chapters; each of which is under the leadership of committed and skilled volunteers who provide expertise and guidance to their local communities. We are dedicated to providing ASD information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services.
We work to increase public awareness about autism and the day-to-day challenges faced by people on the autism spectrum, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. Last year, over 20,000 people accessed our services and supports, including children and adults with autism, and their parents and siblings.
ABOUT THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY LONDON AND MIDDLESEX (ASLM)
The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM) has been actively supporting families and individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias since 1982. Our mission is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of dementia in our community. We provide hope, relief and support through a wide range of social work counselling, education, support groups, and social recreation programs for individuals diagnosed with the disease, their family and caregivers, healthcare professionals and the general public. The need for support has never been greater as over the past five years, our client base has grown by 134% to 2,753 people.
Visit alzheimerlondon.ca/ for more information.
ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 50 million registered players on PC, PS4™, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.