Indiegogo Charity Campaign Looks To Raise Money In Desmond “Etika” Amofah’s Memory

Etikon Joy-Con Photo

After the tragic news that Desmond “Etika” Amofah passed away last month, the Nintendo community is looking to do something positive in his memory with a charity drive.

The result is an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the JED Foundation and create the “Etikons,” a pair of custom Joy-Con that have been created as “a way to honor his legacy while putting a lasting product into the hands of his fans, and raising a ton of money for mental health and suicide prevention awareness.”

The Joy-Con shells for the Etikons have been mocked up but will be manufactured in China, and, at an additional cost, can be upgraded so that they come pre-assembled with existing Joy-Con controllers once the campaign concludes.

The campaign’s goal is to raise £52,211 with at least £32,198 going to the New York-based mental health charity, after Indiegogo, Backerkit, and production fees are accounted for. Those that are interested in backing the campaign are asked to pay a fixed £52 donation.

At the time of writing, the campaign has raised £12,378 with 22 days remaining to reach the fixed goal.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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