Itch.io has a history of helping out great causes by bundling up its massive library of indie games and selling them on the cheap. And with the Russian shelling of Ukrainian cities getting worse by the day, Ukraine is certainly a cause that could use the help.
Once again, Itch.io comes through with a bundle for two charities helping the people of Ukraine. Over 700 game developers offered to put their game into Itch's Bundle For Ukraine which you can buy for the ludicrously low price of $10. That's almost 1,000 games with a total value of over $6,500 for just ten bucks. Of course, you can pay more if you want since all proceeds are going to charity.
And there are some great games in this bundle. We're talking indie titles like Inmost, Thirsty Sword Lesbians, Kingdom Two Crowns, SkateBIRD, Superhot, Baba Is You, A Short Hike, Celeste, Cook, Serve, Delicious 2, Sky Rogue, and many, many more.
As of the time of this writing, Itch's Bundle For Ukraine has raised almost $800,000 of its $1 million goal. With the bundle lasting from now until March 18, Itch might even surpass its previous Bundle For Racial Justice, which crossed $8 million during the height of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Itch's Bundle For Ukraine will donate all proceeds to two charities. First is the International Medical Corps, which provides medical assistance to regions that are in crisis. Second is Voices of Children, a Ukrainian organization that helps children cope with the horrors of war.
Unlike past Itch.io bundles, several prominent devs and publishers signed onto Itch specifically so they could be included in this bundle. Over 600 of the items featured in Itch's Bundle For Ukraine have never been in a previous fundraising bundle before, which includes almost 600 digital video games, 300 analog tabletop RPGs, asset packs, books, magazines, comics, soundtracks, and more.
"We stand with Ukrainians," writes Itch.io in the bundle description, "and with all people around the world who despise war."
Itch.io isn't the only organization fundraising for Ukraine. Game devs from all over the world are diverting funds to Ukrainian charities and even legendary Doom developer John Romero has made a brand new Doom 2 level with all proceeds going to help the Ukrainian people.
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