With 991 digital and tabletop games included, The Bundle for Ukraine presents a potential $6500 savings at the minimum donation of $10 or about R152 at time of writing. Of course, people are urged to pay above the minimum, which is more than warranted by both the selection of games and the cause it supports.
The bulk of the bundle is made up of games from itch.io’s diverse and deep ocean of independently developed games, but has no shortage of highly acclaimed titles to justify generous donations. Some of the included titles are time-warping shooter Superhot, narrative-driven Read Only Memories, the uniquely satisfying puzzler Baba Is You, award-winning platformer Celeste, and the genre-revitalising SkateBIRD.
All money raised will be split 50/50 between two charities providing support in Ukraine. The International Medical Corps is a global non-profit providing emergency medical assistance in the region. The Voices of Children is a Ukrainian organisation which helps children cope with war, readjusting to school and “getting back to being kids”.
The fundraising goal for the project was $1,000,000. At time of writing, bundle sales have reached over $3,500,000. The fundraising offer will be live until March 18th.
By James Browning