Over 700 game developers – including Scotland’s Amicable Animal – have contributed games to a new Bundle For Ukraine, now available on Itch, with all proceeds going to charities working to help those affected by the Russian invasion.
As of today (08/03/2022) there are nearly 1,000 games in the pack, many of which have not been included in a a bundle before. The whole bundle is worth over $6,500, but is available now for only $10. Though as the organisers point out, you can pay more to raise money evn more quickly.
The goal is to raise $1 million, split between:
- International Medical Corps provides medical assistance in the region. They have very low fundraising overhead (1% of income), with 89% of donations going to medical aid and 10% to administration.
- Voices of Children, a Ukrainian organisation that helps children cope with the horrors of war, PTSD, readjusting to school, and getting back to being kids. They have also been doing a lot of grassroots impromptu work during the war, such as helping set up shelters. The hope is that this war will be over soon, and they can begin the work of healing these kids’ hearts.
The bundle has so far raised over $640, 270 to help the people of Ukraine.
The organisers put it beautifully:
The people of Ukraine are under attack. As game developers we want to create new worlds, not to destroy the one we have. That’s why we’ve banded together to present this charity bundle to help Ukrainians survive this ordeal and thrive after the war ends. This cause has resonated with creators around the globe, to the extent that our bundle contains almost 1,000 games, tabletop RPGs, books, etc.
Over 700 creators have joined in support to donate their work. All proceeds from this bundle will be split between International Medical Corps and Voices of Children.
Of these nearly 1,000 products, more than 600 have never been in a major bundle before. Several prominent developers and publishers signed up to itch.io specifically to be in this bundle. And there’s something for everyone – we have almost 600 digital video games, over 300 analog tabletop RPGs, and dozens of asset packs, books, zines, and comics, soundtracks/music, and a host of other products. Also unique to this bundle, we only allowed paid products.
We kept the minimum low, but we highly urge you to pay above the minimum if you can afford to do so. All proceeds will be split between the charities 50/50.
We stand with Ukrainians, and with all people around the world who despise war.
You can find and buy the Bundle For Ukraine here.