The Bundle for Ukraine over on itch.io is now available to purchase. With over 991 items, the bundle costs $10 and includes over $6500 worth of content such as games, music, books and more. For only R150, you can grab some amazing indie games such as SkateBIRD, Celeste, CrossCode, Sundered, Jotun and many more. The entire bundle equals close to R100,000 worth of digital content. Most likely the biggest content bundle I have ever seen in my lifetime.
itch.io says that the bundle has been put together with the help of over 700 creators and proceeds will go towards helping Ukraine during these horrible times.
Proceeds of this bundle will be split between the International Medical Corps and Voices of Children. In a press release, itch.io detailed the Bundle for Ukraine saying:
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 come together to donate their works and all proceeds from this bundle will go to the following charities:
– 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 organization 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. Our hope is that this war will be over soon, and they can begin the work of healing these kids’ hearts.
There really is some incredible value in this bundle and I personally urge you to spend a bit more on it than the set $10. Even the $15 price tag cost me R240 which is a steal here. Check out the full list of included content here and don’t forget to buy this bundle.