Massive Itch.io Bundle Offers Almost 1,000 Items for $10 to Support Ukraine
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Indie games marketplace Itch.io has released a $10 package with 600 games and nearly 1,000 items in total to raise money for Ukraine.
Worth over $6,500 if each item was purchased separately, 991-piece set Available until March 18th. The minimum price is $10, although Itch encourages people to pay above the minimum price if possible. He has already raised $800,000 to be divided between International Medical Corps as well as Children’s voices.
The set includes Celeste, Towerfall Ascension, Superhot and literally hundreds of other indie games. Plus over 300 digital tabletop RPGs, dozens of content packs, books, magazines, comics, soundtracks and more.
Celeste, which IGN called a masterpiece in our 10/10 review, is currently $19.99 on Steam, which means that a bundle for this game alone is already very good value.
Itch.io partnered with over 700 creators to donate their work – none of which are usually available for free – to the fundraiser. As Itch points out, “several well-known developers and publishers signed up on itch.io specifically to be included in this package.”
On the official recruiting pageZud said: “The people of Ukraine are under attack. As game developers, we want to create new worlds, not destroy the ones we have. That is why we have come together to present this charity package to help Ukrainians survive this ordeal and thrive after the end of the war.”
“We have kept the minimum,” the message added later. But we urge you to pay above the minimum if you can afford it. We support Ukrainians and all people around the world who despise war.”
Itch.io is the latest major voice in the gaming industry to announce support for Ukraine, joining dozens of other developers, publishers and influencers in raising funds and taking action against the war. Many other developers and publishers stopped selling games in Russia altogether, heeding the call of the Ukrainian government.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally tweets @thelastdinsdale.