Itch’s Bundle for Ukraine, the most recent in what’s turning into an especially welcome development of huge charity bundles on the indie storefront, wrapped up right this moment after elevating over $6.three million for charities supporting the folks of Ukraine.
Organised by Necrosoft Video games director Brandon Sheffield, the Bundle for Ukraine collected simply shy of a thousand video games (together with, full disclosure, my very own) for a tenner in assist of two charities working in Ukraine throughout Russia’s ongoing invasion: The Worldwide Medical Corps and Voices of Kids.
The ultimate quantity. Over $6.3m to separate between @IMC_Worldwide and Voices of Kids. I will do a much bigger thread tomorrow, however for now, thanks all for contributing to this superb achievement, and should there quickly be peace in Ukraine!!! https://t.co/DFmUzyzvEQ pic.twitter.com/3ZmoPOKUoPMarch 18, 2022
Sheffield initially gave the bundle a goal of $100,000, which it crushed in lower than an hour. After a day the bundle had raised over $1.6 million, lastly settling at an incredible $6,370,602.22 by the point it ended early this morning. That determine is partially right down to the super lineup of video games featured—together with not solely stellar indie hits like Skatebird, Superhot, Minit, A Brief Hike and Quadrilateral Cowboy, however actually tons of of hidden gems from smaller creators. It will take an impossibly very long time to work by way of every part on supply.
However it’s additionally reassuring to see Itch proceed to tug the indie scene collectively to do good. The Bundle for Ukraine follows a template laid out by the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, which raised over $eight million for authorized protection funds supporting anti-racist, anti-police brutality protests that passed off within the US and worldwide in 2020.