The ongoing political situation unrest in the United States is certainly pushing a lot of indie publishers and developers to come together during this tough time to support each other. Contigo Games, the studio behind titles like StarCrossed and Signal Strength, launched a Black Lives Matter Support Bundle on itch.io.
The campaign started with an initial goal of raising $5K to donate to the National Bail Fund Network, which is paying bail for protesters nationwide and Black Lives Matter. It will run from June 3rd all the way to the 17th. The bundle managed to reach an impressive total of over $32K only day after its launch. Since then, the goal got updated to $45K. 100% of the proceeds raised from sales of the bundle will be donated to the two charities.
The Black Lives Matter Support Bundle features 20 games from 18 different studios. It features a number of well-known and critically acclaimed indie titles, including the likes of Coffee Talk, Emily is Away Too, and Moon Hunters. The studio promises to post updates and receipts of their donations on their social media outlets to let people know their money is all going to the intended organization.
There are two purchase options. The first one goes for $20 and grants you access to 11 different games. If you want an additional 9 games, all you have to do is pay an extra $20 (for a total of $40) and they are all yours. It is worth noting that not all these games are available on Steam, nor are all of them giving Steam Keys even if they are on Steam. These 20 games are valued at over $150.
Make sure to check out TechRaptor's stance on the matter, and valuable organizations to consider donating your valuable money to.
What titles are you most excited to try out from the bundle? Do you support indie developers and publishers coming together in these difficult times? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.