June 1 marks the start of Pride Month and there's a good opportunity to support queer game developers: you can get 200 indie games for just $60 as part of the Queer Games Bundle on itch.io.
Itch.io is a digital retailer that has one of the stronger focuses on indies out there. Part of this focus makes it easy for creators to make bundles, and some of these bundles focus on a particular initiative. For example, the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality launched back in June 2020; more recently, a different group of people got together to create the Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid, a project that had to be delayed due to an overwhelming number of submissions. Now, a new "Queer Games Bundle" is being made available for the entirety of June 2021.
How the Queer Games Bundle Supports Queer Creators
The Queer Games Bundle on itch.io doesn't just feature a bunch of games with queer themes as highlighted on ResetEra — all of these games were made by queer creators. This bundle features over 200 "amazing, heartfelt, fun[,] and radical games" such as the retro RPG Glory's Fools and the dungeon crawler Magic and Metal Zero: Tower of Metal.
Of course, itch.io is well known for its weird, offbeat games, and there's plenty of that to be found, too; get this bundle and you'll have the opportunity to experience oddities such as You Are Quarantined With Adam Driver And He Is Insisting On Reading You His New Script. The bundle also includes some neat assets for game makers, too!
Purchasing the Queer Games Bundle will evenly split the proceeds between all of the developers. If you'd like to support this effort, you can buy the Queer Games Bundle on itch.io for $60 or your regional equivalent; you can also get the Queer Games Bundle (Pay What You Can Edition) for $10 if you're short on disposable income.
What's your favorite game with a queer theme? What's the strangest indie game you've ever played? Let us know in the comments below!