Itch.io's Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality now contains over 1,000 different projects. The bundle includes games, but it's also got game creation kits, assets, and tabletop RPG books. It was originally created to show solidarity with ongoing protests in the US over the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer. You can get everything in the bundle right now for $5, and your money will go to charitable causes.
This news was announced as part of an update to the bundle. The creators say it's been "a huge success so far" and many creators and developers have submitted their projects. If you pick up the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, you'll automatically receive everything that's in it right now as well as everything that will be added at a future date. Not bad for a bundle that only costs $5, and it's for a good cause, of course; all proceeds are donated in a 50/50 split to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Community Bail Fund.
What sort of stuff is in Itch.io's Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality?
At the time of writing, Itch.io's bundle has raised a seriously impressive $2,879,435, which is 57% of its new $5 million goal, after it has successively beaten 500k, 1m, and 2m goals. The bundle contains some obscure games, of course, but it's also got some big names like Vlambeer's roguelike Nuclear Throne, Finji's narrative adventure game Night in the Woods, and hacking puzzle game Quadrilateral Cowboy. Other notable games include Minit, Verdant Skies, A Short Hike, Vignettes, Glittermitten Grove, and Oxenfree. There's also other software in there, as well as tabletop RPG books for games like Blades in the Dark and asset packs for game development.
It's worth noting that none of the games or other projects in the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality can be activated on Steam. Instead, they're all direct downloads through Itch.io. Still, for an excellent and worthy cause and for the ridiculously low price of $5 (although you can, of course, contribute more should you wish to), it's a pretty undeniably excellent bundle. We strongly recommend you check it out.
You can read TechRaptor's official stance on the recent protests, what we're doing to help, and how you can get involved here.
What are your favorite games in the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality? Are there any hidden gems we should know about? Let us know in the comments below!