Itch’s Bundle for Ukraine, the newest in what’s turning into an especially welcome development of large charity bundles on the indie storefront, wrapped up right now after elevating over $6.3 million for charities supporting the individuals 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 own) for a tenner in assist of two charities working in Ukraine throughout Russia’s ongoing invasion: The International Medical Corps and Voices of Children.
The ultimate quantity. Over $6.3m to separate between @IMC_Worldwide and Voices of Youngsters. I will do a much bigger thread tomorrow, however for now, thanks all for contributing to this wonderful 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 amazing $6,370,602.22 by the point it ended early this morning. That determine is partly right down to the large lineup of video games featured—together with not solely stellar indie hits like Skatebird, Superhot, Minit, A Quick Hike and Quadrilateral Cowboy, however actually a whole lot of hidden gems from smaller creators. It could take an impossibly very long time to work via the whole lot on provide.
Nevertheless it’s additionally reassuring to see Itch proceed to drag 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 $8 million for authorized protection funds supporting anti-racist, anti-police brutality protests that befell within the US and worldwide in 2020.