Want to contribute $10 to help Ukrainian relief? Good for you. Your reward? Knowing that you’ve done the right thing and taking possession of an incredible bundle of 992 games. That’s just a little over one cent per game. Come on. That’s a bit of a bargain.
And the good news is that the benevolent 733 games creators involved have raised – at the time of writing – almost $2.5m for Ukrainian relief.
The offering, started by developer Necrosoft Games, features 992 indie titles – including Baba is You, Celeste and Towerfall Ascension – soundtracks, books, comics, tabletop RPGs and games tools. It claims that in total, all of this is worth over $6,500 with the studio asking for a $10 minimum donation (yes, you can do the right thing and pay more, of course).
At the time of writing, the the average contribution is $14.59, with a top contribution of $9000 with all the money raised going to two charities, the International Medical Corps and Voices of Children.
“The people of Ukraine are under attack,” writes Necrosoft. “As game developers we want to create new worlds, not to destroy the one we have. The people of Ukraine are under attack. As game developers we want to create new worlds, not to destroy the one we have. That’s why we’ve banded together to present this charity bundle to help Ukrainians survive this ordeal and thrive after the war ends.
Last week, the Ukrainian vice president called upon the games industry to take action against Russia. Several big names, including Epic, Sony, Microsoft, EA and more, have cut ties and cancelled software releases in Russia and its ally Belarus. Polish developer 11 Bit Studios has donated $688.8k to the Ukrainian Red Cross.