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Game store itch.io has setup a big mixed bundle of all sorts to support 'Racial Justice and Equality' and there's a lot of interesting stuff in it.

This might be the biggest bundle ever, with over 700 items included and a minimum donation amount of only $5. It's a ridiculously good deal and for a charitable cause, with all proceeds being split 50/50 between NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund.

As the bundle page states:

We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality against black people. We hope that everyone takes a stand in any way that they can. We’ve partnered with creators from all across our platform to support organizations that are working directly with those affected.

The bundle quickly smashed through $200K and it's now set a new goal at $500K, given the support it has received I would be surprised if it didn't smash that too. Even more projects are going to be added to the bundle, as the itch founder mentioned on Twitter to expect another 185 projects to be added.

I've had a little look over and it's full of great things. There's quite a few wonderful Linux games included like:

  • A Short Hike
  • Airships: Conquer the Skies
  • Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
  • Democratic Socialism Simulator
  • Gladiabots
  • Haque
  • MidBoss
  • Minit
  • Overland
  • Shipwreck
  • Super Hexagon
  • Tonight We Riot
  • Verdant Skies
  • + A great many more

There's also game assets from Kenney, plenty of smaller experimental games, the DragonRuby Game Toolkit from game porter and SDL2 software developer Ryan "Icculus" Gordon and game dev Amir Rajan and the list of included bits goes on for hundreds more. It's an incredible deal.

If you do buy it, the bundle will not instantly add everything to your itch library. Instead, you're given a page where you can select from it so that it doesn't overload you.

See the full charity bundle here where it will be open for another 10 days.

Also remember that itch has an open source client that comes in handy.

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Dorrit Jun 6, 2020
Quoting: scaineHi all, I've tidied up a couple of the comments. While this post is obviously of a political nature, there's no room for inflammatory comments. Thanks.
Agree.
But since some stated that they bought the bundle because of the cause (and I respect the good intention) I consider myself entitled to state: I'll not buy the bundle because of the cause.

Thanks.
Nanobang Jun 6, 2020
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I'm just getting a "problem loading page" message returned. Hope that means they're getting swamped by people supporting the bundle. I'll keep trying.
scaine Jun 6, 2020
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Quoting: NanobangI'm just getting a "problem loading page" message returned. Hope that means they're getting swamped by people supporting the bundle. I'll keep trying.

Yep, Itch.io is down right now. It appears to be a result of huge demand - they're doing some maintenance on the site at the moment.

https://twitter.com/itchio/status/1269244360425537536
dpanter Jun 6, 2020
Yeah the poor site is getting hammered, check in later. 10 days is plenty time. :)
Cyril Jun 6, 2020
It's a monstrous bundle, but is there any way to filter only Linux games on that list?
Mar2ck Jun 6, 2020
The bundle is worth it for Night in the Woods alone imo that game never goes on sale. The fact that it's going to a good cause just makes it even better :D
randyl Jun 6, 2020
Quoting: tuubiNice one. Bought.

I like that it doesn't all just appear in my library, but I get to pick and choose. I'm not likely to ever play or use much of the content in the bundle.
If they don't show up in the library how do you know which titles you can pick out of the bundle?

edit: I noticed they've blown past $500K already and have set a $1M goal.


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tuubi Jun 6, 2020
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Quoting: randyl
Quoting: tuubiNice one. Bought.

I like that it doesn't all just appear in my library, but I get to pick and choose. I'm not likely to ever play or use much of the content in the bundle.
If they don't show up in the library how do you know which titles you can pick out of the bundle?
You get access to a download page where you can pick titles to add to your library. It's a bit awkward, but it does the job. And you can pick everything or nothing, it's up to you.
chrisq Jun 6, 2020
Didn't buy cause it's political.

Also mostly garbage games and no steam, and I can't be bothered with multiple libraries. 🤷‍♂️
EverLinux Jun 6, 2020
Hello everybody!
Once the bundle bought, will the claimed games remain available for download after the 10 days ends this offer?
A such good offer seems nearly unrealistic so I search for the trap
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