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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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dpanter 7 Jun
A bit bummed that the bundle lacks integration with the itch.io client. :/
scaine 7 Jun
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I see that Mable & the Wood has been added now, along with another 200 or so titles. There's over 700 entries (games, assets, tabletops, stories) now - just amazing.
Liam Dawe 7 Jun
Quoting: dpanterA bit bummed that the bundle lacks integration with the itch.io client. :/
Last I heard the client was going through an overhaul, so perhaps it will come later.
flesk 7 Jun
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Quoting: dpanterA bit bummed that the bundle lacks integration with the itch.io client. :/

It's a good thing that it doesn't just add everything to your library though, since the filtering options in the client are very limited, and filtering by just Linux games is not possible at all. I see what you mean though, but you can work around this issue by pasting your bundle URL into the address bar in the Itch client. You will be required to log in again, but from there, you can choose to download the games you want, and they will integrate with the client.
scaine 7 Jun
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Quoting: dpanterA bit bummed that the bundle lacks integration with the itch.io client. :/

Yeah, it's not ideal. But if you go through your download page, hit the "Download" button for the games you like the look of, but then close the web page (don't actually download anything), you'll find your games listed in the client the next time you restart it. Then you can use the client to do the actual install/launch piece.
Patola 7 Jun
Anyone having MidBoss failing at start with pthread errors? (Ubuntu 20.04)
RafiLinux 7 Jun
Quoting: dpanterA bit bummed that the bundle lacks integration with the itch.io client. :/

I got around this but adding the games I wanted to my collection and it will show up under owned games making it easy to install.
mos 7 Jun
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Hm... can you buy games again if you already have them in your library? If I want to buy it as a gift again, can I send the code to myself and send the code to whoever wants it? I would buy this bundle for $5 and then try out a lot of the games, and if a game is good, I'd like to honor the quality with a little bit of additional money.
tuubi 7 Jun
Quoting: Doc AngeloHm... can you buy games again if you already have them in your library? If I want to buy it as a gift again, can I send the code to myself and send the code to whoever wants it? I would buy this bundle for $5 and then try out a lot of the games, and if a game is good, I'd like to honor the quality with a little bit of additional money.
Sure you can. Just tick the "Give this game as a gift" checkbox when you buy it.
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