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The 'Hurricane Relief Bundle' on itch has a few Linux games

Posted by , 14 September 2017 at 1:12 pm UTC / 2944 views

Want to help people and buy games? The Hurricane Relief Bundle on itch will help you do just that. It has a few Linux games in it too. I think ideas like this are great, I couldn't imagine the stress and heartache from having my house destroyed by such furious weather.

There's quite a few games in it, some of which I've never heard of. However, there is a few goodies in there to be aware of. It has Automata Empire, Gunmetal Arcadia Zero, Maia and plenty of others.

It costs $20, of which 100% of the profits go to these charities: GlobalGiving Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, Halo Foundation, Partners in Health (Haiti branches) and Direct Impact Fund for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma.

Check out the bundle here.

It's being hosted by developer loren schmidt, who says they will be as transparent as possible and give regular updates on it. I also think it's fantastic that itch.io gives developers the ability to do things like this!

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Tchey 14 September 2017 at 2:14 pm UTC
Sure it's nice to see people caring for each others and having such initiative... But... Some people on the planet have billions, many others have millions, and what did they do ? They release more pollution so the planet can act crazy.

Also, Harvey & Irma were deadly, but what about the rest of the world, again ignored while victim because of our actions most of the time ?

So yes, i'm also reluctent to be pleased by this kind of events.
pb 14 September 2017 at 4:03 pm UTC
Note that VAT will be added for EU purchases.
burningserenity 14 September 2017 at 6:15 pm UTC
TcheySure it's nice to see people caring for each others and having such initiative... But... Some people on the planet have billions, many others have millions, and what did they do ? They release more pollution so the planet can act crazy.

Also, Harvey & Irma were deadly, but what about the rest of the world, again ignored while victim because of our actions most of the time ?

So yes, i'm also reluctent to be pleased by this kind of events.

Maybe you should try thinking even a little bit before you type. As far as billionaires, who should help, what about this?

link

Or this:

link

That was from a 5 second search. I guess I shouldn't expect you to make such an effort, since you're too lazy to even click on the linked bundle on this page, which clearly shows it's supporting relief efforts in Haiti.

Seriously, who are you to judge people for trying to help causes they care about? Somehow I doubt you're some great philanthropist.

I'm sure you're well aware that there are many more poor and middle class than millionaires and billionaires, and we don't have money to just donate. Bundles like these are great for us normal folks who get to not only save money on games, but help some charities as well.


Last edited by burningserenity at 14 September 2017 at 6:15 pm UTC
Tchey 15 September 2017 at 9:12 am UTC
Hi,

Well, unlike you judging me being lazy and non-philanthropist, first i didn't judge people for trying to help causes they care about, as my first sentence was the opposite meaning : "Sure it's nice to see people caring for each others and having such initiative"

I was only giving my opinion, in my non-native english, about the general facts : the rich are the ones responsible for many harm done to the planet and its population. And everytimes something is happening, who is volunteer, or ask to be, first ? The common people, me, you, us.

Sure, some billionaires will help too. Help, after facts. And also, for example this guy Robert ‘Bob’ McNair, from your link, donated lots of money to support Donald Trump, who is not exactly planet's best friend.

Only a dozens company produce about 90% of the pollution in the world. But still, we name hurricane with nice names, instead of naming them "Coca", "Total", "GMG"...

It's like telling me to turn off the light in rooms i'm not, and at same time having supermarket Malls all enlighted 24/7 with way too much light inside anyway, only to keep your brain awake to catch the adds.

Also bundle like this mean what ? 20€ x how many ? Millions ? I doubt it.
And devs have nothing from it, and itchio neither, it's pure philanthropist, but still internet needs to run, transaction needs to be done : banks will cut part of the 20€ for their benefit.

I don't have money to donate ? But oh wait, i'm not donating, i'm buying games, so i accept the deal ? Sure, that's caring about others, thanks for the lesson.

By no means i'm saying don't be a part of the itchio event. It's great it exists, and it's great to see people willing to organize it.


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Areso 15 September 2017 at 6:42 pm UTC
Tcheythe rich are the ones responsible for many harm done to the planet and its population
I don't agree. Whole humanity is responsible. Not only 1%, but almost everyone else does. Consumers are responsible. Instead of using things as long as they can serve, consumers change them as fast as fashion changes and as fast they could afford it. Nobody wants previous-gen iPhone - everyone wants current gen iPhone. Nobody wants a car in before-restyling style, all wants an actual model. Not all could afford it, though. Sugar in polyethilene packets costs $0.60 per kilo, but hey - in paper packet it will costs as much as twice of it. Flour - the same issue. Instead of fixing, we throw away things and buy new ones. I know how to solder and how to fix things, but it's not because I care about pollution - it's because I'm poor.


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burningserenity 16 September 2017 at 3:18 am UTC
The 1% only become as wealthy as they are by investing in what people will consume. Ultimately, it is up to all of is as consumers to demand products that make the world better in the long run, and those financing will follow suit.

Assuming human activity really is making the world more prone to natural disaster, the rich are not the primary cause, just the main beneficiaries. If a thief ransacks my house, but I have my stuff insured for double what I paid for it, does that make the theft my fault?

Anyway, thinking for the long term is certainly a good thing, but people need help in the moment, too. Thus we have disaster relief funds. If you'd rather be indignant than contribute, that's your right, but it comes off as callousness masquerading as enlightenment.
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