March 19, 2022: The Itch.io Ukraine bundle has now concluded, raising over $6 million.
The Itch.io Ukraine games bundle was a stellar deal, as for the cost of just $10 people could get their hands on nearly a thousand indie games – including names such as Superhot, Celeste, Wandersong, and Skatebird – with the money entirely going to support charities working in Ukraine.
As companies such as EA and Microsoft pull sales in Russia, many are pushing for charitable donations to relief organisations in Ukraine. Aside from suspending sales, Activision Blizzard has promised to match “employee donations 2:1” to support Ukraine. Cold War city builder Workers and Resources: Soviet Republic will get a new DLC pack with all its funds donated to charities, and John Romero’s new Doom 2 level has raised over €25K in relief funds.
Earlier this month, Itch.io began its Bundle for Ukraine, containing around 889 games and 102 digital game-related items. They could all be unlocked for a minimum $10 contribution, all of which is split between two charities working in Ukraine – the International Medical Corps and Voices of Children.
Apart from the games mentioned at the start, the bundle also included the likes of Moon Hunters, Minit, 2064: Read Only Memories, Jotun, Cook Serve Delicious 2, Towerfall Ascension, and the most stressful horror game of all time. The bundle concluded yesterday, raising over $6.3 million for relief efforts in Ukraine, a wonderful result.
The final number. Over $6.3m to split between @IMC_Worldwide and Voices of Children. I'll do a bigger thread tomorrow, but for now, thank you all for contributing to this amazing achievement, and may there soon be peace in Ukraine!!! https://t.co/DFmUzyzvEQ pic.twitter.com/3ZmoPOKUoP
— brandon sheffield (@necrosofty) March 18, 2022
If you missed the Itch.io one, Humble just kicked off its own Ukraine relief bundle with around 100 major games from publishers such as Xbox, Rockstar, Koch Media, and Activision. If you would like to support Ukraine in other ways, you can donate to UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, and Voices of Children at those links.