The package of 991 goods, which is worth more than $6,500 if purchased individually, is available until March 18. The minimum payment is $10, but Itch is encouraging customers to spend more if feasible. It has already raised $800,000, which will be divided equally between International Medical Corps and Voices of Children.
Celeste, Towerfall Ascension, Superhot, and literally hundreds of other indie titles are included, as well as over 300 digital tabletop RPGs, dozens of asset packs, novels, zines, comics, music, and more.
Celeste, which IGN deemed a masterpiece in our 10/10 review, is presently $19.99 on Steam, so the combo is already a steal.
Itch.io worked with over 700 creators to give their work – none of which is generally available for free – in order to raise revenue. According to Itch, “Several prominent developers and publishers signed up to itch.io specifically to be in this bundle.”
Itch stated on the bundle’s web page: “Ukraine’s people are under attack. We want to create new worlds as game developers, not ruin the ones we already have. That is why we have come together to present this charity bundle in order to assist Ukrainians in surviving this struggle and thriving after the war is over.”
“”We kept the minimum low,” the letter continues, “but we strongly encourage you to pay over the minimum if you can afford it.” We stand in solidarity with Ukrainians and all people throughout the world who hate war.”
Itch.io is the latest prominent voice in the games industry to declare support for Ukraine, following hundreds of other developers, publishers, and influencers in donating donations and speaking out against the conflict. Many other developers and publishers have ceased selling games in Russia entirely, in response to a government appeal from Ukraine.