Palestinian Aid Games Bundle Raises $500,000

There's still plenty of time left to get it to $1 million

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The Itch.io Indie bundle for Palestinian Aid, a collection of games, tools and other software put together to raise money for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (who are doing essential emergency work for the Palestinian people), opened up last week with a goal of collecting $500,000. It’s already passed that figure, and is now heading towards $1,000,000.

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While there are a number of amazing games included in the bundle—containing 1019 items in total, which you can get for just $5—like Bleed 2, A Mortician’s Tale and GNOG, there’s also the award-winning Liyla and the Shadows of War, which is about a young girl living in Gaza experiencing first-hand Israel’s brutal campaign against her people.

Other great games you’ll get by picking up the bundle include the dreamy Lieve Oma, Pikuniku and Vlambeer’s classic Nuclear Throne.

With the bundle’s original target of $500,000 having already been passed at time of posting, its target has now been shifted towards $1,000,000. Having only opened late last week, and with the rest of this week to go, there’s a good chance that even if it doesn’t get there, it’ll get close.

The bundle will remain on sale until Friday, June 11, so if you’re interested in any of the games and in helping out a very worthy cause, you can donate here.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

DISCUSSION

ibesushi
ibesushi

Already bought it! That is fantastic news and thanks for promoting it again.

I was worried when it first came out that it would struggle due to 'politics', but heartening to see game makers and the gaming community support such a worthwhile cause.