This 742-game charity bundle for racial justice is as no-brainer as it gets
Like pretty much every other aspect of American society, gaming is in serious flux at the moment, as corporations and creators alike struggle to express their feelings on the Black Lives Matter movement, and the protests that continue to fill city streets across the nation. Call Of Duty and Apex Legends players have been greeted with log-in screens supporting the cause, long-standing conversations about representation both in- and out- of- game have been reignited, and charity streams, projects, and more are filling the medium’s virtual airwaves.
All of which kind of just got blown out of the water by Itch.io’s Bundle For Racial Justice And Equality, a collection of 742 games—not a typo, seven-hundred-and-forty-two—that can be had for a donation as low as $5. Not that that’s really what you should pay, mind you , since all money brought in by the sale (currently at $570,000 and counting) will go, in a 50/50 split, toward the NAACP Legal Defense And Education Fund and the Community Bail Fund.
Even if you only take the games that have had a Steam release and some fame and popularity of their own—stuff like A Short Hike, Night In The Woods, Minit, Overland, Oxenfree, Super Hexagon, and more—you’d be getting more than your money’s worth, even if you were paying ten times more than the $5 minimum donation. (Which, to be clear, you totally should, if it’s in your means.) But even beyond that, the sheer number of ...
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