Hi all- my son Henri is an artist, journalist and aspiring interactive artist. Last night he made me aware of this project, where game creators of all types have donated their work to a downloadable bundle- all proceeds from donations will go to organizations in the fight for Racial Justice and Equality.
While donating to two important groups: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund – you are also purchasing an incredible bundle which is a collection of creative games as well as creation tools. My son immediately donated to this, and then asked me to spread the word.
I have not gone through all the contributors, and admittedly am not familiar with most of them, but when scrolling through the bundle I was impressed with the creativity. One that I was familiar with, was Art Sqool, by Julian Glander a Brooklyn based illustrator and animator whose work I have always admired. His game, where you draw in response to assignments, and are graded by a professor, is part of the collection- it sells on Steam for 11.99, to give some idea of the value of this collection.
Since last night, more games have been added, so the total before starting this post was 1000 games. The games are downloads, not Steam codes.
There is truly something for everyone. So check out some fun games, explore the artistic potential of the collection, and help a good cause, There is a button for sending as a gift to your favorite gamer.
Donations start at a very minimal 5.00- but this collection is worth, literally, thousands. Check it out, and donate what you can.
From the site:
Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality
We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality against black people. We hope that everyone takes a stand in any way that they can. We’ve partnered with creators from all across our platform to support organizations that are working directly with those affected.
We reached out to our community and an unprecedented number of creators donated over 740 projects to be part of what we believe is the largest bundle ever. Over $3,400 of paid works are available Pay-what-you-want with a minimum donation amount of $5.
Please note: No Steam (or other external keys) will be given for bundle purchases. Only direct downloads will be available on the itch.io page.
If you’re looking for more ways to help try here:https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
What is itch.io? itch.io is an open marketplace for independent digital creators with a focus on independent video games. Learn more
If you’re a developer who is interested in adding their project to the bundle please reply to the top-level post in this thread.