There’s a decent chance you haven’t heard of itch.io, a website used to host and sell indie video games, but you’ve most likely heard of some of the classic video games available on the platform, games like Celeste, Night in the Woods and Overland.
Right now, in an attempt to raise money for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund, itch.io is running a bundle unlike any I’ve ever seen. They’re offering up over 1,700 video games worth around $7,000 for a minimum donation of $5.
The bundle includes aforementioned classics Celeste, Night in the Woods and A Short Hike — one of the best games released in 2019. Older classics like Super Hexagon and Octodad are also part of the package.
The money is being raised in support of the.
“We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality against black people,” reads a statement on the itch.io site. “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.”
So far they’ve raised almost $7 million.
And if you’ve bought the tool, and are having difficulties imagining how to choose which games to play, here is a really useful tool to help you figure that out.
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