Games for Gaza bundle, a bundle solely dedicated to securing medical aid for Palestinians, has managed to raise an admirable $200,000 in aid for the afflicted Palestinians in Gaza. Spearheaded by game developers across countries and offered by Itch.io, the bundle offers a massive collection of games, artworks, soundtracks, and books for a nominal price.
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What Is The Games For Gaza Bundle?
Organized by Esther Wallace, a game designer from Oak Grove Games, the Games for Gaza bundle aims to offer humanitarian relief to Medical Aid for Palestinians, an organization dedicated to ‘providing access to essential health services and build local knowledge and skills to address Palestinian health problems’. The bundle allows consumers across the globe to lend a helping hand to injured Palestinians stuck in Gaza.
Priced at a mere $10, the Games for Gaza bundle includes a whopping 256 video games, physical games (such as card games and tabletop RPGs), digital game-related assets, official game soundtracks, and books. It has been created with the help of over 140 game designers and developers across the world, who have pooled their resources and assets.
Games For Gaza Bundle’s Fundraising Goal
According to the Itch.io website, the sales from the Games for Gaza bundle have managed to raise more than $200,000 (as of the time of writing this article). They claim to have achieved 68% of their $300,000 goal, with the support of over 14,113 contributors.
The bundle is expected to be on sale between Oct 26, 2023, to Nov 9, 2023. Gamers interested in contributing to the cause can get their hands on this bundle here.
Popular Titles Offered In The Games For Gaza Bundle
The Games for Gaza bundle includes a vast library of indie games. Some of the most popular titles included in this bundle are:
- Nuts (A squirrel spy thriller game)
- Hyper Gunsport (An arcade shooter)
- Not the Robots (A stealth roguelike action-adventure title)
- Arcade Spirits (Visual novel)
- A Nightmare’s Trip (Visual novel)
- Muckrakers and Magic in Old New York (Tabletop role-playing game)
Game Devs Step In To Lend A Helping Hand Through The Games For Gaza Bundle
In an industry currently riddled with constant layoffs – with organizations striking deals worth millions and billions, yet letting go of employees by thousands, it’s absolutely refreshing to see the game developers and designers (not any of the AAA organizations themselves) lending a hand to mitigate the ongoing crisis.
Few of the indie game development companies, such as Work for Indies as well as Innersloth are doing their part, contributing to the management of the current Israel-Palestine conflict. These groups have contributed to a number of charities aimed at providing aid to Palestine, such as the World Food Program as well as the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.