Featuring Coffee Talk, Emily is Away Too, and more, Itch.io is bringing together a bundle of indie games in support of Black Lives Matter.
In the wake of the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minnesota killed in an act of police brutality, the games industry has come together to show solidarity and support for the black community. Several companies such as EA and Square Enix have pledged to take action on fighting discrimination and racial injustice, with Contigo Games and Itch.io joining to contribute from the indie community.
Contigo Games is offering an indie games bundle (being featured by Itch.io) to help support Black Lives Matter and the ongoing protests against police brutality that are happening across North America and other parts of the world. All proceeds from the bundle will be donated to Black Lives Matter and the National Bail Fund Network, with funds accrued from the bundle sales being split evenly between both organizations.
18 teams of independent developers have come together to support #BlackLivesMatter and the National Bail Fund Network.
— StarCrossed ??❤️????? (@PlayStarCrossed) June 3, 2020
The Black Lives Matter Support bundle features a total of 20 games from various indie game developers and studios, which are being offered in two tiers of donation amounts. For donations of at least $20, the bundle will include the following 11 games:
- Even in Arcadia
- We Met in May
- Emily is Away Too
- Blood Under the Bridge
- Code Romantic
- Radical Chess
- Byte Driver
- Super Skelemania
- The Night Fisherman
For those that contribute at a level of $40 or more, the bundle will expand with an additional 9 games, which you can find below:
- Moon Hunters
- Shattered Planet
- Lucah: Born of a Dream
- Coffee Talk
- Floaty Fighters
- The Norwood Suite
In addition to the bundle that is available now from Contigo Games, Itch.io will also be offering their own bundle starting Friday, June 5 called the Bundle for Racial Injustice and Equality. The bundle will feature a collection of games and projects from creators across Itch.io, with proceeds to support both the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Community Bail Fund. More details on the bundle will be shared later this week, but Itch.io explained that it will be waiving its cut of proceeds from the bundle sales to contribute more funds toward the supported charities, with a minimum donation of $5.
Game developers: We’re hosting a bundle where anyone can participate. Proceeds from your games will be donated directly to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Community Bail Fund.
— itch.io (@itchio) June 2, 2020
The Black Lives Matter Support Bundle from Contigo Games is available now through June 17, 2020. You can head to Itch.io’s website to pick up the bundle for yourself, or donate directly to either Black Lives Matter or the National Bail Fund Network.
[UPDATE: Additional information has been added to clarify between Contigo Games’ Black Lives Matter Support Bundle and Itch.io’s Bundle for Racial Injustice and Equality.]