In the end, war benefits no one, serves no purpose, and is absolutely, utterly, pointless. Has that been proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, to be a scientific fact? Of course not. Do I care? Of course not, because Russia decided to play the bully card big time by invading Ukraine. I’ll never understand why. Everything about it just screams ‘wrong’ and ‘horrendous’. Fortunately, a ton of support for Ukraine has cropped up… well, just about everywhere, and with a little luck, Bundle for Ukraine should be able to make a noticeable difference on the video game front, too. Fingers and toes crossed.
“We stand with Ukrainians, and with all people around the world who despise war.”, reads the bundle page, and I’m with them on that, one-hundred percent. Sure, at the end of the day, like most of you out there, I’m just one person without much power or reach, in any form. We can still make a difference though. Just have to team up with someone else for it, which is exactly what Bundle for Ukraine is about: a way for those who can spare $10 (or more) to support the second-largest European country in their hour of need. Although if that’d end up stretching your budget, don’t fret, for there are other ways to help. Like, say, a shoutout on social media about the bundle – all that’ll cost you is time, and even then, a minute at most. Worth it? Without a doubt.
The people of Ukraine are under attack. As game developers we want to create new worlds, not to destroy the one we have. That’s why we’ve banded together to present this charity bundle to help Ukrainians survive this ordeal and thrive after the war ends. This cause has resonated with creators around the globe, to the extent that our bundle contains almost 1,000 games, tabletop RPGs, books, etc.
International Medical Corps and Voices of Children are the two charities supported directly through this bundle, in a 50/50 split, and… well, so far, so good, for sure! Oh, here’s something cool about the titles included: “more than 600 have never been in a major bundle before”. That’s a lot. Especially if you take into account that only paid products were allowed, or how the minimum to pick up a copy is relatively low. Much like the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality from back in 2020, the Bundle for Ukraine won’t include any Steam or other external keys. Ah, DRM-free(dom).
Bundle for Ukraine will be available for 10 days and change, at the time of writing. Fingers (and toes) crossed, once more, for some truly spectacular numbers, and sooner rather than later.