Itch.io announced the “Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality” Friday, offering players the chance to buy more than 700 independent video games for a minimum payment of $5, with all proceeds to be split between the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Community Bail Fund.
The bundle features dozens of critically acclaimed titles including Night in the Woods, Oxenfree, Tonight We Riot, A Short Hike and more amid hundreds of other more esoteric titles.
Over 1 MILLION DOLLARS raised for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund!! Thank you all for this absolutely incredible show of support and for showing what we can do when we unite! https://t.co/JCCnqMWHX9
— itch.io (@itchio) June 6, 2020
“We live in a time of racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality against black people,” the company wrote in a statement. “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.”
Less than 24 hours after the bundle’s announcement it has raised over $1 million from 88,225 contributors, according to Itch.io. The average contribution sits at $12.17, and the top contribution at $5,000.
The offer expires June 16.