The bohemian sewer of neon lights and indie games known as Itch.io has posted a huge bundle of games from over 100 different creators, pointedly called A Good Bundle. It’s got a lot in it. Gone Home is in there, Catacomb Kids is in there, Proteus is there, The Novelist is there, Killing Time At Lightspeed is there. And a bunch of smaller games of note too: NORTH, Windosill, Raik, FJORDS, The Old Man Club, Depression Quest, Capsule… jeepers. The asking price for the whole stash – a potentially overwhelming 151 games – is 20 United States dollars. There’s another motive behind this videogame Voltron though. All of the proceeds are going to the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood.
“This is A Good Bundle,” says the store page. “A bunch of creators are sharing their works to combat some of the ugliness in our world.” Without getting into said ugliness (because no thank you I have things to do) this is still a pretty solid bunch of games. A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build, Read Only Memories, Dr. Langeskov. Okay, I’m bored with creating hyperlinks now.
I can’t speak for the entire list – you’re probably getting some stinky garbage in the mix – and some of them are usually free anyway, but there’s enough good in there to make me nod with quiet approval, like an old man surveying his orchard. Yes, I nod. Yes, it is a good bundle. And if you were planning to donate to either of the above charities anyway, now you can get a gallon of games while you do it.