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Humble Bundle launches ‘Stand with Ukraine’ charity game bundle

By Kara Santos Published Mar 21, 2022 3:55 pm Updated Mar 21, 2022 3:57 pm

The popular video game digital storefront Humble Bundle has put together an amazing charity game bundle with all proceeds going to humanitarian crisis relief efforts in Ukraine. 

For a minimum donation of $40 (P2,093) you can get more than 120 games, books, apps, game asset packs and other digital goods worth a total of over $2,500 through the Stand with Ukraine bundle.

The solid game bundle features 123 games, books, and software, including Back4Blood, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Metro Exodus, PGA Tour 2K21, Fable Anniversary, and loads more.

Those who avail of the bundle will also get rule books for Pathfinder and Warhammer, a 12-month license for GameMaker Studio 2 Creator and a volume of the first six issues of graphic novel series The Boys, which has been adapted into a hit television series on Amazon's Prime Video.

With the variety of good games and quality content included in the charity bundle, the collection is a steal for gamers around the world, while helping support humanitarian efforts.

The bundle will be on sale for a minimum donation of $40 until March 25.

"The violent and unlawful invasion in Ukraine is taking a tragic toll—displacing people, devastating families, and creating an urgent need for food, water, supplies, shelter, and safety. To help out how we can, we’ve joined forces with game creators, book publishers, and software makers around the globe for a bundle 100 percent dedicated to supporting the victims and refugees from Ukraine during this crisis," according to Humble Bundle.

According to the digital storefront, 100 percent of the proceeds from the Charity Bundle will go to International Rescue Committee, International Medical Corps, and Direct Relief to help support vital humanitarian crisis relief efforts for the people of Ukraine.

A day after the bundle was launched, Humble Bundle managed to raise over $2 million for Ukraine. As of Monday (March 21), the bundle has already raised over $9 million (P508,905,760) and counting.

Video game developers around the world are stepping up efforts in support of the Ukrainian people following the Russian invasion last month.

Several big publishers have cut business ties with Russia, while both indie and triple-A developers are halting sales of their games in the country or raising funds for relief efforts in Ukraine. 

Earlier this month, creators launched a similar charity bundle of over 900 games, software, music, and more, and it has so far earned over $6 million from almost 450,000 contributors.

Prior to launching the "Stand with Ukraine" collection, Humble Bundle also ceased sales in Belarus and Russia last week. Other notable gaming companies have stopped selling games or have shut down services in Russia (and in many cases, Belarus). Those include Niantic with Pokemon Go, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Bungie, Ubisoft, Take-Two, CD Projekt Red, EA, Activision Blizzard, and Epic.

In related news, Fortnite: Battle Royale developer Epic Games announced on Sunday (March 20) that they will be committing all of the game's proceeds from March 20 to April 3 towards humanitarian relief for people affected by the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

The company says "all real-money Fortnite purchases"—including "V-Buck packs, Fortnite Crew, gifted Battle Passes, and cosmetic packs such as the Voidlander Pack sold for real money"—will count towards these efforts.

Support humanitarian relief with Humble Bundle's "Stand with Ukraine" bundle here.