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Palestinian Relief Bundle: $8 for 373 games worth over $1,600

Independent creatives have joined together to form the Palestinian Relief Bundle – which gives you over 370 video games, tabletop manuals, soundtracks, and comic books for just $8 – to raise funds for the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund charity.

First launched on April 12 the Palestinian Relief Bundle on itch.io. The proceeds go towards the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), a nonprofit working to provide humanitarian aid in Gaza.

The previous Games for Gaza bundle back in November managed to raise $365,554.64 for the UK-based charity, Medical Aid for Palestinians. The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund has a similar remit, and in addition to distributing immediate humanitarian relief, is looking to rebuild healthcare facilities in Gaza and “allocate resources towards trauma counselling, mental health support, and other initiatives for children affected by the conflict, aiming to foster healing and resilience within the community.”

As for the games themselves, there’s enough indie material here to keep you satisfied for a few lifetimes. Highlights from the bundle include A Short Hike, which is a mini-open-world that gives you open-world exploration in the chillest polygonal island you’ve ever been to. Your only goal is to get to the top, otherwise, you can dig for coins, fish, race other islanders, and explore at your other leisure.

The bundle also features whimsical musical adventure Wandersong, the excellent fantasy mug-brewing sim Coffee Talk, old-school textured horror Fatum Betula, and the retro Zelda-indebted Anodyne, alongside a slew of other goodies available for $8 on Itch.io – although you can donate more if you like – as long as you nab it in the next eight days.

The Palestinian Relief Bundle bundle will stay live through April 29, so you still have a little over a week to hop on this deal and get more games than you’ll know what to do with. And if you prefer to enjoy your indie games on Steam Deck like I do, itch.io has a handy guide on how to make it happen. Regardless, investing in this bundle is a cheap way to expand your back catalogue while supporting a good cause.

 

The Palestine Relief Bundle

Palestinians are being persecuted from their homes in an ongoing genocide. Due to the armed actions of Israel, they lack access to essentials such as food, water, electricity and medical care. 

In response to this crisis, all proceeds from the Palestinian Relief indie bundle will be donated to the PCRF (Palestine Children’s Relief Fund). PCRF describes itself as “the primary humanitarian organization in Palestine, delivering crucial and life-saving medical relief where it is needed most”. By donating to the PCRF, Palestinians will have better access to medical relief, food and water. 

Want more TTRPGs? You can donate $15 to TTRPGs for Palestine.