Gamasutra sister site Indie Royale
has revealed that its latest PC gaming bundle, the 'All-Charity Pack', raised over $25,000 for charities hand-picked by independent developers.
The bundle's generous developers each hand-picked a charity that a share of proceeds would be donated to, with Osmos
developer Hemisphere Games choosing UNICEF's Haiti aid
, and Blueberry Garden
creator Erik Svedang picking the vital human rights work from Amnesty International
In addition, Die Gute Fabrik, the creators of B.U.T.T.O.N.
, picked free speech and privacy advocacy from the EFF
, and Wadjet Eye Games, makers of The Shivah
, chose the global poverty programs of ActionAid
Also donating their music to the bundle if a certain amount was pledged were Jake Kaufman, creator of 'FX4
', a virtuoso NES-style jam from the Shantae
and Retro City Rampage
composer, as well as Fez
soundtrack creator Disasterpeace with his acclaimed 2008 concept album 'Level
', and Super Time Force
composer 6955 with the 'IN1ep'
The co-creators of IndieRoyale, Gamasutra sister site IndieGames.com
and download store Desura
, also waived all fees related to the bundle.
This meant that a total of $25,529.68 (after credit card/PayPal fees) was raised for the four charities, with some generous gamers giving as much as $200 to these good causes.
More information on Indie Royale, which will launch its next full bundle in the near future, is available at its official website
or via its Facebook