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Last week, Itch.io has been massive independent package for Palestinian Aid has offered more than a thousand games for $ 5 in support of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency efforts in Gaza. The package ended on Saturday after earning a staggering $ 902,365.51.
Organized as a result of the renovation Israeli airstrikes against Gaza, the Palestinian Aid package followed in the footsteps of last year's Bundle for Racial Justice, an attempt to organize independent developers for charitable causes. That collection raised a whopping $ 8.5 million in support of legal defense funds in the United States, but it also worked for much longer than the one-week fundraiser of the Palestine Aid package.
The package was centered around Liyla and the Shadows of War, a game by Palestinian developer Rasheed Abueideh that explored its own relationship to the conflict. In Rasheed's words, "It's not just a game, it's a case and asking for help."
But the package also included literally hundreds of standalone games, ttrpg, experiments and more, including big hits like Celeste, Baba is You and Minit, but also esoteric walking simulators i extremely great text editors.
"Thank you very much, it was a great group effort," said package organizer Alanna Linayre. tweeted Saturday. “Special thanks to Rasheed Abueideh, Spencer Hayes, Leaf Corcoran, Rami Ismail, all the moderators, all those who gave and volunteered, Zhenia Zankov for the artistic good and everyone who supported, bought and retweeted the package ".
Former Vlambeer developer Rami Ismail he added: "This will not recover anyone or anything, it will not stop future violence against Palestine, but it will help people survive and rebuild right now. It will make a difference."