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How you can help Ukraine and save almost $7,000 on video games at once

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, charities worldwide have sprung into action. Last Tuesday, President Joe Biden said the U.S. would send “tens of thousands of tons” of medical supplies, food and water to soldiers and civilians. Tap or click here for the best ways to donate to Ukrainian people and forces.

But not all donations have to be as simple as pressing a donate button, typing your amount and clicking done. Sometimes, you can get more than the mere satisfaction of giving to a good cause. Sometimes, you can get almost 600 games for just $10.

If you’re a gamer — or have any gamers in your life — you need to know about the Bundle for Ukraine. You can buy 992 game products for a minimum price of $10. The sale ends Friday, March 18, so you should buy ASAP if you want to help Ukraine and get a great deal on games at the same time.

What you need to know

So far, this indie game bundle has raised over $5 million. All proceeds are split evenly between International Medical Corps and Voices of Children. Of all the ways to help Ukraine, this is one of the most fun and money-saving.

The items in this bundle come from 733 creators globally. Although you can buy the 992 items for just $10, you can give even more to maximize your contribution. 

There’s a ton of variety in this massive bundle. It’s a great deal for a great cause.

If you decide to spend $10 instead of upping the donation, you’re getting a 99% discount. In other words, if you bought everything in this bundle individually, you’d pay a whopping $6,550. Here’s everything the Bundle for Ukraine has to offer:

  • Almost 600 video games you can play on your computer
  • Dozens of books, zines, comics and asset packs
  • Soundtracks and music from games
  • Over 300 analog tabletop RPGs

It’s hosted on itch.io, an open marketplace where you can buy and sell indie video games. While the site says it scans every game on its platform, we advise you to be cautious about what you download generally. As with all downloads on the internet, scan your games for malware.

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Of course, we have no reason to suspect that any of the files in this bundle could cause any trouble. These are just good digital practices. 

If you’re interested in helping Ukraine through the magic of gaming, check out this link and share it on social media. You don’t want any of the gamers in your life to miss out on this limited-time deal!

There’s something for everyone in this bundle

Whether you like fantasy, horror, romance or fighting games, you’ll find a new favorite in this vast cornucopia of games. Here are some fun and popular games you can grab for a super steep discount before the bundle expires March 18:

  • Sidewords: Do you love Wordle and want something similar? Check out Sidewords, which gives you two words to work with. You have to form new words out of all the letters on the grid. It’s visually pleasant and great for all ages.
  • Celeste: This single-player adventure game is a story about a young girl exploring a beautiful mountain. It gets deeper than that, but we won’t spoil it. This game is great for kids and adults alike.
  • Baba is You: This popular puzzle game challenges you to move blocks around a 2D screen. It’s experimental, thoughtful, whimsical and precise. Prepare to rack your brain thinking up new solutions so you can guide your sheep character to victory!

One of my favorites is A Short Hike. You play as a bird that soars around peaceful mountainside landscapes. This charming game about friendly hikers is well worth the $10 you’ll spend for the whole bundle, in my opinion.

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A quick disclaimer

If you’ve been a longtime fan of The Kim Komando Show, you may remember Kim has a policy to never give to crowd-funded websites. That’s because you simply can’t be sure who’s behind these things or even if one penny will help those in need. But we wanted to share this with you in case it’s up your alley. 

Plus, here at the Komando HQ, we’re all about sharing great deals with you. When we heard you could get access to around 1,000 works worth over $6,500 for just $10 … well, we couldn’t keep it to ourselves. There are a ton of high-quality games in this bundle that you’d otherwise have to pay big bucks to access.

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But if you want a few surefire ways to support the people of Ukraine, we’ve got you covered. Here are Kim’s recommendations.

More ways to help Ukraine

The Kiev-based Come Back Alive Foundation is one of the largest charities in Ukraine. It raises money for Ukraine’s military and provides soldiers and volunteers with supplies, like night vision devices and drones. There’s just one detail you need to know about: You must contribute with Bitcoin or a Patreon membership. 

Of course, you can always trust the Red Cross. They’ll always send money straight to the people who need it, so you don’t have to worry about any greedy hands sneaking anything off the top. Tap or click here to donate to Ukraine through the Red Cross.

There’s also Ukraine Army SOS. It’s a way to directly assist all units fighting for Ukraine. It coordinates the efforts of citizens like you to make sure help is going directly to those who need it.

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