The Humble Freedom Bundle, a collection of games from top independent developers, has raised $3 million dollars in just over 24 hours. The fund was raised to support charities devoted to defending refugees’ and immigrants’ rights. Sales are still gaining more momentum and showing no signs of slowing down.
Humble Freedom Bundle costs $30 and for this amount, buyers will receive 45 games and ebooks which include Jonathan Blow’s puzzle game The Witness, Stardew Valley which was a big indie hit last year and the turn-based espionage game Invisible, Inc. Other titles included in the bundle are favorites such as Guacamelee and Super Meat Boy. Comedy games are also included such as Octodad: Dadliest Catch and the Stanley Parable and the Day of the Tentacle.
Gamers who avail the Humble Freedom Bundle will not only get one of the best gaming deals but also get to help out major charities. All proceeds of the Humble Bundle sale will go to Doctors without Borders, the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee.
Jeffrey Rosen, Humble Bundle founder, explained that the Humble Freedom Bundle is a reaction to current nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiment spreading throughout Europe and the United States. Rosen states that the specific inspiration behind the bundle is President Trump’s immigration ban which temporarily suspended America’s refugee program. This denied entry to citizens of seven countries which are predominantly Muslims.
Rosen stated that they stand together in dismay over the recent immigration ban of the Trump Administration. He states that they find the ban un-American and damaging to global businesses. The Humble Freedom Bundle is just the latest of several instances the gaming community worked together for a good cause, as reported by Looper.
Trump’s order has been halted for the time being by a federal court. It was not announced whether the Trump administration will appeal the injunction to the Supreme Court. The administration may write a new executive order, one that may be more likely to hold in court, as published by Polygon.