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Get tons of games and donate to charity at the same time with the Humble Freedom Bundle

by Eric Frederiksen | February 14, 2017February 14, 2017 6:00 am PST

Why buy one game when you can buy almost 40? And why just buy games when you can help out people in need? Right now, the team at Humble Bundle lets you do both. For one low price, you can get a pile of games big enough to (metaphorically) sleep in and give to charity in the way they need most – money. The Freedom Bundle sports some of the biggest indie games from 2016 along with a whole slate of others and, just maybe, a couple you haven’t even heard of yet.

For the low price of $30, you can get indie classics like Super Meat Boy, World of Goo, Superbrothers Sword and Sworcery, and Super Hexagon, along with two of 2016’s biggest games, Stardew Valley and The Witness. It would be exhausting and exhaustive to go through the whole list one-by-one, but there’s something for everyone here. There’s hardcore action, puzzles, and experimental art project-style games.

The team has even included a few audio and eBooks, featuring authors like Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctrow, and Violet Blue.

Your contribution goes straight to charity

If you should choose to partake, you can choose how to distribute your contribution across three charities: the ACLU, MSF (Doctors Without Borders), and the IRC (International Rescue Committee). The Humble Bundle team makes no secret of this being a politically-motivated bundle. Humble Bundle doesn’t take a cut this time around, and neither do the game devs – 100 percent of your contribution goes to those three groups. In a statement at the bottom of the page, the team says it chose the organization they did “because of the inspiring work they do in providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and displaced people as well as in defense of justice, human rights, and civil rights.”

“We humbly remember that the United States is a nation of immigrants, and we proudly stand with developers, authors, and charities that champion liberty and justice for all,” the statement says.

The Freedom Bundle is up for the next week, ending on February 20 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. If that doesn’t get you, your favorite Star Wars game is probably part of the Star Wars Humble Bundle III bundle right now, too.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...