The American Civil Liberties Union has seen a massive increase in donations since the new administration has been established. All types of people started to donate in hopes of better arming the organization which will combat what they think is and will be Trump’s assault on civil liberties. Some people were more creative than others with their donations, with one programmer creating a special Dash button for a $5 donation.
The latest fundraising drive for ACLU comes from the Humble Bundle, which has raised over $50 million since its launch in 2010, through pay-what-you-want downloadable games sale. The service has been extremely appealing to gamers, who still want to indulge in their hobby while doing some good in the process by helping out charities across the world.
The latest offering is the Freedom Bundle which resulted from the partnership of dozens of game developers and authors, which formed in opposition to the administration’s immigration order. The Freedom Bundle currently offers 40 downloadable PC games as well as seven ebooks, with the total value of $600, which you can get with just a $30 minimum donation.
This is one of the most impressive bundles yet, considering the sheer amount of content and the donation you need to make to get it. The Freedom Bundle mostly indie games, among which some gathered a lot of acclaim at launch in the previous years, such as The Witness, The Swapper, Stardew Valley, Super Hexagon, Super Meat Boy, and the Stanley Parable.
The idea behind the Freedom Bundle came from some of the company’s employees and several game developers. From there, they were able to receive the support of various game developers and authors, to which the bundle was very important. Inspired by the dedication and support from game developers, Humble Bundle decided to match the first $300,000 in donations from its own bank account.
Currently, the Freedom Bundle has sold more than 65,000 bundles totaling over $2,1 million in less than one day. This number is sure to increase as the news of this amazing bundle and its value spreads to more gamers. Furthermore, all the proceeds will go to three charities such as the ACLU, Doctors without Borders, and International Rescue Committee. This is unlike other previous bundles where the buyer could choose how much money goes to either Humble Bundle, the developers, and the charity currently supported.
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