If you’re searching for excellent indie games to experiment with, look no more than Itch.io’s Queer Games Bundle. This is the third year the firm has actually packed games in event of the queer programmer neighborhood, to commemorate Pride Month. This collection of 466 games, table top games, publications, zines, cds, and also art prices $60, which is likewise “the price of an AAA game,” the bundle web page notes. (There’s likewise an alternative to spend a sliding scale of $10 – 20 on the bundle.) Nearly 300 queer designers are included.
“If we had the budget of an AAA game, we could give every solo developer in this bundle a livable wage multiple times over for a year and every single team a massive funding boost,” the package summary reviews. “Imagine what the developers and artists in this bundle could create a year from now if they weren’t worried about starving or how to pay their rent this month.”
The collection consists of a wide series of great innovative jobs, consisting of love aesthetic book Lookouts, established throughout the Gay Western Jam (great motif, if you ask me.) There’s likewise Hoping This Finds You Well, a letter-writing game indicated to “evoke the distinctly sweet homoeroticism of Victorian and Edwardian literature.” I’ve likewise been absorbed by Rodents With Guitars, a TTRPG where you play as rats attempting to win a fight of the bands.
This is just one of lots of itch.io packages that different areas have actually launched in the previous couple of years for social reasons, consisting of packages for Racial Justice and Equality, Abortion Funds, Ukraine, and also Trans Witches Are Witches (a package offered as an option to Hogwarts Legacy).