In support of those affected by Hurricane Irma, we've added Conception to the Hurricane Relief Bundle (available until Sept 17).
During the period that Hurricane Harvey damaged Houston, Corpus Christi and many other affected areas, we were unable to provide much substantial aid at the time which ended up leaving us with some guilt. While Kevin had his own evac preparations, I had a close friend from Houston visit right before Harvey hit, leaving her and I constantly checking up on friends and family.
With Texas receiving an amazing amount of aid by the time we settled down, we'd like to help Irma victims in any way we can. Despite everything we've released thus far is either free or a prototype (or usually both), we added Conception in the hopes that it'll help someone along if they're looking into starting game development or need a helping hand in the brainstorming process. Out of all our releases, we think that it'll provide the most benefit to those purchasing the bundle.
While working with Loren (@lorenschmidt) on setting up the bundle, we've decided on donating all bundle proceeds to the following organizations:
GlobalGiving Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - A hurricane-specific project by an organization well-regarded by charity watchdog groups. They redirect funds to local organizations.
Halo Foundation - A locally run organization in Antigua and Barbuda which serves as an umbrella for smaller local charities.
Partners in Health (Haiti branches) - A well-rated larger organization. They are the largest nongovernmental health care provider in Haiti, with a number of clinics and hospitals. This bundle will donate specifically to fund their efforts to provide hurricane Irma relief in Haiti.
Direct Impact Fund for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma - A well-reviewed zero overhead fund which directs resources to verified local hurricane relief projects.
With local organizations often in most need of aid, are on the ground for long stretches of time and can better gauge the current situation in their area than on a federal or state-wide scale, we've chosen to support the organizations above.
The contents of the bundle include games that are complete, still in development or a prototype, and are a mix of free/purchasable games. The bundle can be purchased for $20+ on itch.io and will be available for purchase til the start of Sept 17. Earnings will be made transparent by Loren.
Hurricane Relief Bundle: https://itch.io/b/195/hurricane-relief-bundle
Thank you so much for your contribution!