Humble Bundle has announced a “Stand with Ukraine” promotion with an all-star lineup of video games, tabletop books, comics, and development tools.
The Stand with Ukraine Bundle costs a minimum of $40, and contains a total of 123 PC games, programming courses, e-books, and applications, which Humble advertises as having a total value of $2,572. It’s planned to run until March 25 at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST.
At the time of writing, the Bundle has already raised over $685,000 for charities that include Razom for Ukraine, the International Rescue Committee, the International Medical Corps, and Direct Relief.
Big gaming highlights in the Stand with Ukraine bundle, as per my entirely biased analysis, include:
- Back 4 Blood (which, notably, still costs $60 new by itself)
- Sunset Overdrive
- This War of Mine (because of course it is)
- Quantum Break
- Slay the Spire
- System Shock: Enhanced Edition
- Wanderlust: Travel Stories
- Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
- Lust from Beyond, the M-rated version without quite so much Lovecraft-inspired fetish pornography
- The Long Dark
- Max Payne 3 (redeemable via the Rockstar Social app)
- both Amnesia games
As is typical for a Humble Bundle, your $40 gets you a bunch of Steam keys and digital download codes. The comics can be downloaded directly from Humble as .epub, .cbz, or .pdf files, while several participating companies—Rockstar, Paizo—will require you to redeem their content from their individual websites.
Notable caveats in the deal include Humble’s typical warning that Steam will not provide extra giftable copies of games in a Bundle that are already in your Steam library.
Three items in the Bundle also have hard expiration dates. The medieval MMORPG Gloria Victus, currently in Open Access, must be redeemed by April 25; the core rulebooks for Pathfinder 2nd Edition and Starfinder must be downloaded by September 30; and Music Maker EDM Edition must be redeemed by December 31.
Humble’s “Stand with Ukraine” promotion was released the morning after the end of Itch.io’s Bundle for Ukraine sale. That promotion featured over a thousand indie games, books, and tools on Itch for $10, and raised over $6.37 million for the International Medical Corps and Voices of Children.