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"Games Against War" charity co-op bundle. Would you like to join?

A topic by VitaGames created 78 days ago Views: 1,540 Replies: 69
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Greetings, itch.io community! VitaGames is here and that's our call for submissions to the “Games against war” co-op bundle.

Firstly, a few words about what VitaGames is.

VG is a unique project aimed at helping Ukrainian children to adapt to new environments and overcome the adverse effects of war and immigration. We use game development by children not only as a way to obtain new skills, but as expressive art therapy and stress relief to show them that war is not the end of their childhood. It’s a brand-new approach to expressive therapy with no analogs yet.

First groups of children have already completed our course. Considering the scale of this war, we can do more, but we need the help of the game community. However, to organize a 3-year game-dev therapy program, we need the funding. To raise funds, we are organizing a “Games against war” co-op bundle, starting on the 10th of December. Date has not been chosen randomly. That’s the International Human Rights Day. The end date is the 18th of December; that’s only one week bundle.

There are no doubts that our project will be helpful not only for Ukraine; we will share our experience with researchers and psychologists worldwide. Video game development as a therapy is an entirely new approach to psychological help in dealing with post-traumatic stress. That's one of many reasons why we are asking for help, right here, on ITCH.IO. That's not just a site where creators try to sell their games, but also a place where the game community can influence the world. Bundle for Palestinian Aid, the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, Bundle for Ukraine are solid proves of it. 

So meet our call for submissions to the “Games against war” bundle! It would be great to have all submissions in by the end of the 1st of December at 11:59 PM.

Here's some important stuff (parts of this were owed and modified from the Bundle for Palestinian aid and the Bundle for Ukraine):

- please submit your game as a link in reply to this posting. Your submission indicates consent to publish the game in the bundle.

- you MUST be signed in to the itch.io dev account associated with your game when you submit it here. Otherwise, it won't be counted.

- please, do not say anything else in your post. It may sufficiently increase the time of organizing this bundle.

- paid games only. There has been too much back and forth about free and paid games in past bundles, and the fact is some folks will be buying this bundle because of the "value" for better or for worse.

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Below, we prepared the Q&A section with some crucial information. In case you have any question, there is a big chance to find there information you are interested in.

Can I get more information about the VitaGames project?

Of course. To get more info, just go to our website. Plus, you can leave whatever question you have in this thread.

Is this a charity bundle?

Yes. It is a 100% charity co-op bundle. If you are a submitter, we can send a budget summary and the research proposal to you on demand.

Can I submit non-commercial/free projects?

Not this time, sorry! As mentioned above, the free aspects of prior bundles caused a lot of consternation and winded up diluting the perceived "value" of the bundle. There was also a lot of debate about whether free games in a bundle like this wound up becoming self-promotion. All of that sucks, but we're not out from under capitalism just yet, and we decided to avoid it in this bundle. The games can be affordable, but not free.

Can I submit non-games?

Not this time, sorry! This bundle is all about games only.

Can I submit adult content?

No, sorry! We want this bundle to be media-friendly for maximum reach, and you know how people get. Just use your discretion.

Will Steam (or other external keys) be given with a purchase?

No. It's too difficult to coordinate and can wind up inviting scammers. Only itch.io projects will be considered for this bundle.

I'm worried people might already have my game from another bundle.

That's okay. Obviously, we want as much new stuff as possible, but there will be new people buying this bundle, and there will be new games in it.

So let’s make “Games against war” together!

UPD: We are grateful to all creators who answered to our call for submission. To show our appreciation, we will credit all submitters in the first game that will be made by our young students. Cheers!

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https://eldwood.itch.io/feynas-quest

Hi Eldwood!

Thank you for permitted us to add your game to the "Games Against War" co-op bundle. Is there any way to contact with you directly (e.g. Twitter, Gmail)?

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https://thewgreen.itch.io/tunnel-flyer

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Hi, The Voices Games!

Thank you for permitted us to add your game to the "Games Against War" co-op bundle. Is there any way to contact with you directly (e.g. Twitter, Gmail)?

yes I’m @thevoicesgames on Twitter

Unfortunately, we can't direct message you on Twitter. Looks like you disable an option to receive DMs from anyone.

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Okay don’t know if that’s some sort of error it should be open for people I follow and I followed your Twitter. My email is mattgreen@thevoicesgames.uk

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https://kenney.itch.io/frick-inc

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https://kenney.itch.io/pixross

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https://torcado.itch.io/heck-deck

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https://01010111.itch.io/upsquid

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https://bakudas.itch.io/spooky-station

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Hi! 

Just a kind reminder 😇

We know that the bundle will start only on Saturday, but because of different time zones, we would like to make sure in advance that everyone who gave their consent to participate in the bundle will approve their participation just in time. To review the bundle and approve your participation, follow the link, please: https://itch.io/b/1646/games-against-war-charity-bundle

Do not hesitate to contact me directly in case you have questions or would like to clarify something.

Sorry for bothering you.

Have a great and peaceful day!

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https://samrassy.itch.io/plokoth

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https://zuurix.itch.io/magic-of-autumn

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https://snoutup.itch.io/card-hog

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https://circusatos.itch.io/littlemousesencyclopedia

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https://onehundredthousand.itch.io/katjas-abyss-tactics

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https://deepnight.itch.io/nuclear-blaze

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https://samuraipunk.itch.io/feather

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https://cagibi.itch.io/ace-of-rope

Hi, cagibi!

Thank you for permitted us to add your game to the "Games Against War" co-op bundle. Is there any way to contact with you directly (e.g. Twitter, Gmail)?

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Yep! I'm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cagibidev

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https://lmg3864.itch.io/attrition

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https://crowbarska.itch.io/switch-n-shoot

https://crowbarska.itch.io/ghost-grab-3000

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Cool. You cn put this in: https://digitalphoenix-ug.itch.io/fleeing-felines-the-cat-escape

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https://mdev.itch.io/rogue-sentry

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https://finite-reflection.itch.io/the-gardener-and-the-wild-vines

Hello!

Just a quick reminder that the bundle get public only after ALL participants approve their participation. To review and accept it, please, follow the link https://itch.io/b/1646/games-against-war-charity-bundle

Also, there you can find a link to the study proposal where project purposes are described in details.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate and ask me here or directly via Twitter.

Thank you in advance, and have a great day!

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https://fracturedminddev.itch.io/heres-the-kicker

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You can email me at [Censored email, now that the bundle has begun]

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https://dazel.itch.io/gumgem

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https://laburatory.itch.io/lgd

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Hi! 

Just a kind reminder 😇

We know that the bundle will start only on Saturday, but because of different time zones, we would like to make sure in advance that everyone who gave their consent to participate in the bundle will approve their participation just in time. To review the bundle and approve your participation, follow the link, please: https://itch.io/b/1646/games-against-war-charity-bundle

Do not hesitate to contact me directly in case you have questions or would like to clarify something.

Sorry for bothering you.

Have a great and peaceful day!

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https://niall-chandler-games.itch.io/snack-scoffer

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Hi, Niall Chandler!

Thank you for permitted us to add your game to the "Games Against War" co-op bundle. Is there any way to contact with you directly (e.g. Twitter, Gmail)?

Yes, you can contact me at https://twitter.com/nchandlergames

Unfortunately, I can't direct message you on Twitter. Looks like you disable an option to receive DMs from anyone.

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I've changed the setting on my account. You should be able to message me now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Hello!

Just a quick reminder that the bundle get public only after ALL participants approve their participation. To review and accept it, please, follow the link https://itch.io/b/1646/games-against-war-charity-bundle

Also, there you can find a link to the study proposal where project purposes are described in details.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate and ask me here or directly via Twitter.

Thank you in advance, and have a great day!

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https://jannikboysen.itch.io/shutterstroll

Hello!

Just a quick reminder that the bundle get public only after ALL participants approve their participation. To review and accept it, please, follow the link https://itch.io/b/1646/games-against-war-charity-bundle

Also, there you can find a link to the study proposal where project purposes are described in details.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate and ask me here or directly via Twitter.

Thank you in advance, and have a great day!

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https://spiltmilkstudios.itch.io/peck-n-run

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https://nickavv.itch.io/chico-and-the-magic-orchards

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Heya! You contacted me via Twitter, I'm happy to add LOVE 2: kuso to the bundle. Thanks!

https://thatsmytrunks.itch.io/kuso

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https://pixel-boy.itch.io/quest-of-graal-dx

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happy to help… adding https://ponywolf.itch.io/kotct

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Hi! 

Just a kind reminder 😇

We know that the bundle will start only on Saturday, but because of different time zones, we would like to make sure in advance that everyone who gave their consent to participate in the bundle will approve their participation just in time. To review the bundle and approve your participation, follow the link, please: https://itch.io/b/1646/games-against-war-charity-bundle

Do not hesitate to contact me directly in case you have questions or would like to clarify something.

Sorry for bothering you.

Have a great and peaceful day!

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https://luke100000.itch.io/squareworld   I'm available at Twitter @conczin and conczin@gmail.com

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Hello!

Just a quick reminder that the bundle get public only after ALL participants approve their participation. To review and accept it, please, follow the link https://itch.io/b/1646/games-against-war-charity-bundle

Also, there you can find a link to the study proposal where project purposes are described in details.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate and ask me here or directly via Twitter.

Thank you in advance, and have a great day!

https://criacuervos.itch.io/mastermind-classic

Hi, criacuervos!

Thank you for permitted us to add your game to the "Games Against War" co-op bundle. Is there any way to contact with you directly (e.g. Twitter, Gmail)?

You can find me here:  criacuervos at bluewin dot ch

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https://adriaan.itch.io/hidden-folks

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https://linker.itch.io/polymute

Deleted 58 days ago

Hi! 

Just a kind reminder 😇

We know that the bundle will start only on Saturday, but because of different time zones, we would like to make sure in advance that everyone who gave their consent to participate in the bundle will approve their participation just in time. To review the bundle and approve your participation, follow the link, please: https://itch.io/b/1646/games-against-war-charity-bundle

Do not hesitate to contact me directly in case you have questions or would like to clarify something.

Sorry for bothering you.

Have a great and peaceful day!

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https://machineboy.itch.io/milkmaid-of-the-milky-way

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We couldn't expect so many game creators to support our initiative and show their consent to add their beautiful games to the bundle. Being a small part of this friendly game-dev world is an enormous pleasure. 

In a couple of days, we will finish organizing this bundle, and all of you will receive a link to approve your participation. PLEASE NOTE THE BUNDLE CAN NOT START UNTIL ALL THE PARTICIPANTS HAVE REVIEWED AND ACCEPTED IT.

It goes without saying that our small VitaGames team is grateful for your support. We will be happy to credit all of you for the first game that our young students will make.

Cheers from temporarily de-energized but still full-of-light Ukraine!

UPD: Special thanks to BLANK who permitted us to publish his game on our page to support 'Games Against War' co-op bundle.

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https://xoshdarkheart.itch.io/sunflowers

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Hey!

Thank you for your readiness to support our initiative with your game. Unfortunately, we can't add 'Where Sunflowers Grow' to the bundle, since the bundle is fully completed. All changes are blocked and page is read-only.

Anyway, I wish you the best of luck with your game!

Have a great and peaceful day  🙌

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No worries. I realized I didn’t notice this until pretty late. But I thought I’d offer the game (it was written to raise money & awareness for the situation in Ukraine). If you do anything like this in future, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

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Just a kind reminder

Only a few hours left until the bundle's start date. To everyone who still do not review the bundle page and not approve their participation, please, follow this link to do this.

Cheers!

Is the bundle up? 

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The bundle is still pending since not all creators approved their participation.  I hope we will make it public soon 🤞

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Thanks for the update~!!! :D Much love for this bundle! <3 

Hoorai! The "Games Against War" charity bundle is already live 🕊️

You can find it there.

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Hi, I'm sorry that I am late seeing this notification.
Are you adding content/creators after release because I would like to join.
If not please consider me for future charity bundles.
I hope you reach your goal!
:)

Hello Adam Freeman.

Thanks for your interest to the Bundle and the project in general. Unfortunately, we can't add any new games to the bundle since after it beginning the bundle's page turned "read only".

We will notify you in the future our team organize another charity bundle. Anyway, I wish all the best with your games!

Have a nice day.

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The "Games Against War" charity bundle is already OUT NOW! 🕊️

MASSIVE thanks to ALL participating creators. Thanks to you all for your support and readiness to help!

Our apologies to all who added their games to the thread, but games wasn't included in the bundle afterwards. Most likely it happened because we couldn't reach you directly by twitter or email.

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