Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle Includes Over 50 Games and eBooks

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The game industry has responded with dozens of messages of support and cries for equality following the now global Black Lives Matter protests over racial justice.

This week Humble is offering a Fight for Racial Justice bundle, including over 50 games and ebooks worth over $1,200, for $30.

The bundle features an incredible collection of games spread across every genre, including BioShock Remastered, Neo Cab, This War of Mine, FTL, Spelunky, Kerbal Space Program, Hyper Light Drifter, Jackbox Party Pack 4, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, and NBA 2K20.

Purchasing the games provides a Steam key on PC. A few of the games are also available in DRM-free versions. Comics are available in CBZ, PDF, and ePub file formats, while books are in PDF, MOBI and ePub, and work on PC, e-readers, tablets, and phones.

The included digital comics and ebooks focus on products by black creators and on promoting racial equality, such as Twelve Years a Slave, Decolonizing Wealth, and Baclk women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids. Also, somewhat randomly, the Starfinder tabletop RPG Core Rulebook.

Similar to Humble’s COVID-19 bundle, every game and ebook is featured in a single tier at $30, though you can choose to pay more. One hundred percent of the proceeds goes to the following charities: the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Race Forward, and The Bail Project.

The Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle ends June 22.

How the Game Industry is Responding to Black Lives Matter

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The Black Lives Matter movement began back in 2012 following the highly publicized death of Trayvon Martin, and subsequent acquittal of his killer George Zimmerman. The movement campaigns against systemic racism and violence towards black people, focusing particularly on police brutality.

The civil rights movement has recently reached global popularity in the wake of another murdered unarmed black man by police, George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020.

As protests continue to surge across the US and the rest of the world, major companies are releasing statements in support of the protests and civil rights. The game industry is no exception.

Sony released a statement on June 1 denouncing racism and racist-motivated violence. They also postponed a major PS5 digital event that was previously scheduled to air today, and showcase many upcoming PlayStation 5 games.

Beginning June 1, Microsoft has been releasing statements via quoting black employees in a series of tweets.

The official Nintendo of America account released a statement on June 3.

Many publishers and developers have gone even further, making substantial donations to charity organizations and encouraging others to do the same.

Square Enix is pledging $250,000 to Black Lives Matter “and other charities to help combat racial injustice and positively affect change in the world.”

Double Fine Productions, which was recently purchased by Microsoft, donated $12,000 to Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Color of Change.

Humble, which has been working directly with charity organizations for the last ten years, release a statement along with a $1 million fund “dedicated to helping publish games by black developers.”

Like Sony, EA originally had a digital event planned this week, for Madden NFL 21. They released a statement postponing the event, followed by a lengthy note by CEO Andrew Wilson that includes pledging $1 million “to organizations dedicated to the fight for racial justice in the US and against discrimination around the world,” including the Equal Justice Initiative and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.

EA is also double matching any donations made by employees, an additional paid day for community volunteer work, and holding an open forum for the entire company on June 9.

“Black Lives Matter. Racial justice matters. We’ve long held equality, inclusion and diversity at the center of our beliefs at Electronic Arts.  Let’s stand together, act together, and drive change together.”