It’s pride month, folks, and the indies of itch.io are doing their giant Queer Games Bundle again. The Queer Games Bundle 2022 (opens in new tab), of over 500 items, 374 of which are videogames, is intended to give a funding boost to queer indie creators and teams. The rest of the bundle is made up of tabletop games, comics, books, art—you know, game stuff. Last year’s bundle was pretty neat, (opens in new tab) and I found some cool stuff in it.
In case you’re thinking it’s all small weird stuff, I can spot some verified gems in here: A Mortician’s Tale (opens in new tab), which is about just what it sounds like. A Day of Maintenance (opens in new tab), which is about doing some space upkeep and chatting with your coworkers. And 2064: Read Only Memories (opens in new tab), a superb bit of lighthearted cyberpunk point-and-click adventure with dead-on writing, to name a but a paltry few.
“If we had the budget of an AAA game, we could give every solo developer a livable wage multiple times over for a year and every single team a massive funding boost. 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,” say the Bundle’s organizers.
You can learn more over on the Queer Games Bundle 2022 itch.io page (opens in new tab), where it’s for sale for $60 and runs until early July.