After raising more than $112,000 in 2021, the Queer Games Bundle returns in 2022 to raise funds for queer independent game developers. The bundle includes games, soundtracks, books, and tools — but mostly games. There’s everything from dating sims and visual novels to action titles and puzzles.
Money raised throughout the month will go directly to game developers who contributed projects to the bundle to save some developers who are pulling out of that pool to boost revenue for others, a Queer Games Bundle organizer said in a Email to Polygon.
“Our goal is a future in which there are no more starving indie developers,” says the organizer. “Where corporations don’t force our brains to produce endless sequels, but instead have a vibrant gaming community spawning countless works. To get there we need developers to gain experience and make a lot of games, and that can only be done with time and a livable income.”
The package is available for $60, but there’s also a pay-what-you-can option, which starts at $10.
With hundreds of games, there’s enough to keep you busy for a while. I haven’t played anywhere near all of these games, but if you’re looking for a starting point, there are a few I’ve played and can recommend: The Story of a Morticianone of the best polygon games of 2017; later dates, a dating simulator for older people; and A normal lost phone, a puzzle game contained in a digital smartphone. There are many others that I would like to try as well open togethera game about grocery shopping as a kid; Crossing, “a game at the intersection of sadness and hope”; and running back to youabout the last night of an MMORPG before shutting down.
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