The Ukraine bundle on itch.io is in full swing, offering hundreds of digital games, digital tabletop games, game creation assets and gaming accessories worth over $6,500 for only $10.
Profits are split between the International Medical Corps, which provides medical assistance to the war-torn Ukrainian people, and Voices of Children, which helps Ukrainian children cope with the horrors of war.
There are many items in the bundle for Ukraine, some of which sell for over $10 outside of the bundle. There’s a lot of great titles out there, from well-known hits to hidden gems – so get out there and contribute, help out, and get some great titles in the process.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater with an even more avian twist. Skatebird combines the high score trick combos and quest gameplay of the Pro Skater series with adorable tiny birds on skateboards.
Do gravity-defying grinds, manuals, and aerial tricks in small bird-adorned skate parks decorated with household and office objects to make you realize you’re a kakapo, pied wagtail, or parakeet.
In addition to choosing the species of your feathered friend, there are plenty of customization options including glasses, scarves or hats as well as their skateboard.
9 Kingdom Two Crowns
This is the sequel to Kingdom: New Lands, a minimalist 2D colony simulation/strategy game with a charming pixel art aesthetic where you play as a monarch fleeing from an enemy known as Greed. As a sequel, Kingdom Two Crowns is more or less the same, but better. It adds new technological paths to explore, enemies, mounts, and most importantly, co-op play.
The gameplay is simple – you start out as a monarch on a horse with the ability to toss coins to get people to do whatever you want, be it hunting rabbits, building fortifications or fighting greed. It’s a relaxing game that’s simple to understand but surprisingly complex once you get into it.
Gunhouse is an original little game with an eye-catching art style and a bizarre story about an orphanage armed with various elemental guns.
You control the titular house with half-tower-defense, half-puzzle gameplay. You line up blocks of the same color to get bigger blocks and load them either into a gun to shoot threats in front of the Gunhouse or into a special area to launch full-screen attacks.
The tower defense part comes when it’s time to decide when to fire your newly armed specials and weapons and hopefully avoid having your house destroyed and your orphans robbed.
7 VERY HOT
SUPERHOT is a first-person shooter where you shoot, slash and throw objects at enemies that don’t move unless you do, a mechanic that lets you plan some of the coolest action moves in situations where you are at a disadvantage, making you feel like an action hero like John Wick.
There’s also a mind-bending plot about reality, control, and the nature of video games. This game has had a few sequels, including one in VR, but if you haven’t played the series yet, now would be a good time to grab it.
6 A short hike
You are a bird going to the top of a mountain in a national park. A pretty simple premise, but A Short Hike gives you the freedom to tackle this task in different ways, and ultimately you decide what your particular hike looks like. You can run, climb and even slide as you explore the mountain.
Are you going fishing? Looking for treasure? Befriending the equally adorable animals that are also on the mountain? Maybe you can even just take in the beautiful scenery and have a moment to appreciate it all.
Almost the opposite of the energy sought by A Short Hike, Celeste is a narrative experience focused on a precise platform.
You are Madeline, a young woman climbing the titular Mount Celestial. As you run, jump, leap through the air and climb through screens of challenging platforming, you learn more about the main character and his battles with anxiety and mental health issues through her interactions with other characters, herself, and the mountain itself.
Garnering near-universal acclaim for its moving narrative and some of the tightest platforming the game has ever created, this game alone is almost enough to make purchasing the bundle worth it.
4 Death and taxes
Death and Taxes puts you in the shoes of a grim reaper, reimagined as a bureaucratic office job where, to meet a quota, you must decide who dies. The gameplay is similar to games like Papers, Please, and Reigns, where you are given information to use to make decisions and are told the impact of those decisions after making them.
In this case, you are given parameters at the start of a session and a short bio of the potential clients you can harvest, and you must use the information to decide whether they meet the defined criteria and whether you are ok with them. the potential results of their death.
The game has multiple endings, determining by whom you harvest and whether you meet your quotas.
3 You can’t kill me in a way that matters
Not a video game, but a set of rules for a roguelike solitaire card game where all you need is a standard deck of cards. From the name to the way it plays to its odd inspiration as an oddly poignant Tumblr meme, tackling You Cannot Kill Me In A Way That Matters is an intriguing prospect.
You are a corpse animated by fungal spores, exploring a vast ever-changing mushroom forest full of mycological monsters that hinder your search for Ten of Diamonds. Whether you succeed or die, you can start over, score your wins, and start again with more power.
The game also features an optional journaling component, intended to explore themes of memory and loss.
2 Catalateral damage
You’re a cat, you’re doing what cats love to do, which is destroying the place.
Catalateral damage puts you in the paws of an unguarded, mischievous cat, giving you a first-person view as you destroy homes, supermarkets, museums, offices, and other places procedurally filled with various things to destroy and collectibles to grab.
It’s a simple premise with simple gameplay, but if you want to please your inner collector with your chaotic side, there are plenty of unlocks, from cat pictures to different cats to play.
1 Jotun: Valhalla Edition
Jotun is an atmospheric top-down action-exploration game in the vein of games like the old school Legend of Zelda.
You are cast as Thora, who died an inglorious death and seeks to prove herself worthy of the Norse gods as she explores nine beautifully hand-drawn worlds on a quest to slay five jotuns , which are gigantic Norse elementals.
The Valhalla edition, the one offered in the bundle, offers more powerful versions of the jotuns to face for those looking for a challenge worthy of the gods.
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