Buy games to save the world.
You might be wondering how you can help out with the whole “Australia is on fire” thing that’s going on at the moment. Well, you’re in luck. While going over there with a bucket of water is likely to do more harm than good (whether to you or the environment), you can help make a real change by buying some cool indie games.
“That’s incredible, sign me up.”
Damn straight, just head over to Humble Bundle and pick up the Australia Fire Relief bundle. Helping out is the point here, but you’ll be rewarded with 29 different indie games as thanks for your donation. Even better, some of the games in this bundle are incredible too. Hollow Knight is probably the headliner of the bundle, which is an incredibly slick Metroidvania game that has you defeating monstrous insects and dying a lot. You’ve also got Void Bastards, which is a rather stylish roguelike FPS with comic book sound effects with near-endless replayability.
If you’re after something a little more eldritch, then you can delve into Crawl, which is a bit like what would happen if you asked Cthulhu and Munchkin to have a child and they both agreed. Better yet, Crawl is multiplayer too, so you can dive in to compete against three of your friends. If you’d rather play something a bit cuter, then The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective game should suit your needs perfectly.
It’s a genuinely brilliant mix of games, and it helps the borderline-apocalyptic stuff happening in Australia too, so there’s really no reason not to.
Jason is the Editor of The Indie Game Website. He’s a lover of roguelikes, soulslikes, and other kinds of likes. He basically spends a lot of time getting beaten up in games and seems to enjoy it.