A new game bundle on itch.io is elevating funds for the people of Palestine, who regardless of a latest ceasefire between Israel and Gaza proceed to dwell as second-class residents in their very own homeland.
With a contribution of at the least 5 bucks, you’ll get Liyla and the Shadows of War, a survival sport from Palestinian developer Rasheed Abueideh, in addition to hundreds of different video games generously donated to the bundle by their builders. Some notable entries embody Bleed 2, A Mortician’s Tale, and GNOG. All income will go in the direction of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s ongoing emergency assistance efforts in Palestine.
Liyla and the Shadows of War follows a younger woman dwelling in Gaza and experiencing first-hand Israel’s brutal marketing campaign in opposition to her individuals. Abueideh’s work earned him a number of awards for the reason that sport’s launch in 2016, together with “Excellence in Storytelling” on the International Mobile Gaming Awards.
“I’m a father of two kids,” Abueideh explains on the Liyla and the Shadows of War web page. “I can’t imagine my life without them, but in Palestine nobody is safe. When the war started in Gaza and I saw the images of the killed kids in their parents hands, I was shocked. I had a weird feeling; it’s a combination of sadness, fear, empathy, and anger. All that I was thinking of was, ‘What if this happened to me?’ I have chosen to share those feelings in a game to deliver a message of how we are living as Palestinians under this situation. It’s not just a game, it’s a case and call for help.”
The Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid runs by subsequent Friday, June 11.