Since Fez developer #Polytron #announced the move on Twitter. So Fez can now be purchased as #paywhatyouwant, basically any price. Available on Itch.io (Linux, Mac and Windows PC). Hence from now until February 6, all proceeds going to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Indie developer Kitty Horrorshow is doing the same on Itch.io (Linux, Mac and Windows PC) for the next week. Hence selling a bundle of seven horror games for $1 or more, with all revenue going to the ACLU.
— Polytron (@Polytron) January 31, 2017
While Iranian developer Ink Stories is doing the same thing with their game 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (Mac and Windows PC). Hence donating all proceeds between February 1 to 10th to the ACLU. Stating in a press release, “By donating sales proceeds, Ink Stories endorses the work of the ACLU. All in hope of supporting immigrants and refugees rights, by countering the grave and damaging rulings.”
“This is deeply personal, as my family made the hard decision to leave Iran after the revolution, to come to the West, which was the land of inclusion. Today, I feel like I am reliving history. While it’s easy to be immobilized by hurt and hopelessness, I believe that now more than ever we are confronted with an obligation, where we must dig in, resist and unite. Silence is not an option—so I commend those in our community who are taking action and hope that other game developers and publishers will join in, as we partake in this crucial movement — coming from all religious, national, ethnic and generational backgrounds to denounce the ban – and stand with humanity, by saying that this is not right, willing to rise up against the injustice.” – Navid Khonsari Creator
While the Game Developers Conference and International Game Developers Association have similarly decried the ban. Then EA’s CEO wrote a letter to the company’s employees to assuage any fears over the news.
Rami Ismail, co-founder of Nuclear Throne developer Vlambeer, wrote a piece for the Guardian. Hence sharing his perspective as a Muslim game developer. Vlambeer has also donated all revenue from its merchandise and games to ACLU. And over a 24-hour period has raised just over $13,000 USD.
So get in on the pay what you want deal for Fez on Itch.io as well as the Kitty Horrorshow bundle on Itch.io.