Several weeks ago, Humble Bundle joined the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus with the Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle. Complete with titles like Hollow Knight, Wizard of Legend, The Witness, Undertale and so on, proceeds for the same would go to charities like Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief and so on. Recently, Humble Bundle announced that over $6.5 million had been raised thanks to the bundle.
Over 208,000 bundles were sold in total, which should paint a strong picture for the average amount donated. Receiving about $1.5 million in donates, Doctors Without Borders talked about the impact of the program which “Will enable our teams to launch emergency programs to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the hardest-hit communities, care for infected patients, and respond to the pandemic’s consequences on local health systems.”
Direct Relief also thanked those donating, stating that, “This support translates into immediate, practical help – personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses, medications, and supplies for people with severe cases of COVID-19, and resources for those affected who are most at-risk throughout the country. This is such a wonderful example of everyone pulling together and doing whatever we can to protect those who are most vulnerable.”
It’s a good imitative all around, especially considering how severe COVID-19’s impact has been. Along with contributing to the cancellation of E3 2020, the pandemic also resulted in Gamescom 2020’s on-site event being cancelled (though it will still have a digital event). Several high profile releases like The Last of Us Part 2, Wasteland 3 and so on also suffered delays as a result of development teams shifting to work from home.