Yogscast Jingle Jam cruises past last year’s total

Annual charity the Yogscast Jingle Jam has hit $3.4m, smashing the $2.57m raised in the 2016 event.

Yogscast has partnered with Humble Bundle to sell an incredible $35/£26 bundle that offers $850 worth of games including sandbox survival sim Rust, Garry’s Mod, Gunpoint, Teslagrad, Chivalry: Medieval War, Guild Wars 2 and Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

Amazingly, that deal still has over 23 days to run, and a new game will be unlocked for the bundle every day up until Christmas. If all 150,000 available bundles are sold they will reach a massive $5m raised.

Supported charities include Special Effect, Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, the Mental Health Foundation, Save the Children, the ILGA and Cancer Research and Charity: Water. 100% of the bundle’s proceeds will go the charities.

The Yogscast Jingle Jam had raised $6m in the six years leading up to the 2017 event.

“The Jingle Jam started because every Christmas people would offer to buy us presents to say thank you,” Yogscast said. “The best gift you can give is to help those less fortunate at this time of year.

“We started with special charity livestreams and then began reaching out to all of our contacts in the games industry and rewarding kind donators with a big bundle of games!

We are incredibly grateful to all the devs and the games industry for their great generosity, which has helped the Jingle Jam raise over $6million over the last 5 years for some fantastic causes.”

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