Now they’re getting into the subscription game, because people love monthly bills apparently. Today Humble Bundle announced Humble Monthly Bundle, a “highly curated bundle” of its favorite games once a month.
“The goal of the Humble Monthly is to present an offering of games to our audience that we normally wouldn’t be able to deliver to them”, said Robert Bowling, VP and Creative Director at Humble Bundle.
Those who are interested in signing up can do so now and unlock Legend of Grimrock 2 instantly. Also, the program somewhat skews from Humble’s charitable roots in that it only allocates five percent to charity. If you’re the type who likes to collect and try out new and upcoming indie games, the Humble Monthly could be just what the doctor ordered. That means you have time to decide, but ultimately you will be taking whatever hides behind door number one with no knowledge of the games beforehand, and potentially no option to buy them through Humble after the fact. The website notes the bundles will be a mix of old and new games by saying, “Includes everything from recent hits to hidden gems to timeless classics”. These individual sales, however, don’t let you split your payment; rather, 10% of the price goes to the charity du jour.
You know, I liked the idea of the Loot Crate or other fun subscription services that bring nice things to my front door. Unlike donating to charity outright, the Humble Bundle subscription is not tax deductible. The company also hosts bundles for mobile games and ebooks, along with their digital store, the Humble Store, selling downloadable games individually.
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