Humble Bundle, the charity responsible for people having more games than they can realistically play, has announced a new subscription service. Humble Monthly Bundle will give subscribers one new indie game bundle every month; in exchange 5-percent of the proceeds of the sales are donated to charity.
Software and game bundles are not unique to Humble Bundle, but it is the most popular at the moment. Humble Bundle itself has branched out from only providing game collections to also selling mobile game and book bundles, as well as starting its own online store for game.
Unlike typical bundles which allow the buyer to determine how much of the purchase price goes to charity, Humble Monthly Bundle will lock it into a 5-percent cut. It is unknown how the rest of the subscription price is divided between Humble Bundle and the developers. Despite this, the $12 (about RM53) per month fee will likely still lead to a substantial discount over buying each of the games individually.
Humble Bundle has not revealed what is included in the first Monthly bundle, but those who subscribe before it goes live on 6 November will receive Legend of Grimrock 2 immediately. The FAQ also notes that these games are completely owned by the subscriber, and can be played even if the subscription is cancelled. Like most other Humble Bundle titles, these games mainly provide a code to be redeemed in Steam.
Admittedly, the $12 price is quite a bit more than one could potentially pay for the regular Humble Bundles; and the limitation to indie games may result is less than exciting titles on certain months. However considering that people regularly donate more than the asking price of the Humble Bundle, this isn’t really a problem.