The Humble Monthly Trove is usually only for monthly subscribers, but now everyone can enjoy a few indie games for free.
I’ve written about quite a few Humble Bundle offers in the past, but I haven’t really discussed the Humble Monthly, mainly because I’m quite skeptic about their business model. One pays 12 Dollars in advance with only knowing the title of one or two games. The rest will become available when the offer is already over, so in a way one either wants to buy the big game and hopes that the other games will be good and won’t be in one’s library already, or one simply waits until the next sale or inevitable addition to one of the many bundles. Call me old-fashioned, but I really want to know what I’ll get before I spend 12 Dollars. It’s not a lot of money, but if one takes into account how much one usually gets with the standard bundles, it’s a questionable purchase.
However, what’s great about the monthly subscription is that one doesn’t only receive 10% off the Humble Store, but has access to a library of DRM-free games, some that are exclusive to Humble Bundle. I already saw one in action, Keyboard Sports – Saving QWERTY, at the Indie Arena in Hall 10.1 of Gamescom 2017, which made great use of the whole keyboard while playing mini-games, as the levels themselves took place on the PC interface. Now it’s possible to try this out for oneself and for free, at least until today, March 2, 2018. One only needs a Humble account and doesn’t have to be a subscriber to simply download the game.
If this wasn’t cool enough, there are more titles to choose from as well: the sci-fi murder mystery courtroom drama 2000:1: A Space Felony, 2D platformer Uurnog with dynamically-changing music that depends on the player’s actions, first-person job simulator THOR.N, first-person psychological apartment thriller Crescent Bay, mystery lost highway adventure game Hitchhiker, and experimental neighborhood exploration game Quiet City with stick men.
These are mostly prototype games, so don’t expect tons of hours of fun or even your typical genre fare. But as these can be downloaded and played for free, they’re worth a try. But be quick, as today’s the last day to download them!
For more impressions, see the trailers below:
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