Humble Bundle is now entering the monthly subscription business. They offer a highly curated list of games for the monthly price of $12. If you subscribe, you'll receive a new bundle of games the first Friday of each month. The monthly bundles are set to start on November 6th and they're currently giving away a copy of Legend of Grimmock 2 to early adopters.
You'll get individual Steam keys for each game in the bundle. In the very likely case that you already own one or two of the bundled games, you could give them away as presents to your closest friends. The bundle contents will remain a mystery until said Friday, but if you choose to wait for it to be revealed, you won't be able to purchase it. In other words, you'll be buying a mystery box for $12.
Humble Monthly is a new kind of bundle that delivers top-notch games straight to your inbox, once per month. If you’re interested in joining, head on over to the Humble Monthly tab atHumbleBundle.com
Membership starts at $12 a month.
Once you’re signed up, you can look forward to 11:00AM PST the first Friday of each month as the day new games are unlocked. The bundle contents will be top-secret until that day.
If you haven't subscribed by the time the games are unlocked, you'll miss out on that month's content (except for the instant-unlock game). You will be unable to purchase bundles from previous months.
Remember, the early bird gets the bundle. Don’t be the late bird.
As a personal opinion, I think the price is a bit steep. With $12 I could buy 4 or 5 games selected by myself during a Steam sale. On the other hand, I think Humble Bundle is really good at selecting great games for their famous indie bundles. I'm not sure what to think, my wallet says no, but I think it could be a pleasant surprise if I gave it a try. It's a good thing that there's plenty of time to think about it. What do you think?