The Humble Monthly Bundle was a simple idea: pay a set amount and every month you’d get a fresh batch of mystery games. Plus, 5% of your $12 (R183) monthly sub fee goes to charity.
Now the deal’s been altered somewhat by a further discount offered in the Humble Store.
Any and all active subscribers to the Humble Monthly Bundle get 10% of any and all purchase from the Humble Store – it’s as simple as that.
Looking at the fine details, Humble Bundle is absorbing the cost of this discount so charities and developers get the same payout regardless. In addition, this discount cannot be combined with individual coupon codes but it can be combined with regular sales and discounts in the store (unless they state otherwise).
As for whether the Humble Monthly bundle is a good deal for you, you’ll need to resign yourself to the somewhat scattershot nature of the system. That said, looking at previous bundles, the choice of games and their price makes it a very compelling.
If you can deal with the random nature of the deal, and the volatile Rand messing up your subscription fees, we say go ahead. Looking at the current offer – sign up now and instantly get a copy of ARK: Survival Evolved – it’s difficult to argue. ARK is currently selling for R319 on Steam at the moment, so that alone covers your sub cost.