Humble Bundle shifts to game subscriptions, killing Mac support in the process

Mac gamers probably know Humble, the gaming service that brings together games you’ve actually heard of, for one great price. From next month, however, Humble will be separated from the Mac.

Mine 9to5Google Colleague Kyle Bradshaw explained what Humble does a few years back:

If you’re not familiar with the Humble Bundle, the core concept is that game developers – and more recently writers and software developers – contribute their works to a pay-what-you-want package for charity. When you buy a bundle, you set the price you are willing to pay and choose how much of your purchase price goes to each of the designated charities or game developers.

New idea and a great way to feel comfortable buying Mac games, right? As Ars Technica reports, however, that Mac support from Humble is not long for this world. The company is changing its business model from the way it has always worked, to – you guessed it – a subscription service.

Honestly, this is probably a really smart and positive trait of Humble. Game subscription services are enjoyed and expected these days. Even Apple has its $ 4.99 / month Arcade service for ad-free titles.

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Unfortunately, Humble does not enter the brave new world of monthly Mac-supported monthly subscriptions on the go. From February 1, Humble will require a new client to manage games through its newly launched subscription service. The problem is that it only works on Windows.

And who can blame them? A subscription service for PC games should make Windows support a priority over Mac and Linux, even if it means saying goodbye to loyal customers. For Windows users, the new Humble Bundle includes access to 10 PC games a month for $ 12 / month. Unlike Apple’s Arcade service, subscribers own the added games while subscribing for life, even if you cancel your plan.

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