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[Affiliate Deals and FAQ] 10 Reasons Why the Humble Bundle is Much More Humble than You Would Understand

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I think I am actually humble. I think I'm much more humble than you would understand.

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[Affiliate Deals and FAQ] 10 Reasons Why the Humble Bundle is Much More Humble than You Would Understand

While you’ve likely heard of the Humble Bundle, you likely don’t know just how humble it truely is. Here are ten reasons the Humble Bundle is a million times as humble as thou art.

I think I am actually humble. I think I'm much more humble than you would understand.

The Humble Bundle Sells Books

Do you like BOOKS? It seems that a lot of people like BOOKS. Humble Bundle routinely has bundles of high-value, interesting, and informative books available.

At the moment there are book bundles available on Robotics and Breaking in the Game Industry, both of which are perfectly suited to getting a newcomer familiar with those respective disciplines.

If you’re a fan of comic books or would like to be, there are also usually comic book bundles available as well. This one has a ton of great first volumes from highly acclaimed comics series.

Current bundles can be viewed on the Humble Bundle homepage.

You Can Reclaim Jerusalem

Whether you are a casual, a tryhard, a tryharder, or a tryhardest, it’s time to reclaim Jerusalem. As they say in my home country (of Jerusalem), “it’s time to die for salvation, with dedication; no capitulation, annihilation; papal commendation, reincarnation; heaven is your destination.”

LARP as a Computer Technician

Do you want to build a PC, but are poor, unskilled?

PC Building Simulator, developed by Claudia Kiss, lets you live out your fantasy of running your own PC-repair business. Better yet, this game aims to actually teach you the step-by-step process of how to build a computer IRL.


Bonus: There is also a game developer simulator out there that lets you balance creativity with mundane things like going to work and taking care of yourself like a human.

Humble Bundle Tabletop Simulator

Tabletop Simulator, by Berserk Games, is a great option for anyone who wants to play a serious game of Chess or go on an epic RPG campaign but lacks the resources or friends to do so.

It comes complete with 15 classic games to choose from, such as Poker or Mahjong, as well as thousands of community-created games available through the workshop. If you’re the creative type, you can create and share games as well.


As you can see in the trailer, RPG figurines are animated, and makes them feel kind of like Wizard’s Chess or Holographic Space Chess. As probably the most important feature, Tabletop Simulator even allows you to flip the table in a rage when you lose, just like in real life.

Learn to Code (Games and More!)

Yet another amazingly informative and practical bundle from Humble, this collection gives you everything you need to learn to code for a very low price!

The courses included range from HTML/CSS to JavaScript to Python, and will get you started making games that are rendered in 3D and use VR. If Borat was here, he would probably say, “Very nice!”

Cultist Simulator

Have you ever considered joining a cult, but were afraid that you wouldn’t be able to work it into your schedule? You could always try Cultist Simulator, available for purchase here.

Developed by Weather Factory, Cultist Simulator presents a card game that allows you to start your own cult, indoctrinate individuals, summon alien monsters, and so on. It may be the best video game/card game hybrid since this legend.

Simulate Trains

Game developers have discovered that anything, from performing surgery to driving a bus around can be simulated if you try hard enough. Humble Bundle also has sims available for working on a farm and repairing planes.

However, the best kind of simulator is obviously one that involves TRAINS.

One such game is Train Sim World, from Dovetail Games, a contemplative work of art that allows any lover of the rails to feel the sense of freedom that comes with boarding a train. When you’re on a train, nothing is dictating where you can or cannot go…


The best thing about trains is that they allow for all kinds of stunts that cars haven’t even thought of yet.

Trains are becoming so popular nowadays that they’re being introduced in games of all genres, but for out money, you can’t go wrong with a classic train sim.

Purchase Illegal Anime

Are you tired of turning off your anime to play video games? Now you can experience your anime and video games AT THE SAME TIME with these amazing games.

First up, we have...Final Fantasy XIV! Square has gone on record saying, “This really is the final fantasy that we’re going to make. No, we mean it this time!”

Next we have Jump Force, the game that puts all of the OP Shonen Jump Characters in one game so they can beat the ass out of each other. It doesn’t have the best character roster in fighting games but it comes pretty close after this classic:

Finally we got HOP STEP SING! KIMAMANI ~ SUMMER VACATION. A simple look at this trailer will tell you whether or not it’s the game for you.


Tape a Computer to Your Face

Virtual reality has come a long way. While virtual reality used to be garbage, in 2019, you can play mainstream, big name titles in VR, such as Fruit Ninja and A Fisherman’s Tale.

If you’re a hipster, there are at least a few obscure games that support VR, such as Fallout 4 and Skyrim (related: The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Collector's Edition, regular/non-VR).

Mainstream, Top-Selling Games

Simulate Worlds

A YouTube commenter once remarked, “[ReviewBrah’s] food reviews always make me forget about terrible reality, they are a form of escapism, thank you for this break.”

To which ReviewBrah replied, “it’s my absolute pleasure to help you, we all need things to distract us from this awful world.”

Other such things may include:

Deport Aliens

Aside from robots and zombies, aliens are pretty much the only other group that everyone has decided it’s okay to shoot indiscriminately. These games will allow you to hecking get rid of aliens completely guilt-free!

Fight People for Crack

The new Grand Theft Auto game looks great.

Especially the very nice online edition.

Desecrate Graves

Meet Laura Kraft. She’s a wiley, morally-grey adventurer who won’t hesitate to exhume some corpses if it means getting a fat payday.

There are many Laura Kraft adventures available through the Humble store, including her two most recent outings.

Don’t Get Ebola

There’s only one pandemic response simulator that is really characterized by realism and immersivity, and that is Biohazard 2. Play as the director of the CDC as you try to limit the damage of spreading viruses.

In Conclusion

Think you're really righteous? Think you're pure in heart?

Well, I know I'm a million times as humble as thou art

  • “Weird” Al Yankovic

Humble Bundle FAQ

General FAQ

How does the Humble Bundle work?

Humble Bundle is a distribution platform that sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content, and donates a portion of their proceeds to charity. They have a digital store, as well as monthly bundles of content for subscribers.

How does Humble Bundle get games so cheap?

Humble Bundle is able to together bundles of premium games for ridiculously low prices for a few reasons.

One is that the games that are included have typically been out for awhile, and have hit their break even point. The developer/publisher assumes that most people that have a vested interest in purchasing the game have already done so. Because all the games are digital, including them requires no additional cost to the publisher, and any sales through Humble Bundle are pure profit.

All of the developers share in the bundle’s profits. Though this is not a lot per developer, it greatly adds up when thousands of people purchase a particular bundle. Overall, this adds up to more profit for the developer, since they would have sold much fewer individual copies of their game at a higher price.

Aside from the profits, being part of Humble Bundle also results in free publicity for the developer’s game, as it lets more people hear about it and give it a try. If people like the product, there is a high chance that they’ll recommend it to friends and purchase other games in the series.

Finally, Humble Bundle is a charitable organization, which encourages developers/publishers to distribute through them. Their profits go toward a good cause, and it is good for the developer’s reputation.

Is the Humble Bundle legit?

Yes, Humble Bundle is legitimate. Their sale of games on Steam and other platforms is completely authorized, and they give a good deal of their proceeds to charity.

Is the Humble Bundle safe?

Yes, Humble Bundle is an entirely safe service. The have an official partnership with Steam, Nintendo, and the other companies that they sell product codes for. You also have the option of purchasing Humble Bundles through PayPal if want buyer protection or for whatever reason want to avoid giving Humble Bundle your credit card information.

Is the Humble Bundle worth it?

Yes, the Humble Bundle is a great price for the amount of high quality content that it includes. It is especially good if you are new to PC gaming and want to build up your Steam library, or just want access to a curated sampling of premium titles that you wouldn’t think to try out otherwise.

Current subscribers can also view the “early unlock” titles for the upcoming month. If you aren’t interested in any of the early unlock games, you can always pause your account and see if the early access titles look more interesting to you next month.

What if you already own a game?

Humble Bundle has such high value for what you pay that the chances are you are still coming out on top even if you already have one or two of the games included in a bundle.

You can also gift a game to a friend, so long as the purchase has not yet been claimed to your Humble account. Just copy the URL of the download page and send it to them.

According to Humble’s terms of service, you cannot resell or trade Humble Bundle keys, only gift them.


How much is Humble Bundle monthly?

There are four humble bundle monthly plans:

  • 1 month: $12.00
  • 3  months: $35.00 ($11.67 per month)
  • 6 months: $67.00 ($11.17 per month)
  • 12 months: $132.00 ($11.00 per month)

Do you keep the games from Humble Monthly?

Yes, any games you get from Humble monthly are yours to keep forever, even if your membership ends.

Can you gift Humble Monthly?

Yes, when choosing a subscription plan, you can choose to make it a gift. Just check the box that says, “This subscription is a gift.”

When gifting Humble Monthly, payment will not be recurring, meaning that once the subscription runs out you will not be charged again. When buying for yourself, your payment will recur unless you cancel your subscription.

How does the “pay what you want” work?

Go to the page for the bundle that you want and select the green “Pay What You Want!” button at the top of the page.

From there, choose from one of the preset amounts ($10, $25, $50, or $100) or enter a custom amount. You can also select the “Choose where your money goes” dropdown menu, and distribute your chosen amount of payment between the Developers, Charity, and Humble Bundle. If you’re using a partner link, like this one, you can also distribute part of your chosen amount to the person or organization that referred you.

The amount you choose will determine what Steam keys you unlock. For example, if you chose to pay $10.00 you would unlock a $8 bundle and a $1 bundle, but not a $15 bundle. If you choose to pay less than $1.00 you will not unlock any Steam keys.

How do “early unlock” games work?

Most of the games in each Humble Monthly bundle are a mystery, but each month there are a few select “Early Unlock” games which subscribers can pay for and play early if they so choose. The rest of the bundle’s games are revealed and become available on the first Friday of the month.

New subscribers will automatically receive the “Early Unlock” titles as soon as they pay for their subscription. The titles of these game are shown before the subscriber chooses to commit.

Current subscribers can choose to pay for the upcoming month early in order to access the “Early Unlock” titles before the first Friday of the month. This can be done by going to this page and selecting Pay Now.

If subscribers do not choose to pay early, they will still receive the full bundle of games (including the Early Unlock titles) on the bundle’s regular release date.

Are there any discount codes for the Humble Bundle?

Yes, Humble Store coupons are sometimes given out as promotional offers over email, or even as part of a Bundle if you’re a current subscriber.

Refunds and Cancellations

What is the Humble Bundle’s refund policy?

Refunds are issued on a case-by-case basis. Steam keys that have been redeemed or games that have been played are likely not eligible for refunds. Refunds are also never available after 60 days since the purchase, and no refunds are available for purchases made with Bitcoin.

Refunds can be requested through Humble Bundle’s customer support link and include the following information:

  • Purchaser’s email address
  • Recipient’s email address
  • Transaction ID (starts with an X or an A and is 13 characters long)
  • The Humble Bundle download page URL
  • Any other relevant proof of purchase
  • Any other additional relevant information, such as why you need a refund

Can you cancel a Humble Bundle monthly subscription?

Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time, but you need to cancel at least a week before new content unlocks in order to avoid being charged for the next month.

In order to cancel a subscription, go to this page, log in, and select “Cancel my plan,” and you will be redirected. You will be asked to give feedback. Press “Cancel Subscription” in the bottom right corner of the page.

If you cancel your subscription, you will still have access to any games you’ve unlocked through Humble monthly, but you will not receive any bundles you have left on your subscription. You can use the “Pause-a-month” feature to postpone your next bundle to the next month, or wait until you’ve unlocked your full subscription’s worth of bundles before cancelling your subscription to ensure that it does not automatically renew.

Can you subscribe to the Humble Bundle for a single month?

Yes, you can subscribe to Humble Bundle on a month-to-month basis by selecting “Subscribe for $12/month” and then selecting the Monthly plan. Your plan will automatically renew for the next month unless you cancel your membership before the last Friday of the month.

Can you skip a month of the Humble Bundle?

Yes, you can make use of the “Pause-a-month” feature by navigating to the Monthly Subscriber Hub and selecting “Manage Your Subscription.” Click on “Cancel My Plan” and you will be redirected to a page that gives you the option to select “Pause-a-month.”

At this point, you have the option to give feedback about why you are pausing your subscription. You must also confirm that you won’t have access to your 10% Humble Store discount or the Humble Trove as long as your account is paused. Then, you can confirm that you want to pause.

Pausing only lasts for 1 month at a time, so after that month has elapsed your subscription will automatically unpause. If you want to continue pausing, you will have to manually repause. If you choose to unpause your month, you can do so by going to the Monthly Subscriber Hub and following the same steps.

As with cancelling a subscription, pausing must be done before the last Friday of the month, or you will be automatically charged for the upcoming month.


How does the Humble Bundle make money?

Humble Bundle takes a cut of each sale they make, part of which they keep and part goes to charity. The rest of the cut goes to the developers.

Do Humble Bundle keys expire?

No, keys do not expire.

Does the Humble Bundle give Steam keys?

Yes, Humble Bundle gives subscribers Steam keys which can be redeemed on the Steam redemption page or through your Humble Bundle download page, by selecting “Redeem on Steam.”

What platforms does the Humble Bundle sell games for?

Games are available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, and Android.

How are PC games distributed? Through Steam?

Most PC games are distributed through Steam, although some are distributed through other methods, such as the Nintendo eShop or PlayStation Network.

How does the Humble Bundle work with the 3DS and Nintendo Switch?

When you purchase a 3DS or Switch game through Humble Bundle, you will receive a code. You can input this code in the Nintendo eShop on the respective system.

Are there Xbox and/or Playstation games available through the Humble Bundle?

Playstation games have been available through Humble Bundle before but are not currently. Xbox games are not available at the moment either.

How can I fix the error “Humble Bundle keys are temporarily exhausted for this product”?

If you receive this message, it means that Humble Bundle has temporarily exhausted their allotment of keys and are currently restocking. The time it takes to restock can vary. You don’t need to do anything to fix it, just wait.

I’m getting a “not suitable for your age” message (despite being above the required age). How can I fix this?

It is likely that Humble Bundle has the incorrect age listed for you. Clearing your cookies should fix the problem.


How do you redeem a Humble Bundle key?

You can do this on the Steam redemption page or redeem directly via your Humble Bundle download page by following these steps:

  1. From your download page, select Redeem on Steam. This will download your Steam product key.
  2. Select the product key and copy it.
  3. Install the Steam client if you haven’t already, launch the client, and enter your login credentials.
  4. Once logged in, select “+ ADD A GAME…” in the bottom left corner.
  5. In the pop-up window, select Activate a Product on Steam, which will open up another pop-up window.
  6. Follow the prompts, and paste the product key into the Product Code field. Then hit NEXT and you will be able to download your game.

How do you add Humble Bundle games to your Steam inventory?

Humble Bundle games are not intended to be shared, so you cannot add them to your Steam gift inventory.

When do the Humble Bundle monthly games go out?

Humble Bundle monthly games go out the first Friday of every month.


Are there sites similar to the Humble Bundle, but for Books, Music, etc?

Other sites like Humble Bundle include:

  • Indie Gala - Very similar site to Humble Bundle. They do game bundles only.
  • Groupees - Has bundles for music, comic books, ebooks and games. They also make their own games and release them on Steam.
  • Story Bundle - Book bundles. Like Humble Bundle, they donate some of their profits to charity.  
  • Fanatical - Another site that focuses only on games, they also donate some profits to charity.

Affiliate Information and Referrals

How does the Humble Bundle Partner program work?

The Humble Partner program is an affiliate program which allows partners to receive a portion of the revenue when someone signs up for Humble Bundle through the partner’s specific affiliate link.

The partner receives $10 for each new Humble Monthly subscriber and 5% of the Humble Store sales made through their link.

How does the “refer a friend” feature work?

The Referral Program lets current Humble Monthly subscribers earn store credit when a friend signs up for Humble Monthly through their referral link. The current subscriber earns $8.00 store credit per new subscriber for the first 30 people who click on the referral link.

Does the Humble Bundle have an API for affiliates?

As far as we know, there is currently no API for affiliates. However, Humble Bundle does have an API for developers.


Who bought Humble Bundle?

IGN (Ian Games Network) Entertainment bought Humble Bundle on October 13, 2017.

Who owns Humble Bundle?

Humble Bundle has been owned by IGN Entertainment since October 13, 2017, which is in turn owned by Ziff Davis, which is owned by J2 Global. Prior to that, Humble Bundle was owned by co-founders Jeffrey Rosen and John Graham since it was started in 2010.

Is there a complete free games list for the Humble Bundle?

As far as we know, there is no complete official list of games that have been released for free on Humble Bundle. An incomplete list was compiled by subscribers here.

There is also the Humble Trove catalog here, which shows all of the free games available to current subscribers.

What happened to the Doctor Who bundle?

It died. Press F to Pay respects

What is the “Humble Trove”?

Humble Trove is a perk for Humble Monthly which allows subscribers to download and keep DRM-free games. New titles are added to the catalog every second Friday of the month. The full Humble Trove catalog can be viewed here.

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