For $12 a month you can sign up for the Humble Monthly Bundle, which delivers a pack of games to you on the first Friday of every month. For the month of May, Humble Monthly looks to have a wide variety of games for its subscribers. You'll be plumbing the depths of a secret lab, speeding around the track and jumping over pits of spikes. Let's take a look at what's included this month.
First off, there were two preview games in May, which meant that subscribers get these games a month before the rest of the bundle is revealed. The first of those was Inside, an atmospheric game of exploration and dread that our own Andrew Otton called "an example of game design executed near perfectly." You can read the rest of his thoughts in our full review. The other preview game is DiRT Rally, a fully featured rally racing experience from Codemasters. Featuring Oculus Rift VR support and a full suite of recognizable cars and tracks, this game is sure to please folks who need to burn a little rubber after seeing Fate of the Furious.
The Humble Debut for this month is Super Rude Bear Resurrection. Developed by Alex Rose, this game is a masochistic platformer where your body persists as a usable platform even after you fall into a spike pit. Think Super Meat Boy, but with a self-correcting difficulty curve. The game is the fully featured version of a jam game made for Ludlum Dare 28 and is one of many Rude Bear games you can sample on the developer's website. If you missed your chance to score this game and want another opportunity, we're giving away five Steam copies of the game this week elsewhere on the site.
The rest of the games are a pretty great assortment of indie hits from the past couple of years. Most notable is Undertale, a game that I raved about in my 10/10 review on release. It was my favorite game of 2015 and is still something I would recommend to just about anyone. Another game I highly recommend is The Turing Test, a first person puzzler that has a lot to offer to the burgeoning genre. In my 8.5/10 review, I stated that "The Turing Test strikes an impressive balance between Portal and Planet of the Apes that will keep players blasting through the test chambers in search of more answers."
Metrico+ is a chart themed puzzle platformer that our reviewer Sam liked, saying that it was a game that makes "all graphs point towards an upwards trend in fun." GoNNER is a procedural platformer with a unique and colorful art style that you just have to see to believe. Finally, the makers of Always Sometimes Monsters have contributed a game that is exclusive to this bundle. Vagabond Dog presents A2Be, an exploration based narrative game about the future.
In addition to all the games this month, Humble also announced the debut of Humble Comics, starting with a four issue series called Underwhere by TMNT creator Kevin Eastman. Issue one is included in this month's bundle and subsequent issues will be released in the next three months of bundles. Speaking of, if you want to get a jump on next month's bundle, you will instantly get a chance to play
Speaking of, if you want to get a jump on next month's bundle, you will instantly get a chance to play Stellaris, which Patrick found to be Very Good in his review.
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