“We’re cool for the summer,” sang Demi Lovato in a song that is definitely not about, as some scurrilous pop culture commentators would have you believe, smooching (or WORSE!). No, Demi is singing about paying full-price for video games. It’s cool for the summer but what then? What comes next? The answer is: the Humble Store End of Summer Sale. They’ve got over 3,000 games on sale and right now they won’t let you pay even a penny for Tropico 4 – the dictatorship-building sim is free (as a Steam key).
Beyond that, oh sheesh! There are thousands of games on sale. In the usual Humble way, some games come as Steam keys, some offer DRM-free downloads, and some have both. The Humble Store’s catalogue overlaps a lot with Steam, so our three sets of recommendations from Valve’s summer sale should still see you right.
Yes, Humble even have Deadly Premonition for £1.99.
This sale also introduces an option to get a little cash back as store credit. The Humble Store usually gives 10% of purchases to charity but right now that’s only 5% by default. Customers are then given the option to either give another 5% to charity, to match that usual 10% contribution, or to get 5% for themselves as credit.