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Happy Fall! Are your leaves falling to the ground? Mine are! I’m thinking about going to buy some pumpkins today because I’m always way too giddy about Fall. They’ll rot before Halloween, but I can always buy more, right?!! Really though, today would be a great day to finally watch the box office hit It and find some sweet fall or Halloween themed games! Also, maybe eat a caramel apple. Okay, okay I’m getting too caught up in it! Moving on…

Today I have a special new thing to share with you guys. I know I usually like to end the week with a list of free games or even some sweet gaming deals I feel are worth mentioning. Well, today is about a different kind of deal. What I’m getting at is a new way to rent games called Jump–which just launched September 20th! You have probably heard of Gamefly, which is sort of like an online Redbox for games. You pay $9.50 to rent a single game out at a time. You pick out which game you want (and hope they aren’t out) and they ship it to you in the mail. When you are finished trying out the game, you send it back in, and they’ll send you another. There are other options to pay more and get more games out at a time. I used to use Gamefly for a brief time years ago.

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Where Gamefly is like Redbox, Jump is like Netflix. It is a monthly paid subscription for games. Unlike Gamefly, it is digital, more like Steam. Which means no potentially scratched disks or mail time. What you do is pay $9.99 for a month of unlimited gaming.

Let me explain what you really get though. Jump does not have every game. What they have are all indie games. They strive to only offer good indie, not just any monkey in the barrel. The site has 60+ games you can play and says they will offer about ten new games each month. Here is the complete list of the game they offer right now, found at techraptor.net:

  • 6180 the moon
  • 8Bit Fiesta
  • A Wizard’s Lizard
  • Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution
  • Actual Sunlight
  • Adventure Lamp
  • Along the Edge
  • Always Sometimes Monsters
  • Astervoid 2000
  • Balthazar’s Dream
  • Bard’s Gold
  • Beatbuddy
  • Bebob and Tempo
  • Beholder
  • Big Tower Tiny Square
  • Cats Are Liquid
  • Conga Master
  • Cyber Complex
  • Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
  • Drive!Drive!Drive!
  • Dungeon Rushers
  • Ellipsis
  • Enchanted Cave 2
  • FOTONICA
  • Gunhouse
  • Ittle Dew
  • Kick Ass Commandos
  • klocki
  • Lethal League
  • Life Goes On: Done to Death
  • Lucius Demake
  • Luxuria Superbia
  • Lyne
  • MirrorMoonEP
  • Molemen Must Die
  • Necrosphere
  • Orion Trail
  • PolandBall
  • Pony Island
  • Rashlander
  • Red Game Without A Great Name
  • Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball
  • Rogue Quest – Episode 1
  • Rogue Quest – Episode 2
  • SIHEYUAN
  • SOYF (Shit On Your Friends)
  • Sally’s Law
  • Semispheres
  • She Remembered Caterpillars
  • Sproggiwood
  • Steel Rain
  • Stunt Runner
  • Super Lovely Planet
  • Super Win The Game
  • Tallowmere
  • Teslagrad
  • The Bridge
  • The End Is Nigh
  • Thing-in-Itself
  • This Book Is A Dungeon
  • Tumblestone
  • Yi and the Thousand Moons
  • Zenge

What a list! Or is it? Well, Jump has certain criteria it looks for in each game it picks for its sight. The three things they look for is if it has won any awards, if it’s highly-rated, and was it a runaway hit with sales. Most of the games on their site meet 2-3 of these criteria. Which makes me a lot happier about spending money with a limited selection of games.

Is it a very pure experience on Jump. They don’t offer the games to buy, and they don’t do ads. They are also disconnected from other places like Steam, so even if you already have a saved game on Steam, you would have to start over on Jump.

What are my thoughts on Jump? I honestly don’t see how they will make it with the very limited offering of games. There are no big AAA games, and it seems like there never will be. Don’t get me wrong, I love indie games, but I don’t even see my favorite indie games on this list. It’s just too limited. Perhaps because they are just getting started. To me, $10/month to play this limited of selection of games is too steep a price. You do not even get to keep these games.

Now, before you tell me, I’m too harsh let’s take a look at another monthly subscription that is offered at a place called Humble Bundle. Their monthly subscription cost two dollars more at $12/month. Let’s put that in yearly terms (even though you can unsubscribe at any point with Humble Bundle or Jump). In a year you will pay about $120 on Jump and $144 on Humble Bundle, a 24 dollar difference. Which is still pretty minimal in my opinion and actually not even accurate because you can sign up for an entire year on Humble Bundle at a discount that equals out $11/month. So only a twelve dollar difference between a year of  Humble Bundle and a year of Jump.

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What Humble Bundle offers is not game rentals, but instead they actually give you games to own each and every month. Every month will give you a game bundle worth over one hundred dollars (some are worth over $200), and it will include one AAA game. For example, this month on Humble Bundle you get the following games (I’ve included their price from Steam):

  • The Banner Saga 2 – $19.99
  • Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight – $9.99
  • Killing Floor 2 – $29.99
  • Worms W.M.D – $29.99
  • Stories Untold – $9.99
  • HackyZack – $9.99
  • Eterium – $4.99
  • Volantia (Humble Bundle exclusive game)

This is one of their cheaper months even–this one is totaled to be worth $126.92, whereas August’s bundle was worth $262.88. Again, these are your games to keep forever, whether you are still subscribed or not. If you check out their monthly list here, you will see they offer you the ratings of each game on different sites. It seems like they like to stick with games that only have positive ratings.

The final thing you should realize about Humble Bundle is that if you aren’t interested in any of the games in a monthly bundle (or already own them), you can gift them to your friends! All of that combined just makes me really wonder why I would pay $10/month to rent games that cost less than that when I can pay $12/month to own a bundle of games worth at least $100 and include popular and recent games.

If you are still intrigued by Jump, then give their free trial a try. It is a fourteen-day free trial that doesn’t require you to input a card. No loss for you!


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19 thoughts on “Lilo’s Lair #39: New Jump Gaming Subscription? Stick with Humble Bundle.

  1. miakayuuki2012 says:

    While I do not any game subscription or what so ever . However, THE BUNDLE is a good thing not just in games but on everything.

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  2. chinodc1 says:

    This is an awesome subscription! Although it might not fit well for casual gamers as they don’t play that much.

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  3. micorobin says:

    I agree do not bite into this if you are not a hardcore gamer. I suggest buying these step by step and one by one. If you are a gamer though and have money then go for it.

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  4. Chatingale says:

    Well, nice that you can give games to others in case you’re not interested anymore. Would definitely tell my buddy to try the free trial.

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  5. Love the concept. I just hope they have a lot of the popular ones so there’s no wait time to borrow them. 🙂 At least there’s an option to try the game out instead of buying it for full price.

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  6. geegeeangie says:

    Both ‘jump’ and ‘humble bundle ‘ gaming subscriptions are good but the ‘humble bundle ‘ one is waaaaay better. You get to pay a little bit more but get to keep the game you buy FOREVER !

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  7. Thanks for the information. This is really a new concept.

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  8. valine13 says:

    Wow nice one. Im not really hardcore in games but this is nice to have unlimited game all you want and pay for the price.

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  9. darkkvader says:

    Cool unlimited gaming for those who want to enjoy so much playing. I think this is a good concept. Since there are a lot who offers like this in shows and movies.

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  10. This rental concept is innovative and very affordable as well. I think many will consider on getting this because it is affordable yet, quality games.

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  11. charleenmae says:

    Great bundles these are. I have a hardcore gamer friend he’ll surely love this too.

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  12. mchesk16 says:

    Sounds like the perfect deal for gaming junkies. Jump seems like the obvious choice because it has more games and it’s cheaper.

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  13. kulengs says:

    This is good news to all gamers out there. Imagine all those games for a small price. Just WOW.

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  14. It’s a great deal! You can play those games for only $12. It’s a subscription you don’t want to miss.

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  15. the bundle blows my mind. thats an amazing deal for 12 a month.

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  16. onejanedoe says:

    There used to be something very similar to this years ago for X box type games. I can’t remember which company it was actually for anymore, Sega maybe? (I did say this was years ago). You could take out a membership for so and so many dollars per month, (it wasn’t a lot really–or at least it wouldn’t have been if it had been more worthwhile) and for that you had unlimited access to the game titles that they were offering. Every month the game titles changed (or rather they were supposed to change) and new games were made available to you. Actually what happened is a handful of the game titles changed with most of them staying the same and the few that you actually played disappeared. Like I said before, it would have been worthwhile if the games offered were ones that you liked playing and if they didn’t switch out your favorites for ones you didn’t like. These unlimited gaming subscriptions often lack a wide variety of games to choose from and therefore they do not have a widespread appeal. The gaming subscription I am talking about only lasted a year or two at the very most before people decided it wasn’t worth it and forced them to shut down. Unless they can offer unlimited games that have mass appeal and a good variety that keeps up to date with new releases, I don’t see how they will succeed in the long term.

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  17. I wish this is in my country unfortunately it is not. It sucks because this is such an awesome deal.

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  18. charlesxavier123 says:

    I know what you mean that is roughly 600PHp . Really cheap if you ask me considering what you are getting . I feel you maam. It is not available in the Philippines either.

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