Here's a post-Halloween Humble Horror Story
fresh from today:
Both and [url=https://www.humblebundle.com/store/lumini-deluxe-edition]its Deluxe Edition
have gone on sale today. I had been eyeing this game for some time so at 75% off I decided to bite and, considering the small difference in price, I went for the DE which includes the soundtrack and an art book... or does it?
After paying for it I discovered the download page only shows a DRM-free download for the game, with no trace of the extras. Considering the redeemable Steam key included in the download page is called "Lumini Deluxe Edition", I highly suspect the extras are only obtainable through Steam, even though the Humble Store page doesn't warn about it.
So here I am, with a recently created refund request ticket and hoping their "support ninjas" get back to me and grant me the refund while the game is still on sale so I can re-buy the basic edition. There's more than 13 days to go, but I wouldn't bet a wooden nickel they will. :\
yeah that could be problematic if you don't want to use Steam (it doesn't bother me, if a game use it , if there's not another copy protection requirement, like a bunch of Kalypso games for example)
Just a rule of thumb on HB, outside a bundle there's a high chance the goodies are tied to Steam and not avaible as direct download..... that's unfortunate i agree. (that's not always the case, but it's too often the case).
Another workaround : you could try to deal with the dev or publisher... worth a try. I just guess you don't give a shit of the content tied to Steam (that's your prerogative)
and according to this page (i quickly read it again (unless i missed something) , you have no way to know you need Steam to get access to the goodies : https://www.humblebundle.com/store/lumini-deluxe-edition?hmb_source=search_bar