Daerphen
Challenge me! Bi-Monthly Edition
(15.05.2024 - 14.07.2024)
Maybe this round has started a bit late. But you still have plenty of time to get your challenge done.

For Pickers. Just copy paste and complete the data :)

* [GAME#1](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#1-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#1-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#2](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#2-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#2-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#3](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#3-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#3-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#4](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#4-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#4-HLTBTIME
* [GAME#5](http://store.steampowered.com/app/GAME#5-ID/) - HLTB Time: GAME#5-HLTBTIME

  • Please make sure your games are sorted by completion before applying.
  • If you so desire and you have at least 5 unplayed SG wins, the 5 games can be picked out of your SG wins (instead of only 2/5). Just note it in your application comment.
  • Note in your post if you're ok playing multiplayer only games.
  • Same for Early Access (I know some people want to wait for release).
  • When you finish one (or more) of the games picked for you, please post an update by replying to your picker's comment.
  • If the game has achievements, you can link to either the Steam or Astats page corresponding to your progress.
  • If the game doesn't have achievements, please post a screenshot showing your completion.
  • Finally, if you have completed all the games that were assigned to you but want another go at it, feel free to post another application.
  • You can pick for/challenge up to 2 fellow assassins, please refrain to pick more so everybody who wants get a chance at it.
  • You can pick for anybody who has applied and hasn't been given a list yet, unless they specified otherwise (see next point). It is recommended to signal with a "reserved" comment that you're currently picking for that person. This way it'll avoid the situation where you spend time picking games just to come back to somebody's comment 2 minutes prior.
  • Please use the following criteria when picking a list for somebody.
  • Pick exactly 5 games
  • Length-wise: at least 2 short games (under 10h to beat) and 2 medium (under 15-20h). You can use HLTB to check the time, or more conveniently the Enhanced Steam browser extension (it shows the HLTB time directly on the game's steam page). That rule can be overridden by the bottom (i.e. pick 5 short games) but not the other way around, as not everybody has the same time to dedicate to gaming.
  • Pick two SG wins unless the person specified SG wins only, in which case pick only in the applicant's SG wins list.
  • Quality-wise: at least 3 of the 5 games should have a positive (or above) rating. You can use this site to quickly sort games in a user's library by ratings (thanks to JaffaCaffa for the suggestion).
  • Please, respect the applicant's choice regarding multiplayer-only and Early access games, as well as other requests (exclusion of certain genre etc.).
  • Please use the code below to post your comment, it's already formatted, you just have to copy/paste & complete the data.

Do I have to participate in this event?
No, this is an event to help you reduce your backlog. If you already have a plan and don't want anyone to pick games for you, you're free to ignore it.

What happens if I don’t participate in the event?
Absolutely nothing.

What happens if I play all the games picked for me this month?
Still nothing. (You might get a shiny profile badge at some later date. And you can come back for another batch.)

What if I don’t have time to play 5 games?
Don’t worry, one is enough, we’re just asking the pickers to select 5 to give the player a little choice.

One of the game picked for me won’t run on my computer for X or Y reason, what do I do?
If this happens, please notify the picker by replying his comment and ask them to pick a replacement. If the original picker don’t give you an answer within 24h, don’t panic, just leave a comment and we’ll pick one for you. Meanwhile, you could try one of the other picked games if you haven't played them all yet.

I played all 5 games that were picked for me and I want more!
If you have completed all 5 games and reported your completion to the original comment, you can make a new request for another list.

When picking for other people, can I only pick “never played” games?
Not necessarily, you can also pick games that seem to have been abandoned but haven’t been categorized as “won’t play”. No beaten or completed games, or games being currently played obviously.

Why are there so many rules for picking the games? I can’t be bothered!
We’re trying to make this enjoyable for everyone so if you decide to pick games for others, please read and follow the rules. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for the pickers too, but if it’s bothering you too much, remember you don’t need to pick games for others to join the challenge.

I’m new here, can I join the challenge?
Yes of course (and welcome to BLAEO). Please just be sure to have your games sorted by progress before signing up for the challenge, to make it easier for your picker.

Moony1986

yay! Better late than never :D

So I made a new list with longer games. The list is sorted by Main + Extra HLTB time. Please pick two games from place 1-49, two games from 50-99 and one from 100+ =)

stef

woops I didn’t reply to you directly. The game suggestions under this are for you 😅

stef

Did I do it right? lol let me know if you want anything repicked!

Moony1986

Everything is fine, thanks a lot for the picks =)

stef

I would like to participate! Anything from this list is fine!

Moony1986

Okay let me return the favour =)

stef

Great picks, thanks!

Edit: I just finished Lost Words.I went in blind and it enjoyed it a lot! Thank you for the pick

amusedmonkey

This is going to be fun. Here we go! I prefer most, if not all, of the picks to be from my wins list, but anything from my short or medium lists is fine too. If a game is part of a series as a sequel/prequel, I would rather play everything I own in that series (standalone stories in a series are fine as single picks). I have no energy for multiplayer games, and no VR games, please, my headset is broken. Games without achievements are totally fine.

Moony1986

Let me know if anything should be switched :)

amusedmonkey

Perfect picks and great variety! Thank you. 11-11 and Adventure Time were actually on my “to play soon” mental list.

vot4ol

I’m ready to give this another shot - please pick from this list

Kyrrelin

Reserved Done. :3
Have fun! Let me know if you’d like something changed. ;)

vot4ol

Thanks for the picks, I’m excited to play them!

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ignition365

Just joined, pick me a list from my SG wins please.

Tristar

I’d love to pick, once I’m back tomorrow ^^

Daerphen

Please pick the games right away. Why reserve for more than 24 hours?

Tristar

as said cause I was away.

and I specifically did not say ‘reserved’.
Others could have picked if wanted to. It was to avoid someone (or you) feel forced to do so as otherwise seemingly no one would.

Tristar

finished :3

Kingdom: Classic 10h
Devil May Cry 5 11h
Torchlight 14h
Hellpoint 17h
Terraformers 35h

Snuck in Kingdom as one of my favorite games (with superb music) ^^. Kept it with wins otherwise, with Hellpoint as you seem to like the genre.
A bit on the longer side, tried to choose the best titles, can switch to/add something shorter too if desired.

ignition365

Nice, I love getting personal picks, so I’ll definitely make an effort to play Kingdom. Hellpoint will probably be the priority, great pick lol

ignition365

Beat Kingdom Classic. Fun game, didnt expect the gameplay loop to be so addictive.

xxxkaCZ

Looking for 5 games to play