Daerphen
Challenge me! Bi-Monthly Edition
(15.03.2024 - 14.05.2024)
Technically the name is not accurate. We are switching the event to a two-month schedule to give everybody a little more time to get picks played. If you are fast enough of course you can get challenge multiple times. Just add another comment.

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.

Cece09

Not gonna take part as I’m currently busy with yakuza but I’ll definitely look at this on the next one. Help pick what my next long games could be

Moony1986

Ah I’m looking forward to see if this will help more people to take part.

I will add some longer games to my shortlist then, but for now I’ll just go with my current Shortlist. Please pick something nice. No extra rules this time :)

Kyrrelin

Reserved. Done, have fun! And let me know if you want anything changed. :3

  • World of Goo - HLTB Time: 6h
    I have played it a long time ago and quite enjoyed it! :D And you can still use it for this PAGYWOSG month.
  • The Way - HLTB Time: 6.5h
    I enter every giveaway I see for it, so I hope you will enjoy it. ;)
  • Lair of the Clockwork God - HLTB Time: 8.5h
    Grabbed it for myself in some recent bundle, looks like fun.
  • Narita Boy - HLTB Time: 7h
    The retro look is so cool!
  • Superliminal - HLTB Time: 2.5h
    And one more puzzle. ;)
Moony1986

Thanks a lot for the picks :) Looking forward to play them =)

Moony1986

Thanks a lot again for your picks. I’ve beaten the last of them today and very much enjoyed all of them =)

If you would like you can pick me 5 more games for the second month of this challenge :) I cleared the list up a little bit so there are only short games left. From the next challenge on I will only put medium or higher games on it. So last chance for those games to ever be picked for Challenge Me :D

Kyrrelin

I am happy to hear that! :D

Haha, here you go with another challenge. ;D

bloudeuedd

For the past couple of months I’ve mostly been playing on a console instead of Steam, but this seems like a perfect oportunity to put some more hours into Steam again. So please, help me decide what to play.

franplants

I’ll pick some games for you :) any particular requests re: game length, genre, etc?

bloudeuedd

Not really, you can follow the pickers guidelines. Don’t pick early access or multiplayer only games or games I already marked as unfinished.
Otherwise I’m open to any genre, the games I own are there because they seemed interesting to me at some point, so you don’t have to exclude anything prior to picking.
Thanks!

franplants

Okay, here we go! I picked these all from your “never played” list so hopefully they work even though some of them did show as having playtime already. Let me know if you want anything swapped out :-)

bloudeuedd

Thank you! They are purrfect.

franplants

Sorry, forgot to respond to this! Glad you like the choices, looking forward to hearing how you enjoy the games :) I’ll be especially interested to hear your thoughts on fault - milestone one, as that’s the one game from this list that I’ve actually finished haha

Sword

Hello everyone, I’m new to Blaeo , and i feel like i can try to beat some games from my backlog and my sg wins (15 wins and some already played so this won’t be too difficult)

I would prefer If you can avoid early access or Mp games but apart from that, i don’t have any requirements.

I think i have correctly sorted my games but let me know if something’s wrong :)

Kyrrelin

Reserved Done. :3

Hello and welcome to BLAEO! :D Honestly, I had problems choosing games for you as you have so many unplayed games that I love… I had a hard time deciding what to pick. xD Let me know if you want anything changed. ;)
Good luck with your assassination!

  • Hollow Knight - HLTB Time: 27h+
    One of the best games of all time! I love every aspect of it. <3
  • Primordia - HLTB Time: 6h
    For sure one of the best adventures you can find. Yet again, I love every aspect of the game. :3
  • Candle - HLTB Time: 8h
    Very cute game.
  • The Falconeer - HLTB Time: 9h+
    Win for you.
  • Prey - HLTB Time: 16h
    An amazing game made by my beloved Arkane studios. The story can be done rather quickly I suppose, but I have quite enjoyed exploring the station!
Sword

Hey thank you very much, it’s perfect!
Actually i already played Prey on another client (i’m also a fan of Arkane studios since Arx fatalis), but i bought it on steam with all DLCS just to play it again, so it’s the perfect time to do that!

And Falconeer was one of my goals to play in my wins.

You’ve done a flawless job, I’ll get to it :)

Kyrrelin

Actually i already played Prey on another client

Haha, then if you don’t mind replaying it again. ;)

Feel free to let me know how you liked the other games! :D

Sword

Hello again,
I nearly missed the deadline, but I finally made it !

I had a blast with all your choices.
Hollow Knight was really hard, but also very something. It was a real experience!
Primordia was awesome. I can’t understand why i did not play it, since I’m a hudge Wadjet Eye games fan
Candle was interesting, if maybe a bit frustrating sometimes (I suck at precise things :p) But the art and story were great!
Falconeer was really nice , I was a breath of fresh air. I loved the flying simulator aspect while mounting (and fighting fantasy beasts)
And I was glad to play Prey again, This was just the right time to do so. A pity that Arkane Austin just closed….

Thank you once again for your picks, this was a real good choice of games!

Kyrrelin

Great job! Congratulations. :D
I am so happy to hear that you have enjoyed all of the games! <3

A pity that Arkane Austin just closed….

Oh my, is that so? 😥

Sword

Unfortunately yes, blame microsoft

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amusedmonkey

I don’t know if I’m late, but this is the first time I’m participating because of the longer time allowance. I would like all my picks to be SG wins, and prefer no multiplayer or early access. No other requirements. I don’t do achievements, so no need to take that into account when selecting games.

Note: STAR WARS™ Knights of the Old Republic is broken for me. The widescreen mods broke it and I don’t feel like messing with fixing it right now. Please select something else.

Kyrrelin

Reserved Done. :3
All wins per your wish. Let me know if you wish anything changed. ;)

Edit: Oh my, you have Shadow Tactics set as won’t play! How could have that happened? O_O

amusedmonkey

Won’t play is more like “not skilled enough to play”. I can manage the tactical part of it pretty well, and it’s very interesting, but the part that requires precise timing is above my skill level. I’m really bad at precision play, be it precise reactions or precise platforming, and the reason some other games in that list also landed in the won’t play list despite enjoying them.

All the picks are great. I’ve been wanting to play Dishonored and Agatha Christie for a while but other games keep getting in the way.

Kyrrelin

I can understand that especially with precise platforming, that can really drive me mad. ;)

Have fun! :3

amusedmonkey

I’ve finished all but two games. I kept Dishonored for last because I want to take my time with it next month, and I’ve encountered a game breaking bug in Still Life that prevents me from exiting the room even after restarting the game. I’m more than halfway through and now I’m stuck. This sucks. I guess I will have to watch a walkthrough to see the rest of the story.

If you’re still interested in Cats and the Other Lives, I do recommend it. Such an odd feeling to be playing both as an observer and a participant. You’re a cat doing cat things and the story unfolds around you. If you end up caring about the characters, some moments may feel sad and painful. Quite a bit of drama in that family.

Kyrrelin

Thank you for your summary! :D Oh, that really sucks with Still Life, sorry to hear that. :/

I am more and more curious about that game, sounds exactly like my type. :3

amusedmonkey

I’m in love with Dishonored. It was a good idea to allocate a full month to it because I usually waste a lot of time in such games simply exploring around (and getting lost). During the intro I thought, sure, nice game, but I don’t see what’s so special about it, and then I got powers and went on the first mission. The amount of strategic possibilities available blew my mind! I could instantly think of several solutions to approach each situation and was eager to see what worked. Even falling to my death was part of the experience. I already have plans in what order to purchase upgrades and spend my artifacts to achieve certain strategic combinations - too bad I don’t like guides so I will likely not find all of them. What a power trip!

Kyrrelin

Oh gosh, I am so happy to hear that! :D
I love Dishonored! I have over 170 hours on it and I am already thinking about replaying it again! xD
Yeah, there are countless possible ways how to solve the missions, it’s a lot of fun to try them all. I also love the characters, lore of the world, the story… everything! :D
How I envy you now. ;) Have fun!

JapaniKatti

I joined BLAEO today and I think I got everything sorted out! I would love for someone to pick me 5 games, preferably on the shorter side (under 10 hours). I am a completionist, so I would prefer if the game is under 10 hours when 100%, but if not, then that is totally fine as well.

I have a few questions though, when I complete the game/games given to me by the person picking them for me, where do I post to say I am done with them? Do I reply to the comment here or do I make a post on my own profile? :D sorry for many questions!

ninglor03

You can reply here :3
Tried to follow your wishes \o/

I think I like your lib :3

JapaniKatti

thank you for picking my games! Those are all games I am very interested in finishing, so I should be able to manage atleast one of them within the challenge limit :D

thank you <3

ninglor03

Enjoy <3

JapaniKatti

I forgot to reply here but I have completed Furry Shades of Gay~

ninglor03

:3
I know you did. Pls tell me you also loved the good omens reference! O.O

JapaniKatti

SO when i first saw it i wasnt sure if it was trying to be a reference for that or not, but then i was like, yah it has to be. it was great! my favorite part probably lmao. They did justice for Crowley.

ninglor03

Haha, totally. A reason why I almost wanted to push this game on ppl who loved Good Omens… but I refrained lol