Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.03.2023 - 14.04.2023)
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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.


I’m up for being challenged again! Something from this list is preferred :)


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Picked 1 long, 2 medium and 2 short. All are games that I either really like or want to try :)

If you feel like Days Gone (highly recommended) is too much, feel free to switch with either Danganronpa or the pillars of the Earth


These picks are good! Thank you :)


I just finished Out of the Box and it was fun! The gameplay is repetitive and doesn’t have enough variety to live up to games like Paper Please, but it had an interesting story and I had fun playing it


Great you liked it, but yes it’s more of a “one time” game, unless you want to 100%. TBH I did not play Paper Please, before Out of the box, so i can’t really compare them :)


Just wanted to let you know that I have 20 hours in Days Gone so far. I probably won’t finish it in time but I’ll definetely keep playing because it’s a lot of fun!


glad you like it, I think the story is rather interesting :D


No but now I have to listen to Welcome to the Black Parade haha :D

Dear picker, please choose something from my Shortlist one of them should be marked as a present :)


I can pick! It’s late now though, so I’ll do it tomorrow :-)


Okay! Slow start to the day, but I am here :-) Time to pick!

  • Webbed (present, short) - HLTB 5-8h
  • Cube Escape Collection (short) - HLTB 7-9h
  • A Robot Named Fight (SG win, medium) - HLTB 4-10h
  • The Painscreek Killings (medium) - HLTB 9-12h
  • SYNTHETIK (SG win, long) - HLTB 15-30h

Only one of these I’ve played myself is Cube Escape Collection (really good), but I’ve heard positive things about the other 4 games, so I hope you find something you like! Let me know if you’d like anything to be swapped for something else.


Great thanks a lot :) Looking forward to play those games =)


Awesome! Excited to hear your thoughts on them!


Hey fran! :) I finished the last of the games a few days ago, so here are my thoughts:

I totally loved it! Such a great game and a very lovable character =)

Cube Escape Collection:
As expected from a Rusty Lake game it was weird, but not in the bad way :D Had to consult a guide at some points because some of the puzzles were quite tough.

A Robot Named Fight!:

An overall enjoyable game. As it is procedual generated it’s not getting boring. Most likely will play it again in the future to get some more achievements :)

The Painscreek Killings:

I had expected more of the game but it was a little bit too much walking and searching for keys and too few real investigating. The end is also a little strange. But it has a lot of good reviews, so maybe it’s just not my thing :)


Enjoyed playing this even if I’m not really good at those games. But most likely nothing which I will come back to in the future.


Hey, thanks for the update! You’ve reminded me that I was thinking of getting Webbed on sale from Humble haha. I’m glad you had overall positive experiences with the games :-) Was Webbed your favorite of the bunch?


Ah yes definitely, but it was expectable as it was a wishlisted game and I just totally love platformers :D


great song choice :D