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Eight Years of Backlog Assassins Extraordinaire

Time flies when you’re having fun! Around this time of year eight years ago, a few of us started organizing our backlogs and motivating each other via the steamgifts forums, which in the following months grew into a Steam community and finally this website.

To celebrate the occasion, we thought a little event might be in order. It’s really easy: Between now and March 31st 2024 (around the 8th anniversary of the website), play 8 games you’ve added to your library since the creation of BLAEO (November 2015) and haven’t beaten yet. Your chosen games can overlap with other running themes and events. If this number seems low to you, challenge yourself to play some longer games during this time. Or, if you’re already done with your batch of 8 after a few weeks, just pick 8 more games.

Depending on participation, there might be a little giveaway at the end of this event for all participants who finish at least 80% of their list (that’s 6 full games beaten and made some headway into the 7th). If you’d like to join said giveaway, there’s a small rule: You can’t have more than 2 extremely short games (playtime less than 1 hour) on your list. If you don’t care about the giveaway, you can add whatever games you’d like!


Here’s a nifty little table for you to keep track of your event progress:

Game | Achievements | Playtime | Added to Library | Status
:-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: 
name of game 1 | achievements obtained | playtime | date added to library | unfinished/beaten
name of game 2 | achievements obtained | playtime | date added to library | unfinished/beaten
name of game 3 | achievements obtained | playtime | date added to library | unfinished/beaten
name of game 4 | achievements obtained | playtime | date added to library | unfinished/beaten
name of game 5 | achievements obtained | playtime | date added to library | unfinished/beaten
name of game 6 | achievements obtained | playtime | date added to library | unfinished/beaten
name of game 7 | achievements obtained | playtime | date added to library | unfinished/beaten
name of game 8 | achievements obtained | playtime | date added to library | unfinished/beaten
Jaded

Sounds like a fun event!
I have a lot of larger games I’ve started and never finished, so lets see if I can beat some of them… :S

Game Achievements (-previous) Playtime (-previous) Added to Library Status
My Time at Portia 91/91(-29) 214h (-84.3h) Jun 19 Completed
Marvel’s Avengers - The Definitive Edition 23/50 (-10) 16.7h (-6.1h) Jul 23 Beaten
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes 6/30 5.8h Dec 23 Beaten
Palworld 10/10 96.8h Jan 24 Completed
Dave the Diver 43/43 47h Jan 24 Completed
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 5/59 (-5) 3.2h (-3.2h) Nov 23 unfinished
Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch™ Remastered 2/33 (-2) 5.8h (-5.8h) Jan 23 unfinished
Planet of Lana 0/25 0h Oct 23 unfinished
Eastward 0/30 0h Dec 21 unfinished
God of War 0/37 0h Jan 24 unfinished
aonrao

oh going back to My Time at Portia!
enjoy

Jaded

Hopefully! We will see how it goes.. I was going through my games and realized I never actually finished it haha.

aonrao

At one point I want to go back to it and 100% achievements.
I actually don’t remember if i finished the main story or not

Jaded

I keep intending to go and try 100% it, but the pumpkin proposal one puts me off haha

Maybe you are like me and haven’t finished the main quest :D

aonrao

I don’t even want to think about that achievement :D

Jaded

Maybe we should just beat the game, and finish the other achievements first…then do a run just for that achievement if needed :D

aonrao

I’ll have to get an actual gaming PC to play that game again. My current laptop is not made for games and that’s a somewhat heavy game :D But one day…! Same with My Time at Sandrock

Jaded

One day haha
I went to purchase MTaS recently, but it disappeared off GMG apparently the week before I went to purchase it, and is only available on Steam now for more than double the price it was.. I’ll hold off on buying it for awhile now 😅

aonrao

That’s weird. I didn’t see any updates on it, why would they suddenly change the price? o.O
I bought it last year when it was on sale … and I’m glad I did, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to afford it now :D

Jaded

Ah when they changed from early access - they removed it from GMG and just upped the price a heap on Steam :(
I should have bought it earlier but thought I’d wait until I felt like playing it (which was a week late haha).. went opposite way for me this time.

Will probably wait for a bundle now..

nellyneko

Those are some looooong games, good luck! :)

Jaded

It’s a few months… I need to set myself goals.
See how it goes :D

Mitsukuni

8 years already? Wow, time really flies by.
Also I really liked the idea, just need to pick some games now.

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Ys Origin 23/46 51.5 h 2016-07-04
CrossCode achievements obtained playtime 2015-12-20 unfinished/beaten
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.7 Minagoroshi 14/14 22.7 h 2022-06-26
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.8 Matsuribayashi achievements obtained playtime 2022-06-26 unfinished/beaten
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection 27/33 76.6 h (-37 h) 2023-05-29
Shadowrun: Dragonfall achievements obtained (-10.5 h) 2016-03-09 unfinished/beaten
Human Resource Machine achievements obtained (-4.5 h) 2022-12-14 unfinished/beaten
Sniper Elite V2 Remastered 31/71 13.7 h 2022-12-04
Kyrrelin

Count me in, count me in! :D
Finally, my yearly sorting will be useful! X)

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders 10/10 8h 12 May 2022 Completed
Children of Morta 0/45 0h 1 Nov 2021 unfinished
TSIOQUE 0/31 0h 21 Nov 2020 unfinished
name of game 4 achievements obtained playtime 2019 unfinished/beaten
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf 0/75 0h 29 Jan, 2018 unfinished
name of game 6 achievements obtained playtime 2017 unfinished/beaten
name of game 7 achievements obtained playtime 2016 unfinished/beaten
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime 2015 unfinished/beaten
Smythe

Oh, I’m not the only one who sorts by year. High Five
My intention was to encourage me to clear old games but it hasn’t been very effective

Kyrrelin

Yay! :D
I feel you. XD But even slow progress is progress to be proud of. ;)

Skatrzoo

Eight years you say? I do have to say I quite fancy that number so I suppose I’m obliged to participate after all. Will edit the table later once I decide on the games. To keep up with my goal of finishing my reading backlog, I suppose I should pick at least 4 VNs for this event too.

Game Achievements (-previous) Playtime (-previous) Added to Library Status
Brotato 83/83 32h Jan ‘24 Completed
The Coffin of Andy and Leyley 6/6 3h Nov ‘23 Completed*
Lies of P 36/42 35h Dec ‘23 Beaten
UsoNatsu ~The Summer Romance Bloomed From A Lie~ 21/21 12h Dec ‘23 Completed
VA-11 Hall-A 34/34 (-4) 12h (-1h) Oct ‘18 Completed
Nurse Love Syndrome 13/13 26h Jul ‘23 Completed
Stella of The End 22/22 8h Dec ‘23 Completed
WITCH ON THE HOLY NIGHT 27/27 26h Dec ‘23 Completed
  238 153h   Beaten games: 8

*Only 2/4 episodes are out in early access, episode 3 might be out before this challenge is over so I’ll go back to it then.

17.02.2024: Aaaaand that’s all 8 of them done, maybe I’ll 100% Lies of P too so I can mark all of them as completed :)

ninglor03

I like this idea! And I haven’t joined blaeo events for so long, shame on me D:
Happy early bday, dear blaeo! Thank you for making this website!

Game Achievements Playtime before event Total playtime Added to Library Status
Hogwarts Legacy 8/45 24.2h playtime Nov 23 unfinished
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 4 achievements obtained playtime playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 5 achievements obtained playtime playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 6 achievements obtained playtime playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 7 achievements obtained playtime playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
Kaleith

Cool event, I’m not sure yet about what games I’ll pick but for now I’ll leave this placeholder so I can bookmark and not forget (I will probably forget)

Edit: shamelessly stealing the idea from someone right below, I tried to pick one for each year. Thanks to my peerless skills in planning I ended up with 9 picks as I picked one for each solar year between 2015 and 2023. I’m not sure how I’ll fix it but we’ll see.

Edit 2 (mid February): Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth took over all of my playtime for the entire month so there’s no way I’ll make it in time and I wouldn’t want to force myself to rush through things. I throw in the towel

Game Achievements (-previous) Playtime (-previous/idle) Added to Library Status
DAVE THE DIVER 43/43 40.7 h Dec ‘23 ✅completed
AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES - nirvanA Initiative 0/49 1.2 h (-1.2 h) Dec ‘22 unfinished
OMORI 61/84 25.1 h Feb ‘21 ✅beaten
Flowers -Le volume sur printemps- - 6.8 h (-6.8 h) Feb ‘20 unfinished
ILLUSION - 0.0 h Dec ‘19 unplayed
Strawberry Vinegar 0/28 1.6h (-1.6 h) Nov ‘18 unplayed
Tokyo Dark 3/44 (-3) 4.5 h (-4.5 h) Oct ‘17 unplayed
LISA 0/68 6.1 h (-6.1 h) Jan ‘16 unplayed
Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative - 3.6 h Dec ‘15 ✅completed
Kyrrelin

I ended up with 9 picks

That just means more fun! ;D

EvilBlackSheep

Definitely a cool event, but like many I haven’t decided my list yet, will be back. Might even try to do one per year (released or added that year is yet to see); Same problem as kale, i have an extra game but i’ll deal with that in due time Solved by starting in 2016 which is when i joined BLAEO.

Game Achievements (-previous) Playtime (-previous) Added to Library Status
Persona 5 Tactica 29/40 (-8) 23h (-5h) Nov ‘23 ✅beaten
AI: The Somnium Files 29/45 (-12) 13h (-7h) Dec ‘22 ✅beaten
TBD achievements obtained playtime 2021 unfinished/beaten
Juventures 29/55 3h Apr ‘20 ✅beaten
TBD achievements obtained playtime 2019 unfinished/beaten
Sunset Overdrive 53/80 32h Dec ‘18 ✅beaten
TBD achievements obtained playtime 2017 unfinished/beaten
TBD achievements obtained playtime 2016 unfinished/beaten
aonrao

i’m not super interested in pre-selecting games currently, but i’ll give this a try and see how it goes. i have a bunch of “unfinished” games that would be nice to finish, so i might pick from those.

End date: March 31st 2024

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
monument valley 19/19 2.8h November 2023 completed
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 4 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 5 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 6 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 7 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
xxxkaCZ
Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Lets build a zoo 32/45 80,2h June 2023 beaten
Thief 18/37 18,5h July 2020 beaten
Oblivion Game of the Year Deluxe playtime June 2020 unfinished
Children of Morta 28/45 11,2h December 2020 beaten
Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword achievements obtained playtime November 2020 unfinished
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales achievements obtained playtime July 2023 unfinished
Pillars of Eternity - Definitive Edition achievements obtained playtime December 2022 unfinished
TOHU 21/21 3,6h December 2021 beaten
xxxkaCZ
Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Divinity Original Sin Enchanced edition achievements obtained playtime September 2022 unfinished
Mafia definitive edition achievements obtained playtime January 2022 unfinished
DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT achievements obtained playtime April 2022 unfinished
Evoland Legendary edition achievements obtained playtime September 2020 unfinished
Remnant from the ashes achievements obtained playtime June 2023 unfinished
Spiritfarer®: Farewell Edition achievements obtained playtime February 2023 unfinished
Aven colony 48/48 34,6h April 2021 beaten
Surviving mars achievements obtained playtime June 2021 unfinished
xxxkaCZ
Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Resident evil village achievements obtained playtime December 2023 unfinished
Marvel’s Avengers - The Definitive edition achievements obtained playtime May 2023 unfinished
Duke nukem forever 34/62 12,4 h June 2020 beaten
Resident evil 7 Biohazard achievements obtained playtime May 2021 unfinished
Dead space 3 22/59 17,7 h May 2023 beaten
Outcast - Second contact achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished
Bear with me: The Lost robots 19/64 1,6 h March 2020 beaten
Relicta 26/40 20,4 h October 2021 beaten
xxxkaCZ
Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
XCOM: Chimera squad 14/40 16,9h March 2021 beaten
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 4 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 5 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 6 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 7 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
xxxkaCZ

Reserved

ExcelElmira

To simplify counting achievements and playtime, I decided to only include games that I haven’t played at all before the start of the event.

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Rusty Lake Hotel 23/23 4.1 hours 3 Dec, 2023 completed
Birdgut 22/22 2.3 hours 3 Jul, 2022 completed
Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? 17/17 4.5 hours 3 Dec, 2023 completed
Tacoma 5/12 5.1 hours 13 Sep, 2022 beaten
The Ramp 12/12 38 minutes 23 Nov, 2023 completed
Gunman Clive 1/9 90 minutes 30 Nov, 2023 beaten
Entropy: Zero 25/31 3 hours 15 Aug, 2022 beaten
Stick it to The Man! 16/16 7.7 hours 30 Nov, 2023 completed
Snowdrop Escape 6/10 7.2 hours 15 Aug, 2022 beaten
Portal: Revolution 21/21 7.5 hours 7 Jan, 2024 completed
Wytchwood 14/14 11.4 hours 10 Dec, 2023 completed
Peggle Extreme - 1.8 hours 18 Dec, 2023 completed
Golf Club Nostalgia 14/27 3.3 hours 7 Jan, 2024 beaten
A Book of Beasts and Buddies - 42 minutes 18 Dec, 2023 completed
Lilith Wants to Buy Your Soul - 15 minutes 14 Nov, 2023 completed
Doggone Hungry - 26 minutes 17 Dec, 2023 completed
Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning 11/19 2.6 hours 29 Nov, 2023 beaten
Swelter 8/13 5.8 hours 26 Jun, 2023 beaten
TET - 7 minutes 11 Feb, 2023 completed
RYB - 2.9 hours 17 Feb, 2024 completed
Loading Story - 15 minutes 18 Dec, 2023 completed
Little Man Has a Day 8/8 32 minutes 18 Dec, 2023 completed
Trolley Delayma 9/9 20 minutes 17 Dec, 2023 completed
Beecarbonize 20/28 8.5 hours 10 Jan, 2024 beaten
Patrick’s Parabox 22/22 14 hours 12 Feb, 2024 completed
20 Small Mazes 1/1 41 minutes 17 Feb, 2024 completed
Cece09

Well I (officially) joined steam a few months before blaeo was made so pretty much everything. Idk what I’ll play right now but lets see what I can do

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library
A Space for the Unbound 22 11.9 January 2024
DIVINATION 1 0.3 November 2023
Introvert Quest   4.4 May 2019
Bury Me, My Love 19 10.5 May 2021
Fox Hime 2 0.8 December 2023
Fox Hime Zero 8 2.8 December 2023
Yakuza Kiwami 52 62 (steam lost 10 hours mean!) November 2019
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime date added to library
Moony1986

First game added to Steam was on 7th November 2015, so all my unfinished games fit =)

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
FRAMED Collection 18 3.5h 5th April 2023 Completed
Pipe Push Paradise 11 11.9h 18th March 2018 Beaten
STRIDER™ / ストライダー飛竜® achievements obtained playtime 18th July 2017 Beaten
The Almost Gone achievements obtained playtime 10th February 2023 unfinished
Scribblenauts Unlimited 16 15.1h 8th June 2019 Beaten
Cats in Time achievements obtained playtime 5th April 2023 unfinished
GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R achievements obtained playtime 21st September 2021 Beaten
Treasure Hunter Simulator 22 15.2h 27th March 2022 Completed
aquatorrent

Count me in, but i’ll join after i finish with disco elysium

I’ll probably start with the deed dynasty since that’s my last sg win to beat
I’ll pick games that are released later than nov 2015 for easier checking

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Through The Fragmentation 25/25 2.8h 28 Nov, 2023, game is released at 13 May, 2021 Completed
Logic Town 12/12 1.2h* 3 Dec, 2023, game is released at 4 Nov, 2023 Completed
The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries 21/21 4 1h 7 Dec, 2023, game is released at 24 Feb, 2016 Completed
The Deed: Dynasty 53/53 8.8h 29 Oct, 2023, game is released at 10 May, 2016 Completed
Reventure 101/101 4.1h* 22 Jun, 2022, game is released at 4 Jun, 2019 Completed
Thief of Thieves: Season One 53/53 6.4h* 5 Dec, 2023, game is released at 17 Jul, 2018 Completed
Paradise Marsh 20/20 3.6h 10 Dec, 2023, game is released at 13 Oct, 2022 Completed
Toodee and Topdee 19/20 9.5h 22 Dec, 2023, game is released at 4 Aug, 2021 Beaten
LEAVES - The Journey 16/16 2.6h 27 Dec, 2023, game is released at 7 Mar, 2017 Completed
Crystal Story Dawn of Dusk 0/0 3.3h 23 Jan, 2024, game is released at 13 Jan, 2024 Completed
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition 53/53 250.4h* 4 Dec, 2023, game is released at 11 Jan, 2019 Completed
LEAVES - The Return 0/16 0h 11 Aug, 2023, game is released at 14 Mar, 2017 Unfinished
Cavern Escape Extremely Hard game!!! 0/0 0h 24 Mar, 2017, game is released at 20 Feb, 2017 Unfinished
  • I had internet issues when I played the game. Recently, my internet will just randomly disconnect because the driver randomly stopped and can’t start. I had to close the game I am playing and resetting the driver to fix it, but lately I have been too lazy to do that since it happens way too often. Steam won’t save offline playtime and achievement will unlock right after I got back online.
nellyneko

I’m joining in myself as well, not sure yet about all my games, will add them as I go along

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Stray 8/24 4.1h July 5th 2023 unfinished
Not For Boradcast 10/84 (-10) 5.6h (-5.6h) January 31st 2020 unfinished
Disco Elysium 1/45 (-1) 7.9h (-7.9h) January 5th 2020 unfinished
Pony Island 20/20 4.6h January 13th 2017 completed
Return of the Obra Dinn 0/16 0.1h (-0.1h) April 22nd 2019 unfinished
Undertale 3.9h (-3.9h) January 20th 2016 unfinished
Unpacking 25/25 4.6h December 2023 completed
Faerie Solitaire Harvest 44/44 68.8h December 2023 completed
Formidolosus

Sounds like fun, let me see what I can do:

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Ultionus: A tale of petty revenge 15/15 4 Hours card idling 7 hours to beat Dec 29 2015 Beaten 09/12/2023
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power 28 / 28 5 hour idle 11 hours to beat Feb 24 2016 Beaten 14/12/2023
Redirection 21/ 21 2 hours idle 5 hours to beat Jun 8 2017 Beaten 17/12/2023
Future Proof 17/17 11 Hours to beat May 17 2018 Beaten 02/01/2024
Tooth and Tail 38/38 2 Hours idle 24 Hours to beat Mar 5 2019 Beaten 12/01/2024
Clocker 13/13 4 Hours idling / 5 hours to beat Nov 30 2020 Beaten 28/01/2024
Everreach: Project Eden 10/10 1 hour idling 5.5 hours to beat Jul 13 2021 Beaten 05/02/2024
ShadowHand 19/19 2 Hours idle / 34 Hours played Feb 28 2022 Beaten 21/02/2024

I will pick one game for each year since November 2015

EDIT: ALL DONE. Maybe I’ll pick a Bonus game or 2 for 2023 and 2024, but for now I’ve got my 8, started and finished as a result of this challenge.

Formidolosus

First one done. Ultionus was a fun arcade ‘run and gun’ type game with boss fights and a nice array of achievements. It doesn’t take long to finish a run, especially once you’re learned the route, but multiple playthroughs are required to get all the achievements. The characters and some of the plot points are definitely a bit ‘saucy’ which was a bit unexpected, but it was pretty tame by modern standards I guess, just consider a heads up if you are playing with kids around or anything.

Formidolosus

Beat Trine 3. Certainly a black sheep in the series, but still enjoyable. Puzzles could have been a bit tougher, but I did appreciate that I could find the friangle collectibles without a guide and you could jump back to checkpoints later to mop up. It does work better as a 2d series, but I think people were judging this one too harshly based on the previous games, which is understandable, but it deserved a bit more love than it got.

Formidolosus

Redirection done. Simple concept for a puzzle game that got quite complex later on. I also appreciated the little extra ‘arcade’ they added with options to create your own mini games as well. Very clever. Biggest pain was the achievement for getting 25 likes on a mod you created. Fortunately it seems it’s a bit glitched and with a few friends subscribing and unsubscribing and reloading the game, it counted, even if they don’t own the game.

Formidolosus

Finally got round to playing Future proof which I remember being recommended by Adelion on here years ago. It was certainly a unique game, with a looping mechanic that gives you 12 minutes to play around in a small town that’s about to be destroyed and discover various endings. The puzzles were mostly fair, but I did need to use Adelion’s guide for a few where I was a bit clueless.

Formidolosus

Tooth and Tail completed. A bit of a different take on the RTS genre, where you control a commander directly, rather than selecting units. The battles were also a lot smaller than some of the other classic RTS games. Still quite fun though, it had an interesting single player story told by progressively playing through the 4 different factions, and culminating in a final battle where you swap teams. The other thing I really appreciated was that instead of forcing you to play multiplayer they also gave an option to beat hard AI opponents to get all the achievements. Beating 2 opponents on the hardest difficulty was certainly a challenge, but thankfully there was a guide with a way to cheese it a bit and basically just starve them out, and it would have probably been impossible to climb the ranks in ranked multiplayer. All in all, not a bad game, glad I picked it.

Formidolosus

Finished Clocker. Certainly not quite what I was expecting, but not bad. It’s essentially only really 3 main levels played from the perspective of father and daughter, but I loved the level of interactions you could unlock and discover with the forward and backward time mechanics. I needed a guide to get the ‘perfect’ ending as it’s quite involved. I would say it maybe needed more substance, but I suppose it would also get too complicated if they added more, so maybe it’s the right size?

Formidolosus

Everreach: Project Eden, was a strange one. Obviously made by a small team with big ambitions, but needing something a bit more. It’s like they had ambitions to make a low budget Halo but ran out of time and budget and so compressed everything, resulting in a game that lasts about 5 hours. Which is ok for other genres, but does feel too short for this type of game. The graphics were competent enough and the voice acting actually alright for a smaller budget game. So it’s not horrible, but it showcases why these kind of games need a big studio behind them to pull it off. So I’m on the fence I guess, but still glad I did play it.

Formidolosus

Shadowhand completed. I like how they used a simple solitaire gameplay and turned it into a card battler, complete with a story as well. I enjoyed Regency solitaire previously, so should have known this would also be good. Definitely got quite tough in the last levels, but it’s mostly a pretty relaxing experience.

MehradThe1st

I haven’t been part of this community for long, however I loved the idea since the very moment I gazed upon the original thread and knew I had to join in on the fun, I’ve made slow and not so steady progress but it’s progress nonetheless, I will also try this one out too and also happy anniversary!

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
The Deed 17/17 2.9h 2023/11/30 completed
Little Misfortune 35/35 10h (-4.6) 2023/10/25 completed
ABZÛ 12/12 7.9h (-3.5) 2023/9/13 completed
Deponia 19/19 16.5h (-3.6) 2022/10/11 completed
Eternal Threads 10/10 13.7h 2023/8/18 completed
Minute of Islands 0/17 0h 2023/8/30 unfinished
half-Life - 9.1h 2022/11/24 completed
My Big Sister 0/28 5.3h (-5.3) 2022/12/2 unfinished
Half-Life: Blue Shift - 2.7h 2022/11/24 completed
Half-Life: Opposing Force - 7.1h 2022/11/24 completed
Days Gone 44/61 68.7h 2022/12/25 finished
MehradThe1st

Edit 1: The deed has been finished
Edit 2: Little Misfortune has been finished, What a game…..
Edit 3: ABZÛ has been beaten…. I’m so happy I chose this game……
Edit 4: Deponia has been completed
Edit 5: Eternal threads has been completed
Edit 6: Half life has been completed…. again…..
Edit 7: Since I played the OG half life, I impulsively decided to also complete the 2 other half life games, AKA Blue Shift and Opposing Force.
Edit 8: Another impulsive decision, Suddenly decided I wanna play Days Gone, And so I did….

La Volpe

Guess I join as well ^_^

Game Achievements Playtime Before Event Total Playtime Added to Library Status
Portal 11/15 0h 3.8h Jul 1, 2023 Beaten!
? ? ?h ?h ? ?
Forgotten Fields 0/17 0h 0h May 6, 2023 Unfinished
Mafia: Definitive Edition 43/43 0h 44.3h Sep 24, 2023 Completed!
Braveland 0/21 4.7h 4.7h Jan 16, 2019 Unfinished
? ? ?h ?h ? ?
Yume Nikki - 0.1h 0.1h Mar 31, 2019 Unfinished
Mafia - 0h 0h Sep 1, 2022 Unfinished
Max Mnemonic

The sweet reminder of time’s unrelenting march. I’ll be lazy and choose games I bought recently, lest they permanently join my backlog. Happy 8th anniversary!

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Who’s Lila? 0/26 0.0h July ‘23 unplayed
Cruelty Squad - 0.0h November ‘23 unplayed
Heartbeat 1/31 5.8h November ‘23 unfinished
This way madness lies 4/16 1h November ‘23 unfinished
Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk 0/3 0.0h November ‘23 unplayed
A short hike 0/12 0.0h July ‘23 unplayed
Forget Me Not: My Organic Garden 9/44 4.4h July ‘23 unfinished
Library Of Ruina 13/76 6.8h July ‘23 unfinished
Max Mnemonic

Small update:

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Who’s Lila? 4/26 1.6h July ‘23 unfinished
Cruelty Squad - 0.8h November ‘23 unfinished
Heartbeat 1/31 5.8h November ‘23 unfinished
This way madness lies 4/16 1h November ‘23 unfinished
Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk 3/3 0.3h November ‘23 completed
A short hike 12/12 5.8h July ‘23 completed
Forget Me Not: My Organic Garden 44/44 12.7h July ‘23 completed
Library Of Ruina 13/76 6.8h July ‘23 unfinished

Heavily recommend Forget Me Not and A Short Hike!

Max Mnemonic

Another small update:

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Who’s Lila? 4/26 1.6h July ‘23 unfinished
Cruelty Squad - 1h November ‘23 unfinished
Heartbeat 31/31 40h November ‘23 completed
This way madness lies 9/16 2.7h November ‘23 unfinished
Milk inside a bag of milk inside a bag of milk 3/3 0.3h November ‘23 completed
A short hike 12/12 5.8h July ‘23 completed
Forget Me Not: My Organic Garden 44/44 12.7h July ‘23 completed
Library Of Ruina 13/76 6.8h July ‘23 unfinished

I ended up grinding Heartbeat for two days straight, a game which I don’t even like that much, just because I wanted it to be over. This is the kind of banal images that are gonna flash before my death.

Fallen Kal

Not sure I’ll be able to finish 8 games in that time, but I’ll give it a shot I guess :D

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? 17/17 3.2h (closer to 5/6h because offline) Dec, 2023 completed
RAD 37/37 63h Dec, 2023 completed
Life is Strange 2 46/46 25h Apr, 2023 completed
Emily is Away <3 15/15 13h Dec, 2023 completed
The Forgotten City 40/40 12h Jan, 2024 completed
Still There 23/23 8h Dec, 2023 completed
Trover Saves the Universe 27/27 14h Dec, 2023 completed
Blasphemous 45/45 60h Jan, 2024 completed
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE 0/63 0h Dec, 2023 unfinished
Papers, Please 0/13 0h Aug, 2023 unfinished
The Outer Worlds 0/68 0h Aug, 2023 unfinished
Tiajma

Neat idea! Not sure on all my games just yet, so I’ll just put the ones I have planned for December (PAGYWOSG and just my own goals) for now and add more as I go.

Game Achievements (-previous) Playtime (-previous) Added to Library Status
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest 38/38 5.2h Nov, 2023 complete
Alan Wake 67/67 21.4h Nov, 2023 complete
Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition 57/57 (-11) 25.4h (-13) June, 2017 complete
The Forgotten City 40/40 5.8h Dec, 2023 complete
Maid of Sker 5/30 3.6h Dec, 2023 unfinished
The Deed: Dynasty 53/53 6.2h Dec, 2023 complete
A Plague Tale: Requiem 35/35 24h Dec, 2023 complete
Slay the Princess 97/97 6.7h Jan, 2024 complete
Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader 50/65 110.7h Dec, 2023 Beaten
Aquilla

I want to play too, but I want to do something more interesting - I’ll try po play a game for every full year of BLAEO - by the year of release. We will see how this will work. I may or may not keep the games I’m choosing now - we will see.

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Yesterday Origins (2016) 22/36 6,5h Aug. 2020 beaten
Bayonetta (2017 on steam) 0 0 Nov 2018 unfinished
Forgotton Anne (2018) 0 0 Nov 2023 unfinished
Unheard (2019) 10/12 4h Jan 2024 beaten
Chicken police (2020) 22/31 9h Mar 2023 beaten
Scarf (2021) 17/25 4h Nov. 2023 beaten
I Was a Teenage Exocolonist (2022) 0 0 Nov. 2022 unfinished
Stray gods (2023) 0 0 Nov. 2023 unfinished
Amitte

I’m lucky (?) enough to have bought lots and lots of games each and every year, so I’ll follow the lead: one game per one year of BLAEO. Happy Birthday, BLAEO!

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
To The Moon achievements obtained playtime November 2nd, 2016 unfinished
The Way We All Go achievements obtained playtime July 2nd, 2017 unfinished
Crystals of Time N/A 2.2 h March 2nd, 2018 completed
The Low Road achievements obtained playtime August 9th, 2019 unfinished
FRAMED Collection achievements obtained playtime June 17th, 2020 unfinished
Blacksad: Under the Skin achievements obtained playtime June 21st, 2021 unfinished
Not Tonight achievements obtained playtime November 3rd, 2022 unfinished
The Complex 20/20 3.5 h July 12, 2023 completed

(Games subject to change in case they end up being too short.)

stef

love this idea! I will also shamelessly use the chronological order idea. Instead of doing it by dates added to library, I’ll pick games by release dates. I joined BLAEO in 2016 so I’ll do games released each year from 2016-2023

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Youtubers Life (2016) 0/63 0 hrs Mar 24, 2023 unfinished
Beat Cop (2017) 0/32 0 hrs Sep 12, 2021 unfinished
Echoes of the Fey: The Last Sacrament (2018) 0/21 0hrs Mar 31, 2019 unfinished
Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy (2019) 10/105 0 hrs Oct 8, 2019 unfinished
Marvel’s Avengers - The Definitive Edition (2020) 0/50 0hrs May 12, 2022 unfinished
Opus: Echo Of Starsong (2021) 0/40 0hrs Sep 22, 2023 unfinished
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Rei (2023) 3/7 3hrs Jun 30, 2023 unfinished
Slay the Princess (2023) 0/97 0hrs Nov 6, 2023 unfinished

Edit: Had to change a couple games but now my list is complete! >:)

kiiroichi

a longer list for a longer deadline! definitely trying it out!

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
OMORI 4/84 (initial 4/84) 4.7h (initial 4.7h) July 1st 2022 unfinished
Cloudpunk 67/79 (initial 15/79) 14.7h (initial 3.7h) March 4th 2022 beaten
Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk 28/57 (initial 28/57) 52.4h (initial 52.4h) March 15th 2022 unfinished
Blasphemous 0/45 0h March 15th 2022 not started
Moero Chronicle 0/42 0h January 4th 2023 not started
Blue Fire 1/22 59m Septermber 4th 2021 playing
Metal: Hellsinger 18/28 5.1h November 1st 2023 playing
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE 10/60 8.6h August 11th 2023 playing

I hope Labyrinth of Refrain is a valid entry, from what I know I’m about halfway through it.

nellyneko

If 50+ hours is the halfway point, it’s more than valid! (btw everything is valid)

kiiroichi

it’s one of those JRPGs lol. thanks for responding! :D

Leon30670

I need 2 people to chose one game each from This List please.
Thanks.

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Titan Souls 7/27 3.3h 13 Jun, 2021 Beaten
Dishonored 20/80 14.9h 19 Nov, 2023 Beaten
LEGO The Lord of the Rings 0/48 0h 29 Dec, 2018 unfinished
Darksiders Warmastered Edition 26/43 13.3h 19 Nov, 2023 Beaten
Geodonia (initial 3/25) (initial 1h) 26 Jun, 2023 unfinished
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (initial 21/58) (initial 16h, but play it form the beginning) 25 Mar, 2021 unfinished
Murdered: Soul Suspect (initial 22/48) (initial 4.1h, but play it from the beginning) 15 Nov, 2016 unfinished
Tormented Souls 0/29 0h 12 Nov, 2023 unfinished
stef

I choose Tormented Souls

Aquilla

Murdered: Soul Suspect please

Smythe

I’m ashamed that I’ve never entered a BLAEO event before. I usually just work through games myself and feel that the theme or timeframe of 1 month is a bit too restrictive or puts pressure on me to play particular games. The longer more open style of this event is appealing though, so I’m in!

I like the chronological approach to choosing games that a few people have gone with, so I’ll try the same. I joined in December 2016. I’ll go for one game for each year I’ve been here. I doubt I’ll get through all of them but hopefully, I can clear a few older ones!

Here is the start of my list, I’ll add more soon.

Edit Put Dave the Diver as my 2023 entry as that’s what I’m playing at the moment and don’t want to stop just yet! If I can clear that, I can start on the older titles.
Edit 2 Games added for remaining years

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status Update
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 3/29 5.9 hours 15 Dec, 2016 Beaten 12/30 21.5 hours 19/29 achievements
Satellite Reign 2/40 58 Minutes 3 Jan, 2017 unfinished  
Basingstoke 11/34 4.5 hours 19 Dec, 2018 unfinished  
The Long Dark 3/56 4.6 hours 3 Jan, 2019 unfinished  
Breathedge 4/54 33.2 hours 21 Sep, 2020 unfinished  
Metro Exodus 0/68 0 5 May, 2021 Beaten 1/29 22.9 hours 38/68 achievements
Eastward 7/30 10.8 hours 8 Apr, 2022 unfinished  
DAVE THE DIVER 15/43 10.1 hours 11 Nov, 2023 Completed 12/28 43 hours 43/43 achievements
iskibiribiri

Let’s see how it goes

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status Release Year Platform
12 is Better Than 6 15/46 5,7h Feb 16 Dropped 2015 Steam
Bulb Boy 12/12 2,7h Jun 16 Completed✅ 2015 Steam
Kick Ass Commandos 56/67 5h Apr 16 Beaten✅ 2016 Steam
Figment 15/23 9,7h Set 2018 Beaten✅ 2017 Steam
Mulaka 6/14 6h Jun 2020 Dropped 2018 Steam
Viking Brothers 4 33/40 6,1h Mar 2019 Beaten✅ 2018 Steam
Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank 6/10 2,5h Jul 2020 Dropped 2019 Steam
The Suicide of Rachel Foster 9/11 4,2h Dez 2021 Beaten✅ 2020 Steam
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion 28/37 3,1h Nov 2021 Beaten✅ 2021 Steam
A Juggler’s Tale 13/18 2,9h Out 2023 Beaten✅ 2021 Steam
TOEM 41/48 6,1h Jul 2023 Beaten✅ 2021 Xbox Game Pass
Gotham Knights 35/61 36,4h Jun 2023 Beaten✅ 2022 Xbox Game Pass
Figment 2 12/18 5,5h Jul 2023 Beaten✅ 2023 Xbox Game Pass
iskibiribiri

Dropped 12 is Better Than 6.
Dropped Mulaka.
Dopped Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank due to a game-breaking bug.

uguleley

It’s been ages since I’ve participated in these events! It’s nice to see BLAEO going strong after 8 years :)

I tried to create a mixed set of games, old and new games with different lengths. Fallout: NV just qualifies as it was added in my library in late November 2015! I’m personally not in it for a giveaway, but I’m happy if I can reach 6/8 games beaten by the end of the event.

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 25% (20 of 81) 25 h July 2023 Beaten
Disco Elysium 18% (8 of 45) 29 h March 2023 Beaten
Fallout: New Vegas 0% (0 of 75) 0h November 2015 Never played
LISA 11% (7 of 68) 3.5 h October 2018 Unfinished
Mutazione 70% (14 of 20) 5.6 h June 2023 Beaten
Snake Pass 69% (23 of 33) 5.5 h June 2020 Beaten
Tell Me Why 73% (22 of 30) 9 h June 2023 Beaten
Valfaris 54% (19 of 35) 8.5 h December 2022 Beaten
PapaSmok

Is it really 8 years? I guess I’ll take part

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
CHUCHEL 100% (7 of 7) 2.3h 2 Dec, 2023 Beaten
Epistory - Typing Chronicles 100% (55 of 55) 16.7h 9 Nov, 2023 Beaten
Ghostrunner 44% (20 of 45) 12.5h 23 Oct, 2023 Beaten
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery 100% (19 of 19) 2.5h 24 Nov, 2023 Beaten
Quantum Break 100% (42 of 42) 12.6h 6 Nov, 2023 Beaten
Yoku’s Island Express 100% (31 of 31) 10.7h 11 Jan, 2024 Beaten
The Forgotten City 100% (40 of 40) 12.0h 13 Jan, 2024 Beaten
Fallout: New Vegas achievements obtained 0h 17 Nov, 2023 unfinished
Chocolate Van Candy

First time joining a BLAEO event!!

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Arcade Spirits 52% 13.3h 11 Dec, 2023 beaten
The Last Campfire 100% 9.4h 13 Dec, 2023 Completed
Life is Strange 2 100% 31.6h 2023 Completed
Sokpop S09: Flipper Volcano 36% 3.2h 2023-09-28 (date won in stemgifts, so it must have been either then or the next day) beaten
name of game 5 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 6 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 7 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
malabagaa

8 games? that’s going to take me, like, 20 years! 😭

..anyway

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
A Juggler’s Tale 18/18 (100%) 3.2 hours december 2023 completed
Harmony’s Odyssey 34/36 (94%) 5.9 hours december 2023 beaten
TSIOQUE 31/31 (100%) 3.4 hours march 2023 completed
GRIS 9/17 (53%) 6.1 hours september 2022 beaten
Suicide Guy: The Lost Dreams 17/18 (94%) 6.9 hours october 2023 beaten
name of game 6 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 7 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
Wolfedood

Been a very long time since I joined one of those, can’t believe my last post was even 6 years ago! Damn, time flies :|
Since I’ve also signed up for the next Play or Pay will update the table after selections there.

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Persona 5 Royal 14 of 53 playtime December 2023 unfinished
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished
name of game 4 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished
name of game 5 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished
name of game 6 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished
name of game 7 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished
Heiluri

Did do yesterday last minute voting on BLAEO awards, lot of these were thrown as votes in there. Joined this group at SG probably at very early point when had account there and it was probably first group was in. Not in SG anymore, but still here, great site to have, even though usually don’t participate on events etc. Nice 8 years and infinity to come! :)

Seems like topic likely started on Dec 1, so picked Chop Goblins as first game as played it on 1st of Dec. Chernobylite is last pick left from Play or Pay event, will see if will have enough time to tackle it after returning from holiday visit. Wishing Happy Holidays to you all! :D

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Chop Goblins 13/13 2.0 hours 29 Nov, 2023 completed
STASIS: BONE TOTEM 20/20 17.4 hours 22 Nov, 2023 completed
Repella Fella 35/63 8.4 hours 2 Dec, 2023 beaten
Remnant II 40/55 39.7 hours 21 Jul, 2023 beaten
Black Skylands 28/28 20.7 hours 28 Jan, 2023 completed
Roboquest 70/76 25 hours 10 Nov, 2023 beaten
Lords of the Fallen 44/63 68.7 hours 22 Nov, 2023 unfinished?/beaten!
Chernobylite Enhanced Edition 35/35 29.8 hours 29 Jan, 2023 completed
damianea103

Why not take a shot :)

Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
Evan’s Remains 17/17 2.3hrs 30 Jul, 2022 completed
NEEDY STREAMER OVERLOAD 33/33 5.5hrs 2 Dec, 2023 completed
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 4 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 5 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 6 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 7 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
adam1224
Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status note
Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion 24/24 9 hours 28 Jun, 2020 beaten Kinda barebones as a game, but lots of lore reference and tidbit
ARIDA: Backland’s Awakening 23/30 3 hours 19 Feb, 2023 beaten Okay gameplay, super interesting artbook and development
Dread X Collection 11/11 11 hours 14 Feb, 2022 beaten 10 games, some awful, some promising
Dungeons of Dreadrock N/A 7.8 hours 27 Nov, 2022 beaten 100 levels of simple puzzles, chill
Florence (extremely short) 12/12 58 minutes 9 Dec, 2023 beaten minimalist, personal, really nice
Landlord of the Woods (extremely short) N/A 49 minutes 31 Dec, 2023 beaten bizarre, but compelling
The Gardens Between 17/17 7.4 hours 25 Nov, 2023 beaten the best of this batch by a mile. Fresh and interesting!
En Garde 11 18 hours 3 Jan, 2024 beaten Generally a great game, but managing big groups of enemies can get problematic. Automatic targeting is pretty bad, but apparently there is manual?

(Finished FORCED but it was older than BLAEO :D)

Elder_Moloch
Game Achievements Playtime Added to Library Status
BloodRayne: Terminal Cut 13/13 9,5 hours 2 Jan, 2024 completed (side notes: I completed it many times before, I even had Steam and there was Terminal Cut version, so I don’t know, if counts with Steam new version; had meh performance for some reason sometimes; always liked this game)
Goat Simulator: Waste of Space and Payday DLCs 127/127 or 39/39 for 2 DLCs I don’t know: was 50+, but not 55; now 64,8 hours 2 Jan, 2024 completed (side notes: don’t know if DLCs count; Waste of Space was more of Waste of Time, since most of hours I spent were suffering with poor performance and stability; Payday was fun, unlike 2nd)
Room 13 50/50 76.8 hours 2 Nov, 2015 (lol, so close) basically completed (side notes: didn’t encounter 1 boss; while having some issues, game is underrated time killer in my opinion)
BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut 14/14 23.1 hours 2 Jan, 2024 completed (side notes: tried to play it many years ago, but dropped it at the 1st chapter. Finished it now within few days. Probably most mixed feelings. Hate and love it. Same as 1st one, but way different at the same time)
Outlast+Outlast Whistleblower DLC 14/14 22,5 hours (0,8 hours before in 2015-2020) 1 Nov, 2015 (so close) completed (side notes; like it and DLC on Normal, but hunting for Insane achievements ruined experience)
name of game 6 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 7 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten
name of game 8 achievements obtained playtime date added to library unfinished/beaten

I never participated in such events, so want to try. Not sure, if I would be able to get all 8 or at least 6.
Rest would add later, when I would decide, which one to play. Probably Thief 3 and something else.

P.S. Big thanks for website - it’s amazing!

Also small question: is it “didn’t beat before was registered on Steam” or is it “never beaten in whole life”?

mariano_ag
Game Achievements Playtime (-previous) Added to Library Status
Sol 705 10/10 4.5h 16 Aug, 2020 Completed
Dangeresque: The Roomisode Triungulate 32/32 9.3h (-3.0h) 20 Nov, 2023 Completed
The Plague Doctor of Wippra 10/10 4h 4 Nov, 2022 Completed
Dorian Morris Adventure - 0h 23 Dec, 2022 unfinished
TSIOQUE 0/31 0h (-3.5h) 26 Jan, 2023 unfinished
Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler 0/15 0h (-3.3h) 30 Apr, 2017 unfinished
The Will of Arthur Flabbington 0/25 0h 16 Nov, 2023 unfinished
Jerry Wanker and the Quest to get Laid 0/7 0h (-2.6h) 1 Nov, 2023 unfinished
GOBLiiiNS5 - 0h 1 Nov, 2023 unfinished

Late entry. Let’s see if i have time.