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Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.09.2021 - 14.10.2021)
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Mid of the year already passed, the summer turns into autumn. Next challenge arrives. Shortly before we should all talk like a pirate ;) So go a head and try to pick one with water/sea/pirates.

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.

mrstasilo

Looks interesting, I’m in. Currently I’m finishing Iron Danger and Tropico 4 so there will be 4 SG wins I played this month so I’d like to play something else, preferably short.
So who can pick me some games?

Kyrrelin

I believe stef picked for you, games are in the comment below.

mrstasilo

Thanks :)

stef
mrstasilo

Nice choose, thanks! (If this list is for me)
I don’t even have to download Ori and the Blind Forest since it’s installed and waiting for me pretty long time.

stef

woops I meant to reply to your comment. Awesome, its a great game!

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stef

I’m in! I prefer anything from this list.. It doesn’t have to be SG wins, and it can also be games I’ve started since I’m going to restart most of those games

mrstasilo

Hope I did this right. Let me know if you want to change any game.

stef

These are perfect, thank you!

mordsmiez

Hey, I’d like to be challenged! It can be anything from my unfinished/never played lists :)

ninglor03

You don’t even have HOGs, how am I supposed to work with this! cries

I hope the selection works for you. As always I picked games I already played and liked or want to play (summer in mara). If you need a repick, just let me know :3

mordsmiez

HOGs=Hidden object games? Thanks for the picks, I will try my best! :D

ninglor03

Yep, that xD
Have fun :3

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Moony1986

Oh it’s on already :)

So… Challenge me, please =)

Kyrrelin

Working on it. ;)

  • BioShock™ Remastered - HLTB Time: 12h - underwater
    I love that game. I am currently playing it again (my fourth time). :D
  • Machinarium - HLTB Time: 5h
    Another game I have enjoyed. :3
  • My Brother Rabbit - HLTB Time: 3-4h
    Have yet to play this game.
  • Slime Rancher - HLTB Time: 15h - interaction with water
    I have said that many times already, but this is a great game (have 250hours in it). I always smile like stupid when playing it. :D
  • Costume Quest 2 - HLTB Time: 6-7h
    Played and enjoyed the first one, hope the second one is also enjoyable. ;)

If you want anything repicked, let me know. Have fun! :3

Cece09

XD I challenged moony to the 1st part of costume quest, now number 2 has been challenged nice

Moony1986

Oh those are nice picks thanks :)

Slime Ranger was a christmas gift so it’s about time I finally play it =)

I think I will keep BioShock and Costume Quest 2 for the second half of the challenge time as they also fit next months PAGYWOSG :D

Tristar

I always smile like stupid when playing it. :D

wait if you switch l and m the real name of the game appears Smile Rancher :D

Kyrrelin

Hahaha, that’s perfectly accurate. :D

Max Mnemonic

Time to dust off my old BLAEO account. Anything in unfinished or never played is fair game.

Tristar

reserved finished :3

INSIDE 5h
Death Rally (Classic) 5h
Kingdom: Classic 7h
eXperience 112 12h
AI War: Fleet Command 15h

I’ve seen you have a good chunk of playtime in Kingdom classic already, so if you have that reasonably finished can switch it out for the the next/extended entry:

Kingdom: New Lands 10h

The list contains 4 of my favourite games that I can all absolutely recommend.
Plus one I always was interested about (eXperience 112), looks like a cool concept, would be nice to know how good it is.
^_^

ninglor03

Oh what ever. Go for it. Anything from unplayed (as long as 1 always goes before 2 etc) or my pop list is okay. Pls no super duper long games. And I’ll most likely go for completionist time :3

Thanks in advance \o/

Moony1986

Hope you will enjoy them :) Let me know if anything should be switched

ninglor03

I totally didn’t think about the monthly… O.O

Aaaaaaaaah. Broken Sword AND Monkey Island AND The Raven… dies Ok, I’ll do this!
Definitely too many P&Cs if you ask me, but I normally avoid them, so suits me right. No need to chance, I’ll… get to them nods

And ty :3

Moony1986

Oh no! I can switch one of them if you like? :) Don’t want to be too cruel ;)

ninglor03

Ok, uhm… maybe one less P&C? Higurashi and LiS is just fine :3

Moony1986

Okay switched… I mean it also has the Point & Click tag, but I heard you like HOGs :D

So to shock you I have planned to do a P&C challenge next year like my HOG challenge this year. 52 P&C games in one year =D

ninglor03

Dunno who’s telling that… but they are right xD

OMG! You must be nuts! Plus… I won’t make the 52 HOGs, although I have enough sobs

Thanks for the swap :3

samwise84

Bad Nin…

ninglor03

Monkey Island down. And damn that was just like I remembered it… only different graphics xD

Moony1986

Ha great! So only one P&C to go :D

Played it myself some time ago, brought up some childhood memories :)

Cece09

Damn hi

Moony1986

I bet you also would’ve picked Life is Stange right? :D

Cece09

hmm idk, like I feel like nin would’ve played it sooner then later anyway. I wasn’t planning on taking part or picking anyway. That damn was purely for the whole woah wait nin is here? Damn. I probably wouldve picked for ninny though if I saw no reserves

ninglor03

Haha, yeah, surprise visit xD

Cece09

https://www.backlog-assassins.net/lists/8laajol
Also whoever picks can you please pick a random number doesn’t matter how high. Also a random letter

ninglor03

I tried, ok? I probably still failed. Buuuuut at least I tried. If you don’t like something and want me to change, well you know how to tell me xD
Hope you’ll have fun with them though!

Number: 383
Letter: N (Bc Nin!)