Daerphen
Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.02.2020 - 15.03.2020)
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What a weird winter we have. Temperatures are between -5°C and +18°C here in my town. How about yours?
For this Challenge Me! I ask you to pick at least one space themed game to fit the current monthly theme.

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

Idk about our temperatures but with 2 storms this week, winter is sure ending badly

For the person picking I ask that you please use this List since I want some stories while I finish of danganronpa and got plenty of normal games to play.

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Cece09

thanks for the picking for me

Cece09

Well completed border of her heart and crystal city. I could even post achievements for 1

adam1224

I guess why not, it’s fun to try this out finally :P I finished Darksiders today so I’m pretty much burnt out on overly serious, edgy hack and slashes. I want something that is colourful and/or happy and/or about friendship that requires some thinking. (This sounds so bad, but really, I was just comboing and following basic prompts for ~15 hours, any change is good)
. So please, no hack and slash, ARPG or similar. Multiplayer and EA is out as well.

My SGwins, Gifts and “Great games I need to play” are pretty well-kept, I suggest you looking in those categories first. Also, please, surprise me with a game that is not in any of those categories as the 5th one. Bought many monthlies and loads of bundles, so it pretty likely that if you just scroll through my library you can find something, that you would recommend. I hope it’s not a trouble!

ninglor03

Reserved. But first I’ll soak a bit in the tub :]

Tristar

And while the other person is away, I’ll quickly throw in a recommendation for Kingdom Classic, a favorite of mine, and The Talos Principle too :3
Also I noticed that you neither own nor have wishlisted Inside, that has to be resolved immediately ;-)

adam1224

Talos Principle is planned sooner and later, I’ve kept my eye on it lately :) And you’re not far off about Inside, I played it through family sharing a few years ago, and got it on Epic. It’s such a good, subtle, creepy-horror!

ninglor03
  • The First Tree - HLTB Time: 2h - Colourful, maybe… oh gosh, maybe not so happy?
  • Runaway, A Road Adventure - HLTB Time: 7 1/2h - I might not be that much into P&Cs nowadays, but I loved the series!
  • ISLANDERS - HLTB Time: 3 1/2h - it says colourful! \o/
  • MouseCraft - HLTB Time: 6h - does cute and funny work as well?
  • Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - HLTB Time: 8h - it should be space, right?

I might have been a bit jumpy here. Hope they work out and I considered everything you wanted. Saaaaadly there was no happy nor friendship sorting on lorenzostanco o.o

If you want me do change something, feel free to say so :)
Happy gaming! \o/

adam1224

Thank you, all of them sound pretty good, I don’t even need to check the store pages :) All of them are a good change from an emotionless-angsty action game, and as Finding Paradise or To the Moon proved, sappy/sad storylines also can be really compelling if told through a close, personal manner.
( I would risk Doctor Who has some friendship elements, considering the theme of having a companion. Also, he has a sonic screwdriver, originally designed because it was meant to symbolize how it can fix the world. Thematically great :) )

ninglor03

Sadly the shop doesn’t show it anymore ;(
Let me know how it is! I’m super curious! <3
Glad the picks are good though \o/

adam1224

Let me know how it is! I’m super curious! <3

I’m just a bit confused, are you talking about Darksiders?

ninglor03

Nope, Doctor Who :3

samwise84

There is/was a Dr. Who game 😱

Cece09

Yep there was indeed a doctor who game.

ninglor03

Yeah, I even saw it while it still was in the shop but at that time my interest in Doctor Who was pretty much non existent o.o

adam1224

First Tree - done
Islanders - one island done, description says that it’s all procedural generated, and there is no “proper campaign”… though did not hit end yet, so I can unlock more stuff. Weird mix of simple townbuilding and gotta-get-max-points hardcore ooptimizing :D

ninglor03

Nice!
Well, when ever you feel like you’re done, you’re done I guess :D

ninglor03

Ok, let’s just do this again. Like what ever!
You can either have a look at my undone/undone no achievements lists or at my pop list OR you just look at my unplayed games altogether. Pls no MP only games. The rest should be fine. Oh, and also: pls try picking games in order if they are part of a series. In case of doubt, just pick one and I’ll correct it ;)
Oh, and if you go by hltb pls don’t take any game that’s on completionist longer than 20h.

Thank you <3

samwise84

I’ll choose something for you in the morning ;)

Cece09

yo we can play purrfect date together XD

ninglor03

I guess we can! \o/

ninglor03

Oh they look purrfect! <3

samwise84

Glad you like them :D

ninglor03

Star Trek - Beaten, I might return at some point in the future though
Blacksad - on hold, bc bug
Cursed Sight - Done
Purrfect Date - beaten, but I’m working on the missing % here :D

samwise84

damn lady you work fast. You still have half a month to go .D

ninglor03

Yeah, well. Higurashi will take a while - also Purrfect Date is still taking a while :D

86maylin

Oh oh I’m late. x3 2 last month again~Feeling good. :D

Please choose shorter titles.
No multiplayer games.
Fine with early access.
No horror which overly uses jumpscares. I’m bad at horror so please pick light ones.
For easier picking, look at To Play and ABC plan lists. :3
As always, thanks for digging through my huge backlog. x3

Cece09

Greyfox HLTB: 1-2 hours

Little Inferno HLTB: 2-4 hours

Orwell HLTB: 4-9

Fault Milestone HLTB: 6

Prey HLTB: 16-43 Might be a bit to scary so I’ll put a 2nd space game underneath

Cosmochoria HLTB: 11-15

Phone to annoying for a fancy list so just settle for this format for now

86maylin

Thx for picking. :D

Trilled Meow

Dang, I meant to join it this month. If someone sees this, I have lists by length on my BLAEO page (they’re at/near the top of the lists). Please treat unfinished games like never played.

Tristar

Never too late ^^
Reserved Finished :3

Pneuma: Breath of Life 3h
The Turing Test 5h
Doki Doki Literature Club! 5h
Magicka 12h
Patrician IV 7-20h?
Trilled Meow

Nice choices… I’ve been wondering what this Doki Doki is about. Thanks!

Tristar

Be sure not to stop too early, and have fun ^_^