Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.05.2021 - 15.06.2021)
Its getting warmer, but there is still enough time in the evening to play games. Try to give your fellow assassins a nice challenge and pick at least one RPG.

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.

Blue Ϟ Lightning

I’m having a hard time finishing POP…again… but hey…hit me. Treat unfinished the same as unplayed and please pick nothing that’s been chosen before


Can’t say anything about the games as I haven’t played any of them but I hope you’ll have fun :)

Let me know if anything should be switched.

Blue Ϟ Lightning

Thank you! Everything’s fine

Blue Ϟ Lightning

Came back and noticed no one had challenged you yet- guess we are challenging each other this month. I’ve played all of these picks. hltb times arn’t showing up and astats is still down so using how many hours I have in them instead

  • Teslagrad - HLTB Time: I have 17hrs on it
  • Treasure Adventure World - HLTB Time: I have 19hrs
  • Opus Magnum - HLTB Time: I have 19hrs…however I haven’t finished it so its potentially much longer
  • Evoland Legendary Edition - HLTB Time: this is both the first game and second game in one. I really liked the second but didn’t have fun in the first game. I have roughlly 3 hrs in the first and 30 in the second…
  • Darksiders III - HLTB Time: 20hrs. I tried the 2d game but was put off by the graphics, this however was really fun.

Sorry they all have high times to beat I wanted to use ones I’ve played which cut out a bunch of the random ones


Thanks a lot for the picks! No worries about the times, I will just choose less games on PAGYWOSG or the Monthly theme if they take too long ;)

However I haven’t played Darksiders II yet so maybe switch Darksiders III for something else :) (In case the stories of both are not completely independent)

Blue Ϟ Lightning

I don’t think the stories intersect at all but that’s fine.
how about

  • Blasphemous - HLTB Time: I have 18 hours?
    Really liked this one but didn’t include it the first time around cause I was trying to make a somewhat balanced recommendations list that had more types of games instead of 3 platformers.

Yes I also try to select games from different genres but as platformers are one of my favourite genres, I don’t mind at all :D

Thanks a lot and have a great time!


Heyho :) I hope you enjoyed the games I selected for you.

Your selection was really cool and I just beat Evoland in time :D

Blue Ϟ Lightning

Nice! half reviews of the picks-
SONG OF HORROR was probably my favourite although I only have the first episode and it kinda left off randomly. I definitely had fun it has a really good ambience
Mana Spark is a co-op roguelite game (or not but I got it for co-op) and for some reason, it’s not working with two controllers just controler+KBM…I played a few rounds with my sister but I’m not sure how much I can get out of it.
The Dark Eye…is something I’ve played over half the game for but somehow lost all my progress because it doesn’t have cloud sync…I keep trying to get back into it but I kind of just dread re-playing 50% of the game and I’m probably going just permanently shelve it.
Xeodrifter is fun - but it also doesn’t drag me in? Like its partly because of its homage to old timey games but it has a few design decisions that instead of making it nostalgic make it seem like it was just made 20 years ago.
Finally Yume Niki…is weird. There isn’t fully a goal simply a bunch of doors you can go through to wander around an endless dream world with repeating items.
Its closer to art than a game but because there isn’t really a story - just exploring weird dreamworlds - it kind of loses interest. Idk I liked being able to say I’ve tried it but there isn’t really a way to “beat” it that I know of. It’s more just something you experience and say “that was weird” moving on.

Thank you again!