Chi

ABC Challenge: The Beginning

I’ve only just recently stumbled upon this post, and I thought “Hey, that’s a fun way to tackle my backlog!” For anyone who doesn’t know about (like me 10 minutes ago), the challenge is to create a list of 26 games for each letter of the alphabet. There aren’t any official rules for this challenge, so here are my self-imposed rules.

Rules

  • Each letter must have only one corresponding game.
  • If there isn’t a game title beginning with a letter, it must be replaced by a title that starts with a number or special character.
  • Never played or Unfinished Steamgifts wins must be chosen whenever possible.
  • The games must be in my library for at least a year whenever feasible.
  • Games in the list must be played alphabetically.
  • Other non-challenge games can be played while attempting this.

The List

92% never played
8% unfinished
  • Almightree: The Last Dreamer

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • bit Dungeon II

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 45 achievements

  • Dead Army - Radio Frequency

    3 hours playtime

    1 of 7 achievements

  • Entschuldigung

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Final Dusk

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Grim Fandango Remastered

    5 hours playtime

    0 of 47 achievements

  • Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • I Want To Be Human

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • Journey of a Roach

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • Karma. Incarnation 1

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 7 achievements

  • Life Is Strange

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 60 achievements

  • Mata Hari

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • NEKOPARA Vol. 2

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 20 achievements

  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch

    2 hours playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • PONCHO

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Qora

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 40 achievements

  • Retro City Rampage™ DX

    4 hours playtime

    0 of 20 achievements

  • Sproggiwood

    4 hours playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • Tropico 4

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 70 achievements

  • Unhack

    78 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.01

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • 8infinity

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 6 achievements

  • Yet Another Zombie Defense

    3 hours playtime

    8 of 18 achievements

  • 2064: Read Only Memories

    4 hours playtime

    0 of 64 achievements

End Note

I’m honestly pretty surprised that I only needed to find a replacement game for just two letters - X and Z. I definitely felt like I was missing more letters than that. I’m also not sure how often I’ll post updates on this challenge - I can get through games pretty quickly and I don’t want to be too spammy. I might tack them onto my monthly reports, or I might do fortnightly updates. Who knows. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

EvilBlackSheep

Best of luck for your ABC challenge, it’s a pretty good list you have here :3

Chi

Thank you! I forgot that I have so many good games in my backlog! I was a bit worried that I’ll have to play a lot of games in the “I’m not overly interested in this but it’s in my library for some reason” category.

VitoStippkow

Good luck whith your challenge. You definitely have some great games in your list, like ‘Life is Strange’ or ‘Tropico 4’. And a lot of other games I haven’t played myself but heard good things about them…

Do you have some sort of time-goal you set yourself for finishing the challenge?

Chi

Not exactly. I’m definitely aiming to finish this before the end of the year, but if life gets busy I’ll be far more lax about the whole challenge.

VitoStippkow

Sounds like a solid plan. Good for you on being not to strict, the most important thing after all is to have fun :)

Shax

Great rules!
Almightree is also a good game to start with. Have fun!

ninglor03

Welcome to the ABC Challenge! \o/

You have some pretty nice games on the list! (Some of them are on my list too <3)
Which reminds me… I REALLY, really have to do some ABC work to do panic mode on

Have fun playing!
Happy ABC killing ;)

RileyHisbert

Got some nice lookin games on that list. I wish you luck in it ;) Mine’s been slow-going ‘cause of life (I was the second to make a list and I’m only about to start H :,) ) so I wish you a speedier assassination than mine xP

Blue Ϟ Lightning

you’ve been added to the masterpost \o/

good luck with your plan alot of them look intresting

Chi

Thank you for adding me!

tsupertsundere

Hi, Chiilli! I hope you have a fun time with your games.

I don’t want to be a wet blanket, but I just wanted to bring something to your attention - your entry for ‘E’, Entschuldigung, has the main character (sexual assault) outright rape someone. It came absolutely out of nowhere and so I was unprepared, so it was, to put it mildly, a viscerally unpleasant experience. I wanted to give you a heads up, so you could go into it better equipped than I was.

To end things on a lighter note, I’m very excited for you to play Grim Fandango! It’s one of my favorite point and clicks. I hope you enjoy it.

Chi

Seriously?? Wow, thank you for the heads up! I saw the warning about disturbing themes in the game description, but I definitely wasn’t expecting it to mean that. I really hope that the game doesn’t try to justify or downplay what he did.

tsupertsundere

It… absolutely downplays it. It just happens near the end as a ‘culmination’ of the main character’s………… I don’t know. Cowardliness?
It’s definitely there as a SHOCK! value that is handled with zero finesse or skill.

Chi

Welp, that’s probably the absolute worst way they can handle that. Thanks again for telling me this, I’m definitely ready to hate the MC when I play this (which might be in a week or so depending on how long CSD2 takes as I’m already on ‘B’).