Daerphen
Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.01.2019 - 15.02.2019)
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Hello 2019. Hope you all had a great time welcoming the new year. Without further distractions, let's start with another round of challenges.
To make it easier for your contestant, please try to pick a game from the list of games for Januar 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.

ninglor03

I’m ready to be picked for! Since I wanna play games from the theme anyways ;) So to make things easier: Pick me!
Since I’m already playing this super long Danganronpa one… pls be gentle and don’t pick long games only hide

Last.M

Well, I tried to pick only short games. It’s in order from shortest to longest.

ninglor03

Thank you <3

Blue Ϟ Lightning

Challenge me!
Please treat unfinished the same as unplayed.
Gifts the same as wins
and don’t pick anything that’s already been picked please >_<

thanks \o/ I’d love for someone to tell me why they picked things but its not required.

ninglor03

I’ma doing this!

ninglor03

Wins: Nurse Love Addiction - hltb: 13h+ - Well you limited that one down, since I shouldn’t take a game you’ve already been challenged too. Also I have it on my WL, so here u go, play and enjoy it!
Gifts: Leap of Fate - hltb: 14 1/2h - no reason here! Other than the other games have been played in certain years and I felt conflicted whether I should really treat them as unplayed. Mucho conflict O.O
Random Never Played: The Darkside Detective - hltb: 3-4h - Me reacting randomly on the word “Detective”, me picking this game for detectives sake! \o/
Not so random Unfinished: HITMAN - hltb: LOTS! - Ok, let’s make a deal: First Mission completed? And why? Because I have a Hitman Love <3
Monthly? Acceleration of SUGURI 2 - hltb: 38min - 11h - No idea about the game, but comparing the monthly list with your games… this seems to fit (HITMAN fits too! \o/)

I hope you’ll have fun with the games!

Blue Ϟ Lightning

\o/ one reason I say unfinished is the same as unplayed is I’ve taken to downloading stuff playing a tiny bit to see if I’ll like it and classifying it as wont play or unfinished.
on that note I just played the tutorial level of HITMAN like yesterday and am excited to get into it

ninglor03

That sounds reasonable enough :)
Well a slight warning: I started Hitman last month. I’ve so far played 46h and… only finished the first Mission. But everything complete so far. Like every escalation for 1 and cheevos and all that. That’s why I… gave you the limit off mission 1 if you wanna :D

Blue Ϟ Lightning

So it turns out i have the demo :/ and can only play tte first mission (or first two areas multiple times)
Sad laife

ninglor03

Oh nooooooooooooooo! sob sob
Well, PLAY THE FIRST MISSION! \o/ xD

Last.M

It’s been a while. I’m ready for a new Challenge me! :D

Pietruszek

I tried to pick from a variety of different genres and game lengths. I hope you’ll have a nice time with those! :)

Last.M

Thanks! I’ll start downloading the games tomorrow :)

ninglor03

Uh, Tomb Raider! Have fun! <3

86maylin

I’m ready! Done 2 last month. Am proud. :D

It’s winter vacation now so longer game should be ok.
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

JaffaCaffa

Chose all SG wins and have enjoyed all of the picks besides A Hat in Time (which I still desperately need to play). :) Lemme know if you need anything swapped.

86maylin

Thanks for picking! Fine with all of them, and yes I do have a controller. :D

86maylin

Progress update! This month Dead by Daylight had an event, so most of my time have gone there. ^^; Only finished Day of the Tentacle Remastered, but I really liked it. :3

JaffaCaffa

How many coins did you end up getting? I got 7. Glad you enjoyed Day of the Tentacle. :)

86maylin

I got 6 in the end. Bought full outfit for Feng and Huntress. :3 Was half way to the next one but forgot the deadline and missed it. :P

banikanani

I’m ready for the next challenge me. Regard unfished games as unplayed please. Early access is okay too.

JaffaCaffa

Lemme know if you’d like me to swap anything out, have fun!
These are all SG wins and everything besides Nex Machina fit the monthly theme of being a favourite in 2018. :)

Trilled Meow

I can’t believe I forgot this started! I would like to be challenged. Please treat my unfinished games the same as never played. Also I have beaten Borderlands and Bioshock before and don’t really want to replay them right now, so please don’t pick those.

86maylin

Feel free to ask for any swaps. :3/

Trilled Meow

Nice picks. I like that you chose some lesser known ones. Thanks!

Trilled Meow

I kind of sucked this time, but I did beat 2 of them that I liked (Kimmy & But To Paint a Universe), found out one was best left shelved (7 Grand Steps – nice concept and fun at first, but ultimately way too repetitive for way too long with random things leading to many hours of lost “progress.”) And I played a bit more of Gurumin, which I think I’ll continue with until I beat it now. The last episode of Odysseus Kosmos is supposed to release next month, so I figured I may as well wait. Thanks again.

86maylin

I wouldn’t call that bad, you did wonderfully compared to me. xD Glad you liked most of the ones I picked~And it’s alright to leave some shelved. I would think that it’s better to mark them red than leave them unmarked. :3 Plus you gave it a decent try.

Wintermute

Ok, this is a very first time for me with this kind of event.

I want to try, since I am quite undecided on what to play next.

As others have written, please, treat unfished games (which I often start just to take a quick bite at them) as unplayed, thanks.

Daerphen

Great to see joining the party.

Picked 5 SG wins, found some very nice games there

  • FEZ - HLTB Time: 6h - I really enjoyed it. It is a bit complicated, but once you know how to use the map you can use that really quick to navigate the levels.
  • South Park™: The Stick of Truth™ - HLTB Time: 11.5h - The first game was really cool. Just finished the second as well. First game was much better.
  • The Turing Test - HLTB Time: 5h - Very nice puzzle game. Similar to Portal for example
  • Hidden Folks - HLTB Time: 3h - Cool game like “Where is Waldo”
  • The Witness - HLTB Time: 18h - A lot of puzzles here. Some are really hard, worth playing through.
Wintermute

Hello D!
Thanks a lot for taking care of my request!
And thanks for the picks. Yup, some of them are really great.
Also, this helps me finally tackling some games I left almost finished or halfway and eventually beat them for good.

Besides, is for the next time possible to add more specific requests (I don’t know, for example having my picker choose recently released games, or asking for specific genres like RPGs or strategy games, or similar requests?)

I will deal with Hidden Folks and Turing Test, which I already started in the past :-)

EDIT: finished both Hidden Folks (damn, they added achievements for the DLC, so I will never complete it 100%) and The Turing Test (completing some of the puzzles without looking for hints/solutions on the Net: so satisfying!)