Challenge me! Monthly Edition
(15.11.2018 - 15.12.2018)
No, this is no joke. Yet again another 30 days has passed and we are starting the next round of our Challenge Me!
As the current monthly theme is all about impulsive games, the list varies from user to user. So instead of going with the theme, we introduce the winter here. Try to pick a game that has a winter theme.
So now it is your turn to either file in your application or pick 5 games for someone. Or even do both.

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.


Post here, if there are any kind of issues

Trilled Meow

Me first, I guess. Please treat my unfinished games the same as unplayed. I will be pretty busy until Dec. 1 and will want to procrastinate with games but really shouldn’t. So I am sure I won’t be able to beat them all this round, but I should be good for at least 2. Thanks!


looks like nobody picked for almost 24 hours. Time for me to step in

Trilled Meow

Thanks for stepping in with some short and well-timed picks. I was actually hoping to play the first Last Door and Never Alone soon. I also posted elsewhere that I consider Manual Samuel an impulse win for this month’s theme because I’m not sure I fully know what I’m getting myself into with that one.

Trilled Meow

Hey, I managed to get my work done AND beat all my games. Thanks again for picking. My last three posts on here have some of my thoughts on the games. I had fun with all of them, but my favorite was probably Never Alone, even though platformers aren’t usually a genre I like. I’m impressed with how they tied the documentary into the game story and gameplay.


great job!

Blue Ϟ Lightning

Please treat unfinished the same as unplayed, consider gifts the same as wins, please 🙏 pick short games ‘cause school is overwhelming and I haven’t had enough time to finish anything big and dont pick anything that has been picked for a challenge me before \😣/

Trilled Meow
  • Songbringer - HLTB Time: 9 hours (SG win)
  • Kona - HLTB Time: 5 hours. (Winter theme, made me regret pausing my Humble Monthly subscription that month.)
  • The Count Lucanor - HLTB Time: 3 hours
  • I am Bread - HLTB Time: 2 hours
  • Psychonauts - HLTB Time: 13 hours. (This isn’t very short, especially if you try to do everything, but can I pick it anyway since I love it?)
Blue Ϟ Lightning

thank you \o/
you can pick whatever you like and I’ll try to get to everything the longer time just means I’m less likely to be able to finish it >_<

Blue Ϟ Lightning

small update (nothing finished)
HLTB time for I am bread sounds fake…I’m at day 2 of like 12 or something and 5 hours in…also just really frustrating and I’m not sure what to do to beat level 2 so I’m shelving it…
Psychonauts…surprised me…and I’m really enjoying myself so it might be the only thing I finish if I manage to finish something… (I’m currently in the asylum)
Kona is really cool although I’m stuck and think I need to use a walkthrough.
Count Lucanor is just cool and I’m happy with it :3
haven’t played enough of songbringer to get a opinon on it although I wanna try seeing how the multiplayer is and play it with my gf.

Trilled Meow

I’m glad you’re enjoying Psychonauts. It was one of my favorite games as a kid, and I still love it and feel nostalgic over it.

Blue Ϟ Lightning

I beat it and found out they are making a sequel! I can’t wait to play it


I’m up to it. Please pick 5 short games, no horror/online games, and nothing from this list


gonna step in for you. Nobody picked for 24 hours

  • AR-K (SG win) - HLTB Time: 4h - Already picked it for Trilled Meow as well. It is short enough for a quick play and isn’t too shabby.
  • Tomb Raider (SG win) - HLTB Time: 12h - Well, it’s not really a short game, especially if you head for all achievements. But I consider this one of the games everybody should at least have played the main story once. Liked it a lot.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - HLTB Time: 1-6h - Very short demo for Phantom Pain.
  • 35MM - HLTB Time: 4h - Well made walking sim somewhere in Russia
  • Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm (SG win) - HLTB Time: 1h - Very winter-ish game

Thanks for picking! I’ll start playing them once they are downloaded

Edit: Adding a chart to keep my progress

Games Achievements Playtime Status Notes
AR-K 12/12 4 hrs Completed \[T]/  
Tomb Raider 27/50 18.6 hrs Beaten \o/  
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 2/16 2 hrs Beaten \o/ The credits were longer than the main story (lol)
35MM 0/20 0 hrs Not started yet  
Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm 23/23 1.7 hrs Completed \[T]/ Easier than your usual HOG
Total: 64/121 26.3 hrs Games finished: 4  

Looks like I’m a bit late to this. Only 1 finished last month.

Please mostly pick shorter games.
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


A Hat in Time - HLTB: 8½ Hours
A Story About My Uncle - HLTB: 3 Hours
Another World - HLTB: 2½ Hours
Crimsonland - HLTB: 4½ Hours
Frederic: Resurrection of Music - HLTB: 1½ Hours
Memoria - HLTB: 8½ Hours


Thanks for picking!
I would probably enjoy Frederic since I like rhythm games quite a lot. :) A Hat in Time kept getting picked and I know it’s good since a lot of people has rave reviews of it but the length just made it really hard for me to bite down on. >< Hopefully when I’m less occupied I can give it a try.
Could you change Memoria to something just a little bit shorter if it’s not too much trouble? School and real life has been kinda tough plus I still have some ongoing endless games to play, so I want more shorter 1 to 3 sitting games that can give me some breather and freshness.




I figured I should update my progress. Only got one done since school this month has been hectic. D:
Frederic: Resurrection of Music. To my surprise, I did not like it that much. >< You can see why on my profile. I really tried to like it but no luck.


At least 1 is done, so it’s a progress too :P