It’s almost the middle of the summer, some of us may be on vacation these days. Actually it’s a good time to take some rest, relax from things that make you tired, try new things and make little changes. Also it is the month when quite a lot of countries got their independence – 24 countries in overall. With this being said we present you our new monthly theme: Relax IndiePendently!
It consists of approximately 74 indie games which were marked with relaxing tag on Steam. Games like Osmos, LYNE and Stardew Valley can be found among this list of all compatible games. This month we decided that it will be
a fixed list with not so many games as you could see before. Even if you finish all your games from this category, you still have huge backlog of other games. Aren’t we all here because of it? :) Finishing all your games from the monthly theme should still leave you time for other games and activities. It’s summer after all :)
UPDATE: Anyway, now you can make suggestions of other games for the list! Please, do it in comments to the list of eligible games, here. You can suggest the games you finished (finished main story before this month; doesn’t mean obtaining all achievements, endings, etc). If your comment gets at least 1 “+1” from other members, your game gets in the list. If you played the game before this month, but not enough to finish it, you can suggest it as well, but then you’ll need 3 “+1”s. If you have never played the game you’re suggesting before this month, but believe that it’s fitting, you can still make a suggestion. The game will be added if it gets 5 “+1”s. I hope it will work good :)
All entries must be submitted here before July 31, 23:59 UTC. You can post all finished/completed/beaten games in one comment and update it with new additions until the end of monthly theme.
For your entry to be valid, the game you play must be listed in the list above.
Here you can see overall statistics (I will update it irregularly, so, please, be patient). Ranking system is taken from the previous month. It is based on difficulty and time needed to finish the game.
The ranking will work based on a points system that will involve AStats' / HowLongToBeat's hours to finish (F), hours to complete (C), points (P) and total of points (TP). Here are the correspondent points for each of the entries:
|Has achievements.||(C - F) * Σ(P) / TP + F|
|Does not have achievements.||(C + F) / 2|
Σ(P) is the sum of the AStats Points of each of the achievements you got during the month (excluding broken / date-specific achievements, so please don't cheat to get those, since they will not count towards your ranking and might also leave a red flag on your profile).
If you get all of the achievements in a game during this month, you also get an additional 25% of your points.
If you want to replay a game that you already got all of the achievements, it will give you only F points.
If a game doesn't contain C or F on AStats or HowLongToBeat, I will take the average playtime from BLAEO members who played it for the theme. This might not be the most elegant solution, but there is no better way to deal with it.
There might be some giveaways for all participants. Ranking is made mainly for fair and clear competition, but it may lead to additional GAs as well depending on the final results.