Welcome to one of the most predictable themes this year—and at the same time, our very last theme of the year: Winter. I hope you’re all bundled up, with the hot beverage of your choice by your side, ready to march through the virtual snow. Or you could just jump into your favorite holiday sweater and start up a colorful Christmas game, getting into the spirit (and taking a break from real life Christmas stress). Whichever you choose, be sure to keep us updated on your progress. And if you’re really festive, feel free to share a picture of your decorations with us, virtual or otherwise :)
Games include obvious Christmas-themed games as well as those with a focus on winter. Not included are games that simply have seasons (e.g. where Easter and Halloween get the same attention as Christmas), as well as games set in perpetual winter climates (like skiing games), unless there is a special Christmas/winter level. For games where winter is not the main theme, please provide a screenshot of the winter/Christmas part to have your points count. Points will work just like last month (or even better), simply mark your games as beaten/completed and the list will do the rest. You can find this month’s list of games right here. You can see your current score here (updated every 12 hours).
Santa cape and candy cane sword provided by DownwardConcept.
Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.
What happens if I don’t participate in the monthly theme?
What happens if I play all the games from the theme list this month?
I don’t own any of the games from the game list, how can I still participate?
The game list is most likely incomplete. If you own or know of any other games that might fit this month’s theme, feel free to suggest them under the corresponding post.
I already played all the games I own from the theme list, should I play something again to participate?
If it was an awesome game and you’d like to replay it, sure, go ahead. Only replaying it for the theme won’t help you with your backlog though, so if that would be your only reason you should probably think about trying something else instead. (Although, if you have absolutely nothing else to play, you can still do that, I guess …)
I want to make some Christmas giveaways for the group, where do I post them?
If you have some keys lying around and would like to spread some holiday cheer with them, go ahead and make invite-only giveaways and post the links in your comments or posts on here. But if you happen to have some money to spare, maybe consider giving it to an actual charity rather than spending it on a group for people with too many games. You can find out more about various charities during the project for awesome or by browsing Humble’s charity search, for example.