December: Winter / 2018

Welcome to the last monthly theme of 2018!
This month you get to pick between two different themes - you can either play games released in 2018 or games with a winter feel.

Theme #1: Winter

For the game to qualify for this theme it needs to have a winter feel to it - Christmas, snow, ice, winter landscapes, winter sports,… You can find a list of eligible games here. Feel free to post more game suggestions as a reply to that post!

If you want to make choosing the games easier, check out Enhanced BLAEO - it will tell you which eligible games you already own.

Theme #2: 2018

This one is pretty self-explanatory. :) Games with a 2018 release date qualify for this theme - even if they’re remasters, ports, etc.
[The criteria is stricter when nominating games for the BLAEO game awards so keep that in mind if you find a game that fits the theme that you want to nominate for an award - certain games can be used for the monthly theme but NOT for the BLAEO game awards.]

To participate, reply to this post and tell us which game(s) that fit the monthly theme(s) you’re going to play.
Please use the following (or similar) format to make it easier for me to keep track of everyone’s progress, but feel free to add any extra thoughts about the game(s) to your post!

Name | Achievements obtained | Playtime | Status
:-: | :-: | :-: | :-:
name of game 1 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 2 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
name of game 3 | achievements obtained | playtime this month | unfinished/finished
TOTAL: | achievements obtained | playtime this month | Number of games finished

Have fun!

Challenge me

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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 of my unfinished games this month?
Your backlog will be a much smaller place.

I don’t have any unfinished games - I’ve beaten everything I’ve started.
Really? well that makes one of us… I salute you.

I already finished my entry can I play another?
Go ahead - the goal is to reduce your unfinished games list. The more you can play the better.


Pfft! We all know December is the month of Summer!

Keeping my list low since I’m planning to play other lengthy games that I’ve held off for years.

Game Achievements Playtime Status:
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons 3 of 12 achievements (Continuing from 3/12 cheevos) (Continuing from 1.2 hours) Played
Costume Quest 21 of 21 achievements (+20) 11.5 hours (+10.5) Completed
Total: 1 games | Beaten: 1 games Total achievements this month: Playtime this month: hours 100%’ed: 1 games

Yep, one year we’ll just have to make a Summer version of a December theme!


Winter is nice, season of snow, exams, cold, Christmas, exams, new year’s eve, exams…can’t wait to have a real december / Christmas without extra to be stressed about. Not sure how much gaming time I’ll get and how much of it will be spent organized, so I rather don’t pick anything. I’ll see what I’ll end up playing with.


Hopefully I’ll do better with this month’s theme than I managed with the last. Especially because it matches with my catch-up plans.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Orwell: Ignorance is Strength 9/19 4h beaten
The Banner Saga 3 34/101 13h beaten
Call of Cthulhu 36/49 10h beaten
Book of Demons 70/202 16h beaten
Ticket to Earth (episode 3) 35/49 (+5) 8h beaten
Monster Prom 8/32 (+3) 3.5h beaten
Hidden Paws 8/8 (+1) 1.5h completed
Iconoclasts 6/11 20h beaten
Solo 18/20 6h beaten
tiny & Tall: Gleipnir 9/9 4h completed
TOTAL: 191 86h 10
Game Achievements Playtime Theme Status
Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm 23/23 (+23) 2.2 hrs Winter Completed
The Navigator - 1.0 hrs 2018 Completed
Cube Escape: Paradox 28/28 (+28) 3.5 hrs 2018 Completed
Paradox: A Rusty Lake Film - 0.3 hrs 2018 Completed
Visage 7/7 (+3) 1.1 hrs 2018 Completed
The Forest 25/45 (+8) 2.5 hrs 2018 Beaten
Reigns: Game of Thrones 1/10 (+1) 1.5 hrs 2018 Currently Playing
Stifled - 2.0 hrs 2018 Beaten
Overcooked 2 33/33 (+21) 12.1 hrs 2018 Completed
The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game 6/6 (+6) 1.2 hrs 2018 Completed
Smoke and Sacrifice - ~12.0 hrs 2018 Currently Playing
GNOG 20/20 (+20) 1.4 hrs 2018 Completed
CHUCHEL 7/7 (+7) 1.5 hrs 2018 Completed
Super Mario Party - 4.0 hrs 2018 “Beaten”
Detroit: Become Human - 7.0 hrs 2018 Currently Playing
Stick Fight: The Game 16/28 (+16) 0.6 hrs Winter Beaten
Marie’s Room 7/7 (+7) 1.2 hrs 2018 Completed
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) - Foxtales 19/19 (+5) 1.4 hrs Winter Completed
Tracks - The Train Set Game - 8.6 hrs Winter Beaten
Pixel Puzzles Ultimate 321/1301 (+44) 15.6 hrs Winter/2018 Currently Playing
Fhtagn! - Tales of the Creeping Madness 21/45 (+20) 2.6 hrs 2018 Beaten
SEPTEMBER 1999 - 0.1 hrs 2018 Beaten
Delicious - Emily’s Christmas Carol 2/21 (+2) 2.0 hrs Winter Currently Playing
Year Walk 7/10 (+5) 1.0 hrs Winter Beaten
Total: +216 86.4 hrs   19 Finished

Second time participating! I like these monthly themes. Going to do the same as before, just pick one shortish on-theme game and 100% it.

Game Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage 13/13 9.9 hrs completed

EDIT: Complete!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Detroit: Become Human [2018 theme] 23/49 (+14) 14 hours (+8) finished
Hitman GO: Definitive Edition [Winter theme] 12/26 (+10) 4.3 hours (+3.8) finished
CHUCHEL [2018 theme] 7/7 2.2 hours finished
TOTAL: 31 14.0 h 3 games finished
Name Achievements Playtime Status
Adolescent Santa Claus N/A 0.2 hours Finished - Christmas
The Thing With Mistletoes 5/5 2.4 hours Finished - Christmas
Frosty Kiss 6/6 0.4 hours Finished - Christmas
TOTAL: 11 3 hours 3
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Muffin Knight 13/55 5,5 hours Beaten
Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily 24/24 3,2 hours Completed
TOTAL: 37 8,7 hours 2

Tip: you can use to view which games in your library were released in 2018.


Last month. Only 1 done and done at the very last second and not really all “done” per say but I had to get something out on it. :P Hopefully this one will be better. I think it will since I expect my school work to become less heavy this month.

Game Achievements Playtime Status
Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage 13/13 4.5 hours Completed
Total: 13 4.5 hours 1

Theme twins ;) Not sure what timezone you’re in (I’m GMT-5) but maybe we can co-op sometime if you’re up for it.

That Tower of Babel cheeve is going to be the bane of my existence. I got to 9 last night, then toppled the whole thing. It was heartbreaking


The game has co-op? I did not know that. :o I’m GMT+8 so not sure if we can figure out a time, but I’ll be more than welcome to play with you if it works out. :3
Omg that achievement is gold. xD I can imagine how hard it’ll be.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Never Alone 0 0 unfinished
name of game 2 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
Trilled Meow
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Belladonna 0/0 1.8 hours (+ card idling) completed (winter)
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav 36/36 11 hours completed (winter)
A Raven Monologue 0/0 .2 hours completed (2018)
Marie’s Room 7/7 1.4 hours completed (2018)
Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage 13/13 6.1 hours completed (Christmas/winter)
Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower 0/0 9.5 hours completed (winter)
TOTAL: 56/56 30 hours 6
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Notes
This War of Mine: Stories - The Last Broadcast (ep. 2) 7/7 35 hours Completed Played some custom missions as well, the DLC Story took much less to complete.
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) 15/19 3 hours Beaten -
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished