February: Spring Cleaning

While it may not technically be spring yet, it's definitely the kind of weather that'll leave you looking for stuff to do inside. Although, if you're a regular at our theme section, that's probably always the case.

This month ist divided into two possible paths: You can either go with "cleaning" your own Steam library by picking a game (or more) that you bought early on but still haven't touched yet. Or you can go with a game that centers around cleaning and tidying up from our list. Or you can do both, obviously.

For option one, just click on your username in the top right corner in Steam, go to the account settings and then view your licenses and product key activations. Scroll aaaaaaaaalllllll the way down and pick the oldest game you haven't tried/finished yet. ("oldest" in this case being added the longest time ago)
If you pick this option, I would love to know which game(s) you land on and whether you liked them, so please feel free to reply here and/or post about the experience to the community!

If that's not for you, the (as yet very short) list of games is available here. Please feel free to add to the list by commenting on it if you think of more games that fit the theme.

(Info about scripts and whatnot to help you pick coming soon, once I figured out how it all works)

Have fun neatly folding up your games so you can shelve them!

Challenge me

The newest edition of the monthly Challenge Me is available here: click.


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?

I don't like the oldest unplayed game in my library, can I still participate with something else?
Feel free to skip to the next oldest game if the thought of the oldest one doesn't *spark joy* for you.

My oldest unfinished game is from last week, does that still count?
Of course, and congrats on your super tidy library!

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.

What's a good gaming-related joke about cleaning?
"hey.....would the opposite of konmari be....... katamari..........." [source]


Huh! For me, that would be…. System Shock 2, bought November 2014. Wow, holy fuck, four years ago. Next after that would be Nihilumbra, from June 2015.

I… might just attempt these two, if only to finally get them out of ‘never played’. Even if it’s moving them into ‘won’t play’. I don’t really think I’ll like Nihilumbra, and even though I know the BIG TWEEST I’m afraid System Shock 2 will be too scary.


System Shock 2 is amazing! It takes a bit of getting used to, and you really want to re-bind the controls, but it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played.
(One of my oldest unplayed purchases is Amnesia, on 8 Jul, 2011. Not sure if I have the guts to play that :P )


I’m going with the cleaning game theme. My pick has ballroom decorating for the ‘cleaning’ bit and romance stuff for Valentine’s.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Regency Solitaire 17 of 17 11.2 completed

Surprisingly I have two games on your short list so I’ll go for those, as I can’t really play my oldest game on steam.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor 31/44 10h beaten

What’s wrong with your oldest steam game (other than probably having stayed unplayed for a reason)?


It wasn’t completely unplayed,i did play it quite a lot back then, but it’s Audiosurf, and it needs mp3 files to be played. Which i lost all my music library during my last big HDD and then laptop crash, and now i use spotify.


The theme says bought early on though, not oldest, so you’re safe :P


I also have two (three, if I count both Viscera Cleanup games). I’ll add them to my backlog.

By the way, is that a Marie Kondo gif? Her movie just dropped on Netflix for me, I couldn’t find this one but the folding looks just like hers! And it’d be a neat reference!


yup, that’s where the gif is from!


Pleasantly surprised to find I had a good portion of my initial Steam purchases/gifts beaten. Still I have yet to beat Skyrim and Oblivion(both July 2014), …so it looks like I will be stuck with those all month… and probably go for Viscera Cleanup for the literal cleanup portion.


Here’s the direct link to licenses, in case someone had trouble finding them:
It’s universal, the same for everyone.


Going for the oldest unplayed games one

Name Achievements Playtime Status Comments Date activated
inMomentum 0/37 0,1 Dropped Dropped due to inconsistent framerate 9 Dec, 2011
Gish 0/11 1 Dropped Dropped due to steam version having broken physics, introduced in a late patch 11 May, 2010
Max and the Magic Marker N/A 2,2 Beaten Cute little game that’s no longer sold on steam 5 Jan, 2012
Critical Mass 0/27 0,1 Dropped Servers are down, breaking the games progression 4 Feb, 2012
Lugaru HD N/A 1,2 Beaten From the first ever Humble Bundle! 11 May, 2010
Blueberry Garden N/A 0,5 Beaten I don’t get it 17 May, 2012
Bunch of Heroes 17/59 2,2 Beaten Some games might have stayed in my backlog for a reason 4 Feb, 2012
NightSky 12/22 2,5 Beaten And some really did not deserve to stay there for so long! 20 Sep, 2011
Avencast N/A 0.1 Dropped Game is apparently not compatible with my graphics card 26 Mar, 2012
Hitman: Sniper Challenge N/A 0.1 Beaten So this was a 3min long game… 11 Sep, 2012
Hitogata Happa 0/14 0.1 Dropped I’m getting serious slowdown, which turns my controller unresponsive. 30 Jun, 2012
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days 16/59 3.7 Beaten They wanted 50€ for this thing? 18 May, 2012
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars 12/25 7.9 Beaten So, is it air conflict, or air conflicts, secret war or secret wars? This game can’t seem to decide. 30 Jun, 2012
Nikopol: Secret of the Immortals N/A 0,5 Dropped This game is clearly not made for people who don’t know the source material 18 Feb, 2012
Midnight Club II N/A 0,5 Dropped It works, it’s just a shame I can’t edit the controls, which end up being quite odd with my gamepad 28 May, 2012
SOL: Exodus 9/53 1 Dropped This is another one of those games that “works”, but it’s just not good. There’s something very off about the physics in this one 12 Aug, 2012
Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters N/A 0.4 Dropped That low health sound… Also that camera…. and that writing. 19 Jul, 2012
Hector: Badge of Carnage Episode 1 N/A 2 Beaten Quality control, who needs that? 28 Sep, 2012
iBomber attack N/A 0.1 Dropped Broken (and never fixed) due to patch released in 2015 30 Jan, 2013
Serious Sam 2 N/A 0.9 Dropped Steam version has a save-game corruption bug… that of course hit me! 30 Jun, 2012
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters 41/41 3.0 Completed Turning a won’t play into a completed! 4 Aug, 2013
Total beaten 98 25,2 10/21 :-: :-:
Trilled Meow

My oldest unfinished game is Final Fantasy VII. It’s also the first one I bought. I beat it a long time ago on Playstation but would like to finish it again. I stopped playing like 5 years ago in that part where it’s cold and you pass out because I was confused about if I got all the items or not.


Not really the haven’t played it before, but after numerous tries I finished Torchlight 2 yesterday! ( bought: 20 Dec, 2013)
I guess it does not qualify but it’s motivational :P


Last month. Continuing the one per month streak~Gonna go with the second option since I have one game that I wanted to try out from the list. :3

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor 21/44 4.8 hours(Idled 6 hours 41 minutes) Not Finished
Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior 2/2 1.8 hours 100% Completed
Total: 23 6.6 hours 1
Game Achievements Playtime Theme Status
AudioSurf 19/19 (+17) 4.9 hrs Oldest - Mar 22, 2013 Completed
Room 303 (Winner of Game Jam) - 0.2 hrs Cleaning Completed
Total: +17 5.1 hrs   2 finished
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Year purchased
Spore 0 0 unfinished Bought in 2014
Half Life 2: Episode 1 0 0 unfinished Bought in 2015
Consortium 0 0 unfinished Bought in 2016

Cleaning! :D

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Theme Status
12 Labours of Hercules 22 / 22 5.4 Cleaning Completed
The Silent Age 24 / 24 5.3 Cleaning Completed
TOTAL: 46 10.7   2

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For Spring Cleaning theme I’ve completed 2 games from the list:

Name Achievements Playtime Screenshots Status
The Silent Age 24 of 24 (100%) 3.4 h 17ss completed
Cinders 8 of 8 (100%) 7 h 17ss completed

I’ve also beaten Rumu, but last year :)


Managed to finish:
Jalopy - 6/23 achievements - 5.4 hours of playtime