Let’s lessen the psychological effects of social distancing by spending some quality time together online. Play co-operative or multiplayer games either with online friends/strangers or offline with people from the same household. If you prefer playing games alone, then opt for video games with AI companions.
If there are any mulitplayer games that you want to play but don’t have people to play them with, try to find gaming buddies either by posting a reply to this post or on our Discord server.
To participate, reply to this post and tell us which game(s) that fit the monthly theme you’re going to play.
You can 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
Theme song #1
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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!
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.
With so many people stuck at home right now, that should go great! Will at least put some more hours in MHW.
Just got married in Portia, so that’s an AI companion. It totally means I can sink 60 more hours into it this month right? :spacecat:
|Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood||no achievements||playtime (before) this month (2.4h) 8.2h||completed||multiplayer is dead, but you have your brother as an AI companion|
|Garfield Kart||no achievements||1,5h||beaten||multiplayer|
|Figment||23/23||14.3||completed||AI companion, Piper a bird that follows you arround and helps sing the nightmares to sleep|
|YOU DON’T KNOW JACK Vol. 4 The Ride||no achievements||0.4||beaten||multiplayer against friends or AI|
|YOU DON’T KNOW JACK SPORTS||no achievements||0.4||beaten||multiplayer against friends or AI|
|YOU DON’T KNOW JACK HEADRUSH||no achievements||0.5||beaten||multiplayer against friends or AI|
|name of game 7||achievements obtained||playtime this month||unfinished/finished||multiplayer/AI companion|
|TOTAL:||achievements obtained||playtime this month||Number of games finished||:-:|
Fantastic theme. Be well all!
EDIT: treating this as a sampling run to give more games some playtime + have more togetherness with different people
|ClickRaid||alot||multiplayer idle game|
|Regular Human Basketball||1 hr||1vs1 online w/ friend|
|Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes||~1 hr||couch co-op|
|Farm Together||8 hrs||online co-op w/ friends|
|CryoFall||6.4 hrs||online multiplayer|
|7 Days to Die||2.6 hrs||online co-op w/ friend|
|The Shapeshifting Detective||1.9 hrs||couch co-op|
|The Jackbox Party Pack 2||1 hr||couch game|
I don’t get the AI companions and how to figure out which games work for that.
Apart from that I play a lot of Overwatch atm - which is not on steam, so doesn’t count D:
|Path of Sin: Greed||16/16||6h||finished||Colleague|
|Escape The Lost Kingdom: The Forgotten Pharaoh||-||2h||finished||Family time!|
|Dark Angels: Masquerade of Shadows||30/30||3h||finished||Guardian women|
|Mind’s Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten||-||1,5h||finished||Photographer sidekick|
I took a look at your account via Steam filters and didn’t see any games tagged “Artificial Intelligence”. I only had a couple myself. But you could look at your Sci-Fi games and see if there’s an AI companion. You can also find multiplayer games this way. Sorry, not much help.
Well, I asked skanda in Discord if companions in RPGs count and she said yes. So I guess that makes more games eligible.
Doesn’t have to be Sci-fi games, even Fallout games or Bioshock Infinite would count, for example.
Ah, that makes sense! Any game where a companion to the main character is controlled by the AI (the game, the computer). I thought it just meant AI companions, not companions controlled by the game’s AI.
That’s neat. Thanks a lot! Now… I only need to figure out in which games I have companions at hand xD
I don’t know if I’ll participate in the multiplayer part, but I’ll look through my games.
|Might & Magic X - Legacy||AI companions||0/0||49 h||completed|
Still playing Lego Star Wars, as we didn’t make any much progress. X)
|Co-op||0 / 12||0.0h||unfinished|
|Degrees of Separation||Co-op||10 / 10||10.0h||Completed|
|Co-op||none||0.0h (18.9h)||previously beaten - I would like to 100% this ;)|
Mmmmmm, for co-op games, would games that have a co-op option be sufficient or do we need to play with others for the game to qualify for the theme? Time for me to join everyone looking to see what games they have which qualify.
Stay save and sound everybody!
|The Disney Afternoon Collection||Co-Op||8/20||10.2h||Beaten|
|The Adventure Pals||AI companions||31/31||14.9h||Completed|
I played Drawful last weekend over Zoom with some RL friends and it was pretty fun. It’s sort of a cross between Pictionary and Balderdash, if you’re familiar with those.
I haven’t been big on multiplayer games, but maybe this is the month to change my mind?
|Left 4 Dead||30/73||32.2h||beaten|
Edit: Ultimately went the AI companion route since I have to go afk often…
Does it count if the game has Split-screen feature? For example, will Q-YO Blaster qualify for this event?
It counts if you play it in co-op.
This will be indeed a gaming month. As the time between home and office is reduced to a few seconds.
Not sure, if I finish anything, that matches the theme this month. But we’ll see
|Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel||coop||6||10h||Completed|
|F1 2019||Multiplayer||TBD||TBD||In Progress|
|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition||AI Companion||TBD||TBD||In Progress|
|Diablo III + Reaper of Souls||Coop||22%||17h||Beaten|
|PAYDAY 2||0.8 hrs||Co-op/Multiplayer||Currently Playing|
|Hot Shot Burn||29/35||2.5 hrs||Co-op/Multiplayer||Beaten|
|Risk of Rain 2||-||3.3 hrs||Co-op/Multiplayer||Currently Playing|
|Golf With Your Friends||33/55 (+0)||0.7 hrs||Co-op/Multiplayer||Currently Playing|
|Atari Vault||9/24 (+9)||17.3 hrs||Co-op/Multiplayer||Beaten|
|It came from space and ate our brains||38/57 (+1)||0.7 hrs||Co-op/Multiplayer||Currently Playing|
|I Hate Running Backwards||12/40 (+4)||0.8 hrs||Co-op/Multiplayer||Currently Playing|
|Tower Unite||182/426 (+46)||14.0 hrs||Co-op/Multiplayer||Beaten|
|Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||97/167 (+11)||2.4 hrs||Co-op/Multiplayer||Currently Playing|
Am using the opportunity to play with my brother more this month. Tower Unite, It came from space, Golf With Your Friends, PAYDAY 2 and CS:GO have all had updates since I last played.
|11-11: Memories Retold||50/50||12 hours||Completed|
|name of game 2||achievements obtained||playtime this month||unfinished/finished|
|name of game 3||achievements obtained||playtime this month||unfinished/finished|
I meant to play 11-11 for last month but only really played it this month. Not sure if it counts, as you mostly switch between characters, but they do walk around via AI when you’re not controlling them. And the bird is its own man, imo.
|Warhammer: Vermintide 2||3/26||0||Unfinished|
Well, i was planning to play this for a while. I think it is a perfect time :D
|Name||Achievements obtained||Playtime This Month||Status|
|The Jackbox Party Pack 2||3/20||1||finished|
|The Jackbox Party Pack 3||12/20||2(+15 previous)||finished|
|The Jackbox Party Pack 4||11/20||2(+19 previous)||finished|
+Drawful 2 but only for like 20 minutes…
kinda just wanna group all the jackbox together
|Resident Evil 5||28/70||18,3||finished|
|Death Squared||Local co-op||25/25||16.7h||completed||6 Hours|
|Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~||AI companions*||0/85||3.7h||beaten||3 Hours|
|Goat Simulator||Local co-op||72/127||12.1h||beaten||2 Hours|
|Shu||AI companions**||31/42||6.8h||beaten||3 Hours|
*One of the sisters always travels with the protagonist
**Companions give new abilities to the protagonist while they are with her
It’s been a while since i participated here :D
|Warstone TD||96 of 123||15.7h||beaten||some levels require co-op|
|Name||Achievements obtained||Playtime this month (in multiplayer)||Status|
|Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)||10/10||5h21m (5h21m)||completed|
|Tomb Raider||44/50 (was 32/50)||6h41m (~2h)||beaten|
|Trine||13/33 (was 3/33)||10h45m (~5h)||unfinished|
|Portal 2||35/51 (was 21/51)||7h49m (~2.3h)||beaten|
|TOTAL:||46 new||~14h in multiplayer||1 newly completed|
Tried only doing some multiplayer games this month, but playing like a 100 hours of The Elder Scrolls® Online made me play Skyrim too.
|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition||16/75||33h||beaten|
|Name||Achievements obtained||Playtime||Status||HLTB (Main)|
|Don’t Starve Together||-||35h||finished||33h|
|Total War: WARHAMMER||53/185||257h||finished||30h|
|Rise of Nations: Extended Edition||18/38||34h||finished||18h|
Hmmm this matches up with Stardew Valley which I’ve already been playing with a friend haha.
Also: would anyone maybe want to play Unrailed! on discord at some point?