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June: World Ocean Month

When was the last time you visited an aquarium or went snorkling in the ocean? For me it feels like an eternity. On June 8th it is World Ocean Day. Lets appreciate the world underwater with the World Ocean Month.

Lets play games with a water theme. So go ahead and play games that

  • Have underwater tag
  • Story takes place under or on water
  • Character can actually interact with the water (swim, use boat, dive, etc)

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  

Have fun!


Theme soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUmoMSU9_GQ


Challenge me

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FAQ

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?
Nothing.

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.

samwise84
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Theme
Atlantis: Pearls of the Deep 4/14 5.8 beaten underwater tag
The Chronicles of Jonah and the Whale no achievements 9 finished Jonah ends up inside of a whale
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished Theme
TOTAL: 4/14 14.8 2 Theme
Trent

Well, this is another opportunity to knock another game off of my “completionist downers” list, Hydrophobia: Prophecy. And I have a couple others I didn’t play the last time a similar theme came along. Or, I can activate my Subnautica key…

Name Achievements obtained Playtime this month Status
Hydrophobia: Prophecy 13/13 (previously 1/13) 19h13m this month beaten
TOTAL: 12/12 ~19.2h 1 game completed
86maylin

Skipped a couple of months. Guess it’s time to come back to monthly theme. :3 Also great opportunity to pick back up ABZU. lol

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive 17/17 28.8 hours(previously at 6 hours 1 minutes) Completed
Total: 17 28.8 hours 1
Bangledeschler

Man, I just finished the remastered version of Bioshock a few days ago. ‘Suppose I can do the remaster of the sequel.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Bioshock 2 Remastered 53/53 14 hours Completed
The Flame in the Flood 9/36 5 hours Beaten
Total: 62/89 19 hours 1/1/0/0
adam1224

I don’t know how much time I’ll have, but omg, the last ocean-ish topic was one of my favourites ever. ( Partially because of the cool blue of the sea, and partially because of the games I have for the requirements)

Cece09

Didn’t think I was gonna do anything but actually a few spyro levels take place underwater
Damn so does Gender Bender, give these games those tags! Except the time wasn’t going up and I’m not about to put down wonky stats
Connected Hearts brings you to a sinking ship, ended up seeing the top of the boat with the ocean so good enough for me
Red bow just like connected hearts we end up on a boat
Crash left it to the last game but there are super annoying water levels
Beyond 2 souls has a whole chapter on moving around in the horrible dark water
Wasn’t actually gonna class endless fables 2 but we spend so much time drowning how could I ignore her pitiful death cries. Plus a kraken!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Beyond: Two Souls 30/45 11.7 Finished
Connected Hearts 13/13 1.7 Finished
Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy 50/74 20.4 Finished 3
Endless Fables 2: Frozen Path 28/28 2.8 FInished
Red Bow 37/37 1 Finished
Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy 105/105 23.2 Finished 3
TOTAL: 263 60.8 6
Charles Nonsens
Name Achievements Playtime Status
Abzû 9/12 5h Beaten
Aiori

I have very few games related to water. I think is time to finish this.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime June Status
images 1/10 0 h (of 1h 30 min) unfinished

And with Submerged I complete this month plan. Greetings!

Aiori
Name Achievements obtained Playtime June Status
images 10/10 4h 30 min Completed!

Relaxing exploring game, with beautiful graphics, where do you have to search for different items to health your brother. The world´s size is enjoyable as locate and take all the collectibles. The collectibles tell you the story as some cutscenes between items, Recommendable if you want to explore a nice world without problems.

Now is time to finish some pending challenge me, I will return next month for more

Greetings!

the Traveler

Think I’m just going to play to play more or finish my Subnautica game. I took a break after putting in about 60+ hours into it.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Subnautica 8/17 70 hrs unfinished
Under The Ocean none 0.7 hrs dead, delisted Greenlight alpha game, played for kicks
The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams 13/13 4.7 hrs finished
Feeding Frenzy 2 Deluxe none 3 hrs game stopped working mid-campaign
Trent

67 hours?! I’ve never played the game…is it that long, or have you really been “smelling the roses?” I was considering it for this month (I have an unredeemed key) but that sounds like a really big commitment (my game time is limited, especially now with Coronavirus).

the Traveler

It’s an open world survival game with a huge focus on exploration, so yeah been spending most of that time exploring. :) There is a story but I haven’t always doggedly followed the prompts.

Beautiful yet terrifying game, well worth a play! You don’t have to play it hardcore, the survival aspect is actually not too bad compared to other games in the genre. You spend nearly all of your time just looking around for interesting things or needed stuff for building new toys.

Trent

Thank you for the reply. I wish I could just push the Pause button on life, and immerse myself in a game like this. :)

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Moony1986
Name Subcategory Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Stardew Valley Interacting with water => Fishing 😅 19/40 55.1h Beaten
Left in the Dark: No One on Board Playing on water on a boat partly 13/13 2.5h Completed
Underwater hunting Underwater tag 19/19 1.2h Completed
Submerged Story takes place under or on water 10/10 5.9h Completed
TOTAL:   61 64.7h 4
devonrv

So go ahead and play games that

  • Have underwater tag
  • Story takes place under or on water
  • Character can actually interact with the water (swim, use boat, dive, etc)

What if you ARE water?

Aquilla

Good opportunity to play Koral:

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Koral 14/17 2h finished
TOTAL: 14 2h 1
{distant} May

It’s doable!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden 20/20 6.3 hours completed
Captain Firebeard and the Bay of Crows 5/5 2.2 hours completed
The Waters Above: Prelude N/A 1.3 hours completed
TOTAL: 25/25 9.8 hours 3
JaffaCaffa
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Theme Status
The Supper - (Review) 0.4 hrs Fishers/Going on a boat Completed
Purrfect Date - Visual Novel/Dating Simulator 23/32 (+8) 2.1 hrs Pirates [1] [2] / Being on an island (beach) Beaten
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Jaded

I keep saying I’ll participate then don’t… this month will totally be different!! :P

Using Underwater tag on my library brings up these:
• Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden
• The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human
• Bioshock
• Cat Goes Fishing
• Megaquarium
• Tomb Raider: Underworld

Other games I know could relate: (Pirates/Fishing tags are also helpful haha)
• Submerged
• Nightmares from the Deep 3
• Tempest
• The Last Leviathan.

Trilled Meow
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Depth Hunter 2: Deep Dive 4/17 0 hours unfinished
Cat Goes Fishing 12/53 0 hours unfinished
Tomb Raider II 0/0 0 hours not played since I was a kid
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 0/63 0 hours never played
TOTAL: 16/133 0 hours 0
Unfurl
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Anoxemia 0 / 23 0 hours never played
Song of the Deep 0 / 10 0 hours never played
TOTAL: 0 / 33 0 hours 0/2
Tempête Joachim
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
BioShock™ Remastered 29/65 10h Beaten
The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams 13/13 2.8h Completed
Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™ 12/12 3.7h Completed
The Sea Will Claim Everything 19/19 3.4h Completed
Submerged 3/10 1.7h Beaten
TOTAL: 76/119 21.6h 5/5

List

escollo
Name Achievements Playtime Status Theme HLTB
Chasm 19/20 22h beaten Underwater swimming 8½ Hours
Glowfish 25/25 9.4h completed Underwater tag 6 Hours
Minit 27/27 10.3h completed There are some underwater levels 1½ Hours
Overlord II 18.5h beaten Swimming and sailing 16 Hours
Pardigm 18/18 8.8h completed You need to deal with intelligent water coolers 6 Hours
Snake Pass 26/33 11.5h beaten Swimming 5½ Hours
SolubleCrow
Name HLTB Achievements obtained Playtime This Month Status
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Main + Extras (14 hours - Medium) 13/14 19.7 hrs Beaten
TOTAL: 1 Medium 13 19.7 hrs 1
Janediel
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Underwater hunting 14/19 15h finished
Project Abyss 6/29 15h finished
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: 20 30h 2
EvilBlackSheep
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Summer In Mara 51/53 29h finished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month 1