skanda


July: Steam Sales

Hey, you! You know how you sometimes buy games on sale, but then never get around to playing them? Let’s not do that this time. Play and finish something you bought/will buy during this Summer sale. If you’ve already finished all the games bought during this sale or didn’t buy anything - congrats! But maybe you still have some unplayed games from the previous sales that you could save from the depths of your backlog?

You can see a list of the previous Steam sales here - any major sale with the duration of at least 5 days counts. To see what you bought during the sales, check your “Account details” and then click on “View licenses and product key activations”.

Which games bought during a Steam sale will you play this month and during which sale did you buy them?


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 song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXCFYrnD_a0


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.

Kaleith

If you’ve already finished all the games bought during this sale or didn’t buy anything

As if *that* could happen :laughingcat: :sadwallet:

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Mushroom Cats 2 37/37 0.4 h beaten (technically last month)
Griftlands - 4.1 h 1 run beaten
The Escaper 16/16 1.8 h completed
Dépanneur Nocturne 12/12 0.6 h completed
Wintermoor Tactics Club 29/29 9.1 h completed
TOTAL: 94/94 16 h 5 games beaten
Cece09

I’ll never play this many sale games ever again. Winter sale won’t be able to live up to this one

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
7’Scarlet 23/23 11.3 Finished
Alicemare 13/13 1.7 Finished
At Home Alone II 10/10 1.3 Finished
BlueberryNOVA 18/18 0.3 Finished
Just Ignore Them 33/33 1.7 Finished
Lingua Fleur: Lily 2/2 1.2 Finished
Love Ribbon 13/13 1.8 Finished
Monster Prom 5/52 0.8 Finished
My Big Sister 24/28 2 Finished
My Life as a Maiden N/A 2.2 Finished
Nurse Love Addiction 13/13 6.3 Finished
Shining Song Starnova 9/9 15.3 Finished
SHINRAI - Broken Beyond Despair 15/15 4.3 Finished
Silenced: The House 11/11 0.9 Finished
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action 34/34 9.7 Finished
TOTAL: 225 60.9 15
aonrao

Maybe for a change I can join BLAEO’s theme this month. (Especially since I was complaining about how I still have leftover games from last year’s Summer Sale.)

Possible games: Big Pharma, Linelight, Tropico 4

EDIT:

Name Achievements Playtime Status Sale
Big Pharma 6/25 11 hrs Unfinished Summer sale 2019
Degrees of Separation 12/12 10 hrs Completed Winter sale 2019
TOTAL: 18 21 hrs 1 beaten/completed  

Also, I did end up buying games from this year’s sale:

Name Achievements Playtime Status Sale
Flood of Light 33/50 5 hrs Unfinished Summer sale 2020
Life is Strange 0/60 0 hrs Not started Summer sale 2020
TOTAL: 33 5 hrs 0 beaten/completed  
JaffaCaffa

Bought quite a lot this summer sale so this is a perfect theme.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Card Hog 23/26 (every time I complete it they add more chieves) 10.4 hrs Beaten
Dead by Daylight: Stranger Things / The Halloween Chapters 105/155 (+5) 30.4 hrs  
Hidden Through Time 19/19 4.3 hrs Completed
Solitairca 10/27 1.4 hrs Abandoned
Islanders 14/26 3.3 hrs Beaten
stef
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Fallout New Vegas achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished
Firewatch achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished
Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.8 Matsuribayashi achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished
Thronebreaker achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished
Simulacra 2 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished

Won’t get to all of these, but I’m excited to try some of them out!

翔子

All my YESes to this theme!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Alt-Frequencies achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Lorelai achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
Mushroom Cats 2 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
Jaded

This is actually shocking going through my steam store purchases.

My oldest unplayed that isn’t some of the games from the LucasArts bundle is Bioshock.
Purchased 27 December….2010.

My list is long.
Some games pre-2014 I found funny to see I still haven’t played:

2014 Dec
Remember Me
Bad Rats: the Rats Revenge (bahahah whyyy)

2014 June
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut
Batman Arkham City GOTY

2014 Jan
Dark Souls
Tomb Raider

2012 Jul
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition

2011 Dec
Fable III

2011 Nov
Mass Effect 2

But hey, from 2005-2010, my only purchase was Half-Life 2 Bronze. 5 years of just Counter-Strike: Source on Steam….

stef

You have some really amazing games there. Have fun!

aonrao

Play Tomb Raider!

Lucky Thirteen

Nice, there’s a monthly theme I can participate in! Just bought Starbound on the 1st day of the sale and started playing right away.
Let’s face it: there’s no chance in hell that I’m gonna finish it within a month, but let’s try anyway :D

Name Achievements Playtime Status
Starbound 12/51 ~47 hrs -
TOTAL: - - -
samwise84

Can I count games I was gifted during the sale too? Only bought a lot of Pixel Puzzle Ultimate DLC’s so far. Or can I count each DLC seperately as beaten?

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Theme
Super Steampunk Pinball 2D 6/10 2.6 beaten Winter Sale 2018
Pinball 2018 27/27 0,7h completed Autum sale 2018
Pixel Puzzle Ultimate - Aki 7/7 7h completed Summer sale 2020 (DLC for PPU)
Pixel Puzzles Ultimate: Elephants 5/5 17h completed Summer Sale 2020 (DLC for PPU)
name of game 1 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished Theme
name of game 1 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished Theme
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished  
skanda

Yep, gifts and DLCs with proper content are fine too!

samwise84

Nice. Means I will probably play some puzzles since they have achievements for every puzzle done and completing the pack/DLC 😁

Trent

Huh…like many of us, there are a lot more games that fit this description than I might have thought. I forgot that before I discovered Steamgifts and bundles, I used to buy things during the Steam sales. I’ve loaded all games bought during Steam sales that I haven’t beaten in my Attack Plan, knowing full well that there’s no way I’m playing some of them. Driftmoon I bought in a Steam sale, beat years ago, but they’ve added new achievements that will require a replay (grr). Games are roughly in the order of likelihood I’ll play them this month, except with any unfinished games with achievements at the top of the list (even if I’m unlikely to play them). Too bad I started playing Puzzle Dimension on June 30th…I lost credit for six achievements this month! :)

Wish me luck. And best of luck to all of you!

Name Bought Achievements obtained Playtime this month Status
Puzzle Dimension Spring Indie Sale 2013 23/25 (previously 12/25) 4h50m this month beaten
Driftmoon Summer Sale 2014 16/16 (previously 7/16) 22h26m this month completed
Glass Masquerade Heritages Pack DLC Summer Sale 2020 32/32 (previously 31/32) 1h54m this month completed
Milkmaid of the Galaxy Autumn Sale 2019 6/6 3h23m this month completed
Quell Autumn Sale 2015 35/35 8h27m this month completed
The Deed Lunar New Year Sale 2016 17/17 3h37m this month completed
Bosch’s Damnation Summer Sale 2016 13/13 5h14m this month completed
Aperture Tag: The Paint Gun Testing Initiative Summer Sale 2016 no achievements 9h20m this month completed
Gomo Autumn Sale 2014 no achievements 2h27m this month completed
Tidalis Summer Sale 2013 58/64 (previously 37/64) 8h08m this month unfinished/abandoned
TOTAL:   113/121 69h58m 8 completed, 1 beaten, 1 unfinished/abandoned
Nicknames

Whoops, I already finished 2 of my purchases last week ^^; I’ll try to get the rest done too =D

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Hell Girls 92/92 13.6 Completed! \[T]/
TOTAL: 92/92 13.6 1
ninglor03

This is kinda a list of shame gaming month? xD
Let’s see. So far not THAT much \o/

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Corona Borealis 0/14 playtime this month unfinished/finished
Demonheart 0/34 playtime this month unfinished/finished
The Fruit of Grisaia - playtime this month unfinished/finished
Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions 0/40 playtime this month unfinished/finished
Herald: An Interactive Period Drama 27/27 6h finished
Red Embrace 0/10 playtime this month unfinished/finished
STEINS;GATE 0/42 playtime this month unfinished/finished
Tricolour Lovestory 0/70 playtime this month unfinished/finished
Harvest Life 0/59 playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: 27 6h 1
Moony1986

🙈

Name Bought at Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Deponia Autumn Sale 2015 (As part of Daedalic Adventure Bundle) 19/19 9h finished
Rollers of the Realm Winter Sale 2015 14/32 12.5h finished
Samorost 2 Summer Sale 2017 - 0.8h finished
LEAVES - The Journey Winter Sale 2019 16/16 4.3h finished
Pinkman Winter Sale 2019 20/20 1.9h finished
Typoman Winter Sale 2019 11/19 4.3h finished
Half-Life Autumn Sale 2015 (As part of Valve Complete Pack - 2013 (DE)) - 16.4h finished
Human Resource Machine Summer Sale 2020 16/16 8.4h finished
TOTAL:   96 57.6h 8
Trent

Ooh– I like the “Bought” column. Stealing! :3
PS: I enjoyed the LEAVES games, and Rollers of the Realm was a lot of fun (at least story mode was) if you’re not a completionist.
Deponia has a…certain humor…and you need to like old school moon logic and walkthroughs, but it was a lot of fun. I played it with my kids when they were maybe 3 or 4, so fortunately they didn’t get a lot of the jokes…they called it the “funny man game.”

Moony1986

Haha I think I shouldn’t have any problems with old school moon(y) logic ;)

I bought the Leaves bundle at the sale so if I like the first I’ll most likely add the other one here too.

I will most definitely not complete Rollers of the Realm as I’m REALLY bad at flipper games but I enjoyed watching my dad play all those Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fantasies and however the others where called back as a kid. I bought it for him but he unfortunately wasn’t able to play it anymore :(

Trent

I love the idea of you buying a computer game for your Dad! Maybe my daughter will buy me computer games some day! (She’s only eight right now, so I’ll give her a few years).

Tempête Joachim

I’m not sure I’ll buy anything in the sale, so I’ll play games from previous sales

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Sale
Angels with Scaly Wings 63/63 11.2h Completed Winter Sale 2018
Ghosts of Miami 12/23 4.6h Beaten Lunar New Year Sale 2019
The Mind’s Eclipse 9/9 2.2h Completed Lunar New Year Sale 2019
The Mind of Marlo 10/10 0.3h Completed Summer Sale 2018
TOTAL: 95/105 18.1h 4/4  

List

86maylin

Still didn’t finish ABZU last month. :P

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Forager 103/103 15.5 hours Completed
Slime Rancher 32/57(previously 23/57) 10 hours(previously 14 hour 20 minutes) Unfinished
Total: 112 65 hours 1
the Traveler

Trying to stick to buying DLC for games I have and games I’ll play in co-op very soon. :P

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
A Way Out none 7 hrs finished (co-op only game)
Skatrzoo

Almost a year since I last participated in one of these, might as well do this again.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime this month Status
Griftlands N/A 15h Beaten
PacaPlus 5/5 3h Completed
Noel The Mortal Fate (S9 dlc) N/A 2h Completed
Skul: The Hero Slayer N/A 4h Beaten
The Miskatonic N/A 2h Completed
A Light in the Dark 12/12 5h Completed
Seven days with the Ghost N/A 8h Completed
Gunfire Reborn 14/60 7h Fuckthisgame
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered 38/38 15h Completed
TOTAL: 69 (nice) 61h Beaten games: 8
Garcias
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Sale
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier 30 of 30 8,7 hours completed Summer 2020
Batman - The Telltale Series 30 of 30 9,3 hours completed Autumn 2019
TOTAL: 60 18,0 hours 2 completed -

I still have a few more games I bought on a steam sale and have not yet played (Batman: Telltale Season 1 and 2, Borderlands 2 and Pre-Sequel, Quantum Conundrum and Portal 2), but I’m not sure if I’ll get to them this month, since I have to get back on working on my thesis and also have a few games I wanna play for PoP. Either way, I managed to at least play a game for the monthly theme this time!

alayersoffe
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
HunieCam Studio 12 / 16 17h beaten
Tomb Raider 0 / 50 2.1h unfinished

I bought HunieCam Studio on current Steam Sale and Tomb Raider on Steam Summer Sale in 2014

Formidolosus

Been a while since I’ve been able to participate in a theme, but here we go:

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Donut County 20/20 4.3h finished
Mushroom cats 37/37 0.5h finished
West of loathing: Reckonin at Gun Manor 5/5 3.2h finished
Just Cause 4 10/61 25h unfinished
TOTAL: 72 33h 3/4

There may be some more before the month is up, as I did get quite a few small games on sale

skanda

Bought during this sale:

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Firewatch 10/10 4.8 hours finished
Life is Strange 2 35/46 15.6 hours finished
Return of the Obra Dinn 15/16 9.1 hours finished
TOTAL: 60 29.5 h this month all games finished
heilurmes

Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo: Reach beaten with 48 achievements, Collection has total of 700 achies and 6 games from which 3 aren’t out yet.

Firewatch completed with 10 achievements

DOOM Eternal unfinished with 10 achievements, would have played it through already, but update 2 broke SP and makes it crash at slayer gates and logs etc. Funny thing is that it’s mp based update and it breaks up game which should be mainly sp. Battlemode is pretty crappy on top of that..

Outer Wilds completed with 17 achievements

killer7 completed, there’s no achievements

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier completed with 30 achievements

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures beaten with 11 achievements

Onimusha: Warlords beaten with 46 achievements

Vaporum beaten with 51 achievements

DOOM 64 completed with 10 achievements

Did buy few other titles and summer adventure bundle and got some bday gifts. Guess will play some more out of the sale games and gifts.
Batman Telltales 1
Treasure Adventure World
A Hat in Time - Nyakuza Metro + Online Party, should play soon enough AHiT. o.-
Dragon Age 2

Aiori

I am mono thematic this month, my girlfriend gifted me the money to buy it during the sales, as I did, so it is related to the monthly theme

Name Achievements Playtime month (total) Status
images 42/50 109 h (114 h) Beaten

I think that it’s going to be enough for this month. Greetings!

UPDATE: I’ve finished it. I need another run for the remaining achievements, but I will play other games before.

EvilBlackSheep
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Griftlands - 12h beaten
Monster Train 19/51 17h beaten
Ni no Kuni 0/33 playtime this month unfinished
TOTAL: 19 29h 2
Trilled Meow
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Assassin’s Creed Unity 0/0 0 hours never played
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon 0/0 3 hours unfinished
name of game 3 achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished
TOTAL: 0/0 3 hours 0
hellfire_sushi

Think I’m gonna join this again… ^^

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Thoughts
Just Sleep - Meditate, Focus, Relax no achievements 11h beaten For the amount I payed I consider this one done, though I’m still using it.
Maggie’s Movies - Camera, Action! 24/24 15h completed I like these little time-management games.
Synth Riders achievements not obtainable atm 4h unfinished I don’t like this as much as Beat Saber, but it’s okay.
The Thrill of the Fight - VR Boxing no achievements 1h unfinished This game is so extremely exhausting my muscles are sore. I’m not gonna finish that any time soon… T_T
TOTAL: 24/24 31h Number of games finished: 2  
Jaded

Haha yeah Thrill of the Fight is a serious workout. It takes me a couple of months to play it again because it kills me so quickly, I don’t want to set up VR and be done in 10 minutes bahaha

hellfire_sushi

Yeah, I cannot play this for a long time and I quickly figured out that I will not be able to “finish” it within a month… XD
But that is okay, because I set up my VR daily for playing Beat Saber and Synth Riders and if I feel like that wasn’t enough I play Thrill of the Fight for 15 minutes - then I collapse on the floor! XD

Jaded

Haha good idea!
I have taken a break from VR this last month after playing it about every second day since December! WFH I have too much screen time now with nothing to break it up, so I’m actually doing weights in exchange.

FilthySouls

I’m already almost done with Trine 4, it’s awesome and kinda sad that it’s almost over. Pretty sure I’ll play Dujanah during this month as well (I already played it for 2hrs on itch.io) - those are the only two games I bought during the summer sale btw.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Trine 4 20/39 12.4 hours unfinished
Dujanah 0/2 0 never played
TOTAL: 20/41 12.4 hours Number of games finished: 0
Daerphen

As always, I bought a couple of games. Let’s see how many I can play in the first month after purchase

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Inside The Gear 250/250 2h finished
Bottle 7/7 1h finished
Bottle: Pilgrim 8/8 1.5h finished
TOTAL: 265 4.5h 3
escollo
Name Achievements Playtime Status Theme HLTB for PoP
Death’s Gambit 17/34 13.1h beaten Steam Summer Sale 2020 9½ Hours
GRIS 17/17 6.2h completed Steam Summer Sale 2020 3½ Hours
Guacamelee! 2 35/49 23.5h beaten Steam Summer Sale 2020 8½ Hours
She Remembered Caterpillars 13/13 7.3h completed Steam Summer Sale 2020 4 Hours
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter 25/25 9h completed Steam Summer Sale 2020 10 Hours
Scarwiz
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Sale
Journey 2/14 1.5 hours beaten Summer Sale 2020
Outer Wilds 17/17 28 hours completed Summer Sale 2020
Sayonara Wild Hearts 0/24 1.5 hours beaten Summer Sale 2020
Kentucky Route Zero 3/24 3.5 hours beaten Autumn Sale 2016
TOTAL: 22/79 34.5 hours 3