skanda

November: Free Ride

The main focus of this month’s theme are Free to Play games, but you can also participate by playing games you received from your friends or games you won in giveaways/various events. Have fun! And make sure to thank Trent for the idea. :)


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=JAFyvePcR_o


Challenge me

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


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.

Lengray

Great! Time to play more wins.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime this month Status
Child of Light no achievements 13 hours completed
Hitman 2 47/146 0 hours (total: 56 hours) unfinished
TOTAL: 0 13 hours 1 games finished
samwise84
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status theme
The Waters Above: Prelude no achievement 0,45h completed FTP
Eternal Hour: Golden Hour 6/6 2,5 completed FTP
DoraKone no achievements 2.5 Completed FTP
Forgotten Places: Regained Castle 35/35 8.1 completed win
name of game achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished/finished FTP/win/gift
TOTAL: 41/41 13,5h 4 :-:
ninglor03
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
missed messages. 4/4 40min finished
Marie’s Room 7/7 50min finished
Among Ripples / 10 min finished
Cateau / 1h finished
Blossoms Bloom Brightest 4/4 3h finished
TOTAL: 15/15 6h 5
Tempête Joachim
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION 8/28 5.3h Beaten
Burning Daylight - 0.6h Beaten
Cateau - 0.7h Beaten
CAYNE 15/15 1.6h Beaten
CUPID - A free to play Visual Novel 67/67 4.1h Completed
Don’t Make Love 13/44 0.4h Beaten
Grimm’s Hollow - 1.6h Beaten
How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness 16/16 0.4h Completed
I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator - 1h Beaten
Just, Bearly 9/9 0.2h Completed
Marie’s Room 6/7 0.6h Beaten
Narcissu 1st & 2nd 5/5 5h Completed
Samsara Room 8/8 0.7h Completed
There Is No Game : Jam Edition 2015 7/7 0.3h Completed
Towards The Pantheon: Escaping Eternity - 0.5h Beaten
TOTAL: 154/206 23h 15/15

List

JaffaCaffa

Woo I managed to beat a game for October’s challenge despite not being able to play for a few weeks. :D Sadly missed the past few challenges, but hoping to get back into the swing of things for this month! Have plenty to choose from, have far too many f2p games installed.

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Received Status
one night, hot springs 7/7 1.1 hrs Free to Play Completed
Drinks With Abbey 9/9 1.3 hrs Free to Play Completed
Aurora: A Child’s Journey 4/4 0.2 hrs Free to Play Completed
Turbo Tunnel Score 0.2 hrs Free to Play Completed
Tukoni 8/8 0.4 hrs Free to Play Completed
Mars Power Industries: First Job End screen 0.5 hrs Free to Play Completed
Tracks - The Train Set Game 10/15 6.7 hrs SG Win Beaten (Just missing DLC)

I thought Turbo Tunnel would be faster paced and more intense (like Redout), but was getting bored pretty quickly. :( Still not bad for a freebie, can get a bit trippy at times & has a catchy song.

I loved Tukoni, highly recommend! A short & sweet wholesome game.

lmxn

Hmm…… AMONG US 👀

Cece09

Well I got a win to add. Maybe I’ll end up playing a free game this month but cant be positive
Thanks to sam I should have some gifts played

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Theme
2ECONDS TO STΔRLIVHT: Forever My Diamond 2/2 0.4 Finished Free
A Lot of Universes N/A 0.1 Finished Free
Backstage Pass 17/20 11.9 Finished Free
Carpe Diem 1/1 0.1 Finished Free
Cooking Companions: Appetizer Edition 15/15 0.3 Finished Free
Guilt Free 10/10 0.8 Finished Free
Lake of Voices 24/24 1.3 Finished Free
Love Thyself - A Horatio Story 13/13 1.5 Finished Free
Lovers of Aether 15/15 0.9 Finished Free
Magical Otoge Ciel N/A 2.9 Finished Free
Moe Era 12/12 1 Finished Free
Morok N/A 0.1 Finished Free
Pleasure Puzzle:Portrait 趣拼拼:肖像画 100/100 1.3 Finished Free
Return to Shironagasu Island 6/6 10.3 Finished Gift
The Night Fisherman N/A 0.1 Finished Free
The Witch in the Forest 4/4 0.2 Finished Free
Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition 43/48 14.6 Finished Win
TOTAL: 262 47.8 17 15F 1W 1G
Moony1986
Name Subcategory Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Okami HD SG win 37/51 32.3h
Double Cross SG win 20/35 11.3h
Reventure SG win 101/101 13.3h
Forestation SG win 16/17 1.5h
SPACECOM SG win 3/17 7.8h
Sakura Cupid SG win 16/16 3.1h
Swapperoo SG win 16/23 3.4h
Australian trip SG win 9/9 2.8h
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare SG win 5/12 6.3h
Bot Vice SG win 12/33 5.5h
Nex Machina SG win 13/39 4.4h
Crimsonland SG win 11/22 7.4h
Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered SG win 23/57 17.5h
A Case of Distrust SG win 10/10 2.7h
TOTAL:   292 119,2h 14
Maya

Not a fan of the concept of free games when attempting to attack my backlog, so I think I’ll concentrate on freebies in the way of unplayed gifts this month.
Edit: hmm, quite a bunch of free games in my account, but I know some definitely weren’t free originally. Maybe I’ll check them out later.

Game Tagged Progress Status
Invisible, Inc. Gift [Steam] 0/23 Unplayed
Desert Child SG Win 4/23 Started
Ittle Dew 2+ Gift [GG] 0/10 Unplayed
Richard & Alice Gift [Steam] 0/21 Unplayed
Westboro Gift [Steam] 0/17 Unplayed
Gato Roboto Mass Giveaway 0/12 Unplayed
Total Gifts 4/106 3hrs so far, 0/6 Beaten
escollo

Does it count to play RE2 for the 40+ time?

Name Achievements Playtime Status Theme HLTB for PoP
11-11 Memories Retold 50/50 10.5h completed SG win 5 Hours
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend 19/51 23h beaten SG win 16½ Hours
Evoland Legendary Edition 65/65 23h beaten Free for owners of Evoland 2 30 Hours
Lethal League 14/23 7.5h beaten SG win 7½ Hours
Neon Chrome 9/14 7.5h beaten SG win 5½ Hours
Resident Evil 2 +12.5h +4 playthrough Gift from Skanda
RIVE 30/44 7h beaten SG win 4½ Hours
There is no game : Jam Edition 2015 7/7 21m completed Free game
Cece09

omg 155 hours. well may as well do it to 200 hours at least

escollo

I failed the mission

aonrao

For this month’s theme, I’ll try to beat “Book 3” and “Community Book 1” of Coloring Pixels.

Kyrrelin

Last month was a blast! :D This time not so much games though. ;)

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Category Status
Stories: The Path of Destinies 0 / 37 0.0h SG Win unfinished
Cooking Academy Fire and Knives none 0.0h SG Win unfinished
TOTAL: 0 0.0h   0
Spamlynguist

Haven’t participated in a Monthly Theme in quite a while and I still have a bunch of unplayed F2P games sitting in my backlog, so this is perfect!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Category Status
Dead Horizon no achievements 0.2 hrs Free to Play Completed
Punchline!! 0/9 0.0 hrs Free to Play Unfinished
Lake of Voices 0/24 0.0 hrs Free to Play Unfinished
They Came From a Communist Planet no achievements 0.4 hrs Free to Play Completed
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month   Number of games finished
hellfire_sushi
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Category Thoughts
Puzzle Agent 2 12/52 1h unfinished SG Win Gnomes… I always knew they were up to something.
Draw a Stickman: EPIC 9/52 1,6h unfinished SG Win Such a fun concept! I love drawing!
Fairy Tale About Father Frost, Ivan and Nastya no achievements 4,9h completed Friend’s Gift I need to finish this one!
Clover Tale 40/40 36,5h completed F2P Not sure if I can finish this one in time, because you have to wait for energy and I don’t want to spend money.
Cheeky Chooks 13/13 6,6h completed F2P This looks so cute! I’m gonna try it.
The Village Story no achievements 1h completed Curator Connect It was on my review list.
Zombie Solitaire no achievements 4,6h completed Curator Connect It was on my review list.
Zombie Solitaire 2 Chapter 1 15/15 8,2h completed Curator Connect It was on my review list.
Zombie Solitaire 2 Chapter 2 16/16 9,2h completed Curator Connect It was on my review list.
TOTAL: 105/188 73,6h Number of games finished: 7 - -
stef
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Kentucky Route Zero achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished (SG win)
Lobotomy Corporation achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished (gift)
Superhot: Mind Control Delete achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished (free)
My Friend Pedro achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished (gift)
Gris achievements obtained playtime this month unfinished (gift)
TOTAL: achievements obtained playtime this month Number of games finished
Nicknames
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Category Status
HELL WAIFU 3/11 0.1 Friend’s gift Abandoned
Happy Quest 13/20 2.9 Curator Connect Beaten \o/
Lust Vessel 10/28 6.9 Curator Connect Beaten \o/
TOTAL: 26/59 9.9   Finished: 2
radicalutopian
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Category Status
The Ship: Murder Party No achievements 3.9 hours Win Finished
Paradigm 5/18 4.6 hours Win Finished
American Fugitive 19/46 10.4 hours Win Finished
Book of Demons 124/202 41.5 hours Win Finished
Figment 14/23 5 hours Win Finished
Neon Struct 18/25 4.9 hours Win Finished
Whispers of a Machine 10/25 5.2 hours Win Finished
TOTAL: 180/339 71.1 hours - Finished: 7
Charles Nonsens
Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime Status
11-11 Memories Retold SG win 19/50 8.6h finished
Jotun Free at one point 7/36 24.6h finished
Trent

My own theme idea, and not much game time to play. Well, let’s see what I can accomplish nonetheless.

Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime this month Status
The Search Obtained free 9/9 2h16m completed
CAYNE Free to play 15/15 5h11m completed
A Date in the Park Free to play 9/9 1h14m completed
The Supper Free to play no achievements 28m completed
The Kite Free to play no achievements 56m completed
Marie’s Room Free to play 2/7 54m unfinished
TOTAL:   11/16 10h59m 5 completed, 1 unfinished
juhaszandor
Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime this month Status
Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! SG win 71/101 37.4h beaten
Serial Cleaner free on Humble(1) 16/28 6.8h beaten
Kathy Rain free on Steam(2) 20/20 5.3h completed
Steel Rats™ SG win 27/46 10.4h beaten
Satellite Reign free on Humble(3) 16/40 33.0h beaten
TOTAL: 150 92.9h 5 games finished  

(1) Free Steam keys were given away at Humble Store in 2019 November
(2) Free to claim on Steam in 2019 May
(3) Free Steam keys were given away at Humble Store in 2018 April

skanda
Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status
She and the Light Bearer [Gift] 10/15 2h finished
TOTAL: 10 2h this month 1 game finished
SolubleCrow
Name HLTB Achievements Playtime This Month Status
This War of Mine 10½ Hours - Medium 16/55 12 hrs Beaten
Dead Island Definitive Edition 20 Hours - Long 30/57 18.4 hrs Beaten
Do Not Feed the Monkeys 3½ Hours - Short 33/33 11.5 hrs Completed
NEOVERSE 3 Hours - Short 28/37 20.2 hrs Beaten
TOTAL: 2 Short, 1 Medium, 1 Long 107 62.1 hrs 4

All games listed are won from Steamgifts.

kiseli

It’s been a while since i posted anything :)

Name Category Achievements obtained Playtime Status
Dishonored Gift from friend 37% (29 of 80) about 24 hours Beaten
TOTAL: - 29 about 24 hours Number of games finished: 1
Garcias

I only now remembered about this monthly theme, and since I played two sg wins this month, they fit the theme! Yay!

Name Achievements obtained Playtime Status Category
The Little Acre 21 of 27 1,8 hours beaten SG Win
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 18 of 60 7,4 hours beaten SG Win
TOTAL: 25 9,2 hours 2 beaten -