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#20 Monthly Status Update (February 2020)

It’s time for another VERY late monthly update for me. Hopefully once I get used to the new situation of not leaving my home and manage to self-organize a little bit better than I’m doing it currently, I should be able to go back to posting those at the start of the month, rather than the second half of it xD

In February I didn’t really play any PC games on my own, but during my winter break between my regular exam session and the repeat one, I’ve managed to organize a couple couch coop gaming sessions with some my friends (once with 4 players and once with 2). Results? After 100+ hours of 1/2/3/4-player action I’m finally really close to 100%-ing Towerfall Ascension! :D The only thing left is some mindless grinding I’m going to write a script (and a Steam guide) for. Besides, we’ve also started Overcooked which will be one of our next coop games. But I guess, it will probably be a reallyyyyyyy long time before we can meet again and continue it (for obvious reasons).

New games: 7

7 from trades
  • Reigns

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Reigns: Her Majesty

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Cosmic Star Heroine

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • ChromaGun

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • Asterix & Obelix XXL 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • Downward

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • The Free Ones

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 2

1 continued and 1 started
  • TowerFall Ascension

    113 hours playtime

    29 of 30 achievements

  • Overcooked

    4 hours playtime

    5 of 12 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
59% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
31% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

2% won't play
72% never played
4% unfinished
2% beaten
19% completed

Changed since last month:
Completed: 19% (-1%)

#19 Monthly Status Update (January 2020)

Hi everyone! I’m VERY late with my monthly update, partially because of the recent updates, which (besides finally allowing us to sync restricted games) made some outliers like movies or other stuff appear in my library and I wanted to wait some of that stuff out, so that my game count stabilizes on the correct number before making the next summary.

January was the end of the semester for me, which meant that it was another month in the row when I didn’t have time to play anything besides my recently purchased New 2DS.

Moreover, even though I really didn’t want to start working before getting my master’s degree in 1.5 years, I still live with my parents and it’s them who lay down the rules. And the new rules say that I’ll have to start a half-time job, besides still attending all of the courses on my full-time studies and still working on all of the programming projects I have to do at home. Judging by the fact that even though I didn’t work yet, it’s actually my fourth month in a row without playing any Steam games, it looks like I won’t have pretty much any time for backlog fighting besides summer or winter breaks for quite some time :< I’ll still continue doing monthly updates, but don’t expect to see me finishing too many games or writing interesting mini game reviews like I’ve used to ;/

New games: 8

2 from SG, 1 from bundles, 4 from trades, 1 gifted
  • Omensight

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Demon's Crystals

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 28 achievements

  • A Glider's Journey

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Labyrinthine Dreams

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 7 achievements

  • Tomb Raider

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Equilinox

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Castle Crashers

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Roundabout

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 40 achievements

Old restricted games that now synced: 11

  • Evocation

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 14 achievements

  • Space Hole 2018

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 1 achievements

  • Squirrel Sphere

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • After Hours

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Death Fungeon

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Jack N' Jill DX

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 11 achievements

  • Mushroom Quest

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 3 achievements

  • Million to One Hero

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • Subsideria

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 72 achievements

  • Balancelot

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • TETRA's Escape

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 21 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
59% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
31% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 59% (+2%)
Completed: 31% (-1%)

All games progress

2% won't play
72% never played
4% unfinished
2% beaten
20% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 72% (+1%)
Beaten: 2% (-1%)

#18 Monthly Status Update (December 2019)

Hi everyone! December was another month when I didn’t have time to play anything… (besides games on my new 2DS XL which is the first console I’ve ever bought! I still don’t have time to play PC games at home, but pulling out a handheld in a train or tram is a completely different story! ;D So far I’ve completed Professor Layton and the Curious Village as well as BoyBoy! and I’m having an amazing time with my new purchase! :) ) Well, at least I got a few more great additions to my backlog xD I’d even say that some of these games used to be one of my top wishlisted titles. Now I only need to find the time to actually play them… :#

New games: 9

2 from SG, 2 from bundles, 4 gifted, 1 bought on Humble Store
  • Double Fine Adventure

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 99 achievements

  • Stick It To The Man!

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • Company of Heroes

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Company of Heroes - Legacy Edition

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Portal

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Portal 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 51 achievements

  • Environmental Station Alpha

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Crypt of the NecroDancer

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 44 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
57% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
32% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

2% won't play
71% never played
4% unfinished
3% beaten
20% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

#17 Monthly Status Update (November 2019)

Hi everyone! I still have a lot of trouble to keep up with my studies, so here’s another lazy month for my backlog fighting ;P

New games: 9

6 from SG, 2 from trades, 1 for free
  • DashBored

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • Dark Grim Mariupolis

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • City Climber

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Awe

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • On Rusty Trails

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 44 achievements

  • Alum

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 17 achievements

  • A Robot Named Fight

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 70 achievements

  • The Low Road

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 21 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

2% won't play
57% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
32% completed

Changed since last month:
Won’t play: 2% (-1%)
Never played: 57% (+1%)
Unfinished: 5% (-1%)
Beaten: 3% (-1%)
Completed: 32% (-1%)
Looks like reaching the 200 won games mark caused a lot of these percentages to drop :O

All games progress

2% won't play
71% never played
4% unfinished
3% beaten
20% completed

Changed since last month:
Unfinished: 4% (-1%)
Completed: 20% (-1%)

#16 Monthly Status Update (October 2019)

Hi everyone! This was a VERY lazy month for me gaming-wise. I did not play any games (besides a single DRM-Free one - Fish Fillets - a classic puzzle game from 1998 I’ve been slowly working on for the past few months. I’ll probably tell you more about it once I finally finish it ;) ) and only added a couple of new ones to the backlog. I’ve decided to attend more uni courses than I normally would have to on this semester to have more wiggle room on the later ones, but it’s not as easy as I’ve thought it would be xD. I’ll definitely stick with my decision, but I wouldn’t be surprised if all of my Monthly Status Updates till January will look more or less the same. Oh well, we shall see.

New games: 2

1 from SG, 1 for free
  • Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • The Crown of Leaves

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 0 :<

Won on SteamGifts progress

3% won't play
56% never played
6% unfinished
4% beaten
33% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 56% (+1%)

All games progress

2% won't play
71% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
21% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 71% (+1%)

#15 Monthly Status Update (September 2019)

Hi everyone! I can’t believe I’m saying it this way, but it’s FINALLY the end of summer holidays!!! And what that means for me is that I FINALLY got answers to a bunch of questions and doubts that were spacing me out for the last few months. Firstly, I managed to both get a bachelor’s degree and qualify for the second cycle of my studies!!!!! :D It was a tremendously hard task, some requirements were really hard to meet (eg. scoring at least 80% of points in one of my exams to even have the slightest chance to pass the course, which was due to the fact that I’ve only acquired a small fraction of the points from the tasks other than the exam), but in the end I somehow managed to pull them all off :)

Besides that, most of the other exciting stuff I expected to be able to share with you this month either got postponed for the n-th time in the row (getting a new PC…) or didn’t happen at all. Still, I’m so happy that I’m actually continuing my studies that I don’t really care about the stuff that didn’t go as planned these holidays ;D

But wait… doesn’t this all mean that the next 2 years are going to be an another period of my life with only small amounts of free time I could use for backlog fighting? Oh well… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

New games: 15

4 from SG, 3 from bundles, 8 from trades
  • Gauntlet™

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 46 achievements

  • Twickles

    32 minutes playtime

    3 of 9 achievements

  • The Beggar's Ride

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • A Golden Wake

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 18 achievements

  • A Pixel Story

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • Chariot

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 46 achievements

  • Contrast

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 22 achievements

  • Just Cause

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Just Cause 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Tales [PC]

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Ultimate Chicken Horse

    12 minutes playtime

    0 of 31 achievements

  • SpeedRunners

    5 minutes playtime

    1 of 29 achievements

  • No Time To Explain Remastered

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 9 achievements

  • Party Hard 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 41 achievements

  • Ballpoint Universe: Infinite

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 27 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 2

1 continued and 1 started
  • TowerFall Ascension

    94 hours playtime

    24 of 30 achievements

  • Twickles

    32 minutes playtime

    3 of 9 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

3% won't play
55% never played
6% unfinished
4% beaten
33% completed

Changed since last month:
Unfinished: 6% (+1%)
Completed: 33% (-1%)

All games progress

2% won't play
70% never played
5% unfinished
3% beaten
21% completed

Changed since last month:
Unfinished: 5% (+1%)

#14 Monthly Status Update (August 2019)

Hi everyone! This month I’ve figured that if I don’t get a bachelor’s degree this year, I’m going to need to wait a whole year to finish off my leftover courses and start my second cycle studies, so… maybe it would be a good idea to buckle up and learn some more for my repeat exam session ;) I’m now in the middle of the exams, I’m not sure how all of this stuff will resolve and I’m a bit stressed, because of that, but thankfully at the end of September I should finally know everything regarding this and all of my other endeavors, like getting a new PC I’ve told you about recently which is still getting postponed and several other things I haven’t mentioned yet…

So yea, I’m kinda doing an update for the sake of consistency ¯\(ツ)/¯ I didn’t finish any games this month, but my backlog got several VERY exiting additions thanks to my trading luck this month! On the one hand that’s great, but on the other it would be even better if I somehow managed to find more time for actually playing them :P And that heavily depends on my exam results, which will determine whether I continue studying for two more years or take one year of break and go to work. Oh, the uncertainty…

See you next month with a hopefully much longer post talking about some exiting life stuff ;)

New games: 6

2 from SG, 4 from trades
  • Hitman: Blood Money

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • TTV2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 5 achievements

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 85 achievements

  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Dishonored 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Dishonored®: Death of the Outsider™

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 0 :<

Other games with progress: 2

1 continued and 1 started
  • TowerFall Ascension

    61 hours playtime

    20 of 30 achievements

  • PixelJunk™ Monsters Ultimate

    3 hours playtime

    5 of 52 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

3% won't play
55% never played
5% unfinished
4% beaten
34% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

2% won't play
70% never played
4% unfinished
3% beaten
21% completed

Changed since last month:
Completed: 21% (-1%)

#13 Monthly Status Update (July 2019)

Hi everyone! I’m REALLY late with my monthly post this time (I usually post on the 1st or 2nd day of the month xD), but that’s because I was abroad without a PC and didn’t really feel like making a post with all of this HTML from my phone… Besides, the christian youth festival I was at was one of the greatest and most influential events in my whole life, so I avoided wasting too much time on the webs ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So, just as I’ve planned, these are still the Great Last 3-month Holidays of My Life and I’m still doing lots of awesome things, but my priorities shifted away from actually playing games, which means that I can say I’ve already failed my holiday’s Pietruszek’s Backlog Fighting Goals. It was a good idea, but in the end I decided to focus on other things. My other plans I mentioned in the previous post are still a thing, though. I have the money and a full part list for my new PC ready and I’m only waiting for my sister to finish renovating her bedroom first (right now my bedroom is dusty and cluttered with her stuff thanks to it). Regarding my new Steam curator, I need to write 10 reviews to make the page public and since I underestimated the amount of work it takes to write a quality review I only have 2 reviewed games so far. I need to set up some kind of plan for that and try to add new pieces on regular basis.

So yeah, lots of stuff happening, but not necessarily in the video game department. I’d talk even more about it, but it’s technically a July report, so I’ll save the fresh stuff for the August one to keep the things as they should be ;)

New games: 15

3 from SG, 8 from trades, 4 bought on Steam
  • The Room

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 5 achievements

  • Samorost 2

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Sokobond

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 8 achievements

  • Tetrobot and Co.

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • Shift Quantum

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 32 achievements

  • GNOG

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 20 achievements

  • Rad Rodgers

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 39 achievements

  • Rad Rodgers: World One

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 39 achievements

  • Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 38 achievements

  • Tomb Raider I

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Tomb Raider II

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Cheap Golf

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 4 achievements

  • The Office Quest

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 17 achievements

  • PixelJunk™ Monsters Ultimate

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 52 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 2

2 completed
  • Lethal League

    36 hours playtime

    23 of 23 achievements

  • LIMBO

    7 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

Other games with progress: 1

1 continued
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition

    25 hours playtime

    34 of 36 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

3% won't play
55% never played
5% unfinished
4% beaten
34% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 55% (+1%)
Completed: 34% (-1%)

All games progress

2% won't play
70% never played
4% unfinished
3% beaten
22% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 70% (+1%)

#12 Monthly Status Update (June 2019)

Hi everyone! It’s finally summertime! I still have no idea if I’ll pass all of my courses and get a bachelor’s degree (I need to wait for exam results and then most likely attend some things during a repeat exam session in September), but at least I can now get some rest :D

I’ve planned for these holidays to be the last real 3-month holidays of my life. For every next holiday season I’ll be trying to do summer internships until I get my master’s degree at which point I’ll just get a regular full-time job as a programmer. But to stay on topic - these are my last big holidays and I have a lot of fun things planned for them. I’ll spend some time away from home, but since I’m a homebody and a gamer, most of these things are indoor activities and many of them are connected to gaming one way or another. I’m considering reactivating my let’s play YT channel which has been abandoned for almost 3 years, maybe try reviewing a bunch of games and start my own Steam Curator (let me know what do you think about the name “Achievement Hunter’s point of view” or “Completionist’s point of view”) and most importantly: after 7 years of using my current laptop for gaming I’ll finally buy my first “for self-earned money” PC! And that means I should finally be able to play all the 3D games that got released in this decade! ;D I’ll (hopefully) write more about in my next monthly post, but now I’d like to list a few rules I’ve came up with, which will be my main gaming goals for this summer.

Pietruszek's Backlog Fighting Goals (July 1 - September 30)

  1. Play SG wins - play a bunch of SG wins to increase my (beaten + completed)% of them from 39% to at least 60%
  2. Complete started games - complete at least 40% of games I had marked as unfinished or beaten on July 1. Progress for this can goal can will be tracked using my Started Games Completion Challenge list
  3. Do not let the backlog grow - add less games to my backlog than I complete in the same month

When thinking about these goals I’ve tried to make them challenging for me, but also achievable. We’ll see in 3 months how well (or not) did it go for me :)

If you’re a person who also has the privilege of having a summer break, I encourage you to try setting some Backlog Fighting Goals for yourself! In my case I expect them to be a big motivator for backlog fighting in the following months, so if you also want to stay focused on this task, writing down some kind of goal list might be an idea worth considering ;)

New games: 6

1 from SG, 1 from bundles, 2 from trades, 1 for free, 1 bought on Steam
  • Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 9 achievements

  • Borderlands 2

    2 minutes playtime

    0 of 75 achievements

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 63 achievements

  • The Initiate

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 24 achievements

  • Don't Disturb

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Princess Remedy In A Heap of Trouble

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

Beaten/completed games: 1

1 beaten
  • I am Bread

    13 hours playtime

    27 of 35 achievements

Other games with progress: 1

1 continued
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition

    11 hours playtime

    25 of 36 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

3% won't play
54% never played
5% unfinished
4% beaten
35% completed

Haven’t changed since last month

All games progress

1% won't play
69% never played
4% unfinished
3% beaten
22% completed

Changed since last month:
Won’t play: 1% (-1%)

#11 Monthly Status Update (May 2019)

Must… push…. on…..

Oh, hey! I didn’t see you there!… I’m still working on getting a bachelor’s degree, but because I had a conditional promotion last year, I now have more courses I need to pass despite of having just an usual amount of time… Gaming obviously became a tertiary way of spending time for me, but I still somehow managed to beat a couple of smaller games this month ;)

Hopefully I’ll manage to deal with all of my assignments and in a month I’ll be free to do whatever I want… I have a lot of different plans for the holidays, but among many other things they also include getting a new PC and utilizing it as much as possible and I’m really looking forward to that! Wish me luck! :)

New games: 17

6 from SG, 1 from bundles, 7 from trades, 3 for free
  • Degrees of Separation

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • Trip to Vinelands

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 5 achievements

  • Catlateral Damage

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 34 achievements

  • Escape Goat 2

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 16 achievements

  • Age of Wonders III

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 74 achievements

  • Divide by Sheep

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 19 achievements

  • Despotism 3k

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 30 achievements

  • Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • FORCED SHOWDOWN

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 81 achievements

  • Super Panda Adventures

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Airscape: The Fall of Gravity

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 23 achievements

  • Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 44 achievements

  • Party Hard

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 27 achievements

  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • 11-11 Memories Retold

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • The Slaughter: Act One

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Parallax

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

Beaten/completed games: 2

1 completed, 1 beaten
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition

    7 hours playtime

    12 of 36 achievements

  • Cursed Sight

    5 hours playtime

    9 of 9 achievements

Other games with progress: 1

1 continued
  • Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes Collector's Edition

    4 hours playtime

    11 of 20 achievements

Won on SteamGifts progress

3% won't play
54% never played
5% unfinished
4% beaten
35% completed

Changed since last month:
Never played: 54% (+1%)

All games progress

2% won't play
69% never played
4% unfinished
3% beaten
22% completed

Changed since last month:
Completed: 22% (-1%)