Some gaming happened in October!
+7 hours since January 2023, and
+8 completed images
very slowly chipping away at it.
The Turkish Steam store will be using USD starting from November 20th, and so I bought a few games just in case. They were on sale or rather affordable at their current prices, which I don’t expect to be the case once the prices are converted to USD (even thought they will be regional still, from what I understand).
I bought Dawn of a Soul to support to developer, since they announced that their game will be going free and I had enjoyed their other game, Move n Bloom.
Wandering Village was a gift from a friend.
The Rewinder & Puzzle Pelago are gifts from friends. The rest I’ve purchased over the months.
Still very little gaming is happening, except this week where I’ve been obsessively playing Ooblets. I’ve been waiting for that game to release since 2018, and I’m glad to be finally playing it. I kind of forgot about its existence for a while since I rarely open Epic Games anymore … not that I have anything against it, I just don’t remember to check the launcher.
If anyone has cute/wholesome game recommendations, I’d love to take a look at them. Especially if they’re farming/life simulators - I miss playing those.
I’ve completely fallen off from the face of the (gaming) earth but I’m alive! Doing my master’s and trying to settle in a new country is still taking a toll on me and so I rarely have time, energy, or the motivation to play games. Hopefully this will change once I finish my program next summer and start a full-time job; that should give me more time and energy to get back into gaming. Until then, this account will be rarely active, but it happens.
Instead of doing empty monthly posts, I decided to split the year into two. So far, I haven’t finished a single game in 2023, so this one’s just an “additions” post. The backlog is slowly starting to get bigger, but it’s okay.
How is everyone? Did I miss anything important?
Not much happened in terms of gaming, but I don’t mind.
Another 18 hours logged into the game. I'm finally up to date on the Bonus book, and I made some progress in the Community 5 book.
Coloring Pixels - Advent 4 Pack
I can't believe the year is already over. I didn't get much gaming done in 2022 sadly, but maybe 2023 will be a better year.Steam Library 2022:
Cute little puzzle game that I enjoyed playing, but since it's so short, probably it's better to buy it on sale.
Another 15 hours of this game . . . I wasn't able to finish the Advent 4 DLC, sadly. I got really close though.
I still have virtually no time to play games but I still ended up buying . . . a lot, from this year’s autumn sale. I did this mainly because I was warned of the price raise that’s going to happen soon, and also because, eh, why not? Maybe this will make me prioritize gaming a bit, we’ll see.
Who knew moving to a completely new country for grad school would be so intense? (Ha ha . . ha . . . I’m dying, send help.)
I was going really good at the beginning of the month, and then I just . . . stopped. I'm currently getting ready to move across the globe, to Canada, so there won't be much gaming for a while, I'm assuming.
This month I'm back to making a post with multiple tabs, because I both acquired and played games! For a change! I haven't been playing much since the beginning of the year, (thanks to the last semester of university along with my senior thesis) but to keep things balanced I haven't been buying games either. But since the semester is over and I'm finally graduating, I thought I can indulge in a game or two--though, I bought only one and the rest were a gift from a friend for my birthday.Steam Library, June 2022:
No games to see, but I managed to finish "Community 3" and "Community 4" books of Coloring Pixels.
Non-steam honorable mentions:
Microsoft Solitaire Collection -- I'm back at playing Solitaire a few times a day, haha.
Ensemble Stars!! Music -- Okay. This one's not my fault. A really close friend of mine showed me the game and made me play it a few times on her account, and now I'm hooked. I've been playing it a lot since a few days even though I'm usually not into rhythm games at all... well, there's a first for everything I guess. But it's also eating into my gaming time.
It Takes Two
This is actually my second time playing the game, but the first time wasn't on my Steam account. (Shhh).
I really should start "clearing" games once again . . .
I added the two ARK games because they were free, but I don't intend to play them any time soon (or ever).
Another month of little to no gaming . . . except Coloring Pixels.
But, good thing is, I’m almost done with my senior thesis! After I complete that, and another paper that’s due 8th of June, I will be officially done with my bachelor’s degree.
I actually made a lot of progress this month! Completed . . . 8 different images, woo!
But most of my time in Coloring Pixels this month went into r/Place pack, which is proving to be difficult to progress in. I was hoping to complete the first image in May, but not even that got done. Still, for fun purposes, here's my progress at the end of May: https://imgur.com/a/FB1Neak
Life update: I have about a month before I need to submit my senior thesis, which should be around 11-12k words (or 40 pages double-spaced) … and I’m barely at 2k. If anyone is able to manifest things, please help me by manifesting my thesis … sobs. Honestly - no wonder I can barely play games.
Most of my time this month again went to Cozy Grove. They finally released a DLC, so there's more to do in the game other than collection & achievement hunting, and the Spring Festival is here so that means nice clothes, flowers, and ducklings! I also unlocked some of the new achievements, but still far away from 100%.
Cozy Grove - New Neighbears DLC
I also made some more progress in Coloring Pixels (about 4 hours?). Not much to see, but still a few images done. They added a new free DLC, (r/Place) so… This will never be done, but it's still nice to play once in a while since I don't have to think while playing it.
Coloring Pixels - r/Place Pack
The images in this are big so … who knows when I'll be done with it.