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Some time ago I decided to take part in a challenge that asked participants to play games that had never been started. That day I noticed how many games I had won in Steamgifts that I had no intention to play (a bit sad, but I think this happens or has happened to most of us, right?).

I was a little annoyed, as these games only took up space in my library and could have been given to people who really wanted to play them. I wondered what was the use of so many games.

Like many people do, I used to keep every game I could get by just to get the cards to sell and get the games I really wanted, but sometime I already had more good games than free time to enjoy them. I did not need more games… really.

From this day on I only entered giveaways of my game wishlist (which is huge) and hide the games I thought were bad. I will probably win a much smaller number of games, but I will only win the ones I really want and I will play (and I must say that this has worked).

Another thing I noticed is that the winners of the giveaways I created, for the most part, were people like me: with a lot of games not started on their accounts and maybe they were not playing my game either. And this is sad, since in addition to giving any key that I get for free in the internet (even if they are not very good games) I always try to give games that I have played and enjoyed. I want people to have as much fun as I do and it’s sad that some games fall into this limbo that are the giant steam libraries. : (

And there are also those people who have received a million games but have never give a single game in life.

I know I can create specific rules for my giveaways, such as the proportion of sent and received games, level and other things, and this would eliminate some of the bots and maybe make the games end up in the hands of good players. But I see a problem with these giveaways that are “not public”: there is a very prosaic type of player who does not know how to use bots or how to search forums, sometimes they are very young players and are only trying to get something good play… I do not know. I hope that one day my games will be given to this type of player, with few games in the library and a lot of desire to play. : /

I just want to have fun and I want the others have fun too.

Astats


Spring + Autumn report

Greetings, dear friends of Backlog Assassins Extraordinaire.

Encouraged by the remarkable progress you have made in your backlogs, I decided to report on everything I have done in the last few months, since I joined the community. Perhaps some of you will feel encouraged to play some of the games that you've abandoned on the terrible "won't play" list. Who knows...

Initially, I would like to point out that I intend to make seasonal progress reports, since even though I have a lot of free time to play now I plan to go back to work very soon, so maybe I do not have time to complete many games in just one month (at least not very long games). Periods of four months may be ideal for organizing, playing and posting reports (but nothing prevents me from reporting extraordinarily if I find it necessary for any reason).

About the title: It is currently spring in the hemisphere where I live and I decided to add autumn since it is the season in the northern hemisphere, where (I think) most members of the community live. It was a little strange, but I liked it that way, so my next updates will be "Summer + Winter", "Autumn + Spring", "Winter + Summer" and so on. And I used Autumn instead of Fall, just because the word is more like the portuguese equivalent Outono, wich is pronounced in a similar way.

And, since it has become clear that english is not my first language, I urge you to take note of my mistakes and feel free to ask if something is not written comprehensibly. I am not sure what grammar rules and tenses I should use and sometimes I change my sentences several times until it seems to make sense (the Google Translator helps me a lot, but I am apprehensive when he takes away most of my commas and the text goes on for a long time without no pause, but okay, I know you all understand).

To organize this post I separated each challenge into a different tab with the games and, when I found necessary, a brief explanation.

An important thing to add is that before I knew this community I already tried to organize my games by dividing them into different categories in my Steam library, since besides organizing them by styles I also kept separated the completed games, never played and beaten games with missing achievements, but I must admit that the way BLAEO organizes the games into lists and charts helps a lot, and it is encouraging to know that there are other players trying to create personal goals to play. It took me a few weeks to fully understand each function in the community, but here I am.

To conclude, I would like to thank all the support that this community has given me in recent months, even when I put questions about other issues in the SG forum it was no surprise when members of the BLAEO community appeared to help. Thank you all!

Total progress

I would like to have a list of my progress before September to be able to make a comparison with my current progress, but seeing the large number of games I've finished in the last few months I believe the result was positive.

My plan: Within the rules imposed by each challenge I tried to include games that I never intended to play and games that I wanted to play too much and that I was saving for when I had time, like This War of Mine and Torchlight II. Between one thing and another, I also tried to finish some of the games I had started earlier but that was not over yet.

At first I had removed most of the games that were on the "won't play" list and this made me change my way of looking at my library a bit. Now my priority in the coming months is to decrease the amount of unfinished games and see what happens.

Won't play
Never played
Unfinished
Beaten
Completed

  • 8-Bit Bayonetta

    5 hours playtime

    16 of 16 achievements

  • Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can - Collector’s Edition

    4 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Bacteria

    4 hours playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

  • Chains

    2 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Dead Army - Radio Frequency

    20 hours playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

  • Just Hero

    7 hours playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

  • Lilly Looking Through

    6 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Luxor Evolved

    6 hours playtime

    19 of 33 achievements

  • Space Pilgrim Episode I: Alpha Centauri

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

  • Sleengster

    3 hours playtime

    106 of 428 achievements

  • Orbt XL

    5 hours playtime

    31 of 31 achievements

  • This War of Mine

    84 hours playtime

    29 of 31 achievements

  • The Lords of the Earth Flame

    4 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • Torchlight II

    47 hours playtime

    91 of 119 achievements

This War of Mine

Torchlight II

Sleengster + Just Hero

The September Challenge, posted by Last.M, made me know the BLAEO community.

I felt compelled to play things that had been standing in the library for centuries and that I might never have started if I had not been challenged. It was probably the most fun challenge of all.

  • Brain In My Head

    8 hours playtime

    18 of 25 achievements

  • Chicken Assassin - Master of Humiliation

    11 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • Eon Altar

    9 hours playtime

    8 of 41 achievements

  • Poker Night at the Inventory

    12 hours playtime

    19 of 20 achievements

  • Poker Night 2

    29 hours playtime

    18 of 18 achievements

  • Taken Souls: Blood Ritual Collector's Edition

    8 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • The Grandfather

    30 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • The Last Door: Season 2 - Collector's Edition

    10 hours playtime

    16 of 16 achievements

  • The Nightmare Cooperative

    7 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • War in a Box: Paper Tanks

    7 hours playtime

    19 of 19 achievements

  • Zombie Ballz

    9 hours playtime

    25 of 26 achievements

Poker Night 2

The Last Door: Season 2

Brain in my Head + The Grandfather

In October we had the challenge posted by Skanda, and I tried to repeat what I did the previous month mixing games that I really wanted to play with others who were staring at me in a strange way in my library.

  • Breathing Fear

    3 hours playtime

    8 of 11 achievements

  • Heckabomb

    11 hours playtime

    17 of 46 achievements

Breathing Fear

Few games.

I tried to start with the Wrath of Anna, but the game simply got too slow on my computer, even when I decreased the graphical properties, and then... meh.

  • BEEP

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Octave

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Shelter 2

    78 minutes playtime

    0 of 26 achievements

  • The Lost Valley

    5 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Tiny Echo

    4 hours playtime

    6 of 6 achievements

Tiny Echo

Octave

The Lost Valley + Beep

Octave and The Lost Valley were not on the list originally posted by the nellyneko (who I only saw updated yesterday), but since these games have no single word from start to finish I decided to put them on this list instead of the previous one.

I did not finish Beep and I do not know if I got the Shelter 2 proposal; the game seems very good and I think I need to dedicate more until something happens, since for the moment I only killed a bunch of rabbits and my puppies started to follow me (if anyone has any tips on the game I thank you).

  • Armello

    22 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Borderlands

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 80 achievements

  • Cubetractor

    8 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Dinosaur Hunt

    79 minutes playtime

    0 of 1081 achievements

  • Else Heart.Break()

    33 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Fallout: New Vegas

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 75 achievements

  • Gunnheim

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 11 achievements

  • Half-Life 2

    5 hours playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • Iesabel

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 48 achievements

  • Johnny Graves—The Unchosen One

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • Kero Blaster

    16 minutes playtime

    0 of 10 achievements

  • LaserCat

    4 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Maize

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • No Turning Back: The Pixel Art Action-Adventure Roguelike

    42 minutes playtime

    0 of 4 achievements

  • Offworld Trading Company

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 232 achievements

  • Pirate Pop Plus

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Qasir al-Wasat: International Edition

    47 minutes playtime

    0 of 26 achievements

  • Risen 2 - Dark Waters

    44 minutes playtime

    0 of 49 achievements

  • Sleeping Valley

    6 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Tharsis

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Ultimate Arena

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 20 achievements

  • Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 2 achievements

  • Warmachine Tactics

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 121 achievements

  • Zombie Army Trilogy

    5 hours playtime

    0 of 68 achievements

A list mainly made up of games that I really want to play and some platform games (I'm not usually a fan of platform games, but I've noticed that I've accumulated several of them in my library, so... well).

I started playing else Heart.Break[] yesterday and the game looks great, but it gave me a lot of grief over how fast time passes. I'm going to try to play more after finding out if there are any mod that makes time runs slower ... I do not know if this is considered cheating, but I like to enjoy the look of the game, look at the scenery, try to interact with the people and objects, read and reread each text, and with the clock so fast I feel that I am losing part of this experience.

I hope to make great progress on this list until my next report.

  • Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop

    3 hours playtime

    11 of 151 achievements

  • Endless Space

    44 hours playtime

    32 of 93 achievements

  • Farabel

    13 hours playtime

    43 of 54 achievements

  • Left 4 Dead 2

    14 hours playtime

    6 of 70 achievements

  • Mandagon

    42 minutes playtime

    5 of 5 achievements

  • OLDTV

    4 hours playtime

    22 of 48 achievements

  • Paper Train: Traffic

    17 hours playtime

    15 of 15 achievements

  • Portal

    38 hours playtime

    15 of 15 achievements

  • Scribblenauts Unmasked

    13 hours playtime

    40 of 40 achievements

  • Sniper Elite 3

    60 hours playtime

    42 of 77 achievements

  • The Monster Inside

    22 minutes playtime

    7 of 7 achievements

Portal + Sniper Elite III

Endless Space + Farabel + OLDTV

Games that I played in the last few days, between a challenge and another, and which I generally recommend.

I would like to comment that Scribblenauts Unmasked is not as fun when Unlimited, but it is still a good game. Paper Train brings fun challenges but is too long. Farabel has an interesting idea that the protagonists lose experience as they advance in the game (the characters are coming back in time), which makes the game progressively more difficult. Portal had already been completed years ago, but I still had not finished the optional challenges and Sniper Elite III is really as good as the other games in the series.

There is no bad game on this list.

See you all at the end of summer + winter!

Spring + Autumn

Today I decided to join the ABC challenge (along with the monthly challenges) to to get some games out of my shameful list of “never played”.

I tried to mix SGwins with games that were abandoned in my Steam library (shame). I did not follow any specific criteria other than the alphabet itself, so I put old games, new games, different styles and… well, I think the list got interesting.

My plan is to play only one game on this list at a time while I try to finish other games I’m currently playing. I do not have a set deadline for the term (I know some games on this list will take a long time to complete, so I will not be annoyed with deadlines).

My List

  • Armello

    22 minutes playtime

    0 of 50 achievements

  • Borderlands

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 80 achievements

  • Cubetractor

    8 minutes playtime

    0 of 13 achievements

  • Dinosaur Hunt

    79 minutes playtime

    0 of 1081 achievements

  • Else Heart.Break()

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Fallout: New Vegas

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 75 achievements

  • Gunnheim

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 11 achievements

  • Half-Life 2

    5 hours playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • Iesabel

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 48 achievements

  • Johnny Graves—The Unchosen One

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 33 achievements

  • Kivi, Toilet and Shotgun

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • LaserCat

    4 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • Maize

    0 minutes playtime

    no achievements

  • No Turning Back: The Pixel Art Action-Adventure Roguelike

    42 minutes playtime

    0 of 4 achievements

  • Offworld Trading Company

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 215 achievements

  • Pirate Pop Plus

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Qasir al-Wasat: International Edition

    47 minutes playtime

    0 of 26 achievements

  • Risen 2 - Dark Waters

    44 minutes playtime

    0 of 49 achievements

  • Sleeping Valley

    6 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Tharsis

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 12 achievements

  • Ultimate Arena

    3 hours playtime

    0 of 20 achievements

  • Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 2 achievements

  • Warmachine Tactics

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 121 achievements

  • Zombie Army Trilogy

    5 hours playtime

    0 of 68 achievements

  • Did I do everything right? This is my first post and I know that my knowledge of English is terrible. : ) P.s.: I want to take the opportunity to send greetings to [codasim](https://www.backlog-assassins.net/users/codasim), who gave me two games on this list.