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2019 report

  • Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

    53 minutes playtime

    4 of 6 achievements

  • Jalopy

    5 hours playtime

    6 of 23 achievements

  • The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom

    3 hours playtime

    27 of 31 achievements

  • My Time At Portia

    95 hours playtime

    69 of 91 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5

    19 hours playtime

    9 of 20 achievements

  • Hitman

    10 hours playtime

    17 of 69 achievements

  • Tabletop Simulator

    76 hours playtime

    9 of 27 achievements

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    21 hours playtime

    53 of 99 achievements

  • FETCH

    4 hours playtime

    42 of 50 achievements

  • Yooka-Laylee

    16 hours playtime

    27 of 35 achievements

  • Renowned Explorers: International Society

    5 hours playtime

    52 of 165 achievements

  • 12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara

    6.7 hours playtime

    19 of 24 achievements

  • Karateka

    64 minutes playtime

    6 of 12 achievements

  • The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams

    2 hours playtime

    13 of 13 achievements

  • Mimpi

    3 hours playtime

    no achievements

  • Mimpi Dreams

    2 hours playtime

    32 of 57 achievements

  • Tropico 6

    31 hours playtime

    16 of 40 achievements

  • Atom Zombie Smasher

    8 hours playtime

    15 of 41 achievements

  • Bejeweled 3

    12 hours playtime

    42 of 65 achievements

  • Sneaky Sneaky

    3 hours playtime

    18 of 29 achievements

  • Jack Lumber

    3 hours playtime

    17 of 27 achievements

  • Girls Like Robots

    4 hours playtime

    5 of 9 achievements

  • Beware Planet Earth

    11 hours playtime

    17 of 33 achievements

  • Oxygen Not Included

    117 hours playtime

    26 of 35 achievements

  • The First Tree

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 14 achievements

  • Paws: A Shelter 2 Game

    2 hours playtime

    9 of 19 achievements

  • Kids of Hellas: Back to Olympus

    6 hours playtime

    31 of 31 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization V

    78 hours playtime

    79 of 286 achievements

  • LIMBO

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 13 achievements

  • Pilgrims

    57 minutes playtime

    21 of 45 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 6

    10 hours playtime

    10 of 20 achievements

  • Gemini Rue

    7 hours playtime

    8 of 15 achievements

  • Guacamelee! 2

    9 hours playtime

    23 of 49 achievements

  • Lost Ember

    7 hours playtime

    22 of 33 achievements

  • GRIS

    4 hours playtime

    13 of 17 achievements

  • The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk

    6 hours playtime

    19 of 25 achievements

  • My Memory of Us

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 23 achievements

  • Assassin's Creed Origins

    28 hours playtime

    22 of 67 achievements

  • Super Lucky's Tale

    5 hours playtime

    19 of 58 achievements

  • The Gardens Between

    2.5 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    62 hours playtime

    43 of 93 achievements

  • Frostpunk

    14 hours playtime

    25 of 75 achievements

  • Outer Worlds

    21.5 hours playtime

    35 of 48 achievements

  • FETCH

    4 hours playtime

    42 of 50 achievements

  • My Time At Portia

    95 hours playtime

    69 of 91 achievements

  • The Secret Order 5: The Buried Kingdom

    3 hours playtime

    27 of 31 achievements

  • Tropico 6

    31 hours playtime

    16 of 40 achievements

  • Renowned Explorers: International Society

    5 hours playtime

    52 of 165 achievements

  • Tooth and Tail

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 38 achievements

  • 12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara

    6.7 hours playtime

    19 of 24 achievements

  • Oxygen Not Included

    117 hours playtime

    26 of 35 achievements

  • Guacamelee! 2

    9 hours playtime

    23 of 49 achievements

  • The First Tree

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 14 achievements

  • Cat Quest II

    88 minutes playtime

    1 of 9 achievements

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 78 achievements

  • Kids of Hellas: Back to Olympus

    6 hours playtime

    31 of 31 achievements

  • Pilgrims

    57 minutes playtime

    21 of 45 achievements

  • Destiny 2

    3 hours playtime

    3 of 23 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 6

    10 hours playtime

    10 of 20 achievements

  • Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 105 achievements

  • Planet Zoo

    19 hours playtime

    12 of 35 achievements

  • GRIS

    4 hours playtime

    13 of 17 achievements

  • Lost Ember

    7 hours playtime

    22 of 33 achievements

  • Baba Is You

    11 hours playtime

    4 of 18 achievements

  • My Memory of Us

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 23 achievements

  • The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk

    6 hours playtime

    19 of 25 achievements

  • Unavowed

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 56 achievements

  • SKYHILL

    0 minutes playtime

    0 of 46 achievements

  • She and the Light Bearer

    0 hours playtime

    0 of 15 achievements

  • Vampyr

    1.5 hours playtime

  • STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order

    6 hours playtime

    7 of 39 achievements

Steam backlog:

Games added to my backlog vs games I completed in 2019:

End of 2019:

58% never played
21% unfinished
17% beaten
4% completed

End of 2018:

62% never played
20% unfinished
14% beaten
4% completed

End of 2017:

66% never played
20% unfinished
11% beaten
3% completed

NY resolutions/Goals:

My goals for 2019 were:

  • Finish at least one game for the monthly theme every month. - DONE!
  • Have 50% completion for games Added in 2019. - DONE!
23% never played
15% unfinished
62% beaten

Now:

28% never played
21% unfinished
43% beaten
8% completed

Before

36% never played
31% unfinished
22% beaten
11% completed

Now:

42% never played
8% unfinished
44% beaten
6% completed

Before:

49% never played
14% unfinished
31% beaten
6% completed

Goals for 2020: continue being at least as responsible as last year. :) I am happy with my 2019 progress so I’ll continue treating my backlog the same way as last year; try to only buy games I want to play really soon, prioritise gifts and other wins when deciding what to play, try to participate in as many monthly themes as possible, and most importantly enjoy playing games and not force myself with games that feel like a chore. I can’t fix my “bad” buying/gaming habits from years ago, but I can continue being responsible going forward.


Favourite games I played in 2019:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - My favourite AC game, I loved everything about it and really like the direction Ubisoft are taking with the new games in the series.
  • Baba is You - Innovative puzzle game. Sometimes a bit frustrating in the best way possible.
  • Forza Horizon 4 - More fun than it has the right to be!
  • GRIS - Wow! Fun platformer that’s soooo so so stylish! Still amazed by how beautiful every level was.
  • HITMAN - First Hitman game I ever played and I enjoyed it more than I expected. Shame it’s a bit short.
  • Lost Ember - My favourite game in this genre. An absolutely gorgeous and enjoyable gaming experience.
  • My Time At Portia - Started playing it on 15 January, had 47 hours in the game by the end of the month…
  • Oxygen Not Included - Bought it in August, had 72 hours in the game by the end of the month…
  • Planet Zoo - Loved playing Zoo Tycoon when I was younger, so this is exactly what I needed in my life!
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider - I love the new Tomb Raider games and this one wasn’t an exception.
  • The Outer Worlds - Interesting world and companions, enjoyable gameplay.

December report

Completed/Beaten:

  • GRIS

    4 hours playtime

    13 of 17 achievements

  • Lost Ember

    7 hours playtime

    22 of 33 achievements

  • My Memory of Us

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 23 achievements

  • The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk

    6 hours playtime

    19 of 25 achievements

Played:

  • Baba Is You

    11 hours playtime

    4 of 18 achievements

  • Battlefield V

    26 hours playtime

    9 of 21 achievements

  • Planet Zoo

    19 hours playtime

    12 of 35 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    494 hours playtime

    137 of 246 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Baba Is You (Gift)
  • GRIS (Gift/Ninja)
  • Lost Ember (Gift)
  • My Memory of Us (Gift)
  • Planet Zoo: Arctic Pack (DLC) (Gift)
  • She and The Light Bearer (Gift)
  • Skyhill (Gift)
  • The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk (Gift)
  • Unavowed (Gift)

January theme - list of games

The monthly theme includes games that we most enjoyed playing in 2019. It doesn’t matter what the game’s release year is - what matters is that you played it in 2019 and enjoyed it so much that you would like to see other assassins experience it too. You can nominate up to 10 games. Feel free to also tell us why you liked these particular games, I’m sure a lot of us would love to hear why these games were special to you.

I would really really really appreciate it if you could include a “clean” list of games somewhere in your post. Please use this format to make skanda’s life easier. :)

```
* [Name of game 1](Steam store page link)
* [Name of game 2](Steam store page link)
* [Name of game 3](Steam store page link)
```

The list also includes the winners of the BLAEO Game Awards 2019.


November report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Frostpunk

    14 hours playtime

    25 of 75 achievements

  • Gemini Rue

    7 hours playtime

    8 of 15 achievements

  • Guacamelee! 2

    9 hours playtime

    23 of 49 achievements

  • Outer Worlds

    21.5 hours playtime

    35 of 48 achievements

Played:

  • Battlefield V

    17 hours playtime

    8 of 21 achievements

  • Destiny 2

    3 hours playtime

    3 of 23 achievements

  • Planet Zoo

    12 hours playtime

    10 of 35 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    480 hours playtime

    137 of 246 achievements

  • STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order

    6 hours playtime

    7 of 39 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 6

    9 hours playtime

    9 of 20 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Planet Zoo [Deluxe Edition]
  • This War of Mine - War Child Charity [DLC] (Gift)

October report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    62 hours playtime

    43 of 93 achievements

  • Kids of Hellas: Back to Olympus

    6 hours playtime

    31 of 31 achievements

  • LIMBO

    4 hours playtime

    12 of 13 achievements

  • Pilgrims

    57 minutes playtime

    21 of 45 achievements

Played:

  • Destiny 2

    37 minutes playtime

    2 of 23 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    457 hours playtime

    136 of 246 achievements

  • Tabletop Simulator

    76 hours playtime

    9 of 27 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 6

    7 hours playtime

    8 of 20 achievements

  • The Outer Worlds

    8 hours playtime

    5 of 48 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Destiny 2 (Free)
  • Kids of Hellas: Back to Olympus
  • Pilgrims
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 6

BLAEO Curator Page

Our curator page is now live! It’s focused on interesting new releases that would otherwise go unnoticed in the flood of games that get released on Steam.
We’ll use “Recommended” for games we have first hand experience with and “Informational” for games we’re recommending based on other information (description, screenshots, reviews,…).

It’s similar to the #interesting-new-releases channel on our Discord server where we share interesting games released in the previous, current or next month, but a Steam curator page offers better management and readability of the recommendations.

We’d also like to thank Narayan for coming on board and helping out with this new BLAEO project.

Find your new favourite games here: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/11333775.

September report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Oxygen Not Included

    117 hours playtime

    26 of 35 achievements

  • Paws: A Shelter 2 Game

    2 hours playtime

    9 of 19 achievements

  • The First Tree

    2 hours playtime

    7 of 14 achievements

Played:

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    31 hours playtime

    12 of 93 achievements

  • Cat Quest II

    88 minutes playtime

    1 of 9 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization V

    78 hours playtime

    79 of 286 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    451 hours playtime

    133 of 246 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Cat Quest II (Gift)
  • Guacamelee! 2 (Gift)
  • The First Tree (Gift)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition (Gift)

August report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Beware Planet Earth

    11 hours playtime

    17 of 33 achievements

  • Girls Like Robots

    4 hours playtime

    5 of 9 achievements

Played:

  • Forza Horizon 4

    24.5 hours playtime

    20 of 127 achievements

  • Oxygen Not Included

    72 hours playtime

    17 of 35 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    424 hours playtime

    133 of 241 achievements

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Oxygen Not Included

Rough plans for September:

  • some DLCs for the monthly theme,
  • Oxygen Not Included (yes, moar!),
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Uplay pass),
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox Game Pass),
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Xbox Game Pass).

July report

Completed/Beaten:

  • Atom Zombie Smasher

    8 hours playtime

    15 of 41 achievements

  • Bejeweled 3

    12 hours playtime

    42 of 65 achievements

  • Jack Lumber

    3 hours playtime

    17 of 27 achievements

  • Sneaky Sneaky

    3 hours playtime

    18 of 29 achievements

  • Super Lucky's Tale

    5 hours playtime

    19 of 58 achievements

  • The Gardens Between

    2.5 hours playtime

    17 of 17 achievements

Played:

  • Forza Horizon 4

    20 hours playtime

    9 of 127 achievements

  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI

    390 hours playtime

    129 of 241 achievements

  • Tabletop Simulator

    70 hours playtime

    8 of 27 achievements

  • The Jackbox Party Pack 5

    17 hours playtime

    8 of 20 achievements

  • Vampyr

    1.5 hours playtime

Games/DLCs added to my Steam library:

  • Prey - Mooncrash (DLC).

Played as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC: Forza Horizon 4, Super Lucky’s Tale, The Gardens Between, Vampyr. I subscribed for another month because the games included in the pass are just too good (with the exception of Vampyr <_<). I’m actually really excited about these subscription services - I already liked Origin Access before but what Microsoft and Ubisoft are doing is even better. Looking forward to September and the free UPlay pass!

Announcement

Posting this here for everyone that’s not subscribed to the “BLAEO Announcements!” thread.

The guidelines have been updated and are now pinned in the Discussions section of the Steam group.

The new guidelines are:

1) Be nice.
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9) Do not enter group-exclusive giveaways if you have not been active lately. If you do, you will be kicked out of the group.
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