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For the year 2019 I have decided to change it up a bit to make it a bit more exciting than the same challenges every month.
When I have asked least month about what people would like it seemed that some people missed having a new theme every month but people also did not want to be too limited either due to the low amount of unplayed wins or just being stuck with a very specific theme they don't like. So I tried to come up with something that would make everyone happy, it is not perfect but I hope that with some feedback it will turn into the best that it can be :)
As you can see from the title of the topic the theme for January is:
(Big thank you to Moony1986 for coming up with it!)
Games that qualify for it are:
Since this months theme is incredibly broad I think everyone should be able to find some games that they can play so there is no need for me to add anything extra for those people who would happen to not have wins that would apply (that is bound to change in the next months)
I shall add a leaderboard in the comments. For this month it will just be a simple leaderboard listing the number of beaten games, playtime hours and achievements for each person.
Here is a sample formatting for a table that you can use for you comments that would show all the data nicely. Of course feel free to add any columns that you would like for example a sub category of the challenge, date won, etc.
You can copy paste the formatting for your comment here:
Game | Achievements | Hours of Playtime | Status
:-: | :-: | :-: | :-:
Name of the game | No. of achievement achieved / Total no. of achievements | Hours played | Beaten/Completed/Unfinished
Do you think you have a good idea for a theme for March? Leave it in the comments bellow. If I get more than 1 suggestion I will list them in the poll next month and the one with the most votes will become March's theme.
I might make a giveaway for the participants every once in a while (depending if I have any spare keys or not, won't be anything fancy, mostly just bundled stuff). Might be either a giveaway for everyone that has beaten at least one game and depending on the number of participants also a separate one for people who have completed the most. If there is anyone who would like to contribute a giveaway on a certain month feel free to contact me.
This month to kickstart the new year I will be sending a link to a invite only giveaway of Alan Wake's American Nightmare to everyone who has beaten at least 1 win in January.
Only other requirement is that you have made at least one public giveaway in the past to make the link delivery a bit easier.
Then feel free to participate with your normal Steam backlog instead :)
How Long to Beat
Do You Even Play, Bro? – kelnage’s script
BLAEO website - BLAEO application thread
2018: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
2017: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
I think I have covered everything, if you think I have missed something somewhere, have any suggestions or questions please don't hesitate to let me know :)
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Are you going to play any of your SG wins this year?
Updated as of 31/1/2019 at 23:11 UTC +1
If there is anything missing that you played last minute and want it to be added in the leaderboard please feel free to contact me, otherwise the leaderboard will stay as it is.
If you spot any mistakes please let me know :)
Reply to this comment with the games you are going to play this month.
Happy New Year!!! ^_^
starting off with something not that old really (not even a year..), I may think of something more later on ;)
Happy New Year to you too! :)
Happy New Year! And thanks for carrying on :3
I'll probably go with neglected wins because there is a few of those looking at me from the bottom of the backlog :fear:
Happy New Year to you as well! ^^ And it is very much my pleasure to do so :)
:D Best of luck!
Unfinished wins :D
Happy New Year :) Wish you all the best for 2019.
I start with two games, that I played in challenges from last year but where I still miss achievements for completion.
I will add two games for each challenge from my normal backlog so I get some of them done too ;) They will be marked with a 🔙
Happy New Year and the best to you as well! :)
That is fine by me, thanks for marking them separately and best of luck beating them! :)
Happy new year
Happy new year to you as well! :)
If you would like to join the group of the event for some random giveaways here and there you can request to join it here :)
Starting the year by participating with a neglected win.
*Technically I didn't beat the two episodes that have been released thus far, but I made the decision to consider it beaten for now.
I made it very close to the end of the material until a broken game mechanic made it impossible to clear a certain battle. According to the forums it is something you can't fix yourself if it happens to you and all I can do at this point is to wait for the devs to fix their mess. Quite irritated by the situation, but at least I have ANLP properly beaten for the month.
When you are top of the leaderboard but its because its based on time and shows everyone you are a nolifer
When you are top of the leaderboard but its because its based on time and shows everyone you are a nolifer
Good news for you then, you are second now because someone else has the same time but more achievements and completed games :P
Yep now they look worse because they played more. my time just went into 1 game thats not to bad but lots of them XD
Even if ara fell had achievements i still couldnt beat them in anyway of form
Someone else looks even worse now :P I can't tell for one game if all the hours were played this month or not but the people looking at the leaderboard don't know that ;)
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(Note: I don't wanna "cheat" the leaderboards, but I'm including games gifted to me by SG users on here as well. I'm putting a 🎁 in front of the gifts.) Turns out I basically did the opposite of this month's challenge and played mostly new wins/gifts. :P
Been meaning to play Regency Solitaire for a long time and it was wishlisted as well, was nice to zen out to for a couple nights.
I was also given Cities: Skylines this month after I entered a GA for it and the user insanely kindly gifted it to me. I'd played it during both free weekends last year and really enjoyed my time with it, so excited to be able to sink my teeth into it even more!
And these don't count, but I won and 100%'d (achievements-wise) Redout: Enhanced Edition this week which has been an absolute blast and already one of my favourite games. The sense of speed and adrenaline you get is unreal, highly recommend!! Also completed Slash It 2 which was simplistic but intense, and "beat" Tragedy of Prince Rupert, which sadly didn't love as much as I'd hoped (plus would randomly get the worst fps drops and force restarts).
Yay it's back. :D Took a look at my stats from last year and I participated every month, beating 29 wins/gifted!
For future reference to myself, I'm starting 2019 having finished 85% of my wins and 61% of gifted. (Compared to Jan. I said, "Last year I beat 15 SG wins through these challenges. Starting off 2018 with 69% of wins beaten.")
Managed to play all of my wins from 2018 (besides my most recent win at the end of the year). Definitely happy and grateful for the games I received, so many fantastic new favourites of the year! Excited to see what the new year brings. :)
Happy to see you back :)
Wow those are come impressive stats! Congrats and best of luck for this year ^^
Thank, same to you. :) I like your celebratory avatar btw, made me chuckle.
Haha thank you :D
I hope I will add some more. ;)
So I have managed to smuggle some game here, hope it will get approved. ;D
Yay, congrats \o/
Hehe, thank you. :3
Maybe I will manage to add one more. ;)
Good luck! ^^ Looking forward to see what that other game will be :D
Yay, glad you're back with this! Happy New Year!
I'm starting off with an Unfinished Win that I started over the holiday brake. I don't know that I'll finish it within the month, but I'll keep plugging away at it until I do. :)
Happy New Year to you as well! :)
Best of luck with it and enjoy :)
Thanks. I'm having a blast with it so far! So whether or not I finish it this month, I'll most certainly enjoy it!
It may spoil me for every other open-world game I play this year, though. Oh well. :)
Happy new year to you!
I think I'm gonna do a mix of everything this month. If I can.
Happy New Year to you as well! Best of luck and have fun :)
I'm finally back in action!
The second half of 2018 was a bit hectic. Many things changed in my life, including my PC. Although I continued to play my SG wins during this crazy time, things weren't predictable enough to participate in these fun monthly challenges.
I wish everyone a great 2019 filled with fantastic SG-wins-playing experiences and I welcome you, Mouse, as our new "play a game you won on Steamgifts" Overlord!
Happy to see you join! :)
Have a great 2019 yourself and thank you for welcoming me as the overlord :P
Bump for completing both games!
Happy New Year!!!
Last year I beat 24 wins (85/111 total). Hopefully 2019 will be even better.
I'll start with Distrust, even though it does not qualify for the monthly theme, since I won it through Playing Appreciated.
I'll follow with Black The Fall (idled for cards) and Styx: Shards of Darkness (unfinished).
Happy New Year to you and best of luck! ^^
As a PA admin: you better play Distrust, I don't wanna be smacking any ban hammers :P
Updating my old and unfinished wins.
Anything that remotely fits the theme of the month if fine. Anything else is also welcome but you might want to consider marking it in some way like for example here with the bottom 2 games.
Time to play those unfinished wins! 2019 is the year we accomplish things.
This month i will play with ''Wins idled for cards''
GAME : Hand of Fate : Achievements : 15/53 (Finished)
Edit: I finished the game.
Hi all, I won this month a nice game and I couldn't resist to play and finish it already :) Also, it's my first win with 100% achievement progress.
I think I will start slowly, with a little game I played for a couple of minutes.
I'm seeing this a bit late, however I had this idea since December but will only add games played on January to be legal 😀 btw I don't completly get how this works, I generally pick a random game from my win list and play it, so I guess it's ok that I update the chart frecuently?
You can update any many times as you like :) I will check over it every once and a while when I update the leaderboard :) I have already updated it today, but since you are only 1 person with a nice updated chart I will include you already :) psh, you have a mistake with Robo Encryption, the game only has 1 achievement. Edit: nevermind you already fixed it :)
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Sorry for the trouble, it's 11 o' clock here and I just finish ROMBY, I'm still on time?
You are. I will update it once I get to my PC :)
oh you did it! :D
Yup :D I am quite proud of this 100%, it is quite challenging and time consuming :)
I think i ll play some of my neglected wins. (or only one you never know)
Last day and i added one also XD
Hi, MouseWithBeer, i finally finished my study in this month and now i can play some games. It's my neglected win.
One more game - Access Denied (Win idled for card).
Happy new year, January has been a busy month, looking foward to Feb's vactation!
Reply to this comments with your ideas for March's theme.
Okay I go first, maybe someone follows then 😉
March, named after the roman god of war leads me to the following suggestion:
"Marching on" challenge (to keep the song name references 😁)
Can I just hire you to make up all the themes because you have some cool ideas? :D
March, named after the roman god of war
March, named after the roman god of war
Today I learned
Haha let's see if someone else comes up with some other ideas 😉
Glad my Latin lessons where good for something 😁
If only to have a fun poll next month, I'll post an alternative suggestion! :)
March is the third month and 3 has a special place in human culture, originating from early mythology and surviving until the present day. Therefore, I suggest the "Rule of three" theme with the following options to choose from:
But Valve doesn't know what the number 3 :D
Nice idea! I like it :3 I would have never in my wildest dreams come up with the app ID thing.
Good luck in the poll next month then :)
You're right, I forgot about Valve and their special relationship with this number. We should probably add one more option:
We don't need a poll, it has cats in it 😂
Well - March is the time of Lent in Christianity, so to suffer a bit you can play a game with the worst steam score amoung your backlog :D
Ohhhh evil, I like it >:D
No idea what I'm gonna play, I know I'll at least get 1 game finished though since I'm gonna be a picked a sg win so we will have to wait and see. I'll also look and consider what else I might feel like playing. Good job on the changes your doing, glad to see this staying with a little bit of everything. Mostly staying the same with a little bit of the old themes and even considered adding in prizes. Now your poll I think I can manage 1 in a whole year even if I wasnt doing it this month but that sad 1 saying no. We need to get them the best win ever!
Oh im so stupid im playing a sg win now. dont mind me saying I have no idea what I'll be playing for this
I guess that one game is Ara Fell? I just approved it for PA earlier :) If you started it last year feel free to reply to my comment above since it would count as unfinished :)
Yea I thought a little bit of everything and seeing what sticks might be a good approach :) There is 2 people saying no now, which is quite surprising to me, playing a single win in a year should not be a hard thing at all. (unless you have played all your wins already, but there is an different option for that).
:o tracking my wins but yep you are correct nice little game still got a bunch to play more but very enjoyable. started it pretty much after i won it so would be an unfinished win according to this month, ill be back to mark it down when I finished
Just doing my job as a PA admin ;) Glad to hear you are enjoying it ^^
She's a big stalker...
Pffft go play your wins instead of talking shit about me :P
I have some wins from years ago that I've been meaning to look at but I always stick to the same games :( I'm going to look at Supreme Ruler 2020 this month!
Then the "Neglected wins" sub-category is perfect for you :) Best of luck with it! :)
Happy New Year! Looking forward to taking part in the challenge again after such a long while. I'm sure you'll able be able to find a middleground in the challenges that'll leave participants satisfied. :)
Happy New Year to you too! Happy to see you participate this month :) I really hope so, if you have any suggestions for them please let me know ^^
I think you mean February instead of March?
No, I already have a theme for February :)
I like this idea! At the end of year I have chosen some wins to play, but it's more like selection of new, middle aged and old ones. X)
But some of them may qualify even here, I will see what can be done about it. ;)
All the best to the New Year! :3
If you do play anything that qualifies in any way please feel free to post it ^^
Best to you as well! :)
Participating with a newly won game :)
This is my first time joining such challenges on SG so I hope I'm doing it right :) Happy 2019!
Progress updated: 5/1/19 --- 8/1/19 (All done! :) I was not disappointed by the story - it is as epic as the miniseries I've watched perhaps even better because in this game, you actually get to make decisions that can have major consequences)
Happy 2019 to you as well! ^^
Nice win! Hope you will enjoy it :)
The only better thing to do would be replying to this so the comments with games are together, but it does not disqualify you or anything if you don't. I shall remember to look down here for your progress :)
Doh! Must have scrolled by it a bit too quickly - I completely missed that comment. Thanks for pointing it out though, and for not disqualifying me! :)
No worries, happens ^^
Can I join?
Anyone can. All you need to do is to reply to this comment with which games you are playing/going to play that fit the theme.
So do you get people to just comment on your comment to keep everyone's progress together?
I have actually read that spoiler part and yes it was confirmed. Ill just keep this here so we dont have a random deleted comment
Ill remember to do it like that from now on since before I was just posting it as a new thing on its own
gonna try out Monaco AGAIN.
Updated! I couldn't take screenshot through steam because steam overlay doesn't work in Watch_Dogs anymore.
And updated the leaderboard :) I can't tell how much Watch Dogs was played this month so I just went with the full 40 hours. If it was not 40 hours and you have an estimate how much it was please feel free to let me know :)
You can check it more or less when you enter lately played games on steam:
37.3 in last 2 weeks and that's will be it. Rest is very old :)
Oh man I am an idiot and forgot that even existed, thanks! I usually just check on the achievement page but I couldn't do that for Watch Dogs since it doesn't have any. I will edit the time in the leaderboard then even if it won't change much and you will still say on the top ^^
I finished 2 other quick games Beat Cop and Figment :)
I will update the leaderboard later today :)
Bought the sequel of the Inner World during the Christmas sale, might as well tackle it, considering my small backlog group is also having an adventure theme for the first quarter.
I hope I'll have time for it this weekend, because I won't have much gaming time beyond that. :|
Unrelated funny video bump!
(the audio is a bit NSFW)
Excuse me while I go spam this link to my friends :D
That last place looks really depressing. XD
Oh well, serves me well, playing other games instead. XD
we still have 2 weeks WE believe in you!
WE? There is more of you?! O.O
I believe in you too! ^^
I need to find something I can put on the board myself D:
I have to accumulate all my gaming power then! :D
I think you will be successful for sure. :3
I will keep my fingers crossed for you that you make it ^^
I have already completed 3 SG wins (and played some more), but none of them fit under the theme :( sigh time to go 100% Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 :)
Thank you. :3
I know that very well! I have started other wins and now I am sorry to abandon them. ;) Oh I have won Cook, serve, delicious 2 too! XD But I want to complete the first one first. :)
Feel free to edit any qualifying wins you have played into your comment so the bottom if the leaderboard will look more happy :P
I prefer the 2nd one over the first one, but they are both great games ^^
I would love to, but I fear that none what I am playing currently qualifies... As I have started them after this event started, so I am not sure I could include them here. ;)
But at least Monthly challenge on BLAEO looks promising. :3
Maybe something that would fit under neglected wins?
The list of games for the BLAEO challenge is to long for me to bother checking them, but I did see Cat quest there so I might go finish that.
I am afraid that the vast majority of my wins could be taken as neglected, tehehe. ^^
You can't go wrong with Cats! :3
How about "Wins idled for cards"?
E. g. you have zero achievements in "Snake Pass", "Unbox: Newbie's Adventure" and "Kholat" so I guess you just idled them. Can't say if these would be good choices, as I haven't played them myself but maybe you find something nice at your wins with "Steam trading cards" :)
I have been meaning to tackle my unfinished wins actually, so I can maybe reduce the absurd about of games I have installed (over 170). I just haven't had the time to get around to that yet except spending about 15 hours in Cook, Serve, Delicious 2, but that has not been enough yet to complete the game.
I do very much appreciate your effort to look through my games (and you are 100% right about them just being idled) but I am not missing those, just missing the time :/ Do you happen to have a time machine hidden somewhere? :P
Haha unfortunately I don't have one. This would be quite handy. Or such a time thingly like in Harry Potter. I could finally start to clear my movie and series backlog too (which is even bigger than my game backlog) ;)
I concentrated on finishing some games this month too. All of them where wins which were part in a former "play a game you won on steamgifts" challenge. I marked all of them with the ESGST tagging function either with "unfinished X" or "unfinished Y" which means that I either am not able to finish them (because of missing skill, errors in the game or a missing DLC) or I could with a little more time. The latter I try to complete this month.
But I guess it's a little more complicated for you as the percentage of completed wins are definitely higher then for me =)
WIshing you good luck with Cook, Serve, Delicious 2 then ;)
Dammit! I was really hoping you had one :(
You did some great progress this month already! Completing as many games as you have (even if they were started already) is a pretty impressive thing! ^^ TIL that you can tag games with ESGST. I already use BLAEO to categorize all my games, but you never know when it comes in handy. Thanks for making me aware of it :)
Thank you! I am happy to say that after spending the whole afternoon playing it I am 2 achievements and somewhere around 2 hours away from completing it \o/ And now I get to regret deciding that I am going out this evening or I would have been able to be done with it today already >.>
There we go I was gonna say me and mousewithbeer but they got you before I could
Thank you for the support! :3
Hey, not sure if it was a good idea or not, but I made a few giveaways for members of the Steam group. So in case you are still part of it, you might want to check... or not.
The links are in the group's discussions tab. Or you can find them by browsing the Group section on Steamgifts.
The group is a leftover from when Skanda used to run this thread and the people in it are the people who used to participate back then (which are also some of the people who participated now too). While I am set as admin there I actually can't invite/kick people out, I need to talk to Skanda about it but it might take a couple of days.
If you want to reach people who participated in this one invite only GAs would be better, but if you are generally interested to just give to people who participated in the past months 👍👍
Edit: sent Skanda a message about it, hopefully she answers in time so I can approve some more deserving people into the group :)
Maybe I should have asked before doing them... oh well.
And I'm cool with having anyone who participated (for real) at least once to get the games. Life gets in people's way, but at least I know that they actually might play their wins one day.
I have gotten the right to invite people now so I will try to get everyone who participated this month in once I get the time.
All good then :)
Great then. I might do some more next month, but I'll most likely do them longer. Either half of the month or the entire month. Not sure yet.
Completed my last win for this month so have a bump for 1 week left
So I finished my challenge for this month and will try to get unfinished games from my backlog in the remaining days of January. First one is Portal, which I beat years ago but didn't complete it yet =)
Looking forward to next months challenge :D
Portal, which I beat years ago but didn't complete it yet
Portal, which I beat years ago but didn't complete it yet
Can you please let me know how much of a pain in the ass it is to complete once you are done? I am in the same situation as you.
Glad to hear! Same here too even if it will have me digging around my wins a bit to find something that applies to the theme :) It will be up a tiny bit later than usual due to IRL stuff, but I will try my best to have it up by the end of the first day
I would actually be surprised if you didn't find any whitelist GA win or win from a whitelisted user among your wins ;)
Regarding Portal... I'm actually not sure if I will be able to get all the achievements for the challenges, they are quite tough (or I'm just too bad 😁)
Oh I definitely have some, it just takes a bit more effort to find than just looking at a nice sorted BLAEO list ;) I took a look at my last 10 pages (225 giveaways) of wins and I found 5 unplayed wins that I have won from giveaways that included whitelists. I will probably just be very lazy and pick one of those :P
And amusingly enough on the 10th page I did also spot something I won from you, but its DLC so I am not really sure I could add that to the played as the base game wouldn't apply to the theme :/
Oh that doesn't sound too fun :/ I wish you the best of luck with them! ^^
Thanks for the Soul Of Mask giveaway dude!
I think you have commented on the wrong thread ;)
Ah oops lol Moony1986 was promoting your thread in his giveaways. I just assumed it was his thread :P
Ahhhh, I wasn't aware of the giveaways :)
Today I will hopefully complete another game, but I am not sure if I will be able to update my post. Would it be okay when I do it tomorrow or during the weekend? o.O
Yup, its fine. Just send me a message and I will update the leaderboard with the game for you :)
Aaaand updated! :D
I have even opened one achievement for Merchants of Kaidan. X) Oh well, the next target is decided. ;)
I no joke just went past your comment seeing if there is anything new thinking you haven't updated yet but I just haven't refreshed :) Will be adding it in in a second ^^
Haha, yay! I am in the TOP 10. :D
For now, until others update too. XD
I am updating my stats on BLAEO too, also have to write proper report. ;)
Unless someone pulls some last minute magic you are staying in the top 10, congrats! :)
I just did mine for the month before I went to update the leaderboard. Good luck with yours :)
Hi! I finished Bastion before midnight in my timezone (-3 UTC). I was wondering if I can join the Alan Wake giveaway.
You can. I will update the leaderboard and send you a link in a tiny bit :)
Edit: done :)