In April there was plenty of backlog progress:

  • 2123 achievements have been achieved
  • 1045.9 hours have been played
  • 119 games have been beaten
  • 50 people have participated.

Great job everyone! Hope to see you again this month :)

Due to timezones/people not being online 24/7 I am still accepting any edits/applications for April for the next couple of days (till the April thread is closed).


The theme for this month is

May the 4th be with you

Games that qualify for it are:
Star Wars games
Space games
Sci-Fi games
Games that have a "4" in their appID - if you don't know how to check the appID see below this list
Games that take around 4 hours to complete according to HLTB - HowLongToBeat website. Any of the 3 times (main story, main + extras, completionist) can be used.
Games that there is 4 of them in the series - can be whichever game in the series
Games where there is a character named May in it (or any variant of it)
Games a 4 year old could play - aka children appropriate games
Games with 4 way co-op
Games with 4 in the name

How to know the appID of the game?
Go to the store page of the game and check the URL (for example: https://store.steampowered.com/app/49520/Borderlands_2/ ) the number between "/app/" and the name of the game is the appID (for example: 49520)

Since pretty much everyone should find something they could play there is no bonus non theme option this month. If you really can't find anything to play let me know and if your percentage of unplayed wins is low enough I will accept normal backlog games instead :)


Leaderboard

The leaderboard can be found as the first comment and I will try to update it every weekend.

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.

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
[Name of the game](link to the store page) [no. of achievement achieved](link to achievements) Hours played Space/Sci-Fi/appID/... Beaten/Completed/Unfinished

You can copy paste the formatting for your comment here:

Game | Achievements | Hours of Playtime | Subcategory | Status 
:-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: 
[Name of the game](link to the store page) |  [no. of achievement achieved](link to achievements) | Hours played |  Space/Sci-Fi/appID/...| Beaten/Completed/Unfinished

NEW: you can also link to a BLAEO list of games you would like to apply with in your comment instead of the chart, but in that case please link also link to your recently played list as well. If you need help with that let me know.


Theme for June

In the poll below you can vote which theme you would like to be the theme for next month. You can find the original comments here:

Through the eyes of a child
Board games
Music Day


Theme for July

Do you think you have a good idea for a theme for July? 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 June's theme.


Giveaway

This month I will be giving away a copy of Finding Paradise * to everyone who has beaten at least 1 win in May.

Samwise84 will also be giving away: Tropico 5 and Human: Fall Flat, thank you <3

You will receive the link(s) to the giveaway(s) at the end of the month.

*Under consideration

Have already completed all your wins?

Then feel free to participate with your normal Steam backlog instead :)


Useful links:

Steam group - please don't bother requesting to join unless I told you to do so, you will get denied.
How Long to Beat
Do You Even Play, Bro? – kelnage’s script
BLAEO website - BLAEO application thread


Previous months:

2019: January - February - March - April
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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Which theme would you like to see for June?

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Through the eyes of a child - Games where the protagonist is a child, Family Friendly, Childhood favorites, Fantasy, Adventure, Cartoon, Retro, Pixelart, Classics, 2D games, LEGO games
Board games - Digital board games + puzzle/memory/paper games like sudoku, crosswords, world searches,...
Music Day - Rythme games, haracter being a musician/singer/bard, "blind" games using mostly sounds to progress, great soundtracks, games that "sound weird"

Last updated: Edited May 19, 2019, 21:00:58

SG username Number of achievements Hours of Playtime Games beaten
SpiderDen 126 98.4 2
Ad4m 26 75 1
Kokkol 134 58.7 3
benia95 30 50.8 2
LeLobster 76 50.2 3
Rayl1ght 0 44 1
samwise84 102 31.1 3
Moony1986 82 30 3
enigma9q 19 25.8 1
Adel91 6 20.4 0
melisand 10 20.3 2
missiloon 69 18.5 1
Noxco 45 16.2 2
RayOfLight3 21 15.7 2
krolik7 41 14.7 3
insideone 6 13.5 0
Khayta 45 12.6 0
JaffaCaffa 120 22.9 3
Adzik 22 12.6 2
Ardiffaz 47 11.3 3
tidhros 1 10.7 1
Alvin04 15 10.7 0
Mikoy7 0 10.6 1
Garandro 22 10.5 1
Aethyna 30 10.2 2
Mitsukuni 58 7.9 1
DrAmpelmann 9 5.3 1
ThePonz 14 5 1
cece09 0 4.7 2
RikkiUW 29 4.7 1
Kyrrelin 0 4.6 1
quijote3000 5 4.5 1
Gelweo 7 4.4 1
heolyeah 13 4.3 1
JFMugen 23 3.5 1
Blando 14 3.1 1
Sylom 0 1.8 1
Saucisse 5 1.5 0
Cemitpes 1 0.8 0
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Reply to this comment with the games you are going to play this month.

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I was a bit disappointed that I wasn't able to play as many games form my list as I had planned last month. The month flied by way too fast! I'll try it again this time... tried to make the list not too long this time, but that is hard for me, so many amazing unplayed games :P

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Epitasis 10/10 5h Sci-Fi Complete
Iron Marines 30/76 5,2h Sci-Fi Unfinished
Embark 0/21 0 Sci-Fi Unplayed
Whispers of a Machine 0/25 0 Sci-Fi Unplayed
Geeksos 2/44 0,4h Sci-Fi Unfinished
MarZ: Tactical Base Defense 17/35 3,9h Sci-Fi Unfinished
Spinnortality: cyberpunk management sim 0/22 0 Sci-Fi Unplayed
Galaxy Trucker: Extended Edition 0/93 0 Space Unplayed
Gunpoint 0/42 0 Sci-Fi Unplayed
Tacoma 0/12 0 Sci-Fi Unplayed
Out There Somewhere 0/36 0 Sci-Fi Unplayed
NieR:Automata™ 0/47 0 Sci-Fi Unplayed
Total in May 59 achievements 14.5 hours 1 Beaten
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Well you got 1 less then last time, you are making progress in making your list smaller. In a few weeks we might get you down to just 5

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Haha I don't think that will happen... and tbh... I've delete a few from my list last month when I saw I wouldn't even come close :P

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thats why I don't bother putting them in before I started playing them, so no one can see how little progress in my winnings are

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But looking them up is so much fun! The problem is that the time flies... I really wanted to play them all, but the normal day activities also need to be done and friends also want some attention ;)

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Godamn you are fast o.o Did you have that comment prepared just waiting for the thread to go live? :D

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Ehhmm... yes, guilty. :$ I really like to search up games in a theme that I want to play.

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Can you find some for me too? :P

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I can look at it tomorrow if you want too. Anything I need to know About games you like before I look through your library? What type of games do you prefer?

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Oh no please, I should have specified that I said it as a joke! I don't want anyone to dig through the mess that is my 800 won games D:

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I just added "Iron Marines" to the list. the game doesn't have the Sci-fi tag yet, but the description of the game already calls it an Sci-fi world.

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Four games for the four-themed month!

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
The Descendant 35/50 5.5 Sci-Fi Beaten
>observer_ 9/19 10 Sci-Fi Beaten
Resident Evil 4 0/12 0.2 Number 4 in the name Unfinished
SOMA 0/10 0.2 Sci-Fi Unfinished
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Spot reserved! :D

As I have few Start Wars games in my library I think I will go with this plan all month! :)

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Mountain Crime: Requital - 4.6 appID Completed
STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition - 0.0 Star Wars Not yet started
The Journey Down: Chapter Two - 0.0 4 hours to beat Not yet started
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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Status
Midnight Mysteries N/A 3.2 Finished - App Id
Tales From The Dragon Mountain 2: The Lair N/A 1.5 Finished - App Id
Kathy Rain 20/20 3.3 Finished Non-Theme
Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials Broken 2.3 Finished Non-Theme
Total 0 4.7 2
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I am sure you will manage :)

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well ill try. i got my pop to play 1st and then i want to get into my higurashi. do have a game planned but it's a possible broken game so i'll look at what else i can use

How about cyberdimension 4 goddess dlc. I can just look at the extra stuff it gives and get it counted right

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Waiiiit is the PoP spreadsheet up already for this month? D: I must have missed it

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no sadly not yet at this point don't think ill see it before i go to sleep but since i don't plan to play a game right now I won't be starting anything until I know what 3 games I'm being picked

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Ah OK, yea I am sure not waiting for it, I am already in bed :D good night!

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well its out now and you got your choices. kinda afraid of when I will get mine since I noticed the dude hasn't been online and without games being played i cant tell if invisible like me so i will have to wait and see

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Yea, I saw, my picker did a great job. I also picked the games for who I had to pick for :)
He has been online a day ago on SG so hopefully just invisible and you will get your picks soon :) If not you should probably talk to LastM.

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well i got a win to play but nothing fits the theme. Why did this happen to me!
got 3 nice games i was hoping to play soon myself

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Should have specified in the rules that you want something fitting the theme :P I got one that had 4 in the appID \o/

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
PLANET ALPHA 16 / 16 8.3h 🎁 Sci-Fi Completed ✅
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition 19 / 78 8.4h 🎁 4 way co-op Beaten ✅
Noir Chronicles: City of Crime 17 / 20 3.4h 🎁 ~4h Beaten ✅
SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell 15 / 30 6.0h 🎁 4 in ID In Progress ⏳
Nonogram - The Greatest Painter 15 / 26 3.9h 🎁 4 in ID In Progress ⏳
Human-powered spacecraft 10 / 10 1.2h 🎁 Space Completed ✅
92 31.2h 4

PLANET ALPHA: 2.5h
BADLAND: 6.7h
Noir Chronicles: 2.5h
SEUM: 2.5h

I removed "Mahjong Solitaire" as I had all achievements after 10 minutes ;)

Last updated: May, 19th 20:19 UTC

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Am curious, did you like Planet Alpha? :) It was definitely better than the "mixed reviews" led me to believe, loved the atmosphere! But could see how it wouldn't be for everyone.

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That's a good question. The atmosphere and graphics were really amazing that's for sure. I had some difficulty at first to get into the game but it got better with the time. Overall it's a solid game especially if you like platformers but it doesn't reach masterpieces like LIMBO.

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I completely agree! Glad you ended up enjoying it still. I need to play LIMBO myself, but INSIDE was absolutely incredible. If it's remotely as good as the latter I'm sure I'll love it. :)

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Was SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell an actual SG win? Because I can't find it on the list of your wins.

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It's one of the games I won at a SG forum event, we talked about this at the end of last month :)

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Dohhhh right, I remember indeed. For some reason I was thinking that was for a game in April not May, sorry my bad!

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Don't be sorry :)

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens 22/69 10h Star Wars Beaten

Update May 18: Finished the main story :)
I think that was my first lego game...it was a bit repetitive and the difficulty could be a lot higher, but overall I had fun :)
If I had more time this month I may have tried to 100% it, but unfortunatly I don't have much time to play :/

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Reserved, will update this comment once I'm done playing Minit ^^

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status Linux
2064: Read Only Memories 0 of 64 0 (4.5 idle) Sci-fi Unplayed 👍
Alone With You 0 of 64 0 (4.7 idle) Sci-fi Unplayed ?
Capsized 0 of 16 (2 earlier) 0 (0.2 earlier) Sci-fi Started 👍
Dex 32 of 32 15.3 (5.0 idle) Sci-fi Completed 👍
Lifeless Planet 0 of 15 0 Sci-fi Unplayed 👍
Morphite 23 of 25 19.5 Space Finished 👍
Primordia 0 of 29 0 Sci-fi Unplayed 👍
The Silent Age 0 of 24 0 Sci-fi Unplayed 👍
The Turing Test 0 of 15 0 Space Unplayed ?

It's really hard to not get carried away and pick way more games than I'd be able to finish

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Enjoy Minit! :)

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Cute and fun little game. Also added it to my stats for your April thread. Technically it was still April when I started haha

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Ok, so I'll try this.
I'll list two options, dunno yet, what I'll play in the end :)

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Star Trek [0/49](link to achievements) Hours played Space/Sci-Fi Beaten/Completed/Unfinished
Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius No Achievements Hours played Space/Sci-Fi Beaten/Completed/Unfinished
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Although I could ofc always play a SW game I guess :D

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This comment is mine! :)

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
AER Memories of Old 5/20 1.5 h 4 h HLTB (completionist) Unfinished
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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Category Status
Swordbreaker The Game 0/67 0 4 in appIDs Never Played
Figment 0/23 0 4 in appIDs Never Played
The Low Road 0/21 0 4 Hours Long Never Played
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Both Swordbreaker and Figment qualify for the theme, since they both have '4' in their appIDs: 411760 for Swordbreaker and 493540 for Figment.

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THANK YOU ♥ !

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I'll go for wins with the number 4 in the Steam ID this time or Sci-Fi games I won. Since I have not decided which ones I will play here is a list of all possible games:

Potential games for this month

And here is the recently played list

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Silence 35/46 6.8h appID Beaten
ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ Premium Edition 31/58 17.1 Sci-Fi, App-ID Beaten
The Little Acre 27/27 3.4 appID Completed
Steel Rats 8/46 3.6 SG Win with alien robot invasion Unfinished
Total 101/150 30.9h Beaten: 2 Completed: 1 Unfinished : 1
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25.13
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Well you sure are specific :P I am gonna round that down so it has the same number of decimals as the rest if you don't mind :)

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I minored in maths so of course you will get the exact minutes :P

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And I will use my shitty "I had to repeat so many math exams in high school" math skills to round that number right down :P

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:P
You can do so with the final number. I plan on finishing that last game and maybe even completing Stories: The Path of Destinies, since it also has a number 4 in the app ID

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I sure did c: Best of luck! :)

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom 39/39 (got 1 in April) 69.6 (2.4 in April) appID (366640) Completed
Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest: Adventure Game 72/72 21.0 appID (645820) / Sci-Fi Completed
Tales of Berseria™ 4/51 (got 2 in April) 30.5 (19.6 in April) appID (429660) In Progress
35MM 0/20 0 (2.7 idled) appID (466500) In progress
Soon™ - - - -
Total 112 99.1 - 2

Last update: May 17
Notes: I have a pretty big playtime for Tales of Berseria already, but according HLTB the main story required about 44 hours of play (and Main + Extra even 68 hours), so I hope it's fine.

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
The Big Journey 11/31 1 Games a 4 year old could play Unfinished

This one for the moment. But I am going to put a few more

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Dust: An Elysian Tail 20/30 11 Games a 4 year old could play Beaten
Finding Paradise 1/1 4.5 appID (337340) Completed
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Dust is a great game, but I am not sure if I would say that it can be played by 4 year old. o.O It's rather hard game with interesting and heavy story. o.o
But if our supervisor agrees then it would be okay. ;)

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yeah i totally agree got it gifted to me and wasnt that easy but then I don't normally play those things so I probably struggled a bit more with the controls then needed

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It has difficulty settings, and apparently on easy you can't die, so at that point a 4 year old could just button mash their way through.

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Well yeah, but that doesn't mean that it was designed to be played like this. Also I thought that the Theme was for games that were actually created for childrens...

But as I said, Dust is an amazing game, hope you will enjoy it. ;)

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Congrats on beating 2 of the games! (although Dust is a bit questionable fit to the theme but I will give it to you anyways) You can request to join the Steam group here if you want :)

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Let's keep a place here! =]

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ABC!

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Seems I have a lot of nice space games to play - SpaceChem, Last Horizon, Rebel Galaxy, Infinifactory, Neon Space and they're all fairly to very long. Afraid I might fall down a rabbit hole and not be seen again. Also considering Dead Rising (4 in the series) another long one. For now I'll just start with Maize and think about this some more.

Edit: Wish I had read Adam1224's comments on Soma before I started it. Much time wasted avoiding unscary monsters, (or just trying to get them to stop blocking doorways) and getting turned around in very dark areas because I couldn't use the headlamp (monsters again). Other than that, an excellent game - story and concepts were very good. Apparently no mod is needed to render the monsters harmless - there is now a "safe" mode selection built into the gameplay options.

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Maize screenshots 4.7 Sci-Fi Beaten
Soma 10/10 15.6 Sci-Fi Completed
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Please make sure to resurface again to update the comment about you have been playing! :P Whatever you end up playing in the end I hope you will enjoy! :)

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Thank you!
And Soma it is. It's sci-fi has a 4 and is much more manageable. After I finish that, I am going to try to embark on one of the 70+ hour games, because, if not now, then when? I'll let this thread be my inspiration. (Probably won't be able to finish it before June, though. I'm very pokey with some games and often take longer than HLTB.)

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I'll try to find something that fits! I'm in, will edit with my list as I go ;)

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars 5/40 2 Space & Sci-Fi Unfinished
Fake Colours 7/7 2.3hr 4 in appID Unfinished

*note: 2.3hrs to actually play and complete the game now, total on it is 6 hours, but that was for idling the cards way back when I won it.

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Added another game, sadly I am not enjoying J.U.L.I.A. at all ... I'll try to sit it through, but we'll see if I will actually end up finishing it this month.
Also, some achievements are locked behind a DLC, if I were to finish all besides those, does it count as completed or beaten?
As for Fake Colours, I had it on for the cards when I won it, so I'll count the time spent on it from now on.

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Sorry for not answering your question before because you replied to yourself I did not get a notification about it and therefore didn't notice it. I would say use your judgment and count it as whichever you want, I don't mind either way :)

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I will start by finishing Highway Blossoms that i have from the previous month. / ... / Finished it! Funny little game.
Next up. Fairy Fencer F
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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Highway Blossoms 17 (7 from before)/20 11(5 from before) 4 in appID(451760) Beaten
Fairy Fencer F 9(2 from before)/29 19(1.4 from before) 4 in appID(347830) Unfinished
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Just a quick correction, not that it really matters too much, for Highway Blossoms you have 7 achievements from before not 5 :)

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How did I missed that? You are right!
Fixed the post and added my hours from FFF that I hope to finish this month. Well it !SPOILERS!freaking played Groundhog Day on me and restarted the timeline ingame so I hope it doesn't take another 19 hours of grinding...
Too much grind...

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Happens :)

Oh wow :/ I wish you the best of luck with it!

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Thank you :)

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Oh so much grind but just wait you also need to play new game+ so you get to play the same timeline 4 times :) I've played it 12 times when you count dark force

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MF!
Sigh... I may stop at the first run and give it a go in the future. Too much grind darn it...

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yeah that would be the best idea. new game+ doesn't do anything but provide you with 1 extra sword so you can actually mess it up if you don't collect everything needed before finishing the game. apart from that 1 extra sword I didn't find it did anything else

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May the 4th be with everyone! ~_^

Game Link Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Perils of Man Achievements - 14/14 5 (dammit xD) 4(+1) appID (there's a 4 in the achievements count too xD) / time FINISHED!
maybe soon™ --- --- ---
Total: 14/14

just noticed that Perils of Man is also a 4 years old game :D

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So many 4's :D

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Hours of Playtime 5

I am so disappointed right now :(

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fixed it
sorta..
>_>

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A lot better :D thank you :P

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Future Proof 17/17 6.5h appID 844130 Completed
The Invisible Hours 0/36 0h 4h Main Story HLTB Unfinished
Forgotten, Not Lost - A Kinetic Novel 4/4 1.7h appID 457490 Completed
Chronicles of Magic: Divided Kingdoms 26/27 3.1h appID 746840 Beaten
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Four games... and possibly more if I can find the time! Cracks knuckles... let's get to it! ^^

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Peregrin 23/27 3 Hours Around 4 hours of playtime (HLTB) Beaten
Agent Awesome 0/39 0 Hours AppID: 345220 Unfinished
Endless Space 7/80 7 Hours Sci-Fi/Space + AppID: 208140 Beaten (Finished a game. Started another :P)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic No achievements 0 (May)+22 (March) Hours Star Wars Unfinished
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I am either stupid or there are 4 games there :D And that fits the theme too :P

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Nah, you're right - there are 4 but I'm only entering three of them (the first 3) since the Star Wars game is more than halfway finished according to HLTB :P Sorry for the confusion!

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Ahhh, you can still count it in if you want, just write down how many hours you had before this month clearly (I am guessing the 22 ones listed are from last month) :)

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Yeah, you're right. Alright then, I'll count it :)

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Quick question - I've just completed Peregrin - fantastic game btw ^^ - but I only used 3 hours to do so. Can I still count the game as one of my entries for the month? If I've got some time, I'll probably go back and try to get all the achievements though; am just missing a few :)

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Yes, of course you can count it :)

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Haven Moon 10/10 4.2h ~4h Completed
The Town of Light 13/20 3.7h ~4h Beaten
AER Memories of Old 11/20 4.7h ~4h Beaten
Asemblance 7/8 2.1h 4 in ID Beaten
Total 41 14.7h 3 beaten, 1 completed

Great prize GA this month too :D
..and I'll try to add BLAEO link later, in a week or so

Edit: BLAEO
edit: oof, I'm done with this month :)

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The group wishlist (19 people have it on their wishlist) picked the game so I am hoping most people participating will like it :)
Reforced has one going on for PA here as well :)

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well going to be less the 19 now it's in the monthly but i'm sure there will still be people who will be happy to get it

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Yea I saw it was in it earlier. Might switch it to a different unbundled game that more people want, we will see, I am gonna decide in the following days.

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Strife: Veteran Edition 2 (2 from before) 1.0 (0.9 from before) Sci-Fi/appID Unfinished
Scanner Sombre None (end credits pic) 1.7 appID Beaten
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Game Achievements Playtime Theme Status
Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game Screenshot 3.7 hrs HLTB: 4 Hours Beaten
Late Shift 11/20 4.0 hrs 4 appID / Character named May Beaten
Sector Six 109/140 (+107) 15.2 hrs Sci-fi / 4 appID Beaten
Total: +120 22.9 hrs - 3 Beaten

Aahhh it's frankly a miracle that I managed to beat Late Shift, I relaunched the game easily 50+ times and spent several hours trying every hotfix to stop the black screen of death...but it'd appear randomly, never at the same part, often 5-10 mins into a chapter and there's no way to save in between chapters or fast forward. So I had to replay Chapter 2 alone at least 30 times. Good grief. :( Looks like a lot of people are also having problems. The story was fine, but nowhere near memorable enough to put up with that trouble. ;_; Am grateful I managed to brute force it tho, was very close to giving up before I got a lucky 15 min bug-free reprieve!

Anyways, yay successful month! Played more than in April combined. :)

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Pshhh your Late Shift achievement link is wrong :) Got it here for you: https://steamcommunity.com/id/JaffaCaffa/stats/584980/?tab=achievements

Ugh those issues sound awful D: I would have probably given up :/ Big congrats on the progress! :)

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Whooops, I messed up the store link earlier & accidentally replaced it with my achievements one. Man I'm a mess. ;P Thank you for the helping hand!

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Happens to everyone, no worries ^^

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Happens to everyone

not true, actually.
also, 've just wishlisted you!

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*It can happen to almost anyone

Happy? ;D

Sorry, not for sale or giveaway :P

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I'd love to play SW KotOR but it doesn't have achievements, so it doesn't qualify?

How about Dead Rising 2? There are 4 main series of it

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Dead Rising 2 4/50 8h 4 games in series Unfinished
STAR WARS™ - Knights of the Old Republic™ None 44h Star Wars game Completed
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You can play games without achievements too, it is not a problem. Just upload me a screenshot showing that you have beaten the game :)

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The thing is I don't know what ending looks like, I hope I can save it in the middle
Maybe I'll include both of them? Can I?
I haven't decided which one I want to play

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I assume there would be some ending credits you can take a screenshot of but I can also take a couple of screenshots that are somewhere in the 2nd half of the game (should take ~29 hours to complete according to HLTB).

Yes, you can :)

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Ending credits or almost ending-ish screenshots are ok?
Got it!

Thanks ^^

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 26/81 73.7 Sci-Fi Beaten
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Congrats on beating the game! You can request to join the Steam group here if you want :)

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
STAR WARS™ - The Force Unleashed™ Ultimate Sith Edition 0/0 20.0 Star Wars Completed
NeonCode 6/6 2.5 (5 on record but 2.5 was lost due to the game crashing) Sci-Fi Completed
Project CARS 7/45 12.4 appID (234630) Unfinished
Zenodyne R 4/26 2.7 appID (466820) Unfinished
Total in May 17 achievements 37.6 hours 2 Completed
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Congrats on beating 2 games! You can request to join the Steam group here if you want :)

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Future Proof 9/17 5.3 4 in appID/Sci-Fi Unfinished
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Hi Mouse,
I would like to participate first with this. :)

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Darkest Hunter 6/12 20,4 h appID (654300) Unfinished
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I just finished 12 Labours of Hercules IV (4)! :)

When I started the challenge, I had 4 hours already played and was halfway through completing. I finished the last level at 16.5 hours. (All levels completed with Gold level achievement!)

Here are my Achievements (look for "Gold Chain" unlocked May 13)

I'm just completing the monthly challenge vs. competing with other people, and I'm unsure what the Leaderboard is for -- would you like me to post a chart anyway?

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The leaderboard is just to show how much everyone has completed. Adding a chart makes my life a tiny bit easier but I can figure out all the data I need anyways without it so no need to worry about it. I am hoping to finally have the leaderboard up by the end of today.

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I doubt I'll be able to play any more than one since I really want to finish all of my PoP picks, but one is better than none!

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Deadlight 29 4 hrs appID/HLTB Beaten
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I'm playing only Frozen Synapse (Sci-Fi) this month

BLAEO list

2 days ago
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Reply to this comments with your ideas for July's theme.

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Here goes my expected suggestion! :D
Inspiration was a Zodiac sign Lion in which my parents celebrates their birthdays! ;)

"Lion's heart"

  • Games about any kind of animal - wild, domestic, marine, space...
  • Games where you take care of animals (zoo, farm...)
  • Games where you hunt animals
  • Games with animal names
  • Games where you play as animal
  • Games where you have animal as a companion

Edit: as Moony suggested there is new DLC for Heart part, completely free of charge! :D

  • Games with surgery theme
  • Games about love / hate / romance
  • Card games - you know because of the hearts? X)
  • Visual novel games
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Oeh I like this idea a lot!

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Guhuhu. :3

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So this was the secret idea :D Nice one! ^^ Do people with animal names get a free pass to play anything? :P

2 weeks ago
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just find games you can change the name of your character and bam auto animal name game

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Nonono, no character names, that would be too easy. :P

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well damn its not like I had any of those anyway. Do i even own an animal game either i think the closest i got to animals are girl versions. There's mickey mouse I guess even though I planned that for next month... damn i need more wins. I'm running low on different varieties

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If you have something with Furry, you can use that too. ;)

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I wanted to happily suggest you some games for playing, but those you have already played. XD
Oh well, I thought that the animal theme would be more usable.... :(

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Oh well thanks for looking to see if you could find something. I still think your idea is great and I most likely will vote for it at this current moment even before you added the extra options. However now you added the extra stuff for the heart bit I should have something to play and who know's I might just come across an animal on the way

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You know, I have made giveaway which I thought would be perfect for my theme so you could try to win it... and you know what? You already have the game and even completed it. XD
I really need to try harder next time! ;D

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I like the way you think :D

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Thank you. :3

Haha, I have not thought about that. XD But if it's you, I think we can make an exception. ;D

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Nah, I shall play by the rules c:

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You are such a good Mouse!! :D

2 weeks ago
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I was gonna post an image of a mouse with an angelic halo over it if I could find one, but all I am finding are Halo themed computer mice, fml :(

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"Angel mouse" worked. ;)

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That would make a hell of a lot more sense to look up....

And the images are even from the game my avatar was inspired by... :D

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Or avatars...
What about people who are born under Leo? ;)

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Nice try! ;)
But I think it would be hard for Mouse to check. :P

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Well if they want to send a picture of their ID to me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Nice one :) But maybe you can also add something fitting the "heart" part to make it easier for others to find something :)

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I will think about it! Thanks. ;)

Edit: Updated! :)

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Since July was named after Julius Caesar, here's an obvious idea:

"Veni, vidi, vici ludum" (I came, I saw, I have beaten the game)

  • Strategy games
  • Games about war
  • Brutal games (because Brutus stabbed Julius Caesar to death)
  • Games about overthrowing someone
  • Games set in the period of classical antiquity
  • Games with an Empire or an authoritarian dictatorship of some kind
  • Games with Roman numerals in the title
  • Games with Romance
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This will get my vote for sure, love war and strategy games.

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Ooooo :D the romance one is a smart one :D

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And here is my suggestion ;)

As July is in the middle of the summer season...

"Summer In The City"

  • Games playing in usually warm areas like beaches or countries/continents like Africa or Australia
  • Sport Games (Football, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, ...)
  • Bike/BMX/Parkour/Skateboard etc. Games
  • Other summer related games
  • Building/crafting/management games
  • Games with "City/Town" etc. or a cityname in the title
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Africa or Australia

A bit ironic considering it is winter there (or for some parts of it at least) right now :P

Thanks for the suggestion! ^^

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Yesss... first bump! :D Too late

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Well you were technically the first bump as commenting with list of games to play surely does not count as a bump. ;D

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I appreciate it nonetheless <3

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<3

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We need more options 4 everyone!!4!4!!
( I've been a bad boy in april, not having played anything D: )

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You can still be a good boy and play something this month ;)

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Ok, roughly, yet now I can see Apollo4x, in my steamgift backlog : https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/qH2O0/apollo4x
( But, no steam achievements available... :( I guess I have to find something else, then.

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you can take part even without achievements it will still count as long as it fits the theme or you do 2 non-theme games instead
Achievements just make it easier to see you played it but instead others tend to post screenshots of the credits and stuff to prove it's finished

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Ok, thanks :) Luckily, I find some other games won on SG that could fit with "space" theme, and I haven't checked "4", yet.
( Well, I'll edit a list tomorrow, I guess. ^^ )

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Ohhhh I knew my list of applicable games was missing something! Games with 4 in the game! I will add that in as a last minute addition :)

And what Cece said, you can just post a screenshot and that works fine if it doesn't have achievements ^^ Where she is wrong tho is that this month there is no 2 non theme games option.

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oh you got rid of that this month huh. i didn't bother reading properly maybe when my mood improves ill start reviewing this all over again

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Yep because I think pretty much anyone should be able to find something that fits the theme. The only other difference there is from last month is that I did specify that you can post BLAEO lists together with the list of most recently played games (so I can do the math on the playtime in May ez pz)

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yeah i totally get the taking it off. as soon as it involves the numberl ike now 4 you have alot more choices to choose from

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Ok :) Fine, then, but actually Apollo4x doesn't even seems to have a proper ending, being a 4x sim. ( :s ...Or is either not finished, as said in the rather mostly negatives reviews on steam. )

Well, anyway, i'll check this, and I can say I already found some others "space" themed games in my SG backlog, if needed. ( By now, Scott in space - no achievement, but can be finished, and Orbt XL, with easy achievements. )

I think I'll send another proper thread about my selection for this month. :) Thanks for everything.

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Pick whatever you think you will enjoy the most playing :) Looking forward to see what it will end up being :)

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Since I just put it in the reply above this, how come you don't ask me to post a screenshot mouse? Like I've seen everyone else post it of course to prove they finished the game yet I don't plainly for the fact I hate having pointless screenshots but I see your reply about doing the screenshots if it hasn't got achievements. Wondering it for a little while but my mind refused to let me ask this simple question so just never did until now, even now though I've reread my message 3 times and still refusing to press submit

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I thrust you enough that you are not trying to cheat me and you have actually played the game :)

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Hello, I'll enter with Silence in Space - Season One : https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/pMSpD/silence-in-space-season-one

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Happy cake day! :)

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Thanks :)
Here is a little giveaway with the Month Theme to celebrate it :)

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/Q54dH/star-story-the-horizon-escape

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Hey, what a surprise! :) I've entered it and if I win it I'll play it for this months theme! ^^

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Happy cake day!

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Thanks :)

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:/ Silence in Space - Season One seems bugged... Inventory is empty when I reload the game... I'll try to play in one session, but I think I must find another game for the month theme. Maybe Starship Traveller ? https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/TpHyf/starship-traveller

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Sorry did not see the message before since you replied to yourself and I didn't get a notification for it. Starship Traveller works 100% fine with the theme :)

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Congrats on beating the game! You can request to join the Steam group here if you want :)

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What about D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die? Does that qualify for May's game?

(If not, I'll find something, I'm sure.)

2 weeks ago
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Yep, I added an option of "games with 4 in the name" which someone else reminded me of so if it doesn't fit under anything else, it fits under that :)

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Lmao, i find the perfect game for this :D

Look :D

I just started playing tho, i will edit the post later :)

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Damn, that is indeed absolutely perfect :D Have fun! :)

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Ok, I finally cleared all the notification and things I had to do soooo I would like your option/thoughts/advice/help/ideas on something:

I am using this post to think through things a little bit so it will probably end up in a wall of text and a bunch of spaghetti with no clear beginning or end, sorry.

As some people might have seen already April's end month check/calculation/link sending took way too long (a whole afternoon and evening with a few hours of break in between) because I was not using an ideal set up and also because it seems like the interest for the even has peaked a lot and I hope it will stay this way in the future :)

So I would like to automate the process of checking/calculating a bit using a website to submit the games you want to play and then calculating things automatically with the help of the Steam API which should save me a LOT of time.

With all the phishing going around would people be willing to sign up on the site? I promise I am not after anyone's details and I would use the same login method SG does.

The site would basically just be used to submit which games you would like to join in so they wouldn't have to be done manually by comment (or BLAEO) anymore and it would be basically automated updating of stats once you add the game in and the delivery of giveaway links so they can't be as easily leaked.

The things that would need to be done are:

  • finding a server to host the site on, I would just do it on my own network but I can't port forward due to my ISP being amazing and my VPS expired a couple of months ago but finding a cheapo server shouldn't be too hard.
  • maybe a domain, but that is not that important and there are plenty of 0,99€ domains out there
  • the logic behind it which there should not be any problems with, it would just take a bit
  • making the site look a bit more fancy than the things I write for myself are (cough my BLAEO post generator sure looks great cough) and that would be ... interesting as front end is the bane of my fucking existence
  • some testing to see if it all works well, might need someone to help me with this part.
  • figure out a way to somehow keep the SG thread still visible so new people could know about it and join in if they wish
  • anything else?

I am not sure I could get it done by June but by July it should be more than doable.

Would you guys be up for something like this? Does it break any kinds of SG rules? All of this is still all hypothetical and nothing concrete has been set as I want to know what you think about it first.

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Considering you are doing so much work for this thread while already sorting out pa I think this would be a good idea which can help you. I still wonder how accurate you can get everyones stats like I brought up with the blaeo lists but I trust you got that figured out and using your best judgement. So as long as this is allowed and not breaking the rules I think you should try, be a lot of work to start with but hopefully it can help calm things down in the future and I'm sure if needed people would be happy enough to help you with whatever you decide to do

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I should be able to get the numbers a hell of a lot more accurate if I do this than I can get them right now as I can save the playtime/achievement numbers at the beginning and then simply just compare them to the ones at the end of the month. There would still be things that of course need to be done manually (check if it is indeed a SG wins, if the achievements all match up and if it fits the theme, manual playtime for games Steam is still learning about) but it should lighten the workload by a lot as the thing that takes the most time is doing the math, checking playtimes and waiting for pages to load (everytime I load/post a comment on the April page I have to wait about 20 seconds for the page to unfreeze because my laptop can't handle the amount of comments and scripts I have running lmao, lets not even talk about people with +5000 games in their libraries).

Yea it would be a lot of work but if the event continues the way it is doing right now (and I hope it will) I think it is well worth it to spend some time on + would be fun to work on a little project again :)

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Hey, If you will need any help with frontend - I can help.

I'm quite experienced with HTML/CSS/jQuery, a little less with more modern JS stuff (like Webpack/npm...) And currently I'm learning Vue.js on my own localhost project (some different things, all related to Steam and its API).

The things that I make for myself look like this, and this.
The first screenshot is the "old" version of my project, and the second one is the "new" version - I'm currently re-making it with Vue.

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Thank you, I very much appreciate the offer as when it comes to the frontend my knowledge is very very limited. I will contact you if I need help with anything. Both sites look cool and the first thing looks really handy as well! Definitely 100x than something I could ever come up with :)

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lol I also have a "Don't want" category in Steam.

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I think this is a great idea if you're willing to do it. My experience is all lower level C++ so I can't help with front end but I can help with testing if you need.

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I am willing to do it as long as people participating are fine with it :)
Appreciated! I will keep it in mind, thanks :)

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As I've personally told you already I have no problem with it. And I think it would make it a lot easier for you, though it will probably be a lot of work to get it up and running. I would offer my help in testing since my coding skills are not that good. You know where to find me 😜

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I do indeed ;) Thanks :)

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This sounds like a good idea, it is crazy how long it took you to update. Also, it might help us, the tables on steamgifts are nice, but for us with a bit bigger list is is also a bit of a choir to make them.

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Yea I did not expect it would take as long as it didn't take me anywhere as long the previous months, but in the previous months we also had a lot less participants (in April there was double the participants than in January and February). Mhm, if this works out all you will have to do is submit the game you want to play once and everything else would be done automatically afterwards, with little exceptions due to how Steam works (example: a winner would have to manually report me then hours + achievements of a game that has been removed from the store as it is impossible for me to see that anywhere).

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That sounds amazing! I hope it will work out that way.

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Technically you'd be fine with just a userscript instead of a whole website, right? Only real problem is that everyone needs to stick to pre-defined table formatting in their comment or else the script would fail for their entry.
It'd be pretty easy to write a script you could run on every reply to your main comment and calculate stats from that.

Although I don't know if Steam would like it if you'd make separate requests for everyone's selected games achievement pages, and I have no idea what data is available through their API so you'd not have to run a GET request for every game.

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Hmmm I didn't even think of that as an option as my knowledge of JS is pretty bad. Thank you very much for the suggestion! If support (I already sent them a ticket because I don't want to start working on something that might get me in trouble in any way) shots down my website idea I am 100% going this way.

You can do 100k requests per day on their API and the API should have all the info needed except for games Steam is still learning about (for those you can only get the achievements via the API and not the playtime). The biggest problem would be getting people actually format their comments properly...

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I just looked at Steam web API docs and one very easy, albeit messy, solution would be to to simply "scan" everyone's reply to your main comment for links which resemble https://store.steampowered.com/app/208140/ (could be done with a simple regex match) and from that make calls to GetOwnedGames (v0001) for played time and GetUserStatsForGame (v0002) for achievements and go build stats from there.
Only thing needed then would be everyone's steamid, which is not linked anywhere here on the SG forums. Easily solved though by manually keeping a list of steamids of everyone participating and match them to their SG usernames.

A proper website would be a lot cleaner though, but would also require a bit more work and added costs.
I'd be more than happy to work on it.

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Yep, I worked with the Steam API before so I kinda know how it works. It gets a bit more complicated than that however: I allow games that have been played before (up to a certain point, you cant join in with a game that has been 99% finished) or idled before so I have to also account what the playtime and achievements were before, but that can also be formatted into the comment.

A website would solve the SteamID problem pretty easily -> login with your Steam account and you can be 100% sure you have the right SteamID for the right person :)

I am still leaning towards a website as I think it would be a lot easier to keep and maintain a lot more detailed information about people participating and the games, will see what support says. And I don't mind the work and the cost. The work keeps the skills sharpened and helps you learn new thing and the cost, well servers are not that expensive and I can use it for other things at the same time :)

Once again, thanks! I appreciate the help and suggestions!

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The work keeps the skills sharpened

That's exactly why I offered to help haha.
I'm sure SG support won't mind as long as you're using Steam's OpenID, can't imagine having a problem with that.
Keep us posted, and again, if you ever need a hand I'd be more than happy to help.

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This is the rule I am worried about because it is not to me the clearest thing in the world. But considering I get literally nothing out of it than saving a bit of time I hope it should be all right.

If you wish I can share the project with you once I start it (not expecting any help if you don't wish/feel like it, but if you decide to do so I would be more than thankful :) )

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You could always open source it and put it on Github/Gitlab, would make it extremely easy to collaborate on the project.

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I was planing to but basically Ardiffaz and insideone were faster than me and started the project by themselves.

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Oh, how rude of them haha.

Do they have a repo for it somewhere set up?

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It's still in the private repo. We are going to release beta on github next week.

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I'll give a shot to SOMA, maybe this time it will be less jarring, it would be great to cross it off from my backlog. ( I do think that it has a super flawed aspect but I'm in a super minority with that, but at least I know I'm not alone with it :D )

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
SOMA Starting from 3 Starting from 8 great Sci-Fi with questionable design Unfinished
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I am curious what you think the flaw is? I did not play it myself but I watch someone play it and gave up before the end because I found it boring and not scary o.o but maybe I just didn't watch it long enough.

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I found it boring and not scary

That, with horrible mechanics. A great (like classic-level great) sci-fi game hidden under the mandatory "monster chases you because it's Frictional Games" premise. The monsters are annoying blockades. I tried to explore - barely anything is interactive, and so many things are irrelevant - like finding a razor of the ship's first mate. Great, thanks game. Now back to playing hide and seek with the monster for 10-15 minutes because I went the dead end to check for items.
The monsters are always contained. So basically you have monster arenas between no-enemy zones where you very soon realize nothing can harm you, just a walking sim.
You usually have a "rebirth point" before monster areas. If you just run through everything just look for those saves, then into a monster, you will still only lose like 30-40s progress. Not to mention that monsters don't kill you. They CRIPPLE you and set you back to the rebirth point, so you limp around with extreme headbob at ~ half speed. And if you again get caught, you die, back to a checkpoint, likely still losing only 1-2 minutes. But no frustrating limping and such.

Basically they made a great sci-fi story worthy of Clarke of Asimov. A classical, clever sci-fi story about existance, transhumanism, evolution and individuality, then thrown in monsters that looks scary and act scary, but they feel like placed later because of the sharp change in the gameplay, to slow down the player by padding the game and/or add "gameplay" to a walking sim. Meanwhile the game mechanic makes it better to die to the monsters, than try to struggle and survive. It just makes no sense. Narrative and gameplay is not just not aligned, they are clashing because of the faulty design.
And I fucking love classic sci-fi when writers have visions, opinions, messages, but the gameplay is abominable imo. At least there is a mod in steamworks that turns off creature AIs, so I can play it as I'd like - in a superior walking sim format. And for that, I'm looking forward :D
( I genuinely thought I'm crazy with this opinion, until in one Podquisition episode all 3 hosts agreed on and named basically the same problems. I'm fine by not agreeing with others, but being in the far, far minority with a well-built opinion really made me think I missed something, or It has a subconscious psychological effect on me, idk.)

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Thank you very much for the thorough explanation! You (and those 3 people) are definitely not the only one with this opinion. I thought maybe I just missed something because I watched it and not actually played it but I guess not. The mod does it make it sound more appealing but still not enough to ever actually try it unless I manage to get it for free from somewhere.

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Would "12 Labours of Hercules IV" count? (It's got the Roman numeral for 4 in the name & is the 4th game in the series)

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It would :)

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Finaly, after months and months of lying in wait, I decided to participate in the event!
I just hope that, in the end, I won't mercilessly embarrass myself. (ー_ー)

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status Notes
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition 13/13 4,2 h Sci-Fi Completed The game frequently crashes in Win10 64bit.
Phantaruk 9/23 8,4 h (+1,5 h before) Sci-Fi Beaten F@#k this game!
Gemini Rue 0/15 0 h Sci-Fi In progress
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Welcome! As long as you give at least one of the games a little bit of a try I would call it a success and not an embarrassment :)

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I've just beaten Phantaruk.
It's a low-cost, bland Alien Isolation clone with a dull story, clunky controls and overfrustrating AI. Please, do yourself a favour and don't play this game! Ever!

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Congrats on beating 2 games! You can request to join the Steam group here if you want :)

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Hmm, got a question. I have a game that would qualify for this month's theme (STRIFE), but I already played it in the past as part of last year's challenge.
The thing is, I barely played it (1 hour, and it was mostly for the MP achievment) because I lacked the time to play it back in August. Is it still liable to qualify for this month or do I need to play an unplayed game?

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As long as the game is not like 95% beaten already you can participate with it (just please mark how much playtime you had before this month), it doesn't need to be completely unplayed :)

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Alrighty then. Time to catch up on this one. Thanks for the reply.

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Battle Chef Brigade Delux 0/25 0 appID Unfinished
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I wanted to give away something that was unbundled (and therefore there were not many giveaways for and not many people would have), would run on Win/Mac/Linux and was around ~10€ and many people had on their wishlists so I picked Finding Paradise, but Humble Bundle screwed me over since it was in the monthy and a lot of people will now get it that way. Would you guys still like a giveaway for it or do you have any other good suggestions for a giveaway that would fit that criteria? :)

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I'm one of those who got it through the monthly and I'm very happy about that :)
But there probably are still people around who didn't get it and would appreciate the giveaway :)
If you still want to change it, here are some games that I think fit the criteria :)
while True: learn()
West of Loathing
Baba Is You

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Thank you very much for the suggestions! All of them have a pretty decent amount of people who have it wishlisted too :) While True: learn() or Baba Is You are going to the list of options (either this month or the following months) because I can actually buy keys for those (surprisingly all of those have decent prices for the EU on Steam and therefore there are some regions that have 10% higher prices and I would have to region lock the giveaways).

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Sorry, my fault :3
I didn't check the shops for West of Loathing, I just assumed there were keys, because it looks like a game that humble bundle would sell :D
Looking forwards to the next months then :P

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Personally I would still be happy about Finding Paradise but of course it's possible that some of us win the game on other GAs within this month.

The Mac/Linux condition makes it a little harder, but this would also fit:

Bridge Constructor Portal

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Thanks for your option and the suggestion! Is going on the list of possibilities for this/following months :)

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Dead in Bermuda 0/36 0 appID Unfinished
Octahedron: Transfixed Edition 0/35 0 appID Unfinished
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Peregrin 23 3.5 Complete Time (4h 44m :) Beaten
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E.T. Armies 14 3 Sci-Fi, appID Completed

It's a low budget sci-fi FPS. It's not particularly good either, but I've played far worse. i probably won't be getting the rest of the achievements since some of them have insane requirements. Like completing the game with 100% accuracy.

2 weeks ago
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Congrats on beating the game! You can request to join the Steam group here if you want :)

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Hello, again. :) So, by now, we have...

Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Orbt XL 31/31 4 Hours (total) Space/Sci-Fi Completed
Bit Blaster XL 17/17 4 Hours (total ) Space/Sci-F/appIDi Completed
Scott in Space No achievements 3 Hours (total) Space/Sci-Fi Still Unfinished
Apollo4x Ingame Achievements 7 Hours (total) Space/Sci-Fi/appID/"4"Name Too buggy, can't be completed.
Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars 40/52 10 Hours (Total) Space/Sci-Fi Unfinished / Modded
Aquaria 26/27 One day, I swear, I'll catch this naughty Parrot :p 23 Hours (total) appID Finished / Tried some mods

( And ...Well isn't Aquaria standing for MerMay ? ^^' - Joke aside, I'll inform that I've by now (updated) 23 hours and 26/27 achievements done on this "special guest", plus tried a few mods remainings. :/ Mosts being hard to find, sadly. )

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Aquaria fits under Games that have a "4" in their appID ;)

Good luck if you will go for the rest of the achievements! :)

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Ok, May... be, then. ^^" ( At least, if I can succeed catching this nasty Parrot. :p The remainings being all about cooking and exploration. No achievements for treasure hunting, though... :'( )

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Seems Apollo4x can join, at last, as I found some records in game, that can stand for decent achievements. :) ( But... Geez, this game is really a pain to play, and pretty buggy. :/ I still don't know if I'll have the will to continue... And Infinite Space III looks neat, besides.)

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Game SteamGifts/Backlog Achievements/Screenshot Status
STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy™ SteamGifts Screenshot finished
STAR WARS™ Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast™ Backlog Screenshot finished
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Wondering if "Day of the Tentacle" counts since it's a LucasArts game? :)

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I think it definitely counts because it's a Sci-Fi game :)

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Okay I'll bring it on then. Thanks. :)

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Game Achievements Hours of Playtime Subcategory Status
Day of the Tentacle Remastered 58/58 7.9 Sci-Fi Completed
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Congrats on beating the game! You can request to join the Steam group here if you want :)

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Thanks. Didn't know there is also a group for this. I'm usually not much interested in groups but wouldn't hurt anybody so request sent. :)

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The group is just there for random giveaways, no rules, no requirements other than just participate the event every once in a few months :) Anyways, approved!

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Sounds cool enough. :)
Thanks again and have a nice day. o/

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Thank you, you too ^^

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That's a lot of chievos! Congrats!!

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When you said that somehow I imagine a person who have won a Zup game. :)
Thanks.

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Finally got around updating the leaderboard for this month! Sorry it took so long (life happened) and it is only the stats that have been in the comments (I need to go to bed in 20 minutes because wörk tomorrow). I promise next month should be a lot better :)

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Sweet dreams, Mouse! :)

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Thanks, same to you cat :)

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Thank you for all of your hard work! Don't forget to play some games too. ;)

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