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Hello and welcome to the madness!
The challenge is simple: Play and beat any 6 games, starting today, that have been featured in any given Humble Monthly/Choice bundle in one month.

The prize: Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition

Game length does not matter and I'm not looking for 100% achievement runs. So long as you play and beat 6 games, I'm happy. You can go easy mode and play a bunch of 1h games or go crazy and play 6 +30h games. So long as they were in a monthly at a given point, it is all good.

Just post a comment with either screenshots/ achievements showing that you fulfilled the criteria and I'll add on Steam and give you the link. Feel free to share your thoughts on the games you've played, but it is not required.

FAQ:

Why you doing this?

I hate money. That and I realized I've been subbed to the monthly for over five years (yes it has been that long, I checked) and it occurred to me that I've barely touched the games I've gotten from it, let alone played them. Figured the same would be true for a few others, so I figured this is a good way to change that. A sensible person would probably unsub in this situation, but please refer to the beginning as to why that will not happen.

I've played the first X minutes of a game, can I pick it for the event?

No. You cannot have any play time or achievements prior to the start of the event. The only exception is idle time from farming Steam cards.

Can I play a MP only game?

No. It needs to have an "end" in order for me to count it as beaten, so it needs to have a campaign/story mode.

Why six games?

The first few monthlies had 6/7 games in them so I went with that.

How long are you going to do this?

Until my credit card statements gives me nightmares.

This event "ends" on May 4th when the next HB Choice releases, though the giveaway itself will end the next day. If you manage to finish game number six in between that time, feel free to post, but know that I cannot guarantee that I'll be able to give you the link in time.

Good luck, have fun and stay safe.
Thanks for reading, and don't forget to wonder in awe at the vast beauty of space.

List of eligible games: https://barter.vg/bundles/3/3/
https://barter.vg/bundles/3/161/
Credit goes to PapaSmok

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Game Monthly Achievements Playtime (Hours) Completion
Aven colony Apr '21 34/48 34.6 Finished (1*) + other screenshots
Styx: Master of Shadows Nov '16 15/33 24.7 Finished + other screenshots
Kingdom: Classic Apr '17 11/34 7.0 Finished (achievements "Safe in 25-40")
Do Not Feed the Monkeys May '19 16/33 7.6 Finished (2*) 1 and 2
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts Apr '21 20/40 24 Finished
Control Mar '21 43\67 30.7 Finished ("Take control" achievement) + ~100 screenshots

Notes:
1) The stars to the right of the mission names indicate that the mission has been completed. The first 2 are training sessions, stars are not given for them.
2) These are the screenshots of the ending screen. I dont know why there are no achievements for them. Translation: Completed the Enlightened Monkey Path (3/3). Third one seems to be the best one.

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Game Month Status Proof
Lovecraft's Untold Stories February 2021 Beaten Achievement: True Detective
Starward Rogue August 2016 Beaten Achievement: Kill Super-Final Boss With Humble Mech
This Is the Police 2 April 2020 Completed Achievement: You've Talked Enough
Crying Suns November 2020 Beaten Achievement: Emperor of Misery
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter July 2017 Beaten Achievement: The Drawn Curtain
Shadows: Awakening October 2020 Beaten Achievement: The End?
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not gonna make it for the 6 games, but since i am going to complete a hb choice game i might as well put it here

Game HB Month Status
SIMULACRA April 2021 Completed
In Other Waters April 2021 Completed
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Game Month Playtime Status
Figment Sept '18 7.5 hours Beaten : "Coming Back to the Surface"
Little Nightmares Sept '18 5.2 hours Beaten : "The Lady’s Quarters"
The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game Dec '20 1.2 hours Completed
Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard Dec '20 1.8 hours Beaten : "FIBBER"
macdows 95 Jun '19 4.7 hours Completed
A Short Hike Apr '19 3.5 hours Beaten : "The End"

Figment is pretty neat adventure-musical game. With a good music and unpretentious puzzles. Especially I liked Spider's song so I bought OST on discount after all. I am looking forward to Figment 2 release now.

Little Nightmares seemed to me boring at first. I had to overcome myself to go through chapter 1 and the beginning of a second one.
But by the chapter 3, I was already sucked in by runner gameplay and quite enjoyed it, especially second half of the game and the final boss fight.
Definitely I'll come back later to the game once more to play DLC chapters and even maybe try to do a speedrun achievement.

Both Frog Detective games are kind and funny short adventure-detective cases. But in my opinion the first one is a little bit better.
Now I hope the guys are making the third one. Looking forward to play it one day.

Macdows 95 is a game in which you have to read puzzles and find solutions. The game is stylized as a functioning OS.
Despite I completed all of the achievements I can't say I've enjoyed this kind of gameplay.

A Short Hike is a gem for me. I quite enjoyed this cute, adventure and exploring game. And a beachstickball! Yay.
(If you don't like pixelated graphics there is a sharpen option in preferences and the game looks smooth as silk in my case.)


So if I'm gonna rate this 6 games I've played for this event, I place 'em:

  1. A Short Hike
  2. Figment , Little Nightmares
  3. The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game
  4. Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard
  5. 😁
  6. macdows 95
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I am on it too :)

The Shapeshifting Detective - Achievements - Not bad, though the acting is a bit weird. I'll probably replay it since I got the bad ending :(

Old Man's Journey - Screnshots - I didn't enjoy it much, the story is nothing new and the puzzles are very repetitive (just moving "mountains" up and down)

11-11 Memories Retold - Achievements - I really liked this one (except for the collectibles system, which I hated)

Paratopic - Achievements - This was crap. I don't understand the positive reviews. Good thing it's really short...

The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game
- Achievements

Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard
- Achievements - These Frog Detective games would be awesome for introducing little kids to "adventure" games.

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GAME IDLE TIME BUNDLE STATUS SCREENSHOTS
198X none March 2020 Humble Choice Completed (14/14) - Continue?
A Case of Distrust 4.2 hours August 2020 Humble Choice Completed (10/10) - Master Sleuth
Minit 3.2 hours April 2019 Humble Monthly Completed (27/27) - MINIT F12 is not supported
Minoria 4.6 hours January 2021 Humble Choice Completed (15/15) - Saint Alice
A Short Hike none April 2019 Humble Monthly Completed (8/8) - The End
The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day 3.3 hours October 2020 Humble Choice Completed (32/32) - Lucky dog
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Since I managed to finish Styx I think I'll be able to participate this month too :D

Name Month Achievements End achievement Playtime Status
SIMULACRA Apr 2021 17/24 You found Anna 5.7h Beaten
SIMULACRA 2 Apr 2021 27/27 Big Scoop / Hard Boiled 10.2h Completed
The Journey Down: Chapter Three May 2019 - screenshots 4.2h Finished
Styx: Shards of Darkness June 2018 38/38 Revenge 34h Completed
Kathy Rain Nov 2016 20/20 Been there, done that 7.5h Completed
Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard Dec 2020 6/6 SNITCH / FIBBER 2h Completed

Mini thoughts:
Simulacra 2 > Simulacra. Silly, but fun.
Frog Detective > Frog Detective 2
Styx — wonderful stealth game even if I hated it first 2 or 3 missions (because the previous Styx was soo good)
The Journey Down — very good p'n'c series with an AMAZING jazz soundtrack in the first two games. Goes to my "favorites" collection. Awesome vibes, man.
Kathy Rain — good detective p'n'c gameplay, but overall I'm not sure what to think about it.

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Done with the challenge

Game Monthly Status
Resident Evil 5 November 2017 Finished
Resident Evil 6 November 2017(for Germany) Finished
Resident Evil Revelations November 2018 Finished
A Case of Distrust August 2020 Finished
Deleveled January 2021 Finished
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind March 2021 Finished
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Game Bundle Status
Back to Bed link Beaten
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest link Beaten
Metro: Last Light Redux link Beaten
Rusty Lake Hotel link Beaten
Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York link Beaten
Deadlight Director’s Cut link Beaten
1 week ago
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Choice and Monthly games, not the regular bundles.

1 week ago
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You’re right. I thought any bundle from HB is okay. Thanks for the info, now it’s clear. Next time I’ll be careful.

1 week ago
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As meditative pointed out, the games have to have been in a Monthly or Choice bundle. From the OP:

The challenge is simple: Play and beat any 6 games, starting today, that have been featured in any given Humble Monthly/Choice bundle in one month.

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You’re right. I thought any bundle from HB is okay. Thanks for the info, now it’s clear. I missed that part. Next time I’ll be careful.

1 week ago
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I'm sorry but several of your picks are invalid since they were not featured in a Monthly or Choice bundle.

1 week ago
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Oh okay. I always thought any bundle from HB is sufficient. Now I understand. Anyway, next month I’ll try better:)

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