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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 two months.

The prize: 2x Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
Note: This means I'm giving away two copies of the game and will have 2 winners.

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 you 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 eight 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.

If a game was sold as a non-Steam copy in a bundle (origin/uplay/drm-free/etc), can I pick it as a choice if I own a Steam copy?

No. The reason being that those who own a Steam copy would have an extra option that would not be available to everyone who bought the same bundle. If the game was originally sold as a non-Steam copy, but Humble later provided steam keys to everyone who bought the bundle, then the game would be allowed.

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 August 6th when the next 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 the scariest thing on earth is an after hours work email marked urgent..

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


Note:
After this event, we'll go back to the 1-2-1-2 schedule. I.e. August = 1, Sept/Oct = 2, Nov = 1, etc.

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Just wanna let you know that Senua 2 can not be activated in or gifted to Russia and Belarus in any way

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  1. GRIS — APRIL 2020 — Beaten — The End
  2. SYNTHETIK: Legion Rising — NOVEMBER 2019 — Unfinished —
  3. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun — NOVEMBER 2017 — Beaten — Noboru
  4. The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes — October 2023 — Beaten — Into The Sunset
  5. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion — NOVEMBER 2021 — Completed — 100%
  6. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice — JULY 2019 — Unfinished —

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Entering challenge again, thanks for organising ^0^/ <3 Really liking this challenge

Game/Bundle Status Proof Comments
The Quarry October 2023 Started: June 8th / Finished: Not Yet Epilogue:"Witnessed the Epilogue" Been branching out and playing more horror, but I am still bad with it lol. Will play a chapter at a time. I like the look and graphics of the game and while there have been a few clichés so far, it looks like an interesting story. Issue with deleted game file, had to replay the first 2 chapters.
The Excavation of Hob's Barrow April 2024 Started: July 6th / Finished: July 12th Abraxas Rex Whoops,overestimated how much time I would have and also going on a holiday later in the month. Will see if I manage to finish the challenge in time. This game started out tame but but became stranger and more messed up nearing the end. Strange little game.
Amanda the Adventurer May 2024 Started: July 7th / Finished: July 7th The End. Meet the sunrise. Oh boy, thought it would just be a fun and lighthearted point and click game.... lmao, this is cursed and needs an exorcist. Someone save poor little Wooly D: Played through most endings, expect for the secret all special tapes ending. Hope this still counts as "Beaten the game".
Bee Simulator July 2021 Started: July 14th / Finished: July 15th The Exodus Love that the suggested name to pick was "Beescuit", I adore bad puns. Voice acting is a bit meh. But so far having fun in the game. Was a good bit into the game and quit to take a break. Upon restart entire save is gone. Supposed to auto save, but it messed up. Really frustrating that everything is wiped :/ was at 70% of the story. File recovered after reinstall. Will finish it in one go now, afraid it will break again. Bit repetitive sometimes, but still had fun.
Little Nightmares September 2018 Started: July 15th / Finished: July 19th The Lady's Quarters Have over an 1 hour of idling for cards. Adore the little nightmares games. Watched walkthroughs of them way back so already knew the storyline, that is why it took me so long to play it. Wanted it to not be fresh in my memory so I would find more enjoyment in playing it myself. Absolutely love the environment en mood of the game. The cute yet gruesome style is very regognisable. Did get a bit wonky with having to replay a part I thought I passed a save point for and upon restart haddend, but oh well. Still absolutely loved it and forget a few things so was nice to play through it myself for the first time after wathcing the playthrough long ago.
Smile For Me November 2020 Started: ...... / Finished: Not Yet Flower Friend or The way back home -howlongtobeat main: ~3,5h-
Swapped out
Steelrising May 2024 Started: June 9th / Finished: Not Yet To be added end achievement Loving the athmosphere and the way the game looks. Have not played many souls-like games (except Remnant from the ashes), but been told this one is not as difficult as some others out there. Life got in the way a bit, will finish outside of challenge, but not making it in time for the challenge so swapping stuff around.

May still change the games around, but motivates me to state a few (plus extra to swap out) to get started.

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  1. Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York - January Choice 2021 - Completed
  2. Life is Strange 2 - April Choice 2023 - Beaten - Wolf Pack achievement
  3. Kill it with Fire - July Choice 2021 - Beaten - The Only Way To Be Sure achievement spiders nuked.
  4. Wizard of Legend - Jan 2019 Monthly - Abandoned
  5. MO:Astray - May 2020 Choice - Technical Problems
  6. The King's Bird - June 2020 choice - Beaten - The Way It Was, Many Years Ago - Assist Mode used for entire game(got skill checked on the first level....)
  7. Mad Max - May 2016 Monthly - Beaten - Downward Spiral Reawakening achievement
  8. Seasons After Fall - October 2017 Monthly - Beaten - A Reunion achievement your solution for the Cicada puzzle on steam discussions was much appreciated
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HUMANKIND™ 0/99 - - Unfinished - -
Overgrowth - - - Unfinished - -
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Game Ending Achievement(s) / Proof Monthly/Choice
Hidden Folks All Targets Found October 2018
Evoland Legendary Edition Hero for Evoland 1, Ending screenshots for Evoland 2 September 2020
Going Under You Are (Un)Employed June 2021
Black Book Righteous / Mistress of Hell / Koldun February 2022
Spellcaster University Victory! May 2022
Beacon Pines Close the Book February 2024
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Game Monthly Choice Proof
Police Stories March 2022 Professional
Yoku's Island Express August 2019 Kickback and relax
I Am Fish June 2022 Free At Last!
Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? September 2023 The truth
Loddlenaut May 2024 So long, and thanks for all the trash!
Darksiders III November 2020 Path of the Horseman
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Game Status Choice Proof
Loddlenaut Started: 6th June; Completed: 7th June May 2024 'So long, and thanks for all the trash!'
Hi-Fi Rush Started: 16th June; 24th June May 2024 Well that was a rush!
Life is Strange: True Colors Started: 14th June; Completed: 21st June Feb 2024 The Only Promise is The Adventure
Unpacking Started: 11th June; Completed: 16th June Nov 2023 All Achievements
Metal Hellsinger Started: 9th June; Completed: 14th June Oct 2023 Breaking the Law
TOEM: A Photo Adventure Started: 7th June; Completed: 10th June Dec 2022 All Achievements

Decided to have 3 games to play on my Steam Deck and 3 games to play on my PC. Thanks for doing this!

Bonus Games Played:

Game Status Choice Proof
Grow: Song of the Evertree Started: 21st June Jan 2023 -
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Really want to use 2months challenge to the max, but I have to go away for a month in mid July, so some strategizing in my choices is required.

Game Status Impressions
The Henry Stickmin Collection / Started on June 5th / Finished✔ on June 7th The story ends ("Get all 164 Fails in Completing the Mission" - to obtain this achievement you need to open all endings). Before playing: It's a collection of remastered flash games from late 2000s. Oh, boy! Do I need to install antivirus and then un-quarantine exe file? Does the game work otherwise? After playing: In the end it's a collection of ancient memes and unashamed slapstick humor but with a plot branching out so widely by your choices that it would make Quantic Dream and Telltale Games green from envy.
Fashion Police Squad / Started on June 6th / Finished✔ on June 7th You're a Winner, Baby! (Complete all of the story missions). Before playing: I remember how some years ago I made a case to my brother that boomer shooters are on the rise because I can name 5 of them off the top of my head. Now I count all boomer shooters that I know to fall asleep. After playing: A common boomer shooter if you don't count heavy investment into "the theme". Even still I can't help but think that the genre is surely oversaturated when months if not years of work are thrown into one mildly funny joke in hopes of going viral.
Hi-Fi Rush / Started on June 9th / Finished✔ on July 2nd Who's the boss now? (Beaten final boss achievement. I didn't get the achievement for beating all levels on "hard" cause the first half of the game I went through on "very hard". I find it kind of odd choice cause it means that for 100% you'd also need to finish every level deliberately on "easy" and "normal" since there are separate achievements for those difficulties). Before playing: Upbeat rhythms will surely sound like dirges when you know that it's the last game of Tango Gameworks, the very last. Playing: Took me a while to finish, mostly because the game needed to chip away at my pride and force me to lower difficulty from "very hard" to "hard". Some regrets here! Cause sometimes I felt that I started to use only one/two combos I learnt and overuse sidekick's abilities. But it's my things. About the game: again unique, brave and competent work from Tango Gameworks! and... it's destined to be niche and underappreciated even in better worlds where such originality wouldn't get punished. "Original" means "unfamiliar" and people naturally have reservations about such feels.
The Suicide of Rachel Foster / Started on June 10th / Finished✔ on June 11th All together, again (complete the game) Before playing: I feel like I have an obscene number of walking simulators in my library. How the hell did we come to this? I need to start to clear them out. After playing: As I was playing I even felt guilt for my uncalled dismissiveness for the genre. There was atmosphere, there was intrigue, even tension... And then ending came (rather fast, I must say). Years later all I'll remember about this game is that I had to WALK to a narrative equivalent of saying "hey!" to someone's "hey!" and then catching their awkward glance cause they weren't addressing you.
The Quarry / Started on June 16th / Finished✔ on June 22nd Rough Night (Kept everyone alive). Before playing: I was under impression that "The Quarry" was the best game of Supermassive Games (after "Until Dawn", of course), I rechecked and It turns out it's the worst one (before "Little hope", of course). But when I re-rechecked, the results flipped again! After playing: What elevates "The Quarry" for me is that this time they didn't bet on ending or near-ending twist. Here you are allowed to understand main story components and how they interact much earlier. You are still role-playing as a B-movie characters (btw always well-acted) but now you have additional, "plot", dimension to consider in your decisions. And even though all choices are still a fair bit illusory, but at least you're saved from "lol, you played it all wrong, dummy" moment at the very finale, right before credits.
Epistory - Typing Chronicles / Started on June 28th / Finished✔ on June 30th Desert Dream (endgame achievement, its title alludes to the final reveal It was all a coma dream duh). Before playing: Tags: typing and narrative! I suspect they won't trust the player with choosing words to type, cause we all know in that case it's going to get kindergarten funny and a little bit sexual. After playing: I thought I was tough at typing until my right ring finger cramped at "apologetic" lol - ouch! It still hurts!
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Great prize as usual!
I'll try and get the 6 games done.

Tentative list:
Police Stories

Katana Zero

Life Is Strange

Twin Mirror

Slay the spire
I played 81 minutes and got [1/46 achievements in it earlier this week on June 2]
(https://steamcommunity.com/id/VolcanicPM/stats/646570/?tab=achievements). Is it still okay to include it?

Edit: It turns out I'll be too busy to dedicate time for this event. Maybe another time. Good luck to everyone.

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Slay the spire
I played 81 minutes and got 1/46 achievements in it earlier this week on June 2. Is it still okay to include it?

No, it will not be accepted for this event. You cannot have any playtime, with the only exemption being idle time for card farming.

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Noted. I didn't like that game anyway!

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I'm in 😃

Game Monthly/Choice Status
Ghostrunner April 2022 Humble Choice done
SuchArt: Genius Artist Simulator August 2023 Humble Choice done
Remothered: Broken Porcelain April 2021 Humble Choice done
Ghostwire: Tokyo June 2023 Humble Choice done
The Forgotten City September 2023 Humble Choice done
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Name HB Achievements Status
1. Bravery and Greed May 2024 Humble Choice (#54) 17/50 Proof
2. State of Mind September 2019 Humble Monthly #47 34/34 Proof
3. Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War May 2020 Humble Choice (#6) 37/164 Proof
4. Twin Mirror January 2024 Humble Choice (#50) 0/24 Proof
5. Warhammer: Chaosbane January 2021 Humble Choice (#14) 0/43 Proof
6. Road 96 August 2023 Humble Choice (#45) 0/0 Proof
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Game Bundle Achievements Status
INSIDE May 2017 Achievements Completed
Black The Fall February 2018 Achievements Completed
Superliminal September 2018 [Achievements]() Unstarted
GRIS April 2020 [Achievements]() Unstarted
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery May 2023 [Achievements]() Unstarted
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES December 2018 [Achievements]() Completed
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Game Bundle Status
Disco Elysium Aug 2023 Completed
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Dec 2018 Beaten
Resident Evil Revelations Nov 2018 Beaten
Scorn Feb 2024 Unplayed
Unpacking Nov 2023 Completed
Beacon Pines Feb 2024 Completed

Some games have time from farming cards

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I love these events, thanks so much for doing them!

Game Bundle Acheivement/Screenshot Review
1. The Callisto Protocol Apr 2024 [Placeholder]() Placeholder
2. The Outer Worlds July 2023 [Placeholder]() Placeholder
3. Remnant: From the Ashes June 2023 [Placeholder]() Placeholder
4. The King's Bird June 2020 [Placeholder]() Placeholder
5. Hi-Fi Rush May 2024 [Placeholder]() Placeholder
6. Roadwarden July 2023 [Placeholder]() Placeholder
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Will enter this one ✌️
Thank you for your continuous generosity Cj!

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Game Monthly/Choice Status Impression
Kingdom New Lands April 2017 Completed - Birth of a reign Build, expend, conquer. Very simple design, you travel left or right and build barriers to protect your growing kingdom. Died on my first run because I thought I could take my time, will give it a 5/10 - very shallow mechanics and gets old fast.
Kingdom Two crowns March 2021 Completed? I am Equestrian Oh boy, I was hopeful for this one after having played the first installment. Hm, how do I say this. Upgrades for sure but SO MUCH FRUSTRATION. You keep the same and you go over, just this time, the time continue to fly by when you travel from one island to another. I say travel, but you actually crash-land every time.. how quaint. Basically, if you think you can go to the former island to solve puzzle, destroy the portals and then go to the next island, you're dead wrong, if the RNG sets up the next island with a poor placement, you will lose, you just don't know it yet - give it an hour or two. It's a time sink, the perfect embodiment of "one more turn". No unit upgrades, no target priority, no building order, no unit placement. 4/10 - not recommended.
Citizen Sleeper March 2024 Completed - A LONG JOURNEY TO A SMALL UNKNOWN PLANET It's a mix of VN and RPG, a Narrative adventure I think. I like cyberpunk, I like distopian futures, I like reading and I like RPGs so it seemed like the perfect game. Well it is good, but sadly flawed too. Narration and characters are great, the RPG element is forgettable, my biggest grief lies in the heavy RNG and the static portraits. But still, a good game. 7/10
Death's Gambit: Afterlife February 2020 Completed Death's Gambit Exactly what I needed, a satisfying metroidvania with RPG elements. Good characters, great pixel art and design, ok story (with 4th wall thingy), Boss rematches for diehards and even a boss rush! 9/10
Deponia Doomsday October 2016 Completed And everything comes full circle. I played Deponia a while ago, and completed the original trilogy when the Complete Journey came out. I was sad but satisfied with the ending, apparently though, people were not, and this game kicks off exactly at the end of the first trilogy. Simply put: I loved it as much as the first three. I highly recommend this point&click series. 9/10.
A Plage Tale: Innocence August 2022 Completed. Knights! I got really into it the more the game progressed, story is good, great graphics, no replay value though but satisfying and ingenious gameplay. 8/10
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Great game selection and another 2 month cycle, so gonna give it a try, especially as mere ~15h left in BG3.

Game Month Status
EXAPUNKS Mar-20 Completed
Rise Of The Tomb Raider Oct-17 The Price of Truth
Darkside Detective Jan-19 All 9 solved
Life is Strange: True Colors Feb-24
Life is trange 2 Apr-23 Wolf Pack
Gamedec Jun-22
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Game Humble Bundle/Choice Status Achievement
Mind Scanners August 2022 Humble Choice (#33) Completed Architect Of Fortune
Rustler January 2022 Humble Choice (#26) Completed The Crown
Banners of Ruin July 2022 Humble Choice (#32) Completed *The Warden
Life is Strange 2 April 2023 Humble Choice (#41) Completed Wolf Pack
This War of Mine April 2016 Humble Monthly #6 Completed Epilogue: War is over
Horace May 2020 Humble Choice (#6) Completed Game over

For Banners of Ruin, it seems like that the Warden is not the actually final boss. So here's the screenshots of me beating the Prince and completed a full run. 1 2

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@Cjcomplex, Hi, I am planning to play Horace as my next game, but I got 1 min playtime back in 2020. 1
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Aw, thought we might finally get Balatro this time :( Constant community wishlist top 10 and all, do you think we might get it at some point?
Anyway, I'll be joining this time!

Game HB Month Status Thoughts?
TOEM December 2022 Beaten Cozy!!! Very cute! Quirky in all the right ways :) Will aim for completion for sure!
Going Under June 2021 Beaten A joy! As someone currently stuck in a corporate job they don't like, Going Under was a beautiful way of whacking the system. I loved this game quite a bit, and will probably aim for completion :)
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Wow I have never heard of that game before now and I did not think someone could come up with a way to make poker so unique. I have 0 idea what is going on in that video. All I can say is good luck for completionists. Gold star on every joker with 150 of them and winning on gold with all 15 decks

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Balatro is the poker roguelike no one expected :) It may have dropped a bit in the community wishlist, but as an indie enthusiast who doesn't like most AAA games, I would love to see it as prize sometime~

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