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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: 2x Sea of Stars
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 December 5th 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 best of luck on you journey.

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

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Done!
... I prbly should have done longer games, but back to my original gaming plans.

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Done! This was fun, I'll have to join some other time as well!

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I'm sorry, tis my first time joining this event ^^u what was i added to?

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Steam friend list so he can give you the link to the giveaway privately

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Done
Thanks again for the event!

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done! thanks for the event as always :)

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Done Thanks for organising <3

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Later than intended but finished up. Games here

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Just completed Sea of Stars on Playstation, took about 55 hours but what a ride it was. It really is a great game taking the best parts from the old school RPGs like Chrono Trigger, Mario RPG and later franchises such as Golden Sun. Thanks for hosting yet another great month.

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another great choice, i'd love to play this. brings me back to my snes days as a kid playing chrono trigger and illusion of gaia. i'm really glad the love for this retro rpg genre never died out and we can still get new games like the octopath series and chained echoes.

  1. scp: secret files
  2. unpacking
  3. prodeus
  4. chasm
  5. the legend of tianding
  6. a juggler's tale
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SEA OF STARS!?!?

I am basically required to make an attempt now.

Progress 6/6 Beaten/completed, by the power of short games!... and one long one
getting 3 October 3 November happened by chance... I definitely didn't scrap the March monthly game to have all same time periods... nope definitely not.

  1. Old Man's Journey - October 2018 Monthly - Completed - Has no achievements, so SS of The End
  2. Scanner Sombre - October 2017 Monthly - completed - Has no achievements or great ending SS location, this screenshot is right at the end(little cinematic and some odd seconds of walking exist after it for story purposes), NG+ is unlocked to.
  3. A Juggler's Tale - October 2023 Choice - Beaten - Together We are not alone
  4. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion - November 2021 Choice - Beaten - Turnip Boy achievement is beating the game, rest is post game/hidden things.
  5. Unpacking - November 2023 Choice - 100% Completed - No place like home is the final level
  6. Spyro Reignited Trilogy - November 2019 Monthly - Beaten all 3 of Trilogy -
    Spyro the Dragon beaten - Ripto's Rage beaten - Year of the Dragon - Sorceress down achievement
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Game Ending Achievement(s) / Proof Monthly/Choice
Wuppo: Definitive Edition A New Home August 2017
Desert Child Root Vegetables December 2019
Lacuna Will It Have Mattered? December 2021
I Am Fish Free At Last! June 2022
Pumpkin Jack The Baddest Bad Guy June 2022
Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? The truth September 2023
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Entering challenge again, thanks for organising <3
Also, Sea of Stars looks like a lovely game and has been on my wl for a while. Thanks for the chance.

Game/Bundle Status Proof Comments
Grow: Song of the Evertree January 2023 Started: November 8th / Finished: November 16th Root Of All Evil. In-game achievement screenshot. + End screen credits Absolutely adoring this game so far. It is so cute, love seeing the adorable creatures and I am enjoying the exploring. ^0^/ Everything is so cute! Did get a bit grindy, but still really enjoyed the game ^-^/
Unpacking November 2023 Started: November 16th / Finished: November 16th No place like home. Unpacked 2018. + End screen credits I like cute games and I can use some cute games after spooky games from last month's spooky season
Hidden Folks October 2018 Started: November 19th / Finished: November 22nd 100% achievements Was a fun little hidden object game.
Superliminal August 2021 Started: November 19th / Finished: November 25th Wake Up. Beat the game. + End screen credits Had fun. Did look up things if I got stuck and some scenes were a bit trippy lol.
Planet of the Eyes August 2016 Started: November 25th / Finished: November 25th The End. Fin. Cute little robot + nice color scheme = happy darksider
Minit April 2019 Started: November 26th / Finished: December 2nd MINIT. COMPLETE THE GAME. Even though it is a short game it took me some time to feel motivated to play it. Felt a bit stressed with the timer. I am sure it is a great game, just was not feeling playing this game for a bit. Picked it back up now though for the end of the challenge. Almost switched it out, but will try to finish the game.

Will still be moving in a few shorter games and moving a few of the longer ones to the next 2 month monthly. Starting with a longer game and then some shorter games to be able to finish the challenge in timee.
May still change the games around, but motivates me to state a few (plus extra) to get started.

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This month I will focus on 3 "big" and the rest I will add taking into account how much time will be left after these three.

Game Status Impressions
Black Book / February 2022 bundle / Started on November10th / Finished✔ on December 4th RIghteous(good ending) Before playing: People praise Black Book's unique slavic myth aesthetic, but, I suspect, the real "stuff" is in the addictive card game mechanic. After playing: If you call "Black Book" a "Slay the Spire" with plot, then, I guess, you would call WW2 a war with some casualties. "Black Book" doesn't warn you how deep you are going into the most obscure russian folklore, and you can literally drown if you are not prepared, and meet vodyanoy. I loved it a lot.
Ryse: Son of Rome / February 2017 bundle / Started on November 8th / Finished✔ on November 10th Bad to The Bone Before playing: Somehow an AAA game in its time, launch title for the Xbox One, is seen now as underappreciated almost hidden gem. An investigation is needed! After playing: Ryse: Son of Rome is "The Callisto Protocol" of its time, if you know what I mean. Much effort spend on appearance and presentation, but the game itself feels pretty shallow. I understand, it's an "experience" game. But too bad that the time took away some of its beauty, after all it's a child of the previous generation of consoles.
The Ascent / August 2022 bundle / Started on November 25th / Finished✔ on November 29th Win Before playing: The game looks fun, or maybe it's just bright vibrant colors. After playing: Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous looking game. The details, the art direction - all is tremendous work of the real talent. And that's why I kinda wish that they put some of that effort into balancing out the gameplay. Even on "Hard" it was mostly a cake walk but with gut punching spikes of difficulty when your enemies have a couple of levels over your.
Prodeus / November 2023 bundle / Started on November 20th / Finished✔ on November 23d It's Finally Over Before playing: I heard a quip, that "Prodeus" is a boomer shooter that exploits nostalgia for Doom... 2016 version... After playing: I liked how it looks and feels, but the gameplay is not refined. The main evidence for this is an existence of respawn points. When you die, you return to a "nexus" with full health, but all your dead enemies stay dead. So you can grind down any obstacle on your way, no need to "get good". But come to think of it I get this choice. It's because the game design itself has some flaws. Too many words to explain it, but if you play it you will get what I mean.
A Juggler's Tale / October 2023 bundle / Started on November 30th / Finished✔ on November 30th Together we are not alone Before playing: I only hope it's not "style over substance" pack of simple puzzles.After playing: I appreciated that the game didn't go into usual "freudism" that modern artsy puzzle/platformers like to dive, heh. It's pretentious just enough, laconic tale with beautiful vistas, and, of course, kindergarten complexity puzzles.
Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard / December 2020 bundle / Started on December 2nd / Finished✔ on December 4th SNITCH(100%) Before playing: The first game was a delight, also short. Exactly what I need for my 6th entry into this challenge. After playing: Delightful fun and intriguing detective story!
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Name Month Status Achievement
Bendy and the Dark Revival May 2023 Finished The Master's Pen
112 Operator October 2021 Finished Medal of Honor
Everhood February 2022 Finished Adventure Continues
Smile For Me November 2020 Finished Completed
The Forgotten City September 2023 Finished The One That Got Away
Spyro Reignited Trilogy November 2019 Finished Beaten all 3 of Trilogy 1: Spyro the Dragon beaten 2: Ripto's Rage beaten 3: Year of the Dragon - Sorceress down achievement
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Game Status
Unpacking Completed
Titan Souls Completed
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery Completed
Greak: Memories of Azur -
Carto -
The Forgotten City -
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First time attending this event and barely found unplayed 6 games. :)

Game Bundle Playtime Achievements Status
Carto August 2021 12.3 h (-4.8 h farming time) 13/20 beaten
Minoria January 2021 10.4 h (-3.7 h farming time) 8/15 beaten
Borderlands 3 February 2022 46.8 h 32/81 beaten
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection December 2020 32.4 h (-5.1 h farming time) 10/23 beaten
Unpacking November 2023 9.5 h (-5.4 h farming time) 25/25 completed
Mafia: Definitive Edition January 2022 11 h 29/43 beaten
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Game Bundle Achievements Status
A Juggler's Tale October 2023 Achievements Completed
If Found May 2022 Achievements Completed
Omno August 2022 Achievements Completed
Police Stories March 2022 Achievements Completed
Evan's Remains March 2022 Achievements Completed
Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star June 2021 Achievements Completed
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Gonna do this but ill choose the game later
At least it will have eternal threads in it

Eternal threads
Behind the frame
Figment
Spirit of the island
The ambassador fractured timeline
Pumpkin jack

Game HB Month Status
Eternal Threads June 2023 Completed
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery May 2023 Completed
Calico February 2022 Completed
Spirit of the Island October 2023 Beaten
The Stillness of the Wind June 2020 Completed
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut August 2023 Beaten
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  1. Evan's Remains - March 2022 - Untouched
  2. If Found... - May 2022 - Untouched
  3. Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus? - September 2023 - Untouched
  4. Omno - August 2022 - Untouched
  5. Genesis Noir - May 2022 - Untouched
  6. Paradise Lost - February 2022 - Untouched
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  1. Road Redemption — July 2019 Humble Monthly - Beaten — Road Warrior achievement
  2. Switchcars — March 2016 Humble Monthly - Beaten (the hardcore mode opens after beating regular run and the endgame "escape the invasion" scene as well)
  3. Scanner Sombre — October 2017 Humble Monthly - Beaten
  4. Road 96 — August 2023 Humble Choice - Beaten — Border Master achievement
  5. Furi — October 2017 Humble Monthly - Beaten — Who Will Protect Them Next Time? achievement (I was playing on furi difficulty, but then the game became too hard, and thought I'd not be able to finish till the end of the event.)
  6. Control (in library/store: "Ultimate Edition") — March 2021 Humble Choice - Beaten — Take Control achievement
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Glad it's a monthly in two month this time around as I won't be able to get started for a couple of weeks.
Just leaving this as a bookmark for later.
Thank you CJ :)

Well I won't make it this month but I'll start asap next month.

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Missread?!
Don't wait too much because you have one month only ;)

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Shit. I thought we were doing alternative one month-2 months lol

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Sorry to disappoint. Next month starts the 2-1-2 cycle. Reason can be found here at the bottom of the post.

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You never disappoint, CJ. I just got my noodles mixed up, which happens often these days.
Lots going on and little sleep are my go-to excuses because "My brain is almost 50, give me a break" sounds kinda sad XD
I will adjust my time frame or skip this month if I can't make it.

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Question: Can I enter with games I don't own but have access to through family sharing?

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Game HB Month Status Thoughts?
Everhood 02/2022 Beaten (Adventure Continues Achievement) I love the funky trolling rhythm rpg quite a bit, but its quite difficult. Hltb lied to my face u.u // done! i loved this game so, so much. i remember playing undertale and not finding it that good (heresy, i know) but i think what im feeling now is what people felt with that. if so, i get it. Im very hyped for ng+, but first, i rest.
Roadwarden 07/2023 Beaten (The Roadwarden Achievement) Roadwarden was fun, I'll need to do some other playthroughs to find all it has to offer. But I will wait a bit before engaging with it again - it is quite a dense game. HLTB lied to my face even more with this one.
A Juggler's Tale 10/2023 Completed This game was simply delightful. SO GORGEUS, the story and ending were adorable as well. I'm plain happy I played this :)
Ikenfell 06/2021 Completed! save points are cats im smitten // I've played a lot more since. I adore the funky queer jrpg, and some of the accessibility settings are plainly a godsend. Shotout to the autowin button, for when you wanna see how the story continues but random encounters won't let ya
Emily is Away <3 08/2022 Beaten (Emily Ending Achievement) man, seeing 2008 facebook/yt interfaces is wild. Teen drama is ageless BUT seeing characters use text based emotions (:D) instead of emojis gives me a lotta serotonin :D
Moonlighter 07/2019 Beaten (Hero or Merchant? Achievemnt) Very cute! i had a hankering of playin this instead of one of the shorties and it does not disappoint. im not that good at the combat part, but ill do my best!
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Question: Can I enter with games I don't own but have access to through family sharing?

Sorry for the delay, I was a bit stuck on this one. I'll say no only because it will give a small handful an advantage.

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No worries and thank you for answering! I did find out I have enough games nonetheless :)
Question for next time: I have a win for which I only played the tutorial, since I was very hyped at the time. That's non eligible, right?

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Question for next time: I have a win for which I only played the tutorial, since I was very hyped at the time. That's non eligible, right?

You are correct. Any play time outside of card idle will disqualify the game.

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First time attempting this and trying formatting haha;

  1. Road 96 - COMPLETE / 100% All Achievements 'Border Master' Achievement
  2. Maneater - BEATEN Proof / Achievements 'Vengeance is Mine' Achievement
  3. Patch Quest - BEATEN / Achievements - 'The End?' Achievement, The credits rolled, game has optional 'true' ending.
  4. Embr - COMPLETE This is the final area Proof / 100% All Achievements 'Leveraged Buyout' Achievement
  5. Kill It With Fire - COMPLETE - 2.3 card idle time Proof / 100% All Achievements 'Unintended Consequences' Achievement
  6. Just Die Already - BEATEN / Achievements 'Off to Florida' Achievement, The credits rolled with optional freeplay afterward.
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Nice idea but passing more than a game a week it's tough in matters of time.
But good luck to whoever's going for it :)

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Oh well, gonna try my luck again.

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Nevermind, I definitely won't be finishing.

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  1. Strange Brigade - September 2020 - Done
  2. Roboquest - November 2022 - Done
  3. The Legend of Tianding - November 2023 - Done
  4. Black Future '88 - October 2021 - Done
  5. Iron Harvest - January 2022 - Do - ne
  6. I Am Fish - June 2022 - Done
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Still undecided if I'm interested in Sea of Stars but I need an excuse to play more games. So, here's the plan:

Name HB Month Achievements Status
Deadly Days July 2021 26/53 Beaten "Get it done!", screenshot
Road Redemption July 2019 24/55 Beaten "Road Warrior"
The Legend of Tianding November 2023 14/26 Beaten "The End of an Outlaw"
HackyZack September 2017 10/27 Beaten "World 6 Pounded"
Timelie November 2021 18/22 Beaten "No Last Eternity"
The Quarry October 2023 25/40 Beaten "Epilogue"

I also played Eliza and Roadwarden from HB choice this month but unfortunately I started them a bit too early.

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Hey Cj
I prefer to ask before starting House Flipper because I remember a debate on this game that I can no longer find.
Do you accept it and if so what achievement do you take into consideration?

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✔️ I delete it from the list. Thanks ;)

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