Friday, December 2, 2011

60 Games in 30 Nights

Update (12/31): Should've never started my list with Binding of Isaac and Dungeons of Dredmor, mistake!

As I thought, kind of dumb. I have plenty of excuses for why I didn't get remotely close to my goal, but why bother airing them out here? No pouting I say! I have dipped my toe into about two dozen of these games already, and want to see this list through to the end--even if it's going to take longer than I'd previously hoped.

So I'm giving myself a two week extension, and hope to have all these games played by January 14th. That's a soft deadline now though, and realistically I probably will need the rest of the month to write about them. I'm alright with that though. Now it's less about the ridiculous time crunch I put myself under (which admittedly isn't really fair to the devs of the games I'm previewing/reviewing), and more about the full completion of the list. Now I can take some time playing games on the list that aren't meant to be tackled in a couple hours, or even a couple days.

Definitely a failure on my part in some ways, but on the other hand I'm pleased to have forced myself into finally trying out these great games. More updates soon.

Original: I'm trying something a bit dumb to me, but it has to be done. The title says it all, I have 30 days to play and write about the 60 games listed below. Must of them are indie, and hopefully short enough that I can get a full look at for review purposes. If not I'll be posting preview, impression pieces as well.

They'll be going up throughout this month on the blogs/sites I write for. However this will be the central document for my progress. I'll put a link in the sidebar, and update the list with hyperlinks to coverage as it's posted. I'm a busy man, so I don't suspect this will be easy or entirely possible for that matter. Wish me luck!*

  1. To The Moon
  2. InMomentum
  3. The Binding of Isaac
  4. Wizorb
  5. Octodad 2
  6. A.R.E.S.
  7. Atom Zombie Smasher
  8. Defense Grid
  9. Dino D-Day
  10. Dungeons of Dredmor
  11. Fate of the World
  12. Galcon Fusion
  13. Killing Floor
  14. Nation Red
  15. Zombie Driver
  16. Numen
  17. Polynomial
  18. Puzzle Dimensions
  19. Really Big Sky
  20. Sanctum
  21. Scoregasm
  22. Shatter
  23. SpaceChem
  24. Steel Storm: Burning Retribution
  25. Swords and Soldiers HD
  26. Time Gentlemen, Please/Ben There Dan, That
  27. Trine 2 Beta
  28. Vertex Dispenser
  29. New VVVVVV Content
  30. Xotic
  31. Alpha Protocol
  32. The Ball
  33. The Graveyard
  34. King’s Bounty Series (Something from it)
  35. The Longest Journey
  36. Nimbus
  37. The Path
  38. Puzzle Bots
  39. Revenge of the Titans
  40. Runespell: Overture
  41. Samorost 2
  42. The Scourge Project
  43. Windosill
  44. Zen Bound 2
  45. Syberia
  46. Dragonsphere
  47. Another World
  48. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
  49. Bionic Commando Rearmed
  50. Fort Zombie
  51. Dark Void Zero
  52. Pathologic
  53. Vizati
  54. Planet Buster
  55. Proteus
  56. Smuggle Truck
  57. Project Zomboid
  58. Fatale
  59. Fortis
  60. Amnesia Custom Stories
*Oh, and for the record I took the first day of this month off mostly because 60 games in 31 days doesn't sound as cool--and as we all know this sounds too cool to mess up.