Alphabet Backlog Challenge

Since I’m an adult and can definitely be trusted to create a backlog challenge, I would like to introduce the Grouvee Alphabet Backlog Challenge!

There are two ways to approach this challenge:

  1. Play or beat games for each letter of the alphabet.
    (Ex: A - Assassin’s Creed, B - Bomberman)

OR

  1. Select one letter to play or beat games starting with that specific letter.
    (Ex: F - Fatal Fury, Final Fantasy)

Any games played this year may count toward your progress. There is no end date so anyone can join at any time. The point of this challenge is to try and experience games from our backlog instead of just collecting them.

Bonus points for anyone who wants to add numbers into the mix.

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I started Baldur’s Gate the other night, does that count?

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Sounds fun! I’m an extremely slow player of games, but I’ll try to update this list and post impressions whenever I finish a game from a new letter.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W - Werewolf: The Apocalypse - The Book of Hungry Names
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
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Absolutely! I forgot to add clarification that any games played this year will count towards your progress. :slight_smile:

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This is a great idea! It’ll probably take me a year to complete but I’ll do it on the side! Gives me a reason to replay XCOM 2 again! :joy:

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Games from this year:

  • A
  • B
  • C - Control
  • D - Death Stranding
  • E
  • F - Fallout 3
  • G
  • H - Heavy Rain
  • I - It Takes Two
  • J
  • K - Katana Zero
  • L
  • M - Metal Gear Solid V - The Phantom Pain
  • N
  • O
  • P - Paradise Killer
  • Q
  • R - Red Dead Redemption II
  • S - Streets of Rage 2
  • T - Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas
  • U - Unravel Two
  • V
  • W -
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
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Sure, why not. I’ll see what letters I’ve been able to cover so far this year…

  • A — Arcade Paradise
  • B — Bubble Bobble
  • C — Castlevania Legends
  • D — Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch
  • E
  • F — Forza Horizon 5
  • G — Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • H
  • I — Ikari Warriors
  • J — Jumping Flash
  • K — Kirby’s Dream Land 2
  • L
  • M — Mario vs. Donkey Kong
  • N
  • O
  • P — Penny’s Big Breakaway
  • Q — Quarth
  • R
  • S — Soul Hackers 2
  • T — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
  • U
  • V
  • W — We Love Katamari
  • X
  • Y
  • Z

Glad I happened to already get Q out of the way. Some of those last letters might also be difficult but I’m sure I can find something for each.

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Refreshing to see a new kind of challenge to inspire picking your next game through the year. I’m more than half-way on this list, even if there’s plenty of games I’ve done sharing some of the same letters.

  • A - Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield
  • B - Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • C - Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection
  • D - Dragon Princess Anastasia
  • E
  • F - Final Fantasy VII
  • G - Grip: Combat Racing
  • H
  • I
  • J - Junkyard Simulator
  • K - Kids Of Hellas: Back To Olympus
  • L - Little Inferno
  • M - My Mundane Life Is Threatened By Tropes Of An RPG!!!
  • N
  • O - One Piece Pirate Warriors 3
  • P - Purrfect Apawcalypse: Purrgatory Furever
  • Q - Quake 4
  • R
  • S - Stick It To The Man
  • T
  • U
  • V - Volcanoids
  • W -
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
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What if you started a game last year but finished it this year?

I’ll do what others have done and make a list here and will edit as I go along. Not sure what I’m gonna do for some letters like Z, X, Y etc. :sweat_smile:

  • A - Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L - Lunark
  • M - Metal Gear Solid
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S - Street Fighter 6
  • T - Tomb Raider (1996)
  • U
  • V
  • W - Warhammer 40K: Boltgun
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
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@Roach

Thank you for making the challenge!

Personal rules:

I added numbers to the letters. I will ignore the word “the” at the beginning of a title because too many of my games start with that. Games I tried and pushed to a final shelf that is not “played” will count too (for example the shelf “Not for me” or “motion sickness”), but I will not put them on the list with a link. Ongoing games that are put aside for the moment, that I will come back to again and again though, will be cursive.

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Doesn’t matter when it was started. If you played it this year, it goes on the list! So many of you have already made so much progress. I feel like this challenge will take me much longer to complete…

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  • A
  • B
  • C - Countess in Crimson
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L - The Letter, A Little to the Left, Little Nightmares II
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S - Snipperclips
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y - A Year in Springs
  • Z
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Stealing thins from @shinespark (I see I’m not alone :joy:).

  • A
  • B: Blasphemous; Batman: Arkham Knight
  • C: Cult of the Lamb
  • D: Dragon’s Dogma II; Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen; Desta: The Memories Between
  • E
  • F: FFVII Remake Episode Intermission: Yuffie; Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth
  • G: Granblue Fantasy: Relink; Gotham Knights
  • H: Hollow Knight;
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L: Lone Fungus
  • M
  • N
  • O: Ori and the Will of the Wisps; Open Roads
  • P: Palworld
  • Q
  • R
  • S: Saints Row
  • T
  • U: Ultron
  • V
  • W: Wanted: Dead
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
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Play some X-Men, Yakuza, and Zaxxon!

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You forgot a letter. :joy:

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I suppose I’ll join in! I added a couple of rules for myself: I have to fully complete the game and no ‘idle’ games. For as many games as I have, I don’t have very many x and z games.

#. 20 Small Mazes
A.
B.
C.
D. DoronkoWanko
E.
F. Frog Detective 2
G.
H. Hidden Through Time
I.
J.
K.
L. Landlord of the Woods
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
R.
S.
T. Tacoma
U. Underground Blossom
V. Venba
W. Watson-Scott Test
X.
Y.
Z.

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What do you consider an idle game?

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A game that requires almost no interaction at all. For example, I finished ‘Idle Farm’, which you really only need to open and click some upgrades once a day. Then there are clicker games, which are also considered idle games, but since they take a lot more interaction and attention, I wouldn’t group them with the idle ones. An example of one of those would be ‘Gnorp Apologue’.

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I don’t trust myself with challenges, but I can use this to get through Epic Games. Though, I’ll allow myself to drop a game.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I: Inscryption
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X
  • Y
  • Z
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Sounds like an awsome challenge.