About two weeks ago I stumbled upon a post that someone had made in a gaming subreddit discussing gaming backlogs and how to progress through them. Another user offered the idea to have a community support subreddit called “12 in 12 Challenge”. Seeing as I have a huge problem in keeping up with my gaming backlog, I was like “Alright. Let’s check this out.” Here is the basic rundown of what this challenge is:
A lot of gamers have built up a sizable backlog of games they haven’t gotten around to finishing or even trying for the first time. With bundles and sales so tempting, it’s easy to rack up a large library! Take the 12in12 challenge and knock down your backlog while having fun. A little community support can go a long way towards meeting your goals.
How It Works
- Organize your backlog.
- Pick 12 games that you want to complete.
- Play one each month.
- Post about your progress and encourage others.
You can find more information on the subreddit FAQ page here.
It seems pretty doable, so I joined! I haven’t really given much thought to what games I want to play, so instead of pre-planning the list I’m just going to make it as I go. I think that if I really put my mind to it, I can get farther than 12 games…but we’ll see. I have two really heavy multiplayer games coming out this month that I will probably concentrate on, not to mention a steady League of Legends habit.
Here’s to completing 12 (or more!) games this year!