The Complete 2016 Community Game-Along Schedule

2016 Community Game-Along Schedule

Can you believe it’s been two years since I started doing Community Game-Alongs here at Chic Pixel? I certainly can’t! What began as a month dedicated to celebrating Nihon Falcom games has evolved into a fun event where every month of the year is designated a new video game-related theme, and I’m so excited to continue it into 2016.

If you’re new to the Community Game-Along, fundamentally it’s very simple: all you have to do is play at least one game that fits the theme of the month. Try a title you’ve never played before, revisit an old favorite, or share your experiences with others… As long as it fits the theme, how you choose to join in is up to you! For those that like to plan ahead, I’ve compiled a full list of the themes for 2016:

January – Dating Sims
February – Fishing games (suggested by @_Kimimi!)
March – Monster Hunter-likes
April – Yuzo Koshiro (composer)
May – Metroidvania
June – Media tie-in games (suggested by @BadoorSNK!)
July – JRPGs
August – PlatinumGames
September – Strategy games
October – Horror games
November – Erotic (R18+/adult content) games
December – Hudson Soft games

I hope to see lots of you participating over the course of the year!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.

  • Well, I’m definitely looking forward to participating in at least a few of these game-alongs, Anne! One question for you: would you “allow” Persona 4 Golden to be played during the January game-along? Or how about Steins;Gate? Based on what I’ve read about both games, I have a feeling P4G is more fitting that Steins;Gate, but what do I know?

    • I definitely think P4G is a contender, since the “dating” portion is actually a pretty big part of the game! I’m not as familiar with Steins;Gate, but there are romantic endings for the different female characters, so I think it would be fine, too!

      • Thanks, Anne! I think I’ll go with P4G this time around and save Steins;Gate for later…

  • Westraid

    I like this years themes a lot, also glad to see some make a comeback for 2016. Looking at my backlog, I already got games to join in for least 8 months if my work allows it. Thanks for doing this again this year! Now to scrape all the motivation for the forty endings of Reine des Fleurs. ;_;

    • Glad you already have already have themes in mind! I wanted to have a selection of new and old things, but it’s always tough to choose what to do. And we can get through Reine des Fleurs together! XD;;

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    April is gonna kick ass, that’s for damn sure.

  • phagette

    Dating sims huh? I guess it’s time I play YU-NO, it’s been in my backlog forever.

  • So definitely participating now that I know about this! Any suggestions for some fishing games? I’m not big into fishing simulators, per se, but one of my favorite things to do in MMOs is fish. Would that work just as well?

    • I’ll definitely be counting games that have fishing elements, such as MMOs or other RPGs where there are significant fishing minigames! Usually I write an intro post a few days before the beginning of the month and provide a few game suggestions. Some options would be the Harvest Moon games, or you could even do something like Ridiculous Fishing on iOS! Always feel free to think outside the box 🙂