The Complete 2017 Community Game-Along Schedule

Complete 2017 Community Game-Along Schedule

Another year, another 12 themes for the Community Game-Along! This is my forth year hosting this event, which was started to help encourage people to play more varied games (or check something off that backlog!). All you need to do to participate is play a game that fits the theme and share your experiences on your social media, blog, or elsewhere! Each month there will be an announcement post with game suggestions and the official hashtag to use. If you like to plan ahead, here’s the full list  and official hashtags for the year!

January – Dating sims #DatingSiMonth
February – Fashion games (suggested by @vanishingage#FashionGameFeb
March – Monster Hunter-likes #MonMonth
April – Grasshopper Manufacture #GrassManMonth
May – Intelligent Systems #IntelligentSystemsMonth
June – Puzzle games #PuzzleGameMonth
July – JRPGs #JRPGJuly
August – Mech games #MechMonth
September – Strategy games #SRPGSeptember
October – Horror games #HorrorGameOctober
November – Visual novels #VNNovember
December – Michiru Yamane #MichiruYamaneMonth

I hope you see some themes you’d like to participate in this 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.

  • Westraid

    Nice! I really love the Community Game-Along, even though I sometimes don’t have enough time.
    Looking at the list, I already decided on several games. Some I’m not sure about just yet, so I’ll look forward to the monthly post or ask for suggestions in the hashtag. I really look forward to April and December. May and July are really great too since I need motivation to complete games from my backlog. (〃▽〃)
    Thanks for doing this this year too!

    • I’m glad you like April and December – those were two of the last themes I nailed down, actually XD And you’re welcome! I’m happy to keep doing these since people seem to enjoy them!

  • Well, I totally screwed the pooch in January. Didn’t play a single minute of any of the dating sims I intended to play 😐 I’m going to try to do better in February, though. That said, I don’t really know of any fashion games outside of Nintendo’s Style Savvy/Girls Mode games. Will you be offering up a post full of recommendations as usual, Anne?

    • Oh, I just thought of another option: Pop Cutie!/That’s QT for PS1 (Japan only) and DS. Hmmmm, maybe I’ll go back to that one this month…

      • I bet you’re too busy exploring to play many games these days, Bryan! Or are you still finding time? That said, I would love to hear more about Pop Cutie!

        • Nah, I’m playing plenty of games, Anne–or I’m spending plenty of time with games. Most of my gaming time is being spent with Dragon Quest VII for 3DS, though XD Thankfully, I’m nearly done with it. Anyway, I brought my Pop Cutie! cart with me, so I’ll pop it into my 3DS in the next few days. Also brought my original Style Savvy and Style Savvy 2 carts with me, so I’ll have to give them a go, too!

          • I’m sure it’ll feel great to finish DQVII – I can’t remember the last time I finished an RPG! >_<

          • Oh, it’s going to feel *amazing*, Anne! Especially since I’m now just over 85 hours in, and I have a feeling my playthrough will reach/top 90 hours when all is said and done XD Anyway, I hope to wrap things up tomorrow and then start playing some smaller/shorter games–like Pop Cutie!

  • I’m not sure what Grasshoper Manufacture is or Intelligent Systems but I’m on board! I’m kind of loving the fashion game I’m playing!

    • They’re two game developers! I like to change up the themes by not just focusing on genres, but specific developers, creators, etc. as well 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying February’s theme so far!

  • Thank you for hosting this again, this year! I love gaming/blogging/community initiatives. 🙂

  • Meyneth

    December looks good. Finally, an excuse to replay one of the handheld Castlevania titles! If only Bloodstained was out this year…