A very merry Christmas from our homes to yours this holiday season. It is fair to say that this year has been a rollercoaster for all of us. We have faced challenges and a health crisis we haven’t encountered before, and we are eternally grateful for all those wonderful supporters who kept the wheels turning for Preach Gaming.
Despite what 2020 threw at us, Preach Gaming has had quite the year. The team grew from Mike and Emma to the whole lot of us you can see over on our Team/Gear page. The Preach Gaming Website launched alongside the shiny new expansion, Shadowlands! We’ve played some amazing games, had some hilarious moments, and Mike even had a hair transplant!
As hard as Mike and the team have worked this year, there wouldn’t even be an ‘us’ for me to speak about if it weren’t for you guys! Your continued support, even through this rocky year, has helped Preach Gaming go from strength to strength, and we can’t thank you enough.
To end the year, we wanted something a little unusual. Something we haven’t really done before. Something to get you guys involved. That is where our two Christmas elves, Chris and Nupss, put their heads together and came up with the marvelous event that was the 12 Days of Preachmas.
You sent in loads of suggestions for games you’d like to see Mike play and the guys carefully chose the winners, giving Mike one game a day from the 13th until the 24th December. We had a little hiccup with Mike’s motherboard breaking in the middle of the event, but that didn’t stop us, and we were back on track shortly after. All of the amazing games we played can be seen on Twitch for the moment, but are all uploaded to our PG Stream Highlights channel in the 12 Days of Preachmas playlist. We had some amazing puzzlers, a fantastically fun co-op game, and even two anime related games.
It was a fantastic event that finished just this morning, so let’s have a look back at the games we played, shall we?
- The 1st Day started with a suggestion by Wodin for a game we definitely want to revisit: Hades
- The 2nd Day suggested by Wolftactics pushed Mike to breaking point as he attempted to navigate terrain with a sledgehammer and a cauldron, in Getting Over It.
- The 3rd Game was one we really enjoyed, pushing against the rules and trying to break the will of a disembodied narrator in this suggestion by Daemavand, The Stanley Parable.
- The 4th Day gave us a beautiful game suggested by Nzall, which is another on our list to revisit, A Story About My Uncle.
- Day 5 was a psychedelic puzzler suggested by GuardianEU, that really got us thinking; The Manifold Garden.
- The 6th Game was a surprise co-op game featuring some members of the team hopping in as loudmouthed space dwarves in this game suggested by MassRequiem, Deep Rock Galactic.
- Day 7 was a point and click game with a gorgeous art-style and chonker cat. Suggested by Meffistoe, we loved Luna, The Shadow Dust.
- The game for Day 8 was off-the wall and kooky, which we loved. Suggested by Zaelsus, we enjoyed playing There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension.
- Day 9 was one our Christmas elves were eagerly anticipating and many in chat seemed very insistent upon. Thankfully for them this game suggested by Twidelia was one which drew Mike in with its craziness. It was of course, Doki Doki Literature Club.
- The 10th Day was a great game with an art-style we loved and a story that interested us. Suggested by Unbanshee we really enjoyed playing Omensight.
- The 11th Day was another puzzler that really had us getting our gears turning trying to figure it out and was, in Mike’s own words: The Most atmospheric game [he’s] played’. This suggestion by Ed was a great game, The Swapper.
- The 12th Day ended Preachmas with a suggestion by seasoned game gifter LameOne. A game that was horrifying and bewildering all wrapped up in fuzzy little cat ears, we ended with Nekopara Volume 1.
It was a fantastic event with some amazing games, and some that I think its fair to say drove Mike to the very edge of his sanity, we had a lot of fun during the 12 Days of Preachmas and we hope you did too.
From all of us here at Preach Gaming, to you, wherever you may be. We wish you a very merry Christmas. Eat all the turkey, play all the board games, and we’ll see you all again very soon for more shenanigans.