If I was embarrassed
when I finished a first mobile game this year, since it was free on my new phone, this is worse... Was poking around, figured out how to get rid of a demo I had downloaded once, but since I was poking around I downloaded another too, Dungeon Hunter 3 (MRE / Nokia 230 port, apparently not free, unlike what I see about the proper version)... and then ended up accidentally purchasing the game. Awfully rotten practice, 90 sec demo, no countdown that I could see, when 90 secs are up the buy screen shows up, with the buy option highlighted, and I was pressing the button to strike something, and guess what that does when that screen shows up? Suddenly saw a message saying processing payment or smth of the sort, went what the <bleep>, and saw I had apparently spent 0.99 EUR. Then again, I am on prepay, just activating now and then and hardly ever using it for anything, so the credit just piles up there unused, but I could at least donate it now and then (what I did with 120 EUR gathered over all the years since I got the old phone (think it was 11 at the time?) after the Colectiv club fire...).
Anyway, fumed for a moment, wondered how I could contest that, then said whatever, might as well give it a go if I paid for it. So started it, got to 2nd area, quit... and apparently it failed to save, because when I tried again my char started from the beginning, with no gear or gold or potions or skills. So started over... and finished it in one sitting of about 2h. Do note that it has pretty much nothing to do with the "proper" version you may find if you search for the name, being the non-smartphone port. Attempting to make a basic ARPG for such a phone and stuff it in 500k is something. Charging for it is low though. And tricking people into buying way more so.
But I guess it counts as game #5 finished this year. And now I can take it easy with Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic and Lords of Xulima (for this latter one want to once again thank Doc0075, and also dr.schliemann for passing on that special not-initially-announced prize in Doc's giveaway, which apparently made for another draw and led to me getting the choice of a game). May have a shot with AoWSM, but since I jumped on LoX after receiving it and doublt I'll be finishing that, thought I'll be left with 4 this year... 4 out of which only two were proper games, and one was started last year, with the actual campaigns finished then. Now, we'll see.