The Summer Backlog Battle

Play your Steam backlog to benefit No Kid Hungry

1 in 8 kids live with hunger in the United States. Gamers can change that.

July 24, 2023 through August 31, 2023

Gamers around the world have a running joke: They keep buying games even though they have stacks of unplayed titles in their libraries.

For the Summer Backlog Battle, creators and players can earn points for playing their untouched games. Along the way, they can check the leaderboards to see how they compare to other players and to see what games are getting the most backlog love.

Every $1 raised can mean up to 10 meals for children in need.

How to Get Bonus Games!

Get bonus game keys by registering or donating through Tiltify to help provide meals to kids and to grow your video game library, aka hoard moar games. Special thanks to Gamesplanet and IndieGala for making this incentive possible!

List of Potential Games:

Super Total Carnage, RESIDENT EVIL 4, Park Beyond, Redfall Standard Edition, Wartales, Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition, The Council – Complete Season, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Mordheim: City of the Damned, Last Day of June, The Flame in the Flood, Deliver Us The Moon, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, We Are The Dwarves, Regions Of Ruin

How it works

  • Sign-in to the Backlog Battle App to connect to your Steam library*
  • Register a fundraising campaign on Tiltify
  • Play your backlog to earn points and climb the leaderboard
  • Invite your friends and fans on or off stream to support No Kid Hungry 
  • Sleep peacefully knowing you fed children and tamed your backlog

*Note: This event uses the public Steam API to access your Steam library and player metrics for the purposes of this fundraiser and this fundraiser only. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored by, or supported by Valve or the Steam platform. Never share your password or other sensitive information with anyone, and representatives of this event will never ask for such information.

Summer Backlog Battle Leaderboards

Special Thanks to Our Industry Supporters

Play These Titles to Earn Bonus Points

Thanks to the generous support of these developers and publishers, you can earn bonus points for playing the following:

  • Any title released in the previous year has a base value of 25 points
  • Any title that was released more than one year ago has a base value of 100 point
  • Titles that were released more than three years ago earn an additional 100 points
  • Titles that were released more than five years ago earn an additional 100 points (stacking with all the previous)
  • Titles that were released more than eight years ago earn an additional 100 points (stacking with all the previous)
  • Livestreaming an eligible backlog play on Twitch earns the user an additional 100 points (stacking with all the previous)
  • If applicable, the user can earn additional bonus points by playing games associated with No Kid Hungry sponsors/supporters (at 100 points per title)