Hey there everyone!

We over at Evil Puzzles -Я- Us are hosting a little treasure hunt of games. Each one will have a puzzle, and the games will get better as you go on. Now, none of us are rich, so we can't afford to do anything too big, but we hope you enjoy it.

4 of us participated in making the puzzles and giveaways for this. myself, teurmug, Fever and Chiasm.

We will also be using this to recruit new members, so if you get to the end, let us know if you would like an invite and we'll review everything. If you'd rather do it a quicker way without giveaways because you don't want games for some reason, we have a recruitment puzzle on our group page linked above.

There is no contribution value, and the puzzles will go until the morning of March 11 EST.

Standard rules apply, no cheating, leaking, sharing. You know the drill.

If you finish a puzzle or are enjoying it, we would appreciate a bump to get more people to enjoy it also.

If you are stuck on something, post on the giveaway page that you found that puzzle on. The group will discuss it if people are stuck on the same questions, and potentially give hints, but we aren't planning on it as the puzzles contain hints already.

If you are planning on applying to join, we are looking for active members who enjoy making and doing puzzles. The goal of the group is not to solve puzzles together, but to make them together, test out new question ideas on other members, and share forum posts that contain a puzzle you enjoyed or think has a good prize. There are no requirements about giving away games to fellow group members, though we would of course be appreciative of that.

If you have any questions about the group, just ask and we will gladly answer them.


Your first step is below. Good luck.

puzzle 1 puzzle 2 puzzle 3 puzzle 4

any additional hints will be put on the giveaway page that leads to the puzzle the hint is for

quiz 6 has additional hints up due to mistakes

Let us know if you like or dislike a puzzle on the giveaway it leads to. We would appreciate it, and the puzzles are made by the person hosting the giveaway it leads to.

Mew2 (1 year ago*)

The image is disturbing so I'll pass on this since I don't work well under fear.

doubledragon666 (1 year ago*)

Stuck on Q1 on the final quiz. I think it's the final one anyway.

Edit: Nevermind, thanks for the giveaway

I'm having trouble with this one too... Any help?

mercer88

(1 year ago)

I think I know which puzzle you mean. The hints that will come out will help with it

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

Done that, have no idea what to do next though. Well, I thought I had an Idea but that went out the window

doubledragon666

(1 year ago)

with the one you are on (at least the one I think you are on lol) don't overthink it. There really aren't any hard answers there.

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

Not sure that, that helps but thanks

doubledragon666

(1 year ago*)

Okay but can I ask one question...Is the answer to one related to the subject matter of that particular quiz...If that's not asking too much! Just want to know if I'm barking up the wrong geometrically shaped tree!

mercer88

(1 year ago)

um, I can do that. The last two obviously have something in common, the first one isn't the same thing lol. They are all video game related but that's the only relation between the first and the rest.

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

Nope...I'm stumped for now. Will have to wait for the hint but at least I won't be wasting my time bruteforcing with entirely unrelated things! :) Thanks.

mercer88

(1 year ago)

Okay, I got it.

mercer88

(1 year ago)

atryx (1 year ago)

Ty

RCX (1 year ago)

bump solved all 4, nice puzzle :)

are you sure that's it?

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

yeah, the first one is in my library and I'am not interested in book of eschalon^^

RCX

(1 year ago)

you solved 4 but does it mean you solved all?

teurmug

(1 year ago)

no it dosen't xD thx for the hint^^

RCX

(1 year ago)

I see what you did there! :)

grundig

(1 year ago)

now i got it, but not enough points at the moment, i will enter later^^ is there another hidden ga in the pastebin? EDIt: nevermind...^^

RCX

(1 year ago*)

rafifufu (1 year ago*)

Thanks, solved all expect the last one (or was it the last one? well the math one).

ditto

Carmah

(1 year ago)

DarkDay (1 year ago)

Stuck on Q3 (last quiz), any chance for a hint or i have to wait 4 hours?

the hint should give it away, but if enough people get stuck I may advance it

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

Oh wow, it looks like it's not the last puzzle, i'm stuck then on the 5th one :s

DarkDay

(1 year ago)

Make sure you check the description as there are some errors

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

There are errors in the 6th one(description) , but i have a problem with the 5th puzzle (square enix never...) ;/

DarkDay

(1 year ago)

cams02 (1 year ago*)

About the ******** quiz, how am I supposed to know the format for Q1?
And Q2 seems to have an error. (Solved it though)
I was lucky to solve Q3, but that has many possible answers too.

q3 has the two most common ways it would be written, and 1 it's a simple format if you follow the way you are supposed to do it.

EDIT: I apologize, 2 does have a mistake, it should say lower not larger

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago*)

I solved Q1 of the math puzzle,but i have no idea how to write it,all variables on a line?I don't know the format either

sokie

(1 year ago)

go to the giveaway it was on please. check the description because it should give you the right format.

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

oh,ok just saw it!

sokie

(1 year ago)

doubledragon666 (1 year ago*)

I'm going insane...

How the hell did I miss that

sokie (1 year ago)

Q1 of the fifth puzzle,what should i write?like there are a lot of things even searching about fusion and genewars.Like what do you expect as an answer?

ribbit.

I mean, the hint will tell you

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

nvm solved heh :P

sokie

(1 year ago)

Vbenyamin (1 year ago*)

Bump for solved all the 4 first, but I stuck on the first question in the very last quizz. edit: i understand, i'm waiting for the hint. See you in 4 hours :P

Frozen4322 (1 year ago)

No idea for Q1 of the puzzle with the numbers and such.

check the giveaway description that you got the puzzle from. It should help.

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

It really doesn't though.

What does the puzzle want with it? Simply? Find a letter? Make a cake with it?

CthuluIsSpy

(1 year ago)

Kappei (1 year ago)

I'll do an omni-thank you here instead of thanking in every giveaway :p

Stuck on the last one, I'll have to wait for the hints...

have an omni you're welcome

you aren't on the last one though :P

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

oraclebg (1 year ago)

A bump for the well written puzzles :) U really put a lot of effort into it.

Thanks

teurmug

(1 year ago)

Okkuro (1 year ago)

Like many before, stuck on the q1 from the 5th...oh, i almost forget to thank you for this entairtening course :)

Collin (1 year ago)

Bump, just for fun!

CthuluIsSpy (1 year ago*)

Q1 on stage 2 is being annoying. There's only one genewars I know of.

EDIT: Nevermind, I was doing it wrong.

On stage 3...wut?

I never understand pastebin ><

it's a short story

teurmug

(1 year ago)

I can see that, but I don't understand the puzzle.

EDIT: Goddammit, I'm a blind dumbass >.<

And the next stage is math. Something I'm horrible at. Lovely.

CthuluIsSpy

(1 year ago*)

Aliaksei (1 year ago)

solved all 4, good puzzle

Konata (1 year ago)

Stuck on Q2 in 5th puzzle -_- I know the game, but i can't figure out the answer. :

Psygineer (1 year ago)

Stuck on Stage 2, Question 1, even the hint didn't help. I had not needed to search anything up that point, but even with searching I can't solve this one. Thanks though!

Sure you can! the hint should really help with ffinding it

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago*)

Dephen (1 year ago)

Cool puzzles, thanks for the chance!

Angel9RakouCobra (1 year ago*)

Made it to the 5th puzzle at least, and I'm usually terrible at these. lol Thanks for all this.

edit: Scratch that, finished 5 now. ^^

jatan11t (1 year ago)

"share forum posts that ... [you] think has a good prize"
Derp, let's hope it's "think" and not "know" xD

CthuluIsSpy (1 year ago*)

I don't understand what the first math question wants.

I tried doing the obvious thing, and I even tried following what it said in the description. Nada..

EDIT: I was doing the right thing, but the formatting was horrible.

it's not hard, you have to solve the one in the description though, because the order in the puzzle is wrong

teurmug

(1 year ago)

I know, I worked it out. As I said, it was the formatting that was the problem.

Fortunately, the stage after is more to my liking :)

CthuluIsSpy

(1 year ago)

Ketchua (1 year ago)

Is there a catch to Q3 in the fifth puzzle, or are we just supposed to bruteforce 'till we drop dead?

wait for the hint?

teurmug

(1 year ago)

in the video game one? the hint should give it away, but if you're stuck on it after that, the answer is only 4 letters.

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

Feverlee (1 year ago)

What did I miss? Are we having fun yet?

gieves (1 year ago*)

Up to maths, ;~;

Chiasm (1 year ago)

Bump for the glory of our lord and saviour GabeN.

CthuluIsSpy (1 year ago)

Questions 1 and 5 on the book puzzle are annoying.

>.<

Have you seen the hints already? I mean, the hint for Q1 isn't very helpful, but the one for Q5 is pretty transparent.

And of course if you have any questions, you may leave them in the giveaway that leads to puzzle.

Chiasm

(1 year ago)

I looked for about every synonym for that word. Nada :(

CthuluIsSpy

(1 year ago)

You've most certainly seen the right synonym. The book's name is derived from it, so it's not the exact word.

Chiasm

(1 year ago)

Found it. The new hint was useful.

Now on to Q1...

CthuluIsSpy

(1 year ago)

arsyi (1 year ago)

can I join the group?

try out the puzzles. If you don't wanna go through all of it, there is a puzzle on our group page too that is meant for recruitment

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

Also if you prefer making puzzles vs. solving them, you can submit your own puzzle to us.

Feverlee

(1 year ago)

Or if you would rather you can make a puzzle for us and if we like it you are in

teurmug

(1 year ago)

aapje (1 year ago)

I'm feeling like an idiot but I can find the link to the 5th quiz :p

To find the fifth you have to solve the first four

teurmug

(1 year ago)

I did, which is why I feel like an idiot for not getting the correct link :p

Just spotted my mistake. I really am an idiot..

aapje

(1 year ago*)

hejt3r (1 year ago)

the book puzzle is a nightmare :) Any hints here?

+1

Skeggiold

(1 year ago)

we are working on some hints. they will be posted on the giveaway page.

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

GrayFiend (1 year ago)

4 puzzles solved. Bump!

Bump! Bump! - sounds of a prospector's pick are spreading around. ^_^

GrayFiend

(1 year ago*)

I thought it was an orc's wardrum

teurmug

(1 year ago)

Aw! Are orcs here? We need to hide treasures then. ^.^'
silent bump to keep a low profile for a while

GrayFiend

(1 year ago*)

Bump for next stage! ^_^

GrayFiend

(1 year ago)

teurmug (1 year ago)

Since nobody solved the book puzzle we decided to put some hints for it. Let us know if it's still too hard

What is the format for Q1 of the 6th quiz. I know how to do the operation but there are tons of (correct) ways to actually write the answer since a lot of the orders don't matter.

aapje

(1 year ago)

solve it how it's written in the giveaway description

teurmug

(1 year ago)

Well I know I have the correct answer but it won't accept it :p

Can I message you the answer on steam?

aapje

(1 year ago)

Glad i could help

teurmug

(1 year ago)

Thanks :)

aapje

(1 year ago*)

leomoty (1 year ago)

I cant seem to figure out what to do in quiz 6 >_<.

pacoca666 (1 year ago*)

i solved all 4 but couldnt solve the group quiz...no clue on that one XD

edit: oh and i found the other puzzles and done..too bad i allready have it =/.. there is anything in that gentleman stuff? XD

i would like to join the group =]

Well, there's a few ways you can get a chance at an invite. It does need to be approved by the three admins, but that shouldn't be too difficult. The group quiz that you had a problem with will lead you to a way, finishing all of the puzzles in here, (there are quite a few) or, if you make a puzzle feel free to send it to me/teurmug/fever and we will check it out. We'd love to see you get to the point of an invite, any way you can :D

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

more then 7 puzzles? oO

pacoca666

(1 year ago)

We've only had one person reach the end so far.

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

oh i found the next, trying to do atm XD

pacoca666

(1 year ago)

trying to do q8 but i think the result is in other format .-. got it, going for 9 and 10 :P

edit: done...my god looking for the others after...so many stuff..spend all the day without playing t.t

pacoca666

(1 year ago*)

i hope you had fun even without playing :P

teurmug

(1 year ago)

b521 (1 year ago)

Very fun puzzles!

froost (1 year ago)

Aand solved. Thank you all for the wonderful puzzle :)

now on to the Rysix' one..

Congrats on being the first done!

have fun with that one lol

ilovescootaloo

(1 year ago)

How did you find out the code question? :)

hejt3r

(1 year ago)

skiddraven (1 year ago)

There needs to be a tutorial on how to figure out the different kinds of puzzles on steamgifts. Past answering straight questions or riddles or math I never get it.

First 4 done at least Thx

weemadarthur (1 year ago)

I simply cannot figure out the formatting on puzzle six. I wish it was switched around with #7, that sounds like more my cup of tea.

the format is the one on the giveaway description, solve that one instead of the one in the puzzle for the right order

teurmug

(1 year ago)

Oh, I did. The questions I have about formatting are whether there are spaces, or parentheses, or such. Tried a number of options but that's incredibly tedious.

weemadarthur

(1 year ago)

teurmug (1 year ago)

Bump so more people may give it a try

This topic is now closed.