First of all, thanks to everyone for the kind words you've posted on all the giveaways, I didn't answer but I've read them all.

I'm very happy that 5 out of 6 giveaways have been won by those that solved the whole puzzle, their hard work has been rewarded. But now, let's go on to the

SOLUTION:

  • each of the giveaways linked down here had in its description a link to a song on Souncloud. Each song had a one-character title. Sorting the titles in the order I specified on each description gives you the first link ( lFG8S - Hitman Blood Money );
  • the second step was a itstoohard quiz in which you had to say the title of the songs linked for the previous step, or the show they were featured in. The solutions were:

    1. Tank/Cowboy bebop
    2. Sorairo Days/Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    3. Tell me why/Berserk
    4. Zankoku na tenshi no these/Evangelion (Here I forgot to put the full title of the show, sorry to those that were slowed down by my mistake)
    5. The world/Death note
  • anyway the quiz was a red herring. It rewarded with five Dota 2 keys -- I'd really like to know if somebody took them, just one of those who got there gave me any kind of feedback about them. The link was hidden in the source of the itstoohard puzzle. ( hsvEa - Just Cause 2 );
  • 30 trollfaces, numbered from 1 to 29, with the last one having 42 as its title instead of 30. The hint was in the giveaway description, referencing LOST. On the cheek of every face there were some pixels added by me. Those on the faces numbered 4, 8, 15, 16 and 23 spelled out, in Braille, the last step of the puzzle ( nXIBF - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition ). The 42 image? It was just me trolling a little :P
  • as a consolation prize for those that already had DX I put on the last step a giveaway for The Missing Link;
  • the hidden giveaways were buried in the comments of Hitman ( 3nTZp - Metro 2033 ) and Just Cause 2 ( Gk7Iz - Warhammer 40k: Space Marine )

I hope you had fun with this puzzle :) Congratulations to the winners, and happy birthday to me! :P

Hint #1: the links down here? Totally relevant.
Hint #2: the first step is as easy as doing 1+1+1+1+1
Hint #3: for the newcomers stuck at the quiz: you may want to check the giveaway you came from, I've put the hints for the quiz in there.
Hint #4: modified something to help you with the last puzzle.

Solvers:

bobofatt (also got both secrets)
dehill
Cymbaline
snake49
Ishmaeel (also got both secrets)
pamput (also got both secrets)
ErnisDy (also got both secrets)

I'll leave
these links
right here.
Maybe
you'll need them

MikeJoeShmoe (1 year ago)

Happy birthday!

Skylarz (1 year ago)

Happy birthday :)!

lejyoner00 (1 year ago)

Happy B-day =)

Gramis (1 year ago)

Man, is half of stemagifts born in November? keep seeing these birthday threads.... My birthday is on the 28th, and ill be doing a giveaway too :) Happy birthday!

December, not November...

Kappei

(1 year ago)

LOL

Love the link

SDragon1947

(1 year ago)

Vincent88 (1 year ago)

Happy Birthday!

Disturbed0ne (1 year ago)

Happy Birthday!

Psymon (1 year ago)

Happy bday!!

Bogysha (1 year ago)

Happy Birthday!

Ronix (1 year ago)

Happy birthday! :D

cams02 (1 year ago)

Happy birthday!

CrysisX (1 year ago*)

Happy advance birthday Kappei! :)

vhAdam (1 year ago)

Happy birthday!

Kappei (1 year ago)

Bump! New puzzles are going to be up in about 15 hours!

Marumisu (1 year ago*)

Happy birthday and thanks a lot for all the great giveaways!! Here, let me give you a birthday hug!!

c( ◕ ɯ ◕ )っ *hugs Kappei *

c( ^ . ^ )っ ♥

Thanks!

Kappei

(1 year ago)

getmyass15 (1 year ago)

happy bday

Kappei (1 year ago)

Post updated. Go puzzlers!

L1NU5 (1 year ago)

Ok, there are the songs, but where is the puzzle? Is it hidden in this thread somewhere?

It is indeed hidden, find it! (I'll give more hints in the next days if you're still stuck)

Kappei

(1 year ago)

bobofatt (Support) (1 year ago)

Solved, thank you Kappei!

I can confirm that bobofatt is the first solver of the puzzle. Congratulations!

Kappei

(1 year ago)

Kappei (1 year ago)

Something new in the puzzle, but what? Even if you have solved everything you'd better take another look around...

xSkeletor (1 year ago)

Happy incoming Birthday matey! And thanks a lot for the giveaways!

Thanks Skelly! Try not to win everything :P

Kappei

(1 year ago)

Kappei (1 year ago)

Bump! Come on guys, not interested?

dOmaNN (1 year ago)

Happy birthday!!!

bobofatt (Support) (1 year ago)

Bonus giveaways found! There's 6 giveaways open people! Easy pickins

I must admit it bobofatt, you're awesome. I again can't even find where to seek the secret :)

dehill

(1 year ago)

They're not that much hidden... Try looking at what you've done from a different perspective.

Kappei

(1 year ago)

Kappei (1 year ago)

New day bumpage!

Kappei (1 year ago)

2 solvers, congratulations to dehill that has been the second to reach the end!

Kappei (1 year ago)

Another bump

If you're stuck, don't be afraid to ask for help. I'll try to be as cryptic as possible :P

bobofatt (Support) (1 year ago)

Shame this isn't getting more effort'!

Jojondro (1 year ago)

I don't even know where to start. I suck at this things. Happy birthday in advance anyways!

Coolerbox (1 year ago*)

Compleeted, happy birthday!

Did you find everything? There are a couple of hidden giveaways in there, you know?

Kappei

(1 year ago)

I don't think you finished ;)

bobofatt (Support)

(1 year ago)

BluePhantomSniper (1 year ago)

Happy early birthday! I SUCK AT PUZZLES BUT LOVE YOU STILL [in a MANLY WAY.]!

Ivyiss (1 year ago)

I'm only missing the 2nd song. Have no idea what it's from.

Well, you can say it's something HUGE .

Do you already have the hints? they're really helpful!

Kappei

(1 year ago)

Ok got the hint and solved it. Funny thing is I had already bruteforced that one. Must have spelled it wrong lol.

Ivyiss

(1 year ago*)

Usually I mess up the double letters...

Kappei

(1 year ago)

Kappei (1 year ago)

I've put in a couple of hints. Still more than 3 days to go, I'll put more in the next days.

TheGazedGamer (1 year ago)

im so confused about this puzzle D:

What are you having problems with?

Kappei

(1 year ago)

all these songs dont know any of em D:

TheGazedGamer

(1 year ago)

3 of them sounds like intros for an anime or something like that the other 2 sounds just like normal songs

TheGazedGamer

(1 year ago)

Actually all 5 are anime intros. Did you notice their titles?

Kappei

(1 year ago)

Stanislao17 (1 year ago)

Finally got all the songs.... and now i'm stuck

I'm in the same position. What to do, what to do?

loczek187

(1 year ago)

Try looking everywhere!

Kappei

(1 year ago)

m1thr4nd1r (1 year ago)

All these animes... Don't know any of them... XD I suck at all this puzzle thingy too :P, happy birthday anyway :)

kkcheater5 (1 year ago*)

Happy Birthday! Is the 1+1+1+1+1 thing _____ ?

You should probably remove that, and also make sure you're using the right letters...

DillonMabry

(1 year ago)

Please, if you need confirmations or have to ask spoilery questions don't put them here, add me on Steam. I've been a little busy in the last hours, but I'll try to answer you as soon as I can.

Kappei

(1 year ago)

MallowOni (1 year ago*)

I've finished step two, and while I get your dad's "advice" I don't really know what I'm looking for so that might be as far as I can go.

Also the fourth answer in the quiz needs to be corrected, or should I say expanded.

P.S. Happy Kappei Day in advance!

Are you sure you're looking in the right place?

Also, another user made me notice the fourth question. The problem is, itstoohard doesn't let you modify the puzzles once they're published. I could rewrite it all, but there's still the risk of messing something else. If anyone has a problem anyway he can always pm me on Steam, when I'm online I'm available to help.

Kappei

(1 year ago)

BassEffect (1 year ago)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Cymbaline (1 year ago)

Bump for solved! :) Good puzzle, thanks! And Happy Birthday (though a bit early) :)

P.S. I'm off to search for the secrets :D

Happy hunting :)

Nice to see two new solvers, bobofatt and dehill were starting to feel lonely :P

Kappei

(1 year ago)

Kappei (1 year ago)

New day bump.

Later today I'll post the hints for the quiz on the appropriate step, so that newcomers can still solve it if they're stuck.

Hints added.

We have another solver, Ishmaeel. Congratulations!

In about 4 hours I'll put the last hint, for the last step of the puzzle.

16 hours left!

Kappei

(1 year ago)

Any chance to get a hint for the third puzzle? ^^ Thanks anyway :)

Beldz

(1 year ago)

Posted another (probably the last) hint. It may help you. Or maybe not. Only time will tell!

Kappei

(1 year ago)

This topic is now closed.