I hope you all enjoyed the puzzle. I'm moving soon and won't have much time for at least a month, but I'll be back with more sooner or later. Good luck all, and have fun out there!

Well that was the most stressful move I've made in my entire life. Word to the wise, don't try to move just as a pandemic hits your area. NOT RECOMMENDED. I made it though and haven't gotten sick yet, so let's relax and celebrate our continued survival with some giveaways!

Ended: You Don't Know Droj

You don't know me. After you finish this quiz... you still won't know me. But all the answers can be found on my profile (here or on Steam) or in this thread. The final answer is "Blue Falcon".

Basically, I wanted to try out itstoohard. Answer the questions correctly, and you will gain access to a level 2+ train. Most of the giveaways are IndieGala leftovers, but I mixed a few other games in as well.

Have fun!


PS This is meant to be a fun, inclusive game--I hope that everyone who tries will be able to figure it out. If you're having trouble, hints will appear after one hour. If you're still stumped, feel free to express your frustration here and maybe I can help you!

If you want to skim the discussion for hints, comments for this puzzle start here.

edit: A lot of people seem to be having trouble with question 4. Check the hint on the quiz first, and if you're still having trouble: The hint gives you the Answer, but the meaning of the Answer is unimportant. Just treat it as a string of numbers, and follow the instructions in the question.

Solution:

The puzzle was in the form of an itstoohard quiz. I'll reproduce the questions, the hints provided, and then give the solutions for each.

Q1: What game does my profile icon come from?
H1: Start your search in my recently played games.

My profile icon may have changed by the time you read this, so check the bottom of this post to see the one I had at the time of the quiz. This icon shows up right in the middle of the banner of the game it's from, so it's pretty easy to work out once you see it. I tried to keep it in my last 3 games played so it would always be on my profile, but I confess that it did slip to #4 overnight once. Oops.

The game itself was Pyromind, which I highly recommend to anyone who is intrigued by the line "Arguably the most explosive and unforgiving little action puzzler you will ever play."

Q2: What is one of my favorite game genres?
H2: Look for the word "favorite".

My Favorite Group showcase and Main Group both feature Puzzle Lovers. This is unlikely to ever change. What can I say? I love puzzles! Unsurprising, then, that "puzzle games" would be the answer.

Q3: The initals of the games in my achievement showcase contain the name of another game. What is that game?
H3: It's a game about gravity.

Yes, I misspelled "initials". My shame will be eternal.

At the time of this puzzle, my Achievement Showcase was featuring achievements from Cultist Simulator, Victor Vran, Victor Vran, Victor Vran, RIVE, and RIVE. Extract the initials, and you get CSVVVVVVRR.

Discard the extra letters and you get VVVVVV, an indie game where you flip gravity instead of jumping. Apparently it's not as well known as I thought it was, so I told anyone who had trouble with it that it was one of Terry Cavanagh's games.

Q4: One of the statistics shown on my profile is not the Answer. In fact, it is rather the reverse. Which one is it?
H4: The answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is, of course, 42.

This was by far the hardest one, judging by the comments. The hint tells anyone unfamiliar with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that the Answer is 42. The question states that one of the statistics on my profile is the reverse of that. It doesn't make any sense to try to find the opposite of 42, so the solution is to literally reverse the number. That gives us 24, and a quick scan of my profile reveals that I had 24 badges at the time. "Number of badges" is the answer.

Q5: How many giveaways are in this train?
H5: This train contains my only currently running giveaways.

Counting the number of Invite-Only giveaways currently running on my SteamGifts profile revealed the answer: 13.

Q6: Will you actually read the instructions in the giveaways?
H6: Should have read the instructions!

Yes it was a trick question. I've gotten annoyed at the number of people who can't read the instructions on a giveaway they've just won. Most of the keys for this train were to be delivered by email, and I wanted to weed out people who wouldn't pay attention to the big bold warning saying to check your damn inbox! The answer was contained in the first paragraph.

Why "Blue Falcon"? I don't know, I had to choose something, and I've been watching The Expanse lately, so why not?

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Bump for it'sNOTtoohard!

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Bump for completion. :)

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Bump and thanks

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I just cant answer to 2. I am so pissed. 2 hours went screw, and typed almost every single tag from your games library, i am done. Don't care.
BTW, you ve got beatiful library, every single game i was looking for answers i wish to play one day, i am in love with your game genres taste.

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...this one is really obvious.

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probably...i am just mad on myself.

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Oh, I'm sorry you spent so long on that one! You don't need to look at the library for that, it's on the profile itself. Did you see the hint yet?

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Ye, i ve figure it out lately :p it wasnt that easy tho! I was so proud of myslef:D thank you, didnt enter any ga after cuz i am not interested on anything, and dont want to take it from anyone really want it. Have a nice day, and stay healthy!

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Space Trap ...🛸 :p

The space translator did not work well.😆

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Stupid Google Translate, it never works! 😩
(But if you are having trouble with anything specific, maybe I can help?)

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Just like everyone else, Q4 doesn't end.

Probably another cosmic problem.XD

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If you haven't seen the hint yet, check it and see if it helps. Otherwise... The "answer" is in the hint. The meaning of the "answer" is not important. Pretend it is a series of symbols, and look for the reverse of it.

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Thanks,
& bump for solved.

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Cant find the answer to 3, maybe I dont understand what im searching for but the clue is usless

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It's possible the game I'm thinking of isn't as well-known as I thought it was. I can narrow it down to the works of Terry Cavanagh, if that helps?

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That helped indeed, thank you :)

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Bump and thanks, I'm having fun
And I really have to compliment you to question 4, nicely done, it was a real joy when I figured it out :)

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I never could resist a HHGTTG reference! :)

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The question is:
What is six times seven?

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same here haha, it was nicely done, thanks for the train

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Bumf for solved

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Bump for solved! Thanks for the fun, even if #4 took a second =)

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Bump! Finally solved it, thx for fun. :D

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I was so overwhelmed by the reversing part that I forgot the real question :P
Bump for solved.

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A bump and thank you!

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very hard. even the last question seems hard for me not to mention question 3,4.

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Let's see if I can help.

3: See my response to Captwookie
4: I've added a new hint to the first post because so many people were having trouble with it.
Last question (#6, right?): Read the instructions in the first post again. Don't be afraid of spoilers!

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thanks :D

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solved but I still don't know Droj bump

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I sweat a bit on the 4, but bump...(and thanks)

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