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Due to character limit, I had to move the revoked games to a separate thread. The current thread lists only the games whose unredeemed keys were invalidated.
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sub name "Complimentary reviewer package" License packageID 302285 / 11.09.18
But if he plan in the future revoke keys that he sold, then it will be very bad, it will be again scam((
Hey thanks I have got that too, do you know which game it was?
would also be interested, I thought it was a demo/alpha.
That's not it. I never had ISIS simulator or Asset Flip Simulator for example. It's probably the other one that just had the raise games.
I think this was it for me. Got an alert today only, however. Activation was on 4 November 2018.
I don't know how they're able to revoke keys activated in 2018 due to a payment processing problem (it's what they state in the alert window), but it is what it is.
Just wondering, how did you find out the package that corresponds to this? All I got from the Steam notification was the name ("Complimentary reviewer package"), which isn't very specific... :s
Same, want to know :)
Well, since he has access to original key that he activated, he can just try to activate same key.. either asf or network tab in browser will show you subid, regardless that the key isn't valid any more.
My point was: how do you know which key it was from the revocation message?
Unless by an extreme chance, he turned out to try that very key just as the dev revoked it a few hours before 🤔
He gave you link from where he got it, there is library of keys that you got in giveaways on wgn; they keep record what exact key you got. Same goes for steamgifts.. you can see key that you won several years ago.
Why are you doing this to me? ...
how do you know which key it was from the revocation message?
how do you know which key it was from the revocation message?
its the same for me...
Same, revoked as well.
Are you sure? It was revoked here too but I still have these games on my library.
Maybe you got them from other keys: are you sure you still have all games and all DLCs? I still have most games, but I'm, for instance, missing many Athopiu DLCs
Yeah, you're right. Still have some games but some are missing
check package id in steam console via command licenses_for_app 847880 as example
First time I had something revoked from my 1500 games. Not a huge loss though.
you solved my question!
I tried to activate 2 keys for Rise of the Ancients from the DIG Super Bundle 65 today and both were dupes.
Additionally someone on the Steam Forums mentioned a problem with a key from some groupees bundle.
Pit Block 3D was revoked from my account.
Any news on that?
Damn what a scammer that dev is
This comment was deleted 1 month ago.
IndieGala has been provided with 10,000 keys for sale, out of which they successfully used around 2,300 of them.
The rest have been purged (banned), since they have not been reported as sold. We were unaware that these keys have been used. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
If a sale did occur, I was not notified of this and they may be subject to contract infringement on their part.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
that's a blatant lie
here's what Indiegala's admin has to say
Hi. thank you for your feedback.
Obviously this is not true, we have already contacted the dev and ask clarification.
Obviously we paid for this deal in full, as we always do with thousands of devs we have been dealing with since 2011.
This is not the first case, ( and not only on Indiegala ) of a dev voiding an entire batch of keys for no reason. ( or for reasons apparently unknown )
Few things to clarify here:
We will try to fix this with the dev, as said, of course asking for new keys for affected users but this does not depend from us as you can imagine and can be a slow process.
But since we care about indiegala users, meanwhile each affected user who bought that indiegala bundle will receive a proportional compensation in galacredit that can be spent on our store to buy anything.
2 different points of view.
We will never know who is lying
My copy is not revoked yet, and it came from 2018 IG bundle.
edit: Still here day after. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
if you copy not revoked, maybe the dev say the truth and IG sold copies for his profit
POV generally implies some agreed-upon central premise where each party perceives those events differently and arrives at alternative interpretations.
Lacking such nuance, here we've just got at least one party who's instead what's normally regarded as... a total fucking liar.
And given the behavior/meltdown/ban seen on the game forum, I'd say that's almost certainly the developer.. which is almost always the case in my long-time focusing on these events.
The whole truth (or extent of lies) could be unknowable, but for now there's certainly a number of supporting details which can easily be proven by a party genuinely interested in the truth coming out.
[That would be a contrast to the usual revoking-devs who are obvious scumbags attempting to hide behind a smokescreen of ambiguity and complicated relationship among steam/indiegala/dev/customer whether they consider themselves unaccountable for the willful tort in destroying the property they sold through an intermediary and presume purchasers stupid enough to blame the one they bought it from and not the party who wandered along later (one who happened to own it at one point) and smashed it like a child due to some other dispute.]
For example, while IG claims no communication, that's super easy for the developer to refute.
[Unless not disputed, and somehow the developers first resort was such a volatile measure of absolute last-resort that it still deserves the upmost scrutiny even in those incredibly rare situations that might be justified and present some validation for Valve allowing such obscene technological control over products long after the point of sale. Cause in the case they DIDN'T even reach out, it's beyond obvious the blame lies with the developer abusing Valve's procedures to destroy the property they know to be legally purchased already and in the hands of by third-parties who were acting in good faith transactions to legally purchase the very property that dev supplied and approved for sale. No matter their own disputes with their chosen middleman.]
The developer could just provide some of the many communications they surely conducted with IG trying to resolve their issues with the party they actually contracted with and claim grievances against. After all, there must be numerous communication breakdowns to display before any reasonable party would even consider such an incredibly drastic step like abusing Valve's revocation process to resolve their own internal business dispute at the expense of good-faith customers.
Now, that wouldn't justify why they abandoned the legally appropriate procedures for remedy (like literally every normal industry has to do with distributor-supplier disagreements), but at the bare minimum it helps show that their basic claims of fact aren't the absolute horseshit excuses they seem like for just doing whatever they want because you can't stop them.
If the devs were indeed being ghosted, then naturally there'd be no communication breakdowns show but surely they've got even more evidence of attempted contact from the many moire broad attempts at contract across any/all channels like any genuinely reasonable party would try before ever daring to risk an act of blatant fraud and burden their own frustrations and business complications on the least-responsible party who was merely acting in good-faith by purchasing exactly what those developers provided from whom they supplied it to at whatever terms they agreed upon, when all that information and any complications are so obviously beyond a customer's reasonable purview....
Note: those are fairly generic circumstances for any situation of a bundle revoke even. Here where the developer is also calling people hate-mongers, banning critics, and threatening forum-posters with legal action..... I don't know if that level of scrutiny really matters so much.
Here's an image of one of the developer's replies insulting people, saved before he banned everyone who confronted and disputed his flawed arguments and deleted the thread:
i wanna see that fucking bastard taking a legal action against me. what will he say? that he is a thief and a liar? that he robbed me of a key that i paid legally?
we know who's lying.. Indie gala who deal with thousands of Developers and publishers and have almost no issue, or the scumtastic Devs who pop up every once in a while after they disable or invalidate thousands of purchased keys and try to pass the buck..
His actions along with the other ahole devs who disable and invalidate keys and then act like holes after the fact happens nearly 99% of the time.. Either the person is too stupid to have invalidated the proper keys, or they are flat out lying about being any payment issue.. especially in the case of Indie Gala which has been around forever.. This isn't a case of IndieRoyal, or Otakubundle, this is a bundle site that has been open for how many years now,.
Funny they make such a fuss about this.
Normally IG does not really care about it when devs void the keys after their liability ends.
It's about damn time they start caring.
The Silent Age keys from bundle 'The 50 Bundle' from site groupees.com was revoked. I purchased this bundles 18.04.2016.
Legally paid keys was revoked, scammers((
Keys checked 10.04.2020
7 feb 2019
Complimentary reviewer package
Siege Saga keys freshly revealed today seems to be duplicate.
Can anyone else confirm if this is the case?
Just checked and happened to me too.
Another copy of "Complimentary reviewer package" was just revoked from my acc.. It was key that was somewhere given month or two ago.. ffs. I didnt continue previous post, becase that was old key.. now seems that he is revoking even recent giveaways.
Same. Looks like the developer is slowly going through doing revokes for every giveaway of this garbage game ever made. Cause that will definitely encourage people to buy this trash :/
It would be better to report him to steam for fraud activity and explain the reason for it.
If enough do it the dev will loose his possibility to revoke keys.
Looks like all the games were already removed from steam. Which one did you report? I'll follow suit.
It is back at steam:
I reported it and copied the list of the games in the complimentary pack into the report description too.
The dev behind Arcane Raise:
Can be reached via E-Mail: reddit[dot]r3tr1x[at]gmail[dot]com
It's been there all along. That's their first game, and the only game that wasn't published by the banned account associated with the other games
Thanks for the info.
Published by a other account or a other person ?
In some way it must be connected to the banned owner/dev/publisher of the games and it is very unclear if the old owner revoked the keys or the new one.
So all in all unclear which guys have the finger in behind the curtain.
And to be honest when i read that a csgo skin site have the rights now it don't raise my trust.
If you want my text exactly to copy it with maybe changed time when your package were activated:.
The dev revoked a lot of "Complimentary reviewer package", in my case from 2018, because of some sort of payment problem.
And now is it back at steam:
The dev of Arcane Raise:
Can be reached via E-Mail: reddit[dot]r3tr1x[at]gmail[dot]com
In my eyes fraud.
I wrote to a few people that name shady devs and their "games", better call it "products", collect infos, look at the people behind companies and connections of them to other devs/publishers/shady companies -that often are opened/registered at the same people-.
On top of it i wrote a negative review [cant copy the link because it will seen as advertising or?] and tried to do a negative review in my curation but that was not possible.
I am sure he will not like the attention that he gets from my side.
EDIT: Was able now to do the, negative, curation review.
I think Arcane Raise was sold to Opskins aka WAX, that's why it wasn't removed.
Thanks for the info. Special too for the info about the connection of Opskins and WAX. We will see how Steam reacts.
Same. Activated newer key from someone the day previous was revoked and now that's gone too.
Thankfully it's just library clutter at this point :P
The recent revocation is on package 373263. I have a key on package 373269 which still works. Not sure which package was the first revocation.
And it's gone. Looks like all the keys for mega bundle are revoked.
I can be a little more precise regarding where and when you may have gotten this one. Mine had been activated April 3rd, which mean it was the package that was given away on a certain website with a witch mascot that same day.
Hope it helps.
"Complimentary reviewer package" for Athopiu - The Final Rebirth of Hopeless Incarnate (purchased from Steamground), was revoked. Specific sub revoked was:
Yes, I can confirm this because I had same message when login steam.
But, it is not just Athopiu. here are the list of "Complimentary reviewer package" that got revoked from my account :
-. Athopiu - The Final Rebirth of Hopeless Incarnate (+ 8 DLC)
-. - Arcane RERaise -
-. Asset Flip Simulator (+4 DLC)
-. ISIS Simulator
-. - Arcane preRaise - (+16 DLC)
-. Triggering Simulator
-. ZAMBI 2 KIL (+1 DLC)
-. Glitch Simulator 2018 (+1 DLC)
-. - Occult preRaise - (+10 DLC)
-. - Occult RERaise - (+ 10 DLC)
-. - Occult Raise - (+8 DLC)
it's a mess. as long as I understand there were 3 Complimentary package from the dev, one with Anthopiu full and two with Anthopiu and many other poor games. I think the first one removed was one of the big and the last is Anthopiu, because I checked a few weeks ago when i got the warning and all games were missing, not just anthopiu. so this basically means they removed a game from our library after already removed it two weeks ago! 🤣 when they want they can be very efficient, nothing to say!
But I maybe wrong, I don't even know why I took those games..
Very shitty to do after 2!! years.
I can't believe banned devs still have the ability to revoke keys. It seems like an obvious channel for abuse for some dev to "ragequit" and revoke every key they ever sold.
Yes, its very bad that banned devs can do such stuff.
Complete uninteresting for which game, they should not be able to touch/manipulate the keys that made at/with/from steam. Special because a lot of the devs that got banned not are banned because of the nicests actions they have done before that.
I can confirm its Athopiu - The Final Rebirth
My key (won here) was also just revoked.
Same thing happened to me, I just saw this "Complimentary reviewer package" removal account notice this morning. A shady, shitty thing for the dev to do but at least nothing of "value" was lost I suppose, lol.
Thanks for mentioning this here stlpaul, because I had no idea what was revoked since the message was so vague and I came straight to this thread and found the answer quickly. It would have really bugged me otherwise.
Another just revoked from my account. I activated it in August 2018:
Invasion: Brain Craving from Bundle Stars Dollar Uber Bundle.
Invasion: Brain Craving from Bundle Stars: New Reality Bundle Reloaded.
The devs probably voided all keys that weren't activated. That bundle is from 2016.
Just had a dupe from So Many Cubes from the Groupees NRG reloaded bundle.
The Silent Age from Bundle Stars: Killer Bundle 4. Similar experience on Steam forums regarding the same bundle.
The Silent Age from HRK: Make A Bundle.
The Silent Age from IndieGala Hump Day #12.
Surprised by the one from Bundle Stars/Fanatical as their keys have proven to be very reliable for me in the past, even after many years.
Make ticket in steam support about developer(publisher) scam... Legally purchased and paid keys/bundles was revoked... It is clean scam(
Silent Age isn't being sold on Fanatical anymore so the devs or publisher probably voided any keys that weren't activated. Since it's not being sold on the store they more than likely won't be able to give you a replacement key.
So that means I'm going to have to go through all of my spare keys, cross-reference which were bought from which bundles, check which of those bundle outlets still sell that specific game on their store, before creating a giveaway in order to not risk giving someone a duped key 🤣
Incitement 3 keys from BS new reality bundle, fresh revealed today came back as duplicated.. Didn't see that one listed so I'm putting it here now..
Wondering if maybe that whole batch was invalidated?
My key from Bunch Keys Bundle #32: Gaming Whirlwind still worked.
Got an alert earlier: Jul 25, 2018 Complimentary reviewer package
Anyone get the same message and have any idea as to what it may be?
Thx. It's huge pack of trash games :D
This & This.
At some point I think I counted around 250 similar packages, they were allocated in various giveaways.
I don't know if package spam is a way for the devs to generate more keys that they are allowed to, but with this developer it's certainly something fishy.
https://steamdb.info/app/603770/subs/ - all of the have pretty much the same content.
Thanks for the info. Not like I'll miss any of that lol.
Funklift of the bundle Hump Day #32 give the key as a duplicate.
Confirmed, mine too.
Apparently this problem goes back a couple of years, and the dev has done nothing to fix it. Just blames IndieGala for what he's done.
I contacted indiegala and they also do not give a solution, they wash their hands, the op should add the game to the list.
It seems that all keys for Athopiu - The Final Rebirth of Hopeless Incarnate have been revoked.
Yes, mine was revoked too
Spakoyno: Back to the USSR 2.0
Flight Simulator: VR
Ultimate Russian Zombie Rush
Fergus the Fly
The Butterfly Sign
The Butterfly Sign: Human Error
I had an IndieGala key (Hump Day 23) that was duped for 35MM. The dev replaced it for me without issue, though it took me a while to get in touch with him. I don't know if keys from other bundles were affected.
3 keys for 35mm were duped :(
I've bought them in addition to more keys mentioned above from Steamgrounds.
It would be good to know the source of your keys, so I can add them to the table.
If they're from giveaways or from Russian key sellers, then it's no wonder that they have been invalidated - these kind of things happen very often when bought via Russian stores.
I've bought them from Steamgrounds. com "Build a bundle" 2 years ago.
The keys I used at the time were good but then I took a break of steam for 2 years and discovered most of those unused keys were duplicate when I try to use myself or gift//trade.
Rush for Glory
Lo mismo aquí. No entrar a sorteos de juegos sin tienda de Steam https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/aids-simulator-kicked-off-steam-as-valve-grapples-with-trolling-definition/
FoxyLand from Build a Bundle #37
Developer https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197963259080/ revoked 24 april 2020 also all keys 'arcane raise mega pack' that he sold me a year ago. By this actions he scammed me on 100 USD... Developer - scammer wrote me in steam chat that its valve revoked keys... He send me in steam support and steam support sent me back to seller...
Broomstick League revoked (keys as well)
What a scam for key user....
I just discovered a duped key for Sniper Fodder (https://store.steampowered.com/app/880840/Sniper_Fodder/) from Indiegala Friday Special 70 (July 2018). I didn't find mention of it searching this site, and ITAD? reports it was in 4 bundles total:
Build a Mega Itch.io Bundle by Groupees
Build a Bundle 44 by Groupees
Otaku Bundle #31 by OtakuBundle
Friday Special Bundle #70 by Indie Gala
Haven't contacted the dev or gala yet, but I read lots of Otaku bundles had shenanigans.
Fairyland: Fairylines - from Groupees: Build a Bundle 48