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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.
To be added:
Piggy Poggy Pog | Bunch Keys Bundle #14: Collector's Treasure
SAMOLIOTIK | IndieGala - Friday Special #31 & IndieGala - Apokalypse Countdown Bundle | - | May 26 2020
Impossible Geometry | Go Go Bundle Limited #77 & Go Go Bundle #44 | 1 | May 25 2020
Broken Dreams | Groupees NRG Reloaded Bundle & Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle & DIG Greenlight Bundle 5
Desolate Wastes: Vendor Chronicles | Groupees NRG Reloaded Bundle & Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle
Dungeon of Zolthan | Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle & Cubic Limited Edition Bundle #1
Guardians of Victoria | Indie Gala Hump Day Bundle #13 & Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle & DIG Super Bundle 52
Hero Quest: Tower Conflict | Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle
Insincere | Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle
Purgatory | Groupees NRG Reloaded Bundle & Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle
Radical Spectrum: Volume 1 | Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle
Reset 1-1 | Groupees NRG Reloaded Bundle & Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle
The Dreamlord | Groupees NRG Reloaded Bundle (second key from Fanatical Dollar Uber Bundle worked though)
Jerry McPartlin - Rebel with a Cause | Groupees - (Sometimes) Thursday Bundle #9 & Fanatical - Hidden Gems 3 Bundle & IndieGala - The Indie Mosaic Bundle
A warm thank you goes to everyone who contributed to this thread. You folks are awesome!
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I have never had a key removed yet except beta keys and i purchased "en masse" when Tremorgames were active. Hundreds of indie keys and none were revoked yet. Not even MGSV which i bought on G2A in 2015 (don't use the site anymore).
This list specifically refers to games that weren't removed from accounts, but games where unused keys are no longer valid. Developers can deactivate batches of keys without revoking the games from accounts. As you can see from its length, this is not an extremely rare occurrence. Keys that have been deactivated will give the user an error that the key was already redeemed when an activation attempt is made, adding to the confusion.
This reflects poorly on SteamGifts users when they giveaway a genuinely unused key that the developer decided to rescind for no valid reason. The most common reason I've seen is disputes between the bundle host and the game developer on royalties and copies sold (some sites like Desura/IndieRoyale went bankrupt and closed down owing developers a bunch of money). Other times it's seller's remorse when their keys flood the gray markets and cannibalize their regular sales.
The Story Goes On https://store.steampowered.com/app/369560/The_Story_Goes_On/
Groupees Build a Greenlight bundle 22
Escape Machines https://store.steampowered.com/app/363490/Escape_Machines/
PUBLISHER: Back To Basics Gaming
Eaten Alive https://store.steampowered.com/app/403560/Eaten_Alive/
PUBLISHER: Back To Basics Gaming
Groupees Build a Greenlight bundle 31
Looks like this publisher revoked all of his keys. Such a shame
I can't say when it happened, but the keys for Balancity have been revoked by the developer. I got it on GMG during the 4 games for $1 bundles.
I looked it up as I remembered that I also gave this game away in the past and I had to delete a giveaway 1 month ago because the key was no longer working.
Mine was from Fanatical Dollar Siege Bundle
I know the dev revoked as I contacted the support to know what happened exactly regarding it. Maybe you can make a request to fanatical? I didn't bother here.
I don't think this is worth the effort, the key is from a 2 year old 1$ bundle and I revealed it over a month ago.
I just wanted to share this information to confirm your post and inform that not only the GMG keys are affected apparently.
Thanks Moony, you're a doll ♥
Heya Khayta, I just saw your posts and my leftover key from Fanatical's Dollar Siege Bundle just activated fine. So obviously the dev didn't revoke all of them. Pretty weird.
No idea, the revocation was confirmed to me by Steam, I got mine on GMG though
Oh I see, and that's even more confusing. First I thought you contacted GMG support, but then I figured that only Steam Support could telll if keys got revoked.
Anyway, mine was still working half an hour ago, just to let you know. ;)
Blue-Collar Astronaut https://store.steampowered.com/app/414760/BlueCollar_Astronaut/
Shoppaholic 3 & Knuckles Greenlight Bundle by Groupees
The key for The Extinction https://store.steampowered.com/app/413510/The_Extinction/ from this bundle didn't work either (this was already reported).
Build a Greenlight Bundle 33 by Groupees
Cuban Missile Crisis + Ice Crusade Pack https://store.steampowered.com/app/356270/Cuban_Missile_Crisis/
PUBLISHER: 1C Entertainment
The Mini Bundle 8 by Groupees and 1C End Year Bundle by Groupees
Desert Law https://store.steampowered.com/app/356280/Desert_Law/
PUBLISHER: 1C Entertainment
Build a Bundle 10 by Groupees (key from Battles & Emprises by Indie Gala still worked).
Turbo Pug https://store.steampowered.com/app/418070/Turbo_Pug/
PUBLISHER: Back To Basics Gaming
Be Mine 23 by Groupees
Wanderer of Teandria https://store.steampowered.com/app/477910/Wanderer_of_Teandria/
Build a Greenlight 35 by Groupees
Related thread: https://steamcommunity.com/app/477910/discussions/0/1837937637887360980/
Darkness Assault + 3DLC https://store.steampowered.com/app/332790/Darkness_Assault/
The Extreme Bundle by Groupees
Related thread: https://steamcommunity.com/app/332790/discussions/0/1678063648174406408/
Not sure if it's been mentioned here but my Reflection of Mine key from Indie Gala's Hump Day # 30 turned out to be duped.
Hump Day 30 is a 2016 bundle and apparently, the game was still unfinished at that time. Now, I'm kinda wondering if the dev revoked all the unused keys when RoM left Early Access...
Edit: ok so the developer said he never revoked any keys and to contact IG about it. I've emailed Indie Gala, I'm curious to see what they will have to say about that issue.
Anyone knows about The Observer Keys? Shows as invalid (not duplicate) to a friend but I activated one 3-4 days ago so if it's something it's new. Any ideas? Maybe recently revoked?
A key from January 2019 Humble Monthly worked fine. Revealed and activated today.
Hmmm.. So it's something else.. Ok thanks a lot :)
Just tried multiple keys from different bundles of Back To Basics Gaming developer, all duped. Is it another scam?
I'm afraid so. A lot of these Back To Basics Gaming keys I tried to activate recently had been revoked. I've already posted few examples above, but there have been more. Later, if I have some time, I will check more of them.
Yup, same here. Oddly enough there was a single Turbo Pug key still working among all the revoked rubbish.
Revoked keys for Super Mustache from Dollar Ultra Bundle (27.02.2017, bundlestars.com)
Publisher: Back To Basics Gaming
Most of the keys from that bundle, and probably most of the Back To Basics Gaming keys from other sources, have been revoked. I've just tried a few - duplicates with only a few exceptions. I can't even check the rest of them now due to too many failed activation attempts...
I tried to activate all unused keys I could find for games developed / published by Back To Basics Gaming.
With only a few exceptions, all these keys have been revoked.
Fanatical Ultra Bundle, Ultra Bundle Reloaded, Super Turbo Mega,
Indie Gala Back To Basics bundle, also keys from other IG bundles,
All keys from Groupees bundles, DIG bundles
What I also noticed is that some of these games completely dissapeared from my DIG (DailyIndieGame) profile. For example Warriors of Vilvatikta from DIG Super Bundle 74 and The Land of Dasthir from DIG Super Bundle 83, Star Fields from greenlight bundle (and according to the email from DIG I found in my mailbox, they had been previously added). The rest of the games with unrevealed keys from the mentioned bundles were still there.
I guess that DIG already knew these keys were invalidated and silently removed the games from user accounts. Keys that have not been removed from the account yet (for example Final Quest from DIG Super Bundle 74), turned out to be duplicates.
Well, I can confirm that Warriors of Vilvatikta and The Land of Dasthir are gone from my DIG account too...
Have you tried contacting them? If I have time I will send them an e-mail asking about this.
No, I have not contacted them. I don't think it is worth the effort at this point. They must have known about this issue already. DIG allows to trade in unrevealed keys and I guess they did this on purpose here, to prevent it. I have noticed before that they had to automatically reveal some keys for titles that were removed from steam or revoked. In this case, instead of just revealing the keys in the user's account, they apparently silently removed them. Not the best (or fair) way to handle this issue in my opinion...
I've already spent more time checking these keys than it is worth. I just wanted to share this information here, so that others can avoid potential problems with their giveaways.
from Fanatical Anarchy Bundle
No surprise here since it yet another title from New Reality Games...