Updates:

Mar 20:

  • Unused keys for Zombie Camp were revoked (maybe because the game was retired on Feb 7?)
  • Neon Sun was completely revoked. You can get a replacement key only if you write a review (positive or negative)
    Update: Apparently you can request a new key by writing an email to the devs. source
    Some people choose to report W.T.B. for revoking keys and then requesting a review for a replacement. If you're looking for the report button: it's located on the right side of the page (the flag icon next to "Share" and "Embed").

Mar 15

Games whose unused keys have been invalidated (you will still have it in your library, but unactivated keys show as dupes)

Game Bundles affected What can you do? Related threads & comments Revocation Date Notes
Zombie Camp IndieGala - Hump Day Bundle #26 ? SG comment Mar 20 2019 -
Samurai Wars IndieGala - The Postal Party Bundle ? Steam announcement & SG comment Mar 11 2019 There is no complaint thread on Steam yet
Block Smashers IndieGala - Virtual Reality XXVII Bundle ? Steam thread & SG comment - The dev hasn't replied yet
M.I.N.D Go Go Bundle Mega #26 Contact the devs: cosmoticgames@gmail.com or Twitter @kakataja. However, the requested keys haven't been sent out yet Dev comment & Steam thread Feb 17 2019 The dev hasn't replied yet
Through Abandoned: The Underground City Go Go Bundle #48 ? SG comment Feb 10 2019 There is no complaint thread on Steam yet
Through Abandoned 2. The Forest Go Go Bundle #48 Contact the dev: igor@krutovig.com Steam thread & SG comment Feb 10 2019 -
A Salem Witch Trial Go Go Bundle Undated #9 - SG comment Feb 10 2019 There is no complaint thread on Steam yet
Neckbeards: Basement Arena Otaku Bundle #31 - SG comment Feb 09 2019 There is no complaint thread on Steam yet
Inexistence Otaku Bundle #21 - Steam thread & SG comment Jan 27 2019 The dev hasn't replied yet
Sixtieth Kilometer IndieGala - The Indie Xplorer Bundle - SG comment Jun 12 2018 Keys from IndieGala - Anime Wonderland Bundle still work
Day D: Tower Rush IndieGala - Friday Special #38 ? ? ? -
Running Man 3D Part2 Go Go Bundle Limited #73 ? ? ? Note: according to this, the keys (or some) might still work.
Helicopter Flight Simulator Otaku Bundle Simulators Live Bundle #1 ? ? ? -
desTRUCKtors: Warfare Showdown Otaku Bundle Simulators Live Bundle #1 ? ? ? -
Frozen Soul Otaku Bundle Simulators Live Bundle #1 ? ? ? -
HandyCopter Otaku Bundle Simulators Live Bundle #1 ? ? ? -
Math Combat Challenge Otaku Bundle #17 & IndieGala- The Indie Wanderlust Bundle Steam thread Add the developer on Steam to request a new key ? -
Block Smashers IndieGala - Virtual Reality XXVII Bundle ? ? ? -
Divinia Chronicles: Relics of Gan-Ti Groupees Be Mine 24 ? ? ? -
Dexodonex ? ? ? ? -
Mobile Astro ? ? ? ? -
Pixel Arcade ? ? ? ? -
Plank not included ? ? ? ? -
Dark Mechanism ? ? ? ? -
Distant Nightmare ? ? ? ? -
Escape From Nazi Labs ? ? ? ? -
Mad Dojo ? ? ? ? -
Particulars ? ? ? ? -
Soul Axiom ? ? ? ? -
The Away Team ? ? ? ? -
Zombie Camp ? ? ? ? -

Games which were completely removed from your library

Game Bundles affected What can you do? Related threads & comments Revocation Date Notes
Neon Sun Go Go Bundle Limited #54 Email to: excellente23@yandex.ru and / or (not sure) Write a review (!!!) for a replacement key Steam thread & SG comment Mar 20 -
No70: Eye of Basir Groupees - Build a Bundle #42 Contact the devs: info@no70game.com. New keys have also been distributed to Groupees Dev comment SG Thread 6 Mar 2019 Replacement keys were added to your Groupees purchase
Hotel Anatolia DIG Point Store and maybe others Contact the devs: theelvenworkshop@gmail.com Steam thread Feb 28 2019 The stores were not authorized to resell these keys
Ghoulboy Go Go Bundle #56 and Fanatical - Hidden Gems 7 Bundle and Otaku Bundle #20 Contact the devs: serkanbakar81@gmail.com Dev comment & SG Thread 1 & SG Thread 2 & SG Thread 3 Feb 13 2019 -
iterform Otaku Bundle #35 The dev doesn't seem to be willing to send replacement keys: "If the game really worth it for you, you can buy it via Steam, it's on a huge sale now. If it's not, so be it." Steam thread & Dev comment & SG thread Jan 14 2019 Keys from IndieGala - Midsummer Indie Bundle seem to still work
The path to domination Otaku Bundle #35 Contact the devs: seaborgiumentertainment@mail.ru SG thread Jan 03 2019 -
Typical Nightmare Otaku Bundle #36 Contact the devs: EvilGamesStudios@yandex.ru. You must use a specific format for your message (see this) Steam thread (in Russian though) & SG thread Jan 02 2019 The complaint thread from the game's forum has been closed
Not my day Otaku Bundle #36 Contact the devs: EvilGamesStudios@yandex.ru. You must use a specific format for your message (see this) Steam thread & SG thread Jan 02 2019 The complaint thread from the game's forum has been closed
Outside Otaku Bundle #36 Contact the devs: EvilGamesStudios@yandex.ru. You must use a specific format for your message (see this) SG thread Jan 02 2019 -
Simple Story - Alex + DLCs Go Go Bundle Limited #75 ? Dev comment & SG thread Dec 14 2018 The complaint thread from the game's forum has been deleted. DLC removed: Find Exit (Simple Story - Alex DLC) , Simple Story Alex - Two Guys, Simple Story Alex - Good Day, Simple Story - Alex: Beer Donation for developer
Nekro Groupees Be Mine 13 - SG Thread Sep 18 2014 The game is not available on Steam any more.
Broken Armor IndieGala - Indie Quest Bundle ? ? ? -
Bulby - Diamond Course Indie Mental Bundle ? ? ? -
Westboro Keys bought from the IndieGala Store were revoked ? SG thread ? -
Spirits of Xanadu IndieGala - Monday Motivation Bundle #15 ? ? ? -
Shakedown Racing One IndieGala - Friday Special #30 ? ? ? -
Solenars Edge Heroes IndieGala - Barbarian Taco Bundle ? ? ? -
Treasure of a Blizzard IndieGala - The Anime Treasure Bundle ? ? ? -
Porradaria Upgrade Bundle Kings - Super Bundle ? Dev comment ? Keys revoked because they were from a giveaway
Porradaria Upgrade Bundle Kings - Bonus Bundle ? Dev comment ? Keys revoked because they were from a giveaway
FoxyLand Groupees - Build a Bundle #37 ? ? ? -
Wanderer of Teandria Groupees - Build A Greenlight Bundle 35 ? Steam thread ? -
Butsbal Indie Royale - The Debut 26 Bundle ? ? ? -
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Go Go Bundle Undated #9 ? SG Thread ? -
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Otaku Bundle #12 ? SG Thread ? -
Survival: Last Day IndieGala - Indie Road Trip Bundle ? SG thread ? -
Urban War Defense IndieGala - The Twinkly Twelve Bundle & Groupees - Build a Greenlight Bundle 7 ? SG thread ? -
Simple Story - Alex Go Go Bundle Limited #75 ? ? ? -
Not my day Otaku Bundle #36 ? ? ? -
Outside Otaku Bundle #36 ? ? ? -
Typical Nightmare Otaku Bundle #36 ? ? ? -
The path to domination Otaku Bundle #35 ? ? ? -
Firewood Otaku Bundle #30 ? ? ? -
Firewood Soundtrack Otaku Bundle #30 ? ? ? -
George's Memories Ep.1 Go Go Bundle Limited #79 ? ? ? -
Freedom Defender Go Go Bundle Mega #14 ? ? ? -
Porradaria 2 - Vladmirson Bundle Kings - Bonus Bundle ? ? ? -

To be added to the above chart (when time allows):

Unused keys have been invalidated

  • Many games from IndieGala 8 Floor Bundle had their unused keys invalidated |

DMCA
Jerry McPartlin - Rebel with a Cause Groupees - (Sometimes) Thursday Bundle #9 & Fanatical - Hidden Gems 3 Bundle & IndieGala - The Indie Mosaic Bundle

Games whose keys MIGHT be dupes now (for some people they seem to still work):

FIRST TELEGRAM WAR - from Go Go Bundle Limited #75 (it worked for me)
Sudoku from Go Go Bundle Limited #75

A warm thank you goes to everyone who contributed to this thread. You folks are awesome!

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I'm so glad i stopped buying from Go Go and Otaku when i first heard about devs not being paid. That saved me a lot of headaches.

But seeing all the affected bundles now, it's pretty clear to me that the owners at some point just ran with the money, pretty shady.

Also ty for the chart. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Great idea for the thread, thank you for the wonderful effort as always!

There's a curator you should check out that will be a great boon for some of the older examples My Key Was Revoked

For their own noble efforts, they have an unfortunately small following so I always try to plug them whenever relevant.

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You rock Lilly. I've been wondering which of my old Otaku keys I can use anymore for giveaways =)

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Just passing by to say that this is a wonderful idea for a thread. ^^

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:)

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I just noticed that I had not activated my Steam key for Wanderer of Teandria, nice. I've created a thread asking the developer about it here.

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Added, thank you!

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Thank you for another incredibly useful thread. (แƒฆห‡โ—กห‡)~โ™ฅ

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Great idea to make the thread. Think I might only have one winner effected, but I'm waiting to hear back from them. I can't check (garbage phone and I'm not home at my PC) right now to see if it's still in their account, but hopefully their key wasn't an indiegala buy haha I'm surprised how many of their keys are getting revoked

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Notice how it's all basically Otaku, Go Go Bundle, Indie Gala, and Groupees. That's not a coincidence.

Fanatical is in there once with Ghoulboy but that is known to be an error on the part of the dev.

Anyway great idea for a thread and certainly a handy resource!

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Groupees is in this list because of the devs being jackasses, not because of any spurious mal-intentions of Groupees.
Also, just because Groupees game bundles lately have been pretty crap, doesn't mean Groupees as a company made up of human beings are suddenly horrible people.
I can't speak for the other sites, but I can tell you in at least a few of those cases it's also because the devs have been jerks as well.
A little civil communication can go a long way to resolving issues in the best way, than people shooting from the hip, and then trying to clean up the mess afterwards. I know this all too well, I suffer from making snap-judgments every day of my life.

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Notice how it's all basically Otaku, Go Go Bundle, Indie Gala, and Groupees. That's not a coincidence.

The trend you should actually be seeing is how its now a risk occurring at literally every bundle site except for Humble--yet.

But, yeah it's not coincidence. The smaller companies dealing with the smaller (and less reputable) developers tend to be the ones that get scammed most often by those parties who grew increasingly comfortable with having their cake and eating it too since legal recourse is so impractical from both those companies and customers.

But don't worry---there are other cases at Fanatical to be added!

The issue is, and always has been, that letting these things go unchecked only contributes to them occurring more often, as has been happening. In the past I use to say the only place this never happens are Humble and Bundle Stars, but obviously that has changed now. The same way this didn't use to happen nearly as much---though it has been happening for a long time now. Usually developers are able to fly under the radar by only stealing from customers say a year or so after the bundles sold, since there are fewer people to notice the keys legally purchased were revoked. It's just as much intentional destruction of property for their own benefit, but without enough people shouting at the time it happens the issue falls into the cracks and a lot of developers have actually get away with their criminal behavior.

Fanatical is in there once with Ghoulboy but that is known to be an error on the part of the dev.

LOL.

If by "known to be an error" you still mean to say they knowingly and intentionally revoked the keys from legal purchases at Fanatical they approved and supplied at the time because it had become convenient for them to wipe out the second hand market-place---then you could call it that. I mean, that'd be an incredibly misleading way to phrase things I think, but that always the trouble with words like error/mistake that say so much while saying nothing at all.

If you meant that someone hit the wrong button like that implies it was never meant to happen---then oh no. Not at all. They did exactly as originally desired in revoking those keys.

They always say oops, but it's almost always "it was a mistake" as in "I shouldn't have robbed that bank," not "I hit the 3rd floor on the elevator instead of the 5th" like gets implied.

The same excuse (and repeating process) occurs in nigh-every example these days, like a step in a dance routine. That's part of the hoodwink that lets these things keep happening. It works as an inference from their comments, but the real value comes when picking it up from other people who might've inferred it. It's this short-hand telephone version of "what happened" where the words take on a life of their own.

This is why I REALLY hate people using the words "erorr" and "mistake" and "accident" around these events at all. They are so incredibly vague and misleading that just repeating those phrases often enough will let the go-to story warp to whatever pure conjecture and imagination serves the moment and they come to represent anything except for what actually happened.

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Something I've not been able to figure out, maybe this is me missing the obvious, but what do these devs stand to gain from this nonsense? You mentioned wiping out the second hand market but surely most of these games have little to no value there. In the same vein, most of these games would not be re-purchased by those who've had their keys revoked.

Assuming even a fraction of the cases in which the devs claimed payment issues are legitimate then there's one explanation, I still disagree with their actions but at least there's a reason for it. Too many of these cases however spurious and often the devs agree to replace keys for those that request it leaving me baffled as to what the point of it all was.

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Well, some developers are just flipping imbeciles.

(Sorry I didn't write a long elaborated comment like ReptilianWorldOrder does -which I always enjoy reading, by the way-).

PS: In this thread we're not even touching the games that were Greenlit thanks to being included in a bundle and were never delivered afterwards. There are quite a few, too (Vadim Starygin holds the record, though).

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developers hope to gain a few additional sales or kill the second hand market for their keys. or they are just flat out dumb and don't have even the most basic idea that gamers are given a warning about revoked keys..

Most of them are flat out liars, and the time they revoke keys just so happen to coincide with some other event taking place..

The Gogo/Otaku situation is unfortunate, because any developer can revoke keys and claim to have not been paid, and gamers have no way to know if they are lying or not..

As for Indiegala.. most of their revoked keys had to do with the developer revoking keys from Otaku/go go bundle and not knowing how to do it correcly. so they hit all the keys..

meh. ultimately in most cases it's kinda crappy of the developer to revoke the keys because the revocation normally does nothing to the bundle site, but makes the developers look like pariahs
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Bulby: Diamond Course was also an IGS deal once, which is where I got it from I believe, but it wasn't revoked so that may be unaffected.

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1st thought: okay, not so many in the table...
2nd thought: omg that's so many games waiting to be added

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lol

so very true

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Exactly my thoughts xD

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a game to describe all of this
Typical Nightmare
what a fitting name
great thread btw

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I seem to remember Nekro keys either being invalidated/revoked from Groupees Be Mine 13 ages ago and they were replaced by the developer after what was quite a long wait. Also I recall unused keys of Divinia Chronicles: Relics of Gan-Ti from Groupees Be Mine 24 being made invalid/duped and were replaced by contacting the developer as well iirc.

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What do I do if my Otaku Bundle was bought as a gift through a group buy?

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Contact your GroupBuy host and ask them if they received replacement keys for the whole group buy batch. It's possible that the don't even know that a game was revoked, so it's always better to ask first.
I do my group buys with Manueluis usually and he always contacts the developer and sends us replacement keys when something is revoked. I don't know in how far the other hosts do this too.

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Please add in : Porradaria 2 - Vladmirson from bundle kings.

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Any idea which bundle was it from? the Bonus Bundle or the Indie Bundle?
Might be both though...

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From bundle kings

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Yes but which? Both the "Bonus Bundle" and the "Indie Bundle" are Bundle Kings bundles.

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Added, thanks!

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It wasn't from a bundle, though. It was sold on several "stores", apparently without the permission of the developers.

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PS: I contacted the developer and I received a replacement key. They are really friendly and helpful, I'm thinking of gifting and giving away a few copies of the game during the next sale to show some appreciation for how they dealt with this nasty situation...

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nice of you!

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thank you very useful iwanted to get back my Ghoulboy key

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Check your Groupees account if you got No70: Eye of Basir from BaB 42. They have added a replacement key for it, i just activated mine without problems.

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Thanks for this, I had an idea to make a thread keeping track of these but you went and actually did it! Well done :)

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lol aww @ broken heart emoji :/

Good to know which sites & devs are messing with keys & libraries so I can know which ones to Go Go away from

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Great thread. I'll have check about Ghoulboy, and if I've got the few titles coming from Indiegala bundles affected.

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The devs for Vortex Attack revoked the unused keys from the Groupees Greenlight 18 bundle a couple of years ago - if you look at their Steam thread, they clearly did not understand what they were doing when they listed the game in the bundle (they thought they had to send keys to all Groupees buyers by email when the game was Greenlit, and were generally clueless throughout) and then pulled all the keys sometime in 2017. I think they have edited some of the posts out of the current Steam thread as well, though I'm not sure.

I've contacted them about getting a working key several times, but they do not answer my emails.

Vortex Attack: https://store.steampowered.com/app/357890/Vortex_Attack/
Steam thread: https://steamcommunity.com/app/357890/discussions/0/618457398966069523/

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Running Man 3D Part2 from Go Go Bundle Limited #73 , mine are still ok
9 Mar, 2019 Running Man 3D Part 2 Retail

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I started a thread about this a while ago, which included the following keys that now show up as duplicate (all unused keys were deactivated by developer)

Dexodonex
Mobile Astro
Pixel Arcade
Plank not included
Nearly every single game published by '8Floor'

Additional games where bundle keys have been deactivated by the developer:
Dark Mechanism VR
Distant Nightmare VR
Escape from Nazi Labs
Mad Dojo
Particulars
Soul Axiom
The Away Team
Zombie Camp

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W.T.B. threatening to revoke OKB keys, and only offering a replacement for users that review their games.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Happy New Year Clicker

Possibly more?

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Forced reviews for shit games to get the payed stuff back ? :-D
I hope a lot click the REPORT flag in the steam store after the revoke of there keys.

You find it at the games store page on the right side when you scroll a bit down.

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Wow, thanks for the heads up!

5 days ago
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I hope my two thorough, extremely negative reviews for these two games (March and July 2018!) won't be revoked too =P

5 days ago
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I doubt it, as they show their validity.

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