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Today 16.09.21 my Steam account becomes 9-years-old. Now it's too old to be molested by Catholics priests but it's old enough to be married by Muslims. Yay!
So I made really easy puzzle about games and cipher. There are quotes from games ciphered in different ways and you need to enter just the games names. Here's the puzzle.
Prizes? Current #1 from community wishlist - Death's Door - and some bundled stuff. 9 games for 9 questions 'cause 9 years. GAs are lvl1 and protected by basic SGT.
Q1. "Northrop Spirit". It means B-2. The cipher is A1Z26. The encoded phrase is "youwantapieceofmeboy". Starcraft.
Q2. "It's kinda standard". The cipher is ASCII. The encoded phrase is "It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum". Duke Nukem.
Q3. "There are 10 kind of people...". The beginning of a binary joke. The binary cipher. The encoded phrase is "I miss the internet". Left 4 Dead.
Q4. "beep beep beep boop boop boop beep beep beep". SOS in Morse code.The encoded phrase is "ifyoureallywanttoseemaryyoushouldjustdie". Silent Hill 2.
Q5. "Requiescat in Pace". It's the Bacon cipher. Both the hint and encoded phrase "itsamemario" are in Assassin's Creed 2. Yeah, it was intentionally made to fool you.
Q6. "&#x;". It's Unicode. The encoded message is 5 emojis "right arrow", "man", "wrong", "map pin" and "world map". Half-Life 2.
Q7. "I give up 🏳️". The hint tells that a message can be sent via flags. The cipher is the semaphore flags. The encoded phrase is "28stab". Detroit: Become Human.
Q8. "Try to ask white monks". White monks. The cipher is Cistercian numerals. The encoded phrase is "0451 5380 7533 9457 0512". It's door codes from Bioshock. Btw, the code "451" is kinda iconic. With variations it's in all the System Shock, Bioshock, Deus Ex and Dishonored games and many others.
Q9. It's an encoded message but not by me. Just google it.
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Need clarification on 5. Pretty sure I have it right, but nothing I try is accepted. Perhaps add more options to be accepted.
Still can't figure out how to enter on 5. Can't figure out what you want on 9 either. Have tried around 10 things on both. Holy crap, #5. Wow. Was wrong all along. My apologies!
All others I was able to figure out work fine. Stuck on 6. I know how to decode but not interpret. Good god, #6 is brilliant.
Not trying to sound like I'm complaining. I'm enjoying this puzzle :-)
Haha, 5 was brilliant. I think if someone hasn't played that game, will be stuck on it.
having a lot of fun! i love puzzles :3
However, whilst im pretty sure ive translated 6 and 8 correctly, i have no idea how to actually interpret it into a title
Edit- 6 made me embarrased of my video game knowledge. Actually, honestly all of these have, im terrible with quotes.
Same, decoded 6 and 8 but don't know how to interpret the result (EDT: figured out 8)
I'm also stuck on 5.
i'd offer to swap you 6 for 8 but i think thats against the rules :P
also stuck on five, i mean the answer seems pretty obvious but????
Edit: 5 is evil. Kinda expected it to be not as it seemed but like :0
hehe, it's always like that, once you figure something out, you're like, how did I not see this before, it's so obvious! XD
I guess I'll come back to this puzzle another time, maybe I'll have my AHA momemt ;)
Bump for complete.
Bump for solved!
Thanks for the GA and puzzle.
I appreciate you telling us what's behind the puzzle door, but that joke seems like the invitation to another holy war there.
You mean the list of games, that I've already posted in the image at the bottom of this post?
No I meant one about Catholics and Muslims.
Nvm though. Just saying.
Bump for solved. Number 6 took me way to long! :)
Thanks for the puzzle and the giveaways!
Stuck on 8 and 9. I know the first step for 8, but not the next step.
5 was sneaky. 6 was clever.
damn, ive just got 8 left now and i have no clue what the next step is :(
Edit:Someone please take pity on me
Solved! I am now dead inside
Totally stuck on 8. I don't even know how to start
Edit: Ok, I solved 8. I don't understand 4. What is the code of 4?
Edit2: Only 6 left
Edit3: congratulations for the puzzle. I literally had to learn new codes that didn't know existed.
Bump for solved.
I don't know how did I get the answer for #5 :o)
Bump for not solved yet, but solving in progress.
Happy steam birthday! But I'm out on the puzzle. Good luck to all others.
Bump and ty!
Happy Steam Birthday!
And thanks for yet another great puzzle!
EDIT: Okay, tried again with 8 and luckily it worked, finally.
Completed! It took a bit.
stuck on 5 6 7 8. hopefully someone will let me know cipher at end of the giveaway. Did few of these partialy but unabke to figure out game.
If you haven't played (or at least watched others play) most major games in the last 25 years or so, you'd have a hard time, like me.
did 5th now 6,7,8 pending.
i have deciphered the message from 6 and 8 but dont know what it means.
7th some clock hands messed my ciphering
Deciphering isn't really the hard part, it's what you get that can be quite hard to figure out. Especially, as I said, if you haven't played those games.
Bump! I've solved questions 1-4 but can't seem to figure out the others... I know what #5 says but can't figure out the game. No idea what to do about 6-9 though.
Edit: finally got #5 correct! I have the numbers from #8 but I’m not sure how to proceed… #6 and #9 are vague and I think? I have the code for #7 but not sure what to do with it.
Edit2: Got #7! Have the codes for #6 and #8 but not sure what video games they are referencing?
I'm at the same point. Find something for #5 but no game name work.
Dunno what to do with the last ones, even with the hints
Thank you for the puzzle.
Finally got the clocks right - needed a more detailed table.
Can't find a good way how to decipher 5 - or not getting further.
6 feels to vague, had some ideas but :/
I really hate you :)
Broke my brain, it turned out I'm not that cool connoisseur of the gaming industry, but finally I guessed all the games
Thanks for the cool puzzle :)
Thank you for the puzzle.
Happy Cake Day, escollo!
Happy cake day!
for me i`ts too hard but interesting,