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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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Out of my league I'm afraid but I'm looking forward to learning from the solution if you have a minute after it's ended.
Have a bump and some well deserved cake 🎂
=͟͟͞͞( っ'Θ')╮ =͟͟͞͞🍰 Happy Steam Cakeday♪
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I couldn't answer well except for Q1.
It is probably difficult enough that SG residents can solve it if they take the time to do so.
【Thinking】( ´･ω･)´･ω)(ω･(･Θ･ )
Tomorrow I will be forced to give the human vaccine, so I'm giving up on my health.
(I'm planning to go to bed early now🏥💉)
Can't figure out the game for #3... Great puzzles though, having fun
Just Q5 and Q6 left - will revisit tomorrow. Is anyone else having issues with itstoohard no longer accepting answers? It doesn't work for me unless I log out then back in.
Belated happy cake day!
Just can't seem to be able to solve 5 of them. Anyway, thanks for doing this.
Happy cakeday and bump!
I enjoyed the puzzles, figured out everything, except for the actual answer of #6, becase I probably don't know the game.
Too bad, I was really close, but at least I had a good time, thanks man!
You know the game. At least heard about it. It's really hard to find someone who uses Steam and never heard about that game
Bump -_-, made it with some luck
Bump for a great puzzle!
Bump for solved!
Stuck on 6 and 7 :(
Bump! Solved! Happy cake day!
Bump for almost solved.
Like many here, stuck on number 6. Figured out the first half, but not the game.
EDIT: Never mind, this is now a bump for solved!
Bump for stuck on only 6.
I can almost imagine the scene but didn't know the way to it...
Any more hints please?
I can't be the only one still stuck on 8, right?
After a while, hints appear under the questions, which are very helpful in solving
Thanks, I do have the hint, and used it to get numbers that I don't recognize. 🤷
did you solve it?
I can't make heads or tails of it. The color specifically.
stuck on 5 and 6
Bump for solved!! Definitely hurt my head but pretty fun!
i give up cant solved 4,5,7 and (8-=)
i got 5
Any hints for 8? The provided one is not helping at all. Is it double ciphered? What is the significance of white
Bump for two to go
Edit: Stuck in 4
5 solved, thanks a the hint :)
I decrypted 5, but have tried like 20 different game titles (including the one where this phrase was first uttered), and they're all wrong. I'm stumped.
edit: Ok, I've now tried like 50 different games featuring the character who speaks the quote. Either I'm missing something obvious (probable) or there's something janky about the formatting of the answer.
Did you read the hint for q5? It's not about the cipher, it's about the game
Yup, and I even understand the Latin. Took that into account and searched for...well, no spoilers here. ;) But let's just say that I tried to cross-reference a game involving that character with a scenario that made sense. Thought of a couple (even taking into account this past March 31, if you get the reference), but they didn't work, either.
Hm, someone solved q5 using only the hint, since they didn't know how to use the ciphered phrase
I was similarly stuck on #5 as you are, but managed to make some headway once I focused more on the hint
Happy Steam Cake!