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Hi everyone! What a rough year and a half we've had, huh? Finally things are winding down, though sadly not for all of us. I've always been pretty sickly and these past few months have been pretty bad. Been in and out of wellness, I'm afraid. On the bright side, I had a lot more time to enjoy these forums' many events and puzzles! From Cjcomplex's monthlies in a month to ozo's neverending train (that's currently in the workshop for some upgrades) to Bianca's mini yee! puzzles, I've had a blast these past few months so here's a little puzzle for everyone here to enjoy! If you've been joining in recently, this puzzle should prove no problem. As for the game, well, figure it out for yourself!
edit: wow, I accidentally added the wrong link and ruined the puzzle for some really fast people. Oh well, live and learn!
edit: And everything's good now!
Puzzle's over and prizes sent. Congrats to everyone who made it through! Solution is here.
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Bumping for three days left.
Bump for <24 hours left and one final hint. Good luck!
Did you get better?
I'm still pretty weak but my appetite's back now so I'm feeling pretty good. Thank you for asking!
Glad to hear that. Take care!
Bump for solved!
Solution: As many guessed, this is all one big callback. Steamgift's sidebar and functions are your best friend here.
The North door (DT), refers to DrTenma and their jigidi puzzles. They had a long train of jigidi's that unfortunately ended when it became apparent that some people were using autosolvers just to get at the giveaways (for shame!) DrTenma started over, no longer hiding the links behind the puzzles, but their final giveaway was Rimworld.
The South door (ACC), comes from AlvinCanCabbage's birthday giveaway, the last giveaway I joined before I started planning this puzzle. Where do babies come from? A cabbage patch (or cabbage) of course!
The East door (DOSG), refers to DogOnSG's The Last Day episodic puzzle. You meet up at the scenic Cuba Librae and order a Cuba Libre (either will work as the correct answer).
The West door (SW28), comes from samwise's monthly Play a Game You Won on SteamGfits event! Clear up your backlog and gain entry to some fancy private giveaways! The theme? Why, it was February 2021's theme: Never Gonna Give You Up! (Didn't expect a Rickroll, did you?)
Finally, the Attic door (GH), refers to gordonshumphrey's The Tower episodic puzzle. This was admittedly the hardest one to get since you had to join in to fully get it. It's refers to one of the puzzles in the middle for determining the circumference of the planet and was inspired by Eratosthenes' experiment to do the same. A and S are Alexander and Sylene, themselves a reference to Alexandria and Syene, which are separated by 800km, 500mi, or 5000 stadia.
Each of these will give you clues: RPG, JRPG, Classic, Story Rich, and Time Travel. Some astute people might be able to figure the game out from these without further help but if you plug these into Steam's sidebar and you'll find exactly one game that fits: Chrono Trigger, which is the correct answer to the destination in the main room (KR). (You do not need all the clues and if you understood that you were looking to find a game, just the Time Travel hint could have let you brute force the right answer)
Anyway, congrats to the winners and I hope everyone enjoyed my first puzzle giveaway! My future puzzles will be more accessible next time. Hopefully.