Hello friends! I recently discovered a new group. Quite an interesting performance. But perhaps there is more behind this.
Here, take a look.

Hint 1: If you are looking for the key, you should know 2 things. First one is that you actually need two keys. Second one is that everyone (who knows about puzzle) can see those keys.

Hint 2: If you have a message, but don't know what to do with it, just ask that man you see. He managed to solve it once

Hint 3: If you see nothing inside, maybe you should open it like a box?

Solution: There is a symbols in youtube link after 2nd "=" - qEKaF7Ze. Leads you here.

  1. Image is clickable and leads you here.
  2. You'll find "Look inside!.jpg" file which actually a .zip archive. You should unpack it.
  3. There are two files inside. "_" without extension - .txt file actually and 1.jpg which actually a .zip archive again. You should unpack it again.
  4. You'll find another two files again. There will be "1" without extension - .txt file and 2.jpg. You should unzip all .jpg files. it's all archives.
  5. Collect all files without extension - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. There is a text chunks inside. Combine it into one string.and you/ll get this: "GDGDADGDFDAGFAFDADDAVDDXVFAAAA".
  6. To understand what does it mean you should ask a man from the picture. So, after image searching you'll know that he is Georges Painvin known as the cryptanalyst who broke the ADFGX/ADFGVX cipher used by the Germans during the First World War.
  7. Now, when you know what cypher was used you'll need two keys. You can find them where everyone, who knows about puzzle existing(about hidden symbols in youtube link) can see it - on this page. Here they are: "Default option".
  8. There are a lot of different online tools for decrypting this cypher. But, for my opinion, the most convenuient is this one. You can use any other though.
  9. So, if you add first word into Polybius square you'll get this alphabet: "DEFAULTBCGHIJKMNOPQRSVWXYZ0123456789".
  10. Using the second key/word - "option" you can actually crack it and get: "UNBREAKABLECODE". It is the message you are searching for. Just enter it here.
  11. You'll get "rRLQV" as answer. It is id of the giveaway on SteamGifts.

Games from this puzzle train: 1. Morkredd -> 2. Out of Space -> 3. Levelhead -> 4. Remothered: Broken Porcelain -> 5. Retimed.

Thanks for participating and congratulations for all solvers. It was my first puzzle here, but not the last. Feel free to ask your questions.
P.S. Привет моим русскоговорящим друзьям, а так же пираньям из группы "Халява".

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Bump for solved

1 month ago
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Bump for solved! I was so close yesterday, read your hint today, felt like I already knew both parts, but took another look and instantly saw what I was missing. Nice puzzle!

1 month ago
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Great job!

View attached image.
1 month ago
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Damn, that was a hard puzzle, well done!

1 month ago
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I feel like I'm stuck because of some wrong assumption of mine which doesn't let me see the easy way out. Either that or I am missing something entirely.
Anyway, have a bump 👍

1 month ago
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Been there, done that.

1 month ago
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Bump for solved with hint!

1 month ago
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Bump for solved!

1 month ago
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Second hint was added. So, maybe you wanna try again? :)

1 month ago
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Second hint was already known for me. Still stuck on finding the right keys and he couldn't help me either :-/

1 month ago
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Also making no progress with this after getting through the first part quite quickly.
I feel like I’m blind and missing something very obvious considering the solvers. Like, maybe I’m expected to recognize the abstract art?

1 month ago
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It might be the art, but it got me so dizzy

1 month ago
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Bumping.
I'm quite convinced I'm missing something in the early steps of the puzzle even if I shouldn't.

Edit: nope, it was the keys + one wrong assumption, as expected. Solved.

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If you found out what's inside, found a message, asked that man what to do with it, noticed that keys, then you already have all neccesary for solving :)

1 month ago
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Is it possible to know the keys right after entering the 6 houses, (before dealing with the message)?

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Yes

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1 month ago
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Bump for (finally) solved! :)

1 month ago
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I feel like I have both keys, but I don't know the square? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

1 month ago
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here, you lost this - \

1 month ago
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xD

1 month ago
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Have you asked that man?

1 month ago
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"I already know what to do with the keys but I dont know what the keys are :\" bump.

1 month ago
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Maybe you already seen that keys?

1 month ago
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I'll feel stupid when I found out the keys but I cant notice them right now :D

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no message inside or

1 month ago
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Bump! A bit tough but I got there :)

1 month ago
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Well at least I found 1 of the keys I think

1 month ago
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i really don't understand what i am supposed to do with the image

1 month ago
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Bump for solved!
Really have to try with several different machines for that..

1 month ago
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Bump, also stuck at the keys. Hope you'll share the solution afterwards ✌

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1 month ago
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Bump for solved!

1 month ago
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I've been stuck at the last step for almost a week, can't figure out what the keys are even after asking the man itself. Maybe I'm not asking correctly. Should I go get a ouija board?

1 month ago
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Those hints i already know from the begginig

I'm stock with the codes... or keys... when i ask to the man for help i don't have a real answer

1 month ago
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Darn, got everything except the 2 keys 😅 Have a bump!

1 month ago
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facepalm I knew EXACTLY what the keys were, I just had the wrong formatting. Bump!

1 month ago
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I found a long something from the dapper man but I'm not sure if it's the right something. Well, anyway, bump!

1 month ago
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Bump!

1 month ago
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Solution added! ^_^

1 month ago
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I used https://www.dcode.fr/adfgvx-cipher#q6 with the "default option" as a key and got "TGTHAKTHRKCSMAM". Very disappointing that I had the right idea but the used tool didn't support it. :(

1 month ago
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Don't know what are you talking, friend. This tool working as well:

View attached image.
1 month ago
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I put the two words "default option" into the key field.

1 month ago
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I did exactly the same, because grid is not considered as key (I do not see it near "square grid for substitution").
And I was like "I know this is key, why it does not work?!"

But now I realized why some people mentioned formatting issues.

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