Welcome to

Goblin and Coins back to school marathon!


A little bit of history for newcomers

Hello! I've created a little retro platformer game and with the help of friendly SG community managed to polish it and release it on Steam back in late 2016. Since then, I've held two of these "marathon" events (inspired by some comments in Keo's giveaway) in order for all of us to have fun and at the same time to give back to SG members who supported the game by giving them the chance to win some nice prizes. You can check out spring (3 participants, won DE: Mankind Devided, Dishonored 2 and DOOM) and summer marathon (7 participants won Quantum Break, Dark Souls III, Rise of Tomb Raider , TWD: A New Frontier and many other nice games) if you want more info, to read previous hints, tips, and so on.


Introduction

Welcome to the back to school marathon, even if you're not going back to school! I am, because I'm a teacher so... yeah. Anyway, time for another event (actually, planned time is September and October, but I'll be very busy when September comes so let's start a bit early, I hope you don't mind) and this time I'll try to make it much easier to participate, specially for shy people who don't like recording YouTube videos. Also, I wanted to make things a bit more interesting so tasks will be more unique and not connected to a train. I'll give you three quests, and each player can go and solve them in their own pace. That's it.


Requirements

In order to participate you have to be a nice and well behaved member of SteamGifts community. You need a free Steam account which you already have otherwise you wouldn't be a member of the community here. And you need to have the game called Goblin and Coins in order to be able to perform tasks required and fulfill the quests given by the NPC... that would be me.

Optional: In order to record gameplay videos and post them to YouTube you'll additionally need some a software specialized for recording (like Fraps, OBS or Xsplit) or a hardware capability implemented in your GPU and drivers (GeFofce Experience or AMD GamingEvolved). You can also search the internet to get help with this or ask in the comments.

Optional: In order to cook you might need a stove, some pans, electricity... In order to take photos you'll need a digital camera or a smartphone or anything else that can take photos and transfer them to PC or submit them online.


Tips

  • Play on casual, it's easier.
  • Use a quality keyboard or a gamepad. Some netbook keyboards will ruin your experience, sadly.
  • You can rebind the keys in settings menu.
  • Feel free to read community guides on Steam.
  • If you get discouraged, feel free to watch other players and see how they dealt with something.
  • Ask, and someone might answer. There are tips&tricks for all the enemies and bosses, just need to find them.
  • Have fun and laugh. That's the point to have fun together :)

For people recording videos:

  • Use hardware recording for making videos if you can. While game is lightweight and can work even on 2in1 netbooks or very old computers, Fraps or similar software could reduce your framerate and cause stuttering.
  • Talk in English in videos. I don't mind if you have an accent, I'm not a native speaker either, but it's the only language everyone here will understand more or less.

Rules

  • There are three tasks, each is independent of the others. You can solve only one, two or all three, it's up to you.
  • Each task will have at least 1 private giveaway. Players that solve the tasks will be invited into said giveaway before November 1st.
  • Giveaways will be created even if there's less than 5 people to be invited. Even if you're the only one.
  • In order to be invited you have to provide what is asked and in the exact way that was explained in task description.
  • Don't cheat. I'll check all applications.
  • All submissions must be posted into this thread by the end of October 20th, 2017, CET (GMT+1).

Tasks and Giveaways

Giveaways Task How to apply?
Dishonored 2 + CoD: Advanced Warfare Finish the game on casual with at least 300 coins collected Submit link to your GnC achievements page with achievements "Goblin" and "Seeker" unlocked.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm + Cuphead Find at least one recipe and submit a meal from cookbook to steam as artwork Prepare a meal from the in game cookbook, take a photo and submit as game artwork here. Submit link to your GnC achievements page with achievement "What's cooking?" unlocked and a link to your posted artwork.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Post a video of full game playthrough Record (or use existing, from previous event) a video of playing the game to the end and post it to YouTube as a public video. Put your SG username in the description. Must comment at least sometimes during the recording. Facecam is optional. Submitting to Steam here is optional. Post a link to your public video here in the topic.
Surprise gib ??? ???

Good luck and fave fun!


Participants (so far)

Participant Task 1 Task 2 Task 3
Tewam
snowpwn x
Fet x x
Nopenv8 x x
Toff x
BrutoDetestsSB x x
jatan11t x
ministersipa1 x x
kataztrophik x
flamingos x
Sobojib x
FameTaker x
zibo86 x x
juanitou x
BericTheRed x
skanda x x
leonidas56 x
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Freebies (closing date shown, enter before the said date):

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/cliSN/madrobot-x

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/6LOkE/cook-serve-delicious

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/qjGVa/ink

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/Sj87o/uncanny-valley

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/6yvzl/the-silent-age

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/22kfX/zen-garden

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/dC0s1/feminazi-the-triggering

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/DkJX2/cortex-command

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/HJpup/chroma-squad

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had to continue in a reply, previous message wouldn't save anymore...

Bonus (private giveaway for thread visitors): https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/5qM4X/goat-simulator

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Well. Here you have full playthrough with over 400 coins :P
Achievements here. Yes.
And well. I'll probably make beansoup later on. Yes.
Also for those who missed it...

The song about the game

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Great song :D

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I like that it runs until October 20. That gives me a chance to finalize my move and get settled, then get to some platforming, I own the two games listed, but honestly, I don't mind doing this simply for the challenge itself.

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I like the idea of letting people make the recipes from the game. It gives people who are shy, or don't have the equipment a chance to participate. :)

For the next event you should have people come up with their own recipes and make those. Then pick a winner and make/eat their recipe! (don't forget to film the whole thing)
To make it even more fun, the worst would have to make and eat their own muahaha!

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I like it, it's a great idea! There's a sub-forum in the steam community for recipes from day one, so it's perfect.

1 year ago
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Oh look, I actually retroactively qualify for one of the giveaways. I've beaten the game with 300+ coins.

1 year ago
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Don't have the game and can't run the rewards ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Enjoy the freebies in reply #1?

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Not really my jam, but I still felt the topic and the idea worth a bump. (Cook Serve Delicious is super awesome, but I already bought 2 or 3 copies of it ^^ )

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Thanks for the bump :) I'll add more daily/private giveaways later, so check it out in a few days again.

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Interesting task 2 :D

Hope I fix this recording problem I have, would like to enter MGS giveaway.

Achievments

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Yay, done the first task a while ago. Proof :)

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And you're one cooking adventure away from #2 too ;)

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Oh, gee, cooking, don't have a lot of experience with that, but gotta gain it sooner or later. I'll see if I manage to arrange that, haha.

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Goblin & Bumps! :)

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I absolutely refuse to bump this thread :)

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bump!

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thanks a lot for all GAs!

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Bump!

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Blimp!
Or uhhh... How do you spell it again?

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Nice. :) It's usually eaten with Sauerkraut so if you have some, try that combo - cabbage is very salty in that form.

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Bump ! Thanks =)

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Bump for "I'm gonna do the cooking task and only then can I say that I'm participating... Soon™.".

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Uuuummm, ops... Ok... I totally forgot... Sorry... :/

Well, since I said I'd do the cooking task, I'll refrain from participating with only the achievement task. Doesn't feel right.

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You still have until the end of 20th, so... almost 48 hrs.

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bump

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Needs a bump! I might try cooking or coin collecting, as mentioned. :P

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Oh, hey, I guess I really should use this as an incentive to properly play it... Hm...Comment during gameplay? As in, actually talk? Argh, I don't want people to hear me PointsToNickname

I feel like doing it right now, but I'm not sure my employer will like me installing steam here... But I could probably sell it as research :)

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bump

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