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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up!

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Hey, thanks for participating. I've included you to the table for task #1, I hope you'll try cooking or recording too. There's still some 14 days left 'till the end of event.

As for camera and restart level button, I'm writing these down for the... next time. Not saying anything else for now :)

btw, could you mark screen1 as a spoiler, so it has that black overlay... Just so someone doesn't spoil the ending for themselves on accident? Thanks!

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Okay. Thanks for the feedback, I'm just saying, I'm writing all the smart things down to use in the future.

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Link to the pic for anzone who wants to check&upvote http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1171120880

(adding you to #2 too)

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Only 10 days left.

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Proud of ya. Yes @_@

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I already have Dishonored, so good luck :)
Dopiero zobaczyłem, że jako jedyny zrobiłeś wszystkie taski :) Najs!

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Added to the list. There's still 10 days left if you wanna cook/record too.

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You tricked me NB264 D: I thought GNC was going to have a sale on whey. ;-; lol

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The week long sale ended a few hours ago.

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Achievemnts can be seen in my previous post.

Here is task number two.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1165600653

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Nice, adding you to the table for task #2

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I wanted to try doing the game on Old School but I'm too bad and got no time rip ): Here's my entry either way :>
Task 1
Miight get around to doing Task 2 !
Task 3

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Added to task list #1 and #3. I look forward to your cooking entry. Remember, 7 days left :)

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Finished the game (with all coins) and uploaded a picture of my bean soup.
Well done, I really enjoyed this game. :)

How do I link my personal achievements page?

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Here it is: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198007818787/stats/551580/achievements/

Adding you to the lists for #1 and #2.

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Thanks, wanted to mention that the ending of the game was pretty cute. :P

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Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. Feel free to recommend it to any friends who are into such things ;)

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Bean soup a la skanda.
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Added to list #2

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back-to-top bump

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Made Goblin's Eggmeal and decided to decorate it with some funny-looking grass I've found along the way. Those birdies certainly didn't like me stealing their eggs!
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Added you for the task #2 too. Looks nice. Did you like it?

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Yes, it was my yummy dinner! :D

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Last day. To be or not to be? :)

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Oh man, how did I miss this?! How much longer do I have? And more importantly how long would it take me to complete each task? I hope I'm not too late..

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There's some 21 hrs left.

You need around 2 hrs to finish the game on casual... if you're recording at the same time, that's tasks 1 and 3 together. For cooking... maybe up to an hour total, unless you're making bean soup.

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Alright cool, I'll see if I have the time tomorrow. Time to sleep now :p

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Not sexy, but tasty Goblin's eggmeal.(Yes, I'm a bad cook)
Photo.
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Updating to include task#2

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Thanks!

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oh i forgot about it! for now i will let the link and go try record something decent and tomorrow i will try to cook something with the 2 dollars i have and whatever thing i have at home

Eggmeal
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Cool, just remember

All submissions must be posted into this thread by the end of October 20th, 2017, CET (GMT+1).

to watch the time tomorrow. It's Paris/Berlin/Belgrade/Bucharest timezone.

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Yep, i usually work best with preasure so i will take up the challenge, also i forgot to add the link, there it is now

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Added for task#1

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Added in the eggmeal i prepared, was going to do the breadmeal as no one made it but i was sure i wasnt going to like it (i have a thing with white milk) so i did an eggmeal like most people, i also think i overdid the cream a bit but it ended up tasting really nice with some white pepper and a bit of paprika on top, also i ate it with 2 thin slices of spiced bacon and it was great.

Also sadly i wont have time to record a full game since i am travelling in a couple of hours

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Looks good, it's supposed to be a thick liquid / pudding thingy that you can stick piece of bread into and use it as a spoon of sorts. One guy did make bread+milk thing, don't worry.

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12 hrs left.

Bonus giveaways revealed!

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I'll create giveaways soon and send invites to the participants. Please be available when I add you on Steam - you're free to delete me from friends after you receive the invite links. Thanks for the cooperation ;)


tewam --links sent, seen
snowpwn --links sent, seen
fet --links sent, seen
nopenv8 --links sent, seen
toff --links sent, seen
brutodetestssb --links sent, seen
jatan --links sent
ministersipa --links sent, seen
kataztrophik --links sent, seen
flamingos --links sent, seen
sobojib --links sent, seen
fame taker --links sent, seen
zibo --links sent, seen
juanitou --links sent, seen
bericthered --links sent, seen
skanda --links sent, seen
leonida56 --links sent, seen

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well, that's it, all the gifts are sent. congratz to the winners, have fun!

remember, your existing achievements, artworks and videos can be "used" again in some future event!

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bump

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