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Hope everyone is having a good start to their 2019!
Next month is Spring, So, it's that time again... KEY DROPS!!!
I have 100's and 100's of unused humble keys, groupees keys, indiegala, fanatical and other stuff that need a new home.
Too lazy to make giveaways,.. so I'll be dumping them HERE for anyone who wants them.
They're definitely bundle games.... probably garbage, but maybe there might be something you can use? GL
If it's a non-steam key, or in game currency, skins, etc.... I'll just drop it straight in this thread in a "Mini - Drop"
With instructions on how to redeem.
If it's a steam key drop, I'll put up a tiny barrier to stave off the bots, see below for barrier type:
I'll do this whenever I have time, but I imagine there will be 1000 + steam keys dumped when I'm done.
I'm not going to put a specific schedule, but whenever I do a dump, I'll drop a comment to revive the thread.
THANKS everyone for helping me find new homes for the extra keys and do some long overdue spring cleaning!
Have a GREAT 2019!!
Key Drop Puzzle #1 (100 Steam keys) - Dropped 10:05pm PST 2/18 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = Itstoohard
(Status: 241 / 262 users solved puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 2 (100 Steam keys) - Dropped 6:57pm PST 2/19 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = Itstoohard
(Status: 142 / 173 users solved puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 3 (100 Steam keys) - Dropped 10:24am PST 2/20 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = Itstoohard
(Status: 162 / 181 users solved puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 4 (100 Steam keys) - Dropped 12:10pm PST 2/21 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = Itstoohard
(Status: 119 / 145 users solved puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 5 (100 Steam keys) - Dropped 9:28pm PST 2/22 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = Itstoohard
(Status: 107 / 120 users solved puzzle)
BONUS Key Drop Puzzle # 1 - The Russian Doll (125 Steam keys) - Dropped 12:15pm PST 2/23 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = itstoohard
(Status: 82 / 93 users solved puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 6 (100 keys) - Word Play Hidden Games Puzzle - Dropped 9:24pm PST 2/25 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = its too hard
(Status: 83 / 88 Users solved puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 7 (100 keys)- Word Play Hidden Games Puzzle - Dropped 10:21pm PST 2/27- see comments in thread: puzzle type = its too hard (Status: 62 / 73 Users solved puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 8 (100 keys)- Word Play Hidden Games Puzzle - Dropped 12:59pm PST 3/2 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = its too hard (Status: 61 / 69 Users solved puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 9 (100 keys) - Word Play Hidden Games Puzzle - Dropped 8:05am PST 3/4 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = its too hard (Status: 58 / 65 Users solved puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 10 (100 keys) - Word Play Hidden Games Puzzle - Dropped 9:41pm PST 3/6 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = its too hard (Status: 46 / 51 Users solved puzzle)
Bonus Key Drop # 2 - Matryoshka II (225 Steam keys) Dropped 3:37pm PST 3/8 - see comments in thread: puzzle type = Itstoohard
(Status: NEW - 37/45 solved part 1, and 27/27 solved part 2 of the puzzle)
Key Drop Puzzle # 11, soon, sometime this week we'll get started with the next 10 puzzles.
Key Drop Puzzle # 12, tba
Key Drop Puzzle # 13, tba
Key Drop Puzzle # 14, tba
Key Drop Puzzle # 15, tba
see my post puzzle type above and my comments below in the thread for the URL key.
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Spring Cleaning Key Drop # 7 - Word Play Hidden Games Puzzle is NOW LIVE!!!
gwxbdEmy - see description for game type
Also, don't forget that the Bonus Key Drop has some Non-bundle Giveaway links that are still valid.
Solve the Russian Doll and enter the giveaways! GL
Solved! Thanks for the puzzle.
The one key that I've tried so far from ALL the key drops and it's a duplicate code eheh.
Wow, people are fast or they might have multiple Steam accounts to redeem so many keys at once! (I'm only the 8th solver, and all the games I was interested in were already gone.)
All duped this time, but honestly, I had so much fun with the word puzzle that I didn't mind. Thanks!
Thanks again for the fun puzzle! :)
I was a bit too late again.
I was able to decode a bit faster this time, however, one of the answers doesnt follow the rule you specified(tip on which one: has a number that is higher than two but lower than four).
Thanks again for the puzzle even though i have yet not managed to pick up a key :)
It does follow the rules right?
It does. But technically no for the first word. You'll understand once you get it. xD
Oh wait, I think the order of questions is mixed up. For me the number that is higher than 1 and lower than 3 is not following the rules.
Thats the one.
I'm really good at these, I always solve them instantly. I'm terrible at checking the thread the right time though :P
Thanks for Burst Into Soundtrack ( QKGMV- )
I found and error in this one.
Question 2 ---> "by using a minimum of 2 letters (or more) from the first word"
To solve this you must go against the rules and use not 2 or more letters from 1st word but only 1.
Thanks -> FIXED
Very nice puzzles! :D
PSA: Next Puzzle with 100+ Steam Key drops tomorrow 2nd March
between 9am - 12pm PST
edit: a little later today, working on it now
I hope i can make it on time :D
Spring Cleaning Key Drop # 8 - Word Play Hidden Games Puzzle is NOW LIVE!!!
Y0bBZNld - see description for game type
Thank you for another puzzle
and for Mistwood Heroes
thank you :)
got 2 GAs before i got into time out
Thanks, i got 2 before too many attempt >.<
People before me born with speed :D
Thanks for an interesting but quick puzzle! First one for me out of all these drops you've done.
I got Robot Heroes MDMW2-78MKX-AT7BD but I'll look if there's something more I'd like to grab
edit. found a few nice games, but I guess someone's snorted pretty much all of the keys :]
Can someone explain how the puzzle works? I can't figure it out from the thread instructions. I see the post here, but don't understand what to do with that code.
There was another person who didn't understand.
Check previous comments where I explain what it is.
Thanks, i got it figured out and solved the puzzle. I couldn't find any working keys before I got too many activation attempts from steam though.
Glad you figure it out...
TIP: make sure to keep the urls to the puzzles so you have access to the answers later.
Its too hard will remember your answers, as long as you use the same browser in future sessions.
the Bonus Round Key Drops will reference the previously solved puzzles
Next Bonus round is right after the 10th key drop
All the keys seem to be gone now. I tried a bunch.
make sure to keep the urls to the puzzles so you have access to the answers later.
the Bonus Rounds reference the previously solved puzzles.
Missed the GA but I'm really loving the puzzles :) Thanks!
GREAT! Glad you enjoy them.
Maybe next time!
the 5th question doesn't follow your rules
meant to post this under the 9th drop
THANKS.. will get it fixed soon
Second key throughout this whole event for a game on my wishlist (Fatal Stormer) and of course it was ninjad. I almost felt it this time, it was really really reeeally close.
Spring Cleaning Key Drop # 9 - Word Play Hidden Games Puzzle is NOW LIVE!!!
XU5dh3PY - see description for game type
Plus there are 5 hidden GA's in my comments!!
I'm new here. Can I ask how to find the puzzles to find the games :P?
See the description up top for type of game for this key drop.
Use the URL # to get to the puzzle.
Finish the puzzle and it unlocks 100 steam keys.
If you need more details, you can look at previous comments as it has been explained prior.
Thanks but I still don't know what page the puzzles are on...
Maybe I'm just too stupid.
the place where you had to look was where it says "puzzle type = Itstoohard" in the main post
I suggest giving this thread: https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/TLR8m/zelgh-magic-guide-to-basic-sg-puzzling-update-october-2017 as well as Ginseng's comments in this very thread a thorough read.
Thank you guys!
I'm still getting to use to how things work here :P
Thank you for this giveaway but itstoohard is not a secured page so I won't put my password there :)
You don't need to create an itstoohard account to play.
You can play without an account.
If you want to create one, you could just make a new simple password for itstoohard.
a password you don't use for anything else.
Anyways, have fun! and GL!
When I understand how to see puzzles in itstoohard It was not that hard for a gamer to find the titles of games ;)
There were no interesting games for me there so I didn't try to activate anything :)
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I tried 3 keys for games I was slightly interested in, sadly all were duped already. Thanks anyway, cool puzzle :)
thanks a lot :)
Thank you. I took the very first of the Robot Heroes Keys.
Oddly enough, I don't recognise 3 out of the 5 games in this puzzle this time around but thanks to Google, I managed to solve the puzzle nonetheless :)
By the way, I've noticed that the key for Black Hole Hazard is missing a letter or a number. Thought you should know :)
Hopefully, the next one will be compatible with Australian time
i try to randomize them, but obviously within the hours I'm awake.
Do one for Poland after work time :D like 11 hours from now :D
That would be 3 in the morning here... again... :(
thanks, I got spoiler alert, which was a really nice game (although pretty small)
Spring Cleaning Key Drop # 10 - Word Play Hidden Games Puzzle is NOW LIVE!!!
eutsmEVY - see description for game type
Thanks for the chance :)
I didn't grab anything as I was 8th and all keys were gone, but it was quite fun and exciting trying to get there fast ;)
Next puzzle will reference puzzles 6 - 10... so make sure to have those solved
so you can be ready! GL!
I got Robot Heroes before getting locked out. Thanks! <3
Thanks again for the puzzle - 10th solver here :)
Thanks, i got haldor before TMAA :)
I have solved everything up ot this point and seen bonus GA, found 3/5 hidden GA but I still don't know how to get to any puzzles with Russian Doll or is Russian Doll just a name for the 1st bonus :P?
Also any TIPS on 2 last hidden GA :P?
Russian Doll is just the name of the 1st Bonus Key drop
it has 3 GA's in it.... 2 are given by solving puzzle, and final 1 is hidden within the other 2 GA's.
So its a puzzle within a puzzle, within a puzzle.
As far as the hidden GA's... they are all in my comments.
If you see anything unusual... letters in bold, or hidden letters, or italics, they
probably go to a hidden GA. Good Luck
italics are propably the 2 I'm missing.
They could be hidden like this as well.
I have found 1 hidden 1 bold and 1 just easy to find :P
So I must be missing 2 italic or I'm blind :P
Now for the last super sneaky one :P
I have my nose 5 cm from the screen but can't find anything italic. I think I'm going blind :(
PSA: Make sure you have puzzles 6 - 10 solved
as tomorrow's Bonus Key Drop will reference the answers in these puzzles.
Also, new hidden GA's will be added on Sunday.
Have a nice weekend!
Happy weekend :)
Bonus round will be today ?
yes.. i will work on it soon.
next hour or so
BONUS Key Drop # 2 - Additional 125 Steam Keys dropped.
This is a puzzle within a puzzle
** See notes in description
TIP on Bonus Puzzle.
What is Matryoshka? a doll, within a doll, within a doll.
The steam keys are under 3 levels of puzzles.
Puzzle, within a puzzle, within a puzzle.
Bonus Tip: NOTHING is new in the puzzles, meaning, if you've been playing this event,
the techniques for solving the puzzles are the same, mostly. :)
As of now, no one has unlocked the 125 steam keys.
I wonder if anyone successfully solved it by now :3
No one has solved it yet. keys are not unlocked.
The letters do NOT need to be unscrambled.
New tip below in main thread!
I thought 4+4 characters would make another ITH puzzle, but now I'm... puzzled
Then while doing some other stuff I got the phrase "2D The key" but I think that's just a coincidence as that doesn't seem to help in any way :P
doesn't seem to be a jigidi either
"Bonus Tip: NOTHING is new in the puzzles, meaning, if you've been playing this event,
the techniques for solving the puzzles are the same, mostly. :)"
I assume this statement already included other websites.
My guess is that whatever we are looking for has to be a giveaway or ITH url since those are the only two types that have been used so far.
I thought I'd still try, because of that "mostly" ;D
this logic sounds good!
ignore the gif.. all i meant to say was that people may be trying
to put a square peg in a round hole.
see new Tip in main thread
Wow, I somehow managed to get through, unexpected turn of events
You are the ONLY person that has made it!!
Thank you both for the congratulations and another nice puzzle
Gratz, the lucky one :D
i spend so many hours without aware that the sequence probably should be changed :3
New Tip for 2nd level Bonus GA.
The key is in two parts.
The key only fits one kind of lock.
Only 1 person has solved about 30 mins ago... GL!!!
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Congratulations to the solver!
I just added 100 more keys to make up for the mistake..
GO GO GO!!
Finally found it, sleeping was probably help.
I took key for Doodle Kingdom.
Thanks for all this event.
Ended up being the 3rd solver. I don't know how I manage to mess up the order earlier. Anyways, I did grab a few keys, thanks a lot, I really enjoyed the whole event :)
I just realised that you changed the places of first letters..
Did he? I guess that's why I couldn't find it all day, I thought I was really careless
yepp.. same here, I thought there is something new over there but today I checked and, 1st letter became 3rd letter, so 2nd -> 1st, and 3rd -> 2nd letter.
Yeah, it wasn't fair yesterday >_< I even tried different orders, but couldn't make it work.
Are you sure about the ordering? If so it means that I was more lucky than I thought. I tried to "disassemble" the matryoshka by unwrapping the inner letters and placing them on the outer side of the code/part. According to my notes the combination that worked moved the 2nd letter to the first place and the 3rd one to the 4th, at the same time keeping the second part of the code as it was. Either there were more changes in description, or I messed the order myself and it was pure luck, that the order I tried worked
yepp, I'm sure about the order cause I noted it down yesterday, also you can see Kaiserlucas's comment about a coincidence of "2D The key", first letter D was after Bonus Round #2, at the first private ga. now D is 3rd letter, but rest of the letters at the same place. I see, I tried many ways also, but it wasn't easy to guess it. and congrats, you were creative and lucky (:
Now when you mentioned it, you're right. It was late at night and I must have mixed the order myself, probably even multiple times, as now I don't have a clue how I reached it. I was sure that I was trying the method mentioned described above when I finally got it, but I can't think of a way how I could end up with the "unwrapped", initial order needed for such a transformation to work. Now I feel bad, I was sure I got it and it turns out it was a series of mistakes and pure coincidence.
In the end he change the ordering of the 1st part
It can be intended or pure mistake tho, we can't know for sure since it's puzzle :3
Actually with original ordering, brute force the position will solve it in 3rd attempt.
Me myself already try the horizontal ordering for both part..... if only i try horizontal for 1st, and change position a bit, and doesn't change for the second it will be AHA moment that he said previously :p
I tried reading it vertically, matching orders between two parts based on the way a letter is hidden, rotating, moving the inner parts out etc. At some point I must have mixed the initial ordering and started using a modified one for further attempts without even noticing it.
Yes, it was changed, i remember it since i work with the combination this half day :3
i don't know if it's intended or not that the original sequence is wrong.
I thought everyone already try many things to mix them but in the end the one who brute force the letters arrangement will solve it.
I can't believe i didn't sleep to try everything without try to brute force it T.T really sad >.<
At first i and some people (see above) give clue in comment that the old sequence not work but without reveal the puzzle to other
I thought he aware about that and check the the puzzle
yeah it's sad :(
anyway, I tried a few keys now, probably all have been taken a while ago.
thanks for the new adds, I managed to get Luvocious (:
Finally solve it.
Thanks for the puzzle
No wonder no one could solve it, you swithched around the letters of the first part. 😢 Hours wasted!
How the first solver did it is mind-boggling as there are 40320 possible combinations from those "symbols" alone.
OH NO!!! Looks like I made a mistake yesterday... my apologies.
Fret not my friends.. I know your time is valuable.
To make amends I just added another 100 keys to the Bonus Puzzle #2,
So now there are a total of 225 Steam keys in the final prize of this puzzle.
Note: I added keys to the current 125, then I resorted them alphabetically, you know, for fun!
That way everyone that solved has a chance, as steam lock will slow things down.
Go check again and get some freebies!! GO GO!!
Apology accepted! 😄
Anyone can make a mistake, we're all human (I think).
Thanks for the extra keys. 👍
Nice! So far I got Plastiland, though it was under label of Gravity Quest (AP2EK-ZL5AX-0IDWX)
EDIT: no, it was Gravity Quest afterall, guess the redeem message was bugged :O /edit
Maybe key for Abstractism is already redeemed, but I thought I'd give a heads up. My Google search revealed that it may have been a cryptocurrency miner disguised as a game (which is why Valve removed it).
Thank You very much for a Boor and for a few games from BONUS Key Drop # 2.
Have a great week. ^^
no worries.. enjoy.
and have a good week as well.
I tried for hours on end haha, sad as I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong and it was fixed while I was away, oh well congrats to everyone that got a key
PSA: Update Sunday 3/10
So the first level of puzzles are released.. we did 10 puzzles + 2 bonus rounds.
Bonus round # 2 still active, so if you haven't done that, make sure to get in, as there are
some non-bundle Ga's in there.
I now realize, after dropping 1250 steam keys, that this didn't even dent my inventory.
I haven't even checked my extra GG, GMG, Indiegala, Groupees, Fanatical keys, and I haven't finished giving away
humble keys... damn.. so many extra keys.. so just a guess we probably will have another 3000+ keys, probably more,
for future puzzles, idk, not sure. Anyways, stay tuned.
Next puzzle, # 11, will launch sometime this week.. it's going to be a busy week for me, so we'll see when I have time.
Also, I removed the first 5 hidden GA's, as those are expires... I'll insert some new ones when I have time this week, but I'll PSA and let you know they
THANKS and GL to all who are participating in this event and helping me do my spring cleaning!
Thank you for GA.
And thank you for those hidden keys but I take nothing from that as there is nothing for me :)
Thanks Ginseng, keep it up!
PSA: We'll get the event re-started with Key Drop Puzzle # 11
sometime tomorrow Sun 3/17.
I would say … in less than 24 hours.
Have a great weekend!
Edit: changed to SUNDAY, as I got too busy today.
Can't wait to see some hidden GAs also and for the next Bonus GAs :)
PSA: Key Drop Event delayed a little further, as I ended going out of town this weekend.
I thought I could squeeze it in this weekend, but not enough time.
So we'll get started again this week. BIGGER than ever!!
Perfect! Going to bed now, up early tomorrow. :)