Important: This will be a noisy thread. If you do not wish to see it in your feed, please use the "Ignore" feature to hide it!
What Is This?
Times are tough for a lot of us out there. I'm hoping we can make things just a little bit easier by spreading some free entertainment to those that need/want it.
This is a giveaway thread for games. Most games will be on the Steam platform for PC, though any platform is eligible.
How Does It Work?
Each person that wants to give away games can open up their own "shop" in a top-level comment, showcasing the games they have available to give away.
Each "shopkeep" can set their own rules for giveaways (e.g. first come, first serve; limit 2 per customer; answer a riddle to get a game; tell me about your favorite band; etc.). Feel free to have some fun with this! You can use my "shop" as an example for how to make yours, though your offering certainly doesn't have to be that involved. I got a little bit too excited and kinda went all out for this. :)
Shoppers, or people wanting to take advantage of the giveaways, can wander the bazaar, checking out with the vendors who have items that interest them. You do NOT have to giveaway anything in order to accept games! These are giveaways, given freely, not trades! That said, a shopkeep might ask you for a story or some wisdom in exchange. Please indulge them!
Giveaway rules are set by individual gifters, but there are handful of guidelines everyone should follow:
- No grey market keys! Only giveaway games from reputable sources. If you're not sure what this means, please ask.
- Requests for games should be done in the thread, but if the gift is a key, those should be delivered by PMs only. Please don't post keys publicly, even obfuscated ones.
Isn't there a Tildes Steam group for giveaways?
There is, but not for much longer. The group is cumbersome to keep invite-only, which limits its membership, and we now have the ignore thread feature here on Tildes which we did not have when I first made the group (and I didn't want people bothered by noisy topics like giveaways). I will be closing the Steam group soon and moving giveaways back on-site to threads like this one. I feel that's better for the community, and makes participation far easier.