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Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: Welcoming a New Year

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2021

Enough has been said about 2020 — let’s put some good out into the world in the form of game giveaways as we welcome a new and hopefully brighter year!

Gifters

Post your available games, the platform and method of delivery, rules for your giveaways (e.g. first-come first-serve, random draw, etc.), and any additional info or requirements. Feel free to get creative!

Giftees

Request giveaways according to the gifter's guidelines!

Rules

Anyone can choose to be a gifter, giftee, or both! 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.

40 comments

  1. [2]
    kfwyre
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    This was undoubtedly a tough year for many people out there, myself included. Tildes, however, was one of the bright spots for me in this darker time — a calm port in a very stormy sea. We have a...

    This was undoubtedly a tough year for many people out there, myself included. Tildes, however, was one of the bright spots for me in this darker time — a calm port in a very stormy sea. We have a lot of amazing people here, and I want to do something to help spread some love around to all of you who make this site a great place to be. Thus, I decided to do the following...

    Give Gratitude; Get Games

    Giveaway Instructions

    Giveaway Type: Standard giveaway (all entrants will receive a copy of their desired game)

    Delivery method: Steam keys

    Entry Requirements:

    1. Send a PM to another Tildes user with a personal note letting them know what you appreciate about them.

    2. Respond to this comment with your choice of game.

    Additional Details:

    • You can choose to send more than one PM to more than one user (please do, there are SO many people here deserving of appreciation!), but each entrant will only receive one game.

    • Please do NOT name the person(s) you appreciated in your post, or post the contents of your appreciation(s) publicly. It’s meant to be a private affirmation!

    • Please make your comment genuine. I’m not trying to force anyone to be disingenuous with these appreciations, I’m instead wanting to provide an impetus for others to put their honest feelings about others into words. The last thing I want is for someone to get a hollow appreciation in their inbox just so the person who wrote it can get a free Steam game. This is about finding an excuse to affirm someone, rather than fabricating an affirmation as a means to an end.

    • I am NOT eligible as an appreciatee (is that a word?), so you must choose someone else! I’m not doing this to farm compliments, and I’m well aware that people tend to value someone who’s giving out free stuff. :)

    • You do NOT need to provide proof to me that you’ve sent your PM(s). This is entirely trust-based, and I trust our userbase here.

    Game Selection

    I have chosen three games that I very much enjoyed (and which were available at low enough prices that I could buy them in bulk to meet demand). Though inexpensive, these are not chaff or fodder, and I can personally vouch for each as a quality gaming experience in its own right — something I personally stand behind and consider worth playing. Choose the one that sounds most interesting to you!

    • Quantum Conundrum

    This is a first-person puzzle game from the lead game designer for Portal. The similarities between the two are evident, but I think this game suffered unfairly from being constantly compared to its predecessor, as nearly everywhere you go people critique it for not living up to the (incredibly high) bar set by the first game. I think it’s a perfectly enjoyable game in its own right, and one that I think more people would enjoy if they stopped looking at it for what it’s not and instead celebrate it for what it is.

    • A Normal Lost Phone

    I strongly recommend against looking up ANY information about the game before you play, even the store page. This is a short narrative adventure about finding a stranger’s phone and going through its contents to find out about its owner. The game is mostly reading with some light puzzles, and it takes less than two hours to get through, but I thought it was a compelling and interesting way of telling a modern story in a modern method.

    • Virginia

    This is a first-person narrative adventure told entirely without dialogue. The game features a fantastic art-style, cinematic flair (e.g. jump cuts), and a disjointed, surreal storyline. Responses to the game’s plot are very mixed, with many frustrated at the game’s deliberate opaqueness, with others seeing this as one of its biggest strengths. I fall in the latter camp, and found the game genuinely compelling to experience even though I’m far from certain I actually understood what was going on.

    10 votes
    1. Tuna
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      I am sadly not in the position to gift games, but I can definetly vouch for Virginia. It is a short, but beautiful little piece of art, it manages to convey its ambience very well, which is...

      I am sadly not in the position to gift games, but I can definetly vouch for Virginia. It is a short, but beautiful little piece of art, it manages to convey its ambience very well, which is probably thanks to forego any sort of spoken dialogue (as @kfwyre already explained)

      5 votes
  2. [8]
    MonkeyPants
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    Red dead redemption for Xbox.

    Red dead redemption for Xbox.

    7 votes
    1. [3]
      mrbig
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      I want it!

      I want it!

      1. [2]
        MonkeyPants
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        Sure. PM me an address.

        Sure. PM me an address.

        1 vote
        1. mrbig
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          Oh this is physical? Cause I’m in Brazil, I’m pretty sure shipping cost would be astronomical :(

          Oh this is physical? Cause I’m in Brazil, I’m pretty sure shipping cost would be astronomical :(

          2 votes
  3. [2]
    Crestwave
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    I have a bunch of games from the last month's Humble Bundle that aren't going to support Linux. However, they should run through Proton and I mostly just wanted to give something away—I've listed...

    I have a bunch of games from the last month's Humble Bundle that aren't going to support Linux. However, they should run through Proton and I mostly just wanted to give something away—I've listed the ProtonDB ratings next to the game.

    Giveaway Instructions

    Simply comment the game you want, and it will be given to you (first-come-first-serve). Additional games may be listed, ordered by what you want the most, but they will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    These games are from Humble, but I will likely be giving out the Steam keys by default, since I've heard that people have been banned for key trading when they just gave gift links away. However, you can still request a Humble gift link if you want; I'm not too worried about it.

    Game Selection

    In particular, the Frog Detective series came highly recommended; they're supposed to be short and funny so do consider them if you haven't played them yet.

    6 votes
    1. vord
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      I'd be interested in the Frog Games. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

      I'd be interested in the Frog Games.

      Thanks for doing the giveaway!

      1 vote
  4. [17]
    xnaas
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    Since everyone else is doing details/summaries...I guess I'll join in. :P Steam Keys I have a some random Steam keys. 1 of each for the following games: Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing Eastside...

    Since everyone else is doing details/summaries...I guess I'll join in. :P

    Steam Keys

    I have a some random Steam keys. 1 of each for the following games:

    • Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
    • Hyper Light Drifter
    • Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing
    • BioShock Remastered
    • NBA 2K20
    • Eastside Hockey Manager
    • This War of Mine
    • Overgrowth
    • Broken Age
    • No Time to Explain Remastered
    • Elite Dangerous
    • Planet of the Eyes
    • Crowntakers

    If you'd like one, just reply below.

    Destroy All Humans!

    I'm also offering anyone (up to a certain number of people...I'm not filthy rich) a copy of Destroy All Humans! on GOG for as long as it's on sale.

    I just love this game and would not mind buying more copies for more people to enjoy it legitimately. Helps send a message to the company too: this is a good remaster, please do more of this in the future. :)

    The sale has ended. I'm no longer offering this.

    6 votes
    1. vord
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      Anybody into flight sims and/or a decent VR game should check out Elite Dangerous. It's a pretty awesome game, and you only really need the base game to get started with it.

      Anybody into flight sims and/or a decent VR game should check out Elite Dangerous.

      It's a pretty awesome game, and you only really need the base game to get started with it.

      2 votes
    2. culturedleftfoot
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      Highly, highly recommend Hyper Light Drifter for any 16-bit-era action-adventure fans. It's challenging but never unfair, the combat is glorious, the soundtrack is immersive, the art is spectacular.

      Highly, highly recommend Hyper Light Drifter for any 16-bit-era action-adventure fans. It's challenging but never unfair, the combat is glorious, the soundtrack is immersive, the art is spectacular.

      2 votes
    3. [2]
      under
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      I would love to get NBA 2K20, thanks!

      I would love to get NBA 2K20, thanks!

      2 votes
    4. [2]
      Kremor
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      Can I have this war of mine?

      Can I have this war of mine?

      1 vote
      1. xnaas
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        Sure, I will DM you.

        Sure, I will DM you.

        2 votes
    5. [5]
      Don_Camillo
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      can i get bioshock and titanfall? :-)

      can i get bioshock and titanfall? :-)

      1 vote
      1. [4]
        xnaas
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        PM'd you the BioShock key. Er...do you mean Titan Quest Anniversary Edition? 🤔

        PM'd you the BioShock key.

        titanfall

        Er...do you mean Titan Quest Anniversary Edition? 🤔

        2 votes
        1. [3]
          Don_Camillo
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          thank you very much. yes titan quest m( sorry my mind slipped.

          thank you very much.
          yes titan quest m( sorry my mind slipped.

          1 vote
          1. [2]
            xnaas
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            Normally I'd say 1 key per person, but it's been rather slow and I'd love to be rid of these finally lol

            Normally I'd say 1 key per person, but it's been rather slow and I'd love to be rid of these finally lol

            2 votes
            1. Don_Camillo
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              yes i know! was surprised myself when i found this thread

              yes i know! was surprised myself when i found this thread

              1 vote
    6. [2]
      rain1
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      I would love to try Hyper Light Drifter if that's cool! thanks.

      I would love to try Hyper Light Drifter if that's cool! thanks.

      1 vote
    7. rish
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      Overgrowth is really good.

      Overgrowth is really good.

      1 vote
    8. [2]
      tesseractcat
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      I'm interested in Overgrowth, if it's still available.

      I'm interested in Overgrowth, if it's still available.

      1 vote
  5. NaraVara
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    Is anyone interested in vanilla Persona 5 (not Royal) for the PS4? I have 1 physical copy that will mail to anyone in the USA. DM me if you're interested but do not send me your address until I've...

    Is anyone interested in vanilla Persona 5 (not Royal) for the PS4? I have 1 physical copy that will mail to anyone in the USA.

    DM me if you're interested but do not send me your address until I've confirmed you got it.

    5 votes
  6. [5]
    daturkel
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    I've got a bunch of random stuff from Humble Bundles that I likely won't play. Humble Bundle is warning me that "Steam will not provide extra giftable copies of games you already own" and there...

    I've got a bunch of random stuff from Humble Bundles that I likely won't play. Humble Bundle is warning me that "Steam will not provide extra giftable copies of games you already own" and there are a few cases where it's not 100% clear if I already redeemed them, so I apologize in advance if any of them end up not being giftable.

    Instructions for giveaway:

    Just comment with the name of the game you want and a recommendation for a book/album/movie/podcast you liked in 2020.

    Click here for the games If it's not crossed out, it's still available. I may post more later if there's continued interest.

    Check the steam pages for platform compatibility:

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      Fal
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      I'd love a copy of The Beginner's Guide I recommend Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky as a pretty interesting sci-fi book that I read in 2020. Definitely should check it out (unless you have...

      I'd love a copy of The Beginner's Guide

      I recommend Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky as a pretty interesting sci-fi book that I read in 2020. Definitely should check it out (unless you have really bad arachnophobia)

      3 votes
      1. daturkel
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        Thanks, I've never read Tchaikovsky and I think I can handle spiders!

        Thanks, I've never read Tchaikovsky and I think I can handle spiders!

        2 votes
    2. [2]
      under
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      Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime seems great, would love to get it. i'm going with my favorite 2020 movie, The Invisible Man. If you haven't seen it and like thrillers, I strongly recommend it.

      Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime seems great, would love to get it.

      i'm going with my favorite 2020 movie, The Invisible Man. If you haven't seen it and like thrillers, I strongly recommend it.

      2 votes
      1. daturkel
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        DMing you now, and thanks for the rec I'll check it out!

        DMing you now, and thanks for the rec I'll check it out!

        1 vote
  7. mrbig
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    Well I just ordered an Xbox Series S (that I probably shouldn’t have cause of finance, but I couldn’t help myself...). I’m great at receiving gifts, just test me out hahaha

    Well I just ordered an Xbox Series S (that I probably shouldn’t have cause of finance, but I couldn’t help myself...). I’m great at receiving gifts, just test me out hahaha

    3 votes
  8. [3]
    no_exit
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    I have a Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners key up for grabs.

    3 votes
  9. Bauke
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    I have a gift of Don't Starve Together on Steam I haven't used, if you're interested private message me your email or your Steam profile so I can send it to you. (I'll edit this comment when...

    I have a gift of Don't Starve Together on Steam I haven't used, if you're interested private message me your email or your Steam profile so I can send it to you. (I'll edit this comment when someone has requested it)

    3 votes