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Birthday fun and gifts (for you!)
GOG.com 5th birthday celebration continues, and we came up with some fun activities essential to every nerd party in the universe. Namely, we want to play some trivia with you! There will be prizes, of course, because there have to be gifts in a birthday celebration. Since it is our party, you get to keep the gifts! We wouldn't have it any other way. But, just to make it more fun, you'll have to put some effort into getting them. For the next couple of days (let's say: until Sunday), we'll post a daily activity for you. A quiz, a puzzle, some trivia--you know: fun stuff. Each day you'll get a chance to prove your gaming knowledge and familiarity with GOG.com for a chance to get some free games. Our activity of choice today: word search!

UPDATE:
We got word from our support, that some users aren't sure where they should send the answers. Let's pretend that finding the e-mail address on the picture below is a little warm-up exercise before the actual word search. If you can't handle that task, there's probably not much point in wasting your time looking for the 40 titles. And one more thing: we didn't notice it ourselves, but there's actually 41 hidden titles in the picture (apart from the highlighted "FEZ"). That's because one of the longer ones contains another one, shorter. Still--we don't expect more than 40, and that gives you a bit of an advantage.

GOG.com Birthday Word Search

You've got time until Thursday, September 26, at 14:59PM GMT. That's 24 hours. Have fun! :-)

SOLUTION:

Here's an image provided by our user. Thanks Dan!
GOG.com Birthday Word Search Solution

The hidden titles are as follows:

1. Alan Wake
2. Alpha Centauri
3. Arcanum
4. Baldur's Gate
5. Bioforge
6. Blood
7. Caesar
8. Carmageddon
9. Descent
10. Dungeon Keeper
11. Fallout
12. Freespace
13. FTL
14. Gabriel Knight
15. Hotline Miami
16. Master of Magic
17. Master of Orion
18. Might and Magic
19. Myst
20. Nox
21. Outcast
22. Painkiller
23. Pharaoah
24. Pid
25. Populous
26. Postal
27. Psychonauts
28. Quest For Glory
29. Resonance
30. Sacrifice
31. Sim City
32. Star Control
33. Syndicate
34. The Witcher
35. Theme Hospital
36. Thief
37. To The Moon
38. Ultima
39. Wing Commander
40. Zeus
+ BONUS
41. ArmA (hiding within Carmageddon)

The 40 quickest winners should have the prizes in their email inboxes now. The draw of the other 20 will be done later today.

Congratulations to all winners!
Post edited September 26, 2013 by G-Doc
Sent 40. Then read that fez does not count.
Found the last one, hope that sending 2 emails won't disqualify me.
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TwisterBE: Found the last one, hope that sending 2 emails won't disqualify me.
I ended up sending 3: the first, then one after finding out about FEZ and another after not counting a game-within-a-game and finding the actual #40 (which is the last I'll send, and hopefully has the right stuff).
I have 33 distinct titles, not including FEZ, and I am really tired now... :( I really want to find the rest...
Screw it. I'm done at 37. Don't expect to be drawn either. Oh well.
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TwisterBE: Sent 40. Then read that fez does not count.
Found the last one, hope that sending 2 emails won't disqualify me.
cant be bad as mine, didnt know about fez and i forgot to add 1 game to the list thus having to send 3 mails.
I found out about this trivia contest a little bit too late. <sad face> But hey, it took me about 45 minutes to spot all titles, not so bad I think. Also, my poor eyes...
30 and got dizzy by those letters... Enough!
I got 24 and I tthink I should give up. Surely by now they got the first 20 entries already :/
Post edited September 25, 2013 by Senteria
I have 40 (not including Fez) with the title within a title. Are you people who say there are 40 without it really sure?
I found 40 and I wonder which is the title within a title so hopefully all will be made clear.
Just saw this about 2-3 hours ago and found 32. Should I even try for 40 or you think its over?
Post edited September 25, 2013 by ww_gog
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Senteria: I got 24 and I tthink I should give up. Surely by now they got the first 20 entries already :/
It's the first 40.
Well, basically there are 39 titles about which there can be no doubt.

Then there's Fez, which does not count (as per G-Doc's post)

Then there is the title in a title, which ought to count as well, since it's clearly a title in the catalog (as requested in the instructions).

And then there is a 3-letter abbreviation which is _part_ of one title, but might count as well, perhaps.

I haven't found a 40th title that is beyond any doubt though.
I really want to see a full solution of this puzzle when the contest is over.
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Psyringe: And then there is a 3-letter abbreviation which is _part_ of one title, but might count as well, perhaps.
If that's what I think it is, I think it's more likely to be what they wanted than the title-in-a-title (which I think was probably an oversight)

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HiPhish: I really want to see a full solution of this puzzle when the contest is over.
I went through and highlighted words as I found them, the end result looks kind of cool (for a word puzzle solution :P ).
Post edited September 25, 2013 by DreadMoth