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Greetings, folks. Inspired by The Community Giveaway, first started by IAmSinistar, then carried on by moonshineshadow, I have decided to open up my own, but with non-GOG keys.
This giveaway was made possible by the amazing sharonbn. He opened up a giveaway here with some 90+ games to giveaway, but the poor guy got swarmed with scammers. He then entrusted me with these keys, I threw in a couple of my own, and thus is how it started. Since then, a whole slew of lovely community members have shown up to throw in theirs as well, and the list has more than doubled in size and continues to grow.
*****RULES*****
READ THESE BEFORE ASKING FOR ANYTHING!

1. Keys are given AT MY DISCRETION. If you want to be the judge on where your keys go, either open up your own giveaway or go to the Non-GOG Gifting Thread.

2. Reputable members ONLY are accepted. By "reputable", I do not mean having a high rep, but having an active presence in the community. Who I deem reputable is AT MY DISCRETION.
As a general guideline, you must have a non-recent registration and have been actively participating in the community for at least a month or so. I WILL BE THE JUDGE on whether you are reputable enough or not.

3. You will be banned from this giveaway if:
- you are rude
- you are on the Known Scammers list or have otherwise been shown to be an alt account/impersonator/troll
- you lack meaningful community participation (which usually means that most of your participation is taking from giveaway threads)
- you knowingly give empty/false/unusable codes
All blacklistings are, again, AT MY DISCRETION. If you don't like it, too bad. Find somewhere else to get games.

4. No code-dropping of any sort. Please. I know you mean well, but I'd rather you donate to this giveaway.

5. If you wish to make a donation, give me a PM containing the keys. You will receive full credit for your donation and your name will be added to the list of donors. You may, however, request to be anonymous, and I will honor this request.

6. Nominating other members is allowed, and encouraged. The nomination will only be accepted if the nominee falls within the terms of this giveaway, however.

7. As a general rule of thumb, the limit per month is 2-3 games. I may be lenient depending on the special conditions listed in rule 14, and if there are a lot of games, I may remove the limit altogether.

8. Keys are first-come, first-served.

9. NO FEEDING THE TROLLS! In the event that a scammer or troll DOES arrive (and I have no doubt that they will upon seeing the very title of this thing), DO NOT PROVOKE THEM! I know who they are. You know who they are. Leave them be. I will NOT allow this thread to be derailed into a discussion about scammers.
If you want to help, flag their comment as spam and keep on moving.
If you're concerned that they're a scammer and I'm not noticing it, notify me via PM rather than clogging up this thread, please.

10. Ask in the thread. No requesting via PM unless you've already requested in the thread and I somehow missed it (which is unlikely since I'm on this forum a lot and this is one of the threads I lurk on frequently).

11. All keys from non-GOG sources are accepted. If you wish to donate a GOG key, you can PM it to me and it will be added on the GOG edition of this giveaway.

12. Sometimes, packs will be added. This means that the key will contain multiple games which cannot be separated, so if you ask for it, know that you're getting everything on it. I will count packs as one game.

13. In post #4 in the "retired keys" link are a list of keys which are being "retired". This means that these keys are freebies that have been daggered for an unusually long time or are otherwise hard to get rid of (I'll try to use good judgement on this - for example, I probably wouldn't retire Her Story if it's been on the list for 8 months without going anywhere, but I'd consider retiring a Digital Homicide game that hasn't gone anywhere for 3). They have been moved to this link to save space in the main list. In the interest of ensuring that these games go to a good home, I'll be finding other venues to give them away on and using them to try to bring people to GOG. Please be aware that retired keys can disappear at any time without warning. If you are a donor, please be aware that you might not receive thanks for a retired key since I can't guarantee I'll be able to convince the recipient to join the forum or even GOG in general, though I will inform them where it comes from. If you are making a donation and you do not wish for something in it to be retired, please let me know and I will respect this request.
As this is a new feature that I'm trying to do my best with (especially after losing contact with most of the donors), I'm definitely open to suggestions and feedback from the community.

14. Things that will cause me to be lenient with the limit are:
- Asking for DLC
- Asking for a game that has recieved lots of negative reviews
- Winning one of my games/competitions
- Asking for a game that was recently given away for free
- Asking for a Desura or itch.io game
- Asking for a game in retirement
To make it clearer, games which don't count toward the limit will be marked with a dagger (†).

IMPORTANT WARNINGS:
I will NEVER ask for keys to be resent. Do NOT give them if I appear to be requesting this.

GOG has changed the chat privacy settings to default to "friends only". If you wish to be contacted by anyone here in the thread, make donations, receive nominations, etc., please remember to change your privacy settings accordingly even and especially if it was set to "anyone" before. Go to "orders & settings" and then "privacy" to accomplish this. You can read more information here.
Post edited June 28, 2018 by JudasIscariot
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GenlyAi: I don't consider myself yet a reputable member. I have only been interacting with people more here on gog for the past couple of months or so. So, we wait. :)
You'd qualify, go ahead and ask. The only reason that rule is even in place at all is to be cautious and weed out scammers/alt accounts/etc. and you're completely legit in my book.
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zeogold: Where are y'all hiding, anyway? There's all those games, just....sitting there.
They get so lonely...
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LynXsh: Me? Oh! I'm going to say that the NightSky (which is present in your list) is totally great. It's the Nifflas' game, so... Hope it would help this poor little game find its home.

(To make things clear: I already have it.)
I can second this recommendation. I played it on 3DS and it has a lovely relaxing feel to it
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Leroux: I could imagine giving Ananias Roguelike or Hiiro a new home, if that helps, but I've already asked for a game this month.
You're perfectly in the clear. Go ahead and take 'em. I might have to have a little return to something that previously happened when this new update hits, anyways....
Granted.
Post edited February 25, 2018 by zeogold
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zeogold: Granted.
Thanks a lot, also to the donators MarkoH01 and VeTrack!
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greeklover: Why did I google "vac-bon gamie"? I don't even understand the Fairfox language. I must be drunk. Absolute lee:)
Well, hope dies last :)
But tbh this was one post I also have severe difficulties to understand and I could not figure out what it's actually about. But hey, it least it sounds funny ;) I said it multiple times, I want a Fairfox/English dictionary and such problems would be gone.
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zeogold: Granted.
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Leroux: Thanks a lot, also to the donators MarkoH01 and VeTrack!
Whatever I just gave you - you're welcome :)
Post edited February 25, 2018 by MarkoH01
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MarkoH01: Whatever I just gave you - you're welcome :)
Ananias Roguelike. ;)
Then, can I have 'The Last Door - Collector's Edition'?

PS. Also, @zeogold, you added me in the donor list here, but not the games I donated to the list yet. :)
Hey Zeo! May I request Wargame: Red Dragon? The Wargame series has always appeared interesting to me, however; I never pulled the trigger to buy it. I was also waiting for it to show on GOG, however; that appears to be a long shot right now.

Just let me know, thanks as always.
Ive always browsed this as if waiting for a unused serial to catch my eye or something, but i guess it's about time to try my luck! hehe Can I get Wolcen Lords of Mayhem or more preferably, Hold Fast Nations At War(because I looove mount and blade serious it is seriously my favorite!)
Thanks for your consideration!
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enortimus: Ive always browsed this as if waiting for a unused serial to catch my eye or something, but i guess it's about time to try my luck! hehe Can I get Wolcen Lords of Mayhem or more preferably, Hold Fast Nations At War(because I looove mount and blade serious it is seriously my favorite!)
Thanks for your consideration!
A common refrain in this thread, but you should go back and look at the rules for the GA in post #1, and then the list of available games in the subsequent posts.

TLDR version, the available games are for active community members, and new accounts rarely qualify, and perhaps more importantly the games you are looking for are at least not currently listed.
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greeklover: Waiting for part 2;) It's coming in February right?
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zeogold: Yes, I just have to get the ones currently with us to stop crying. I keep reading them bedtime stories, but it's not working.
LOL, Hm, maybe get the adventure games to tell the stories and the HO games to start a scavenger hunt?

In an effort to help, may I give a home to Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition?
I'm a fan of the Civ games and space4x so you can tell the tyke it might be a good fit. :)

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bler144: That said, i could compile a list of games I do recommend. Esp. in the HOG category, there are a number of pretty decent/good games on there either for fans of the genre or someone who just wants to dabble.
The wife and I have never tried HOG or point/click adventure games. Namariel Legends: Iron Lord Premium Edition looked interesting with it's steam-punk style and more puzzle-like, Would you recommend it, or are there others you'd suggest for a first-time 'dabbler'? (Not fans of the horror genre here.)
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bjgamer: The wife and I have never tried HOG or point/click adventure games. Namariel Legends: Iron Lord Premium Edition looked interesting with it's steam-punk style and more puzzle-like, Would you recommend it, or are there others you'd suggest for a first-time 'dabbler'? (Not fans of the horror genre here.)
I'm not a horror fan either, though even HOG games with horror themes are pretty much never actually scary or actively gruesome. The game style just doesn't lend itself to sudden surprises, and in general they're marketing these games for all ages. Kidnapping/possession of moms/kids/husbands is a pretty regular theme, but at worst it's B-movie PG-13 stuff. Anecdotally, the genre seems to favor female protagonists.

Namariel Legends: Iron Lord is the one I just finished, actually.

One thing to know about the genre is that Artifex Mundi is really the "pinnacle" developer (though they also market some lesser games, and some games where they aren't actually the developr), whereas Namariel is a Shaman Games production. It's not quite as polished, and it's actually not really much of a "HOG" at all, since I don't think there were any hidden-object finds at all - maybe 1-2?

It's really more point/click adventure, just in a HOG game structure in terms of map organization and story. I thought the base story was pretty good, and kinda nice to have a break from more object-find oriented games. The "bonus chapter" (which every HOG seems to have) was pretty terrible, however.

Quick eyeball scan of the list, but my first choice of what's available would probably be: http://store.steampowered.com/app/259740/Nightmares_from_the_Deep_The_Cursed_Heart/ but if you don't mind eschewing hidden-object finds and sticking to point/click and puzzles, I think the base game of Iron Lord would make a pretty good introduction too.
Post edited February 26, 2018 by bler144
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zeogold: Yes, I just have to get the ones currently with us to stop crying. I keep reading them bedtime stories, but it's not working.
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bjgamer: LOL, Hm, maybe get the adventure games to tell the stories and the HO games to start a scavenger hunt?

In an effort to help, may I give a home to Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition?
I'm a fan of the Civ games and space4x so you can tell the tyke it might be a good fit. :)

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bler144: That said, i could compile a list of games I do recommend. Esp. in the HOG category, there are a number of pretty decent/good games on there either for fans of the genre or someone who just wants to dabble.
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bjgamer: The wife and I have never tried HOG or point/click adventure games. Namariel Legends: Iron Lord Premium Edition looked interesting with it's steam-punk style and more puzzle-like, Would you recommend it, or are there others you'd suggest for a first-time 'dabbler'? (Not fans of the horror genre here.)
Just a suggestion but I would recommend going to the GOG giveaway thread and getting Syberia. It is a "daggered" game so will not count towards your monthly limit and is a great point and click adventure game, IMO. It was the first point and click I played years ago that got me started in the genre.
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bjgamer: LOL, Hm, maybe get the adventure games to tell the stories and the HO games to start a scavenger hunt?

In an effort to help, may I give a home to Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition?
I'm a fan of the Civ games and space4x so you can tell the tyke it might be a good fit. :)

The wife and I have never tried HOG or point/click adventure games. Namariel Legends: Iron Lord Premium Edition looked interesting with it's steam-punk style and more puzzle-like, Would you recommend it, or are there others you'd suggest for a first-time 'dabbler'? (Not fans of the horror genre here.)
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51nikopol: Just a suggestion but I would recommend going to the GOG giveaway thread and getting Syberia. It is a "daggered" game so will not count towards your monthly limit and is a great point and click adventure game, IMO. It was the first point and click I played years ago that got me started in the genre.
Would agree that Syberia is a better adventure game in most respects. It's a veritable classic, though can be challenging.

Namariel by comparison would be a comparatively short, easy introduction, but not one you would remember 2 weeks after having finished it.

Most HOG games (which this one fallsunder, despite the lack of actual hidden object puzzles) run 4-6 hours, and this is no exception.
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51nikopol: Just a suggestion but I would recommend going to the GOG giveaway thread and getting Syberia. It is a "daggered" game so will not count towards your monthly limit and is a great point and click adventure game, IMO. It was the first point and click I played years ago that got me started in the genre.
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bler144: Would agree that Syberia is a better adventure game in most respects. It's a veritable classic, though can be challenging.

Namariel by comparison would be a comparatively short, easy introduction, but not one you would remember 2 weeks after having finished it.
Thank you both for the suggestions. Syberia does look intriguing, and more of a mystery. I had thought to help zeogold find another game a home by trying a genre we didn't know but were curious about, however we'd prefer to request a game we'd actually play and a good introduction to the HOG. Thanks again.
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GenlyAi: Then, can I have 'The Last Door - Collector's Edition'?
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TheSaint54: Hey Zeo! May I request Wargame: Red Dragon?
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bjgamer: In an effort to help, may I give a home to Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition?
All granted.
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bjgamer: we'd prefer to request a game we'd actually play and a good introduction to the HOG
Tell you what, I'll ship you over a copy of Time Mysteries: Inheritance - Remastered. It's an Artifex Mundi game and pretty much a classic example of what their games look like (hidden object combined with some light point-and-click puzzling). Not too taxing, albeit from their early years and thus a bit less polished than some of their stuff. Pretty much something to get your feet a bit wet and see if you like that sort of gameplay.
If you do enjoy it, the Mystery Case Files series is pretty much the best of the best in the genre. I've yet to come across anything that's ever topped Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove.


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enortimus: Ive always browsed this as if waiting for a unused serial to catch my eye or something, but i guess it's about time to try my luck! hehe Can I get Wolcen Lords of Mayhem or more preferably, Hold Fast Nations At War(because I looove mount and blade serious it is seriously my favorite!)
Thanks for your consideration!
As has already been pointed out, please read the first post(s) on the thread. This is generally a good idea to do for any thread you walk into before posting, really. This isn't some sort of code-dropping thread and I'm not some sort of generous baller who's buying random games that people request, there's a set list on the OP (that you need to qualify for).
I see a lot of games with daggers so I would like to add to my collection "Silence of the Sleep" (†) .

Also can I have H1Z1?
Post edited February 28, 2018 by kmcoolice