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The Riddles of Master T! 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 for a chance to get some free games. Our activity of choice today: riddles, brought to you by the twisted mind of The Enigmatic T!

EDIT: The submissions are now closed, and the answers are revealed:

Riddle #1 (Startopia)

Busy little citizen
Floats around in space
Busy little aliens
Why hurry? There's no race
Silly little managers
Build new plots for a fee
And conserve linear momentum
In place of gravity

Riddle #2 (Zork)

In a quiet little house
It is dark and black as night
You are likely to be eaten
If you do not find a light
It's as clear as black and white
It's a monster, not a hex
Though you're alone and it is dark
All you see is text

Riddle #3 (Independence War 2: The Edge of Chaos)

Like Robin Hood you've robbed the rich
Though you don't really help poor
You've fought for Independence
But it's not all you'd hoped for.
Now you're all alone in space
There's not a lot to do
You've been cut off from the human race
You can only count on you

Riddle #4 (Prince of Persia)

A little man who runs and jumps:
A hero, some would say
I think the real heroic one
Is the girl all dressed in grey
For when you trip and when you fall
She'll catch you with her arm
And every time her prince will call
She'll keep him safe from harm

Riddle #5 (Anachronox)

Safe inside a giant sphere
Rests poison from the past
A private eye investigates
And trusts too much too fast

Riddle #6 (Sanitarium)
Explore the inner mind
If that's your kind of game
At the end you'll find
You're--nearly--not insane

Riddle #7 (Jagged Alliance 2)

On a tropic island
Come rough men with guns
They aim for liberation
But justice slowly comes
Washed in blood and washed in death
They fight and kill and die
But when the queen draws her last breath
They'll take their cash and fly

Riddle #8 (The Last Express)

You may have heard it flies one way
The arrow that's called time
But if you want to solve the day
You'll need another line
There's not much time--if lived at once
Time is fast--it moves express
But if you're smart and not a dunce
You'll defuse with cleverness

Riddle #9 (Nexus: The Jupiter Incident)

Heir of the Lord Protector!
A sailor through and through
Exploring the farthest boundaries
of space you'll shortly rue
Humanity's home has fallen
To the strong has gone the day
But hope is a thing with wings
And comes from Acrididae
Fight bravely, son of Richard
Defeat the endless horde
And shelter every species
With your Stiletto--not your sword.

Riddle #10 (FTL: Faster Than Light)

Dear diary: this is my last note
The air is getting thin
We fought, we lost--that's all she wrote
I guess the Rebels win
Dear diary: yet another line:
We've sailed--we've yet to win
Our captain killed the crew this time
And again we will begin
Dear diary: aliens ate the doc
Our drones don't seem to work
My leg's been bitten--I'm in shock
Our captain is a jerk
Dear diary: We have finally won
It took a hundred twenty tries
With a new ship now we have begun
How long 'till everybody dies?

The answer to each of the above riddles is a title of catalog game. Can you guess them all? Send your 10 answers to with the subject RIDDLE. The first 20 people to guess correctly will be awarded with a $9.99 game. All other correct answers will enter a draw of 20 games $5.99 each.
You've got time until Friday, September 27, at 2:59PM GMT. That's 24 hours.
Have fun! :-)

The 5th Birthday Trivia so far:
Word Search - now with a solution!
Post edited September 27, 2013 by G-Doc
Since I'm still missing the answer to #5, I will not participate...but I'm dying to see the solutions, to check, if I was at least correct with the nine answers I got.

Good luck to everybody with all ten answers!
Got everything apart from 3 and 8, and I suspect no amount of googling will help.
Eight is killing me D:
Really like this post, and I wish I had time to play. From a quick browse I recognized a few games, can't wait for the solution to find out what the others are :)

Good luck to those who play!
Mrstarker: Got everything apart from 3 and 8, and I suspect no amount of googling will help.
Check your PM
#4 sounds like a platformer; I haven't been paying too much attention to those. A pity, I'm only missing that one.

EDIT: Guessing the asnwers to ALL 10 riddles correctly is a very high requirement. I'd be surprised if 40 people win their games. Maybe 8 out of 10 would be easier on GOG visitors?
Post edited September 27, 2013 by Charon121
This is depressing. Giving up with 6/10, not really sure about any of them.
TheEnigmaticT: I apologize for any terrible riddles; I wrote them. :P
Those were some great puzzles. Very hard. Thank you.

Only #6 is problematic because from that description there are at least two different GOG games which fit the riddle perfectly. I had to 50/50 guess.
TheEnigmaticT: I apologize for any terrible riddles; I wrote them. :P
Johny_X2: the girl from riddle #4 is dressed in white and blue. not grey. just saying :D
I based that off of the screenshot on our own product pages. >.>
Thespian*: Man, if you're right, you've arruined my hopes of guessing #8. :D
Huehuecoyotl: Well, to clarify I emphasized the word "plot" because time travel is still an element in the game. Think something along the lines of the old DOS adventure game KGB/Conspiracy (which I would love to see on GOG, incidentally). In that game, turning back the clock is a major gameplay mechanic - it features fairly complex, multi-step puzzles with Sierra-style death or failure screens as the usual result of mistakes and situations that require you to be in the right place at the right time but lets you turn back the clock to try puzzles over again - but you'll never hear any characters acknowledging the existence of time travel (for example, saying "We must go back in time to prevent [x]"), much like nobody acknowledges your ability to save and load in most games. If I'm right about #8, it's a similar situation.
Thanks for the kind explanation, Huehuecoyotl. :)

I'm looking forward to see how many of my guesses were right. :D
I guessed 0 out of 10 correctly! Ha ha happy birthday GOG! :D
Guessed only 4. :D
Thank goodness #5 was Sanitarium and not Psychonauts. I was of half a mind to go back and change my answer to that one.
Not participated, since I had no clue on #5 (and Anachronox wasn't even in the shortlist).
Only (?) 6 out of 10 right, oh my...well, seven, if I had chosen my alternative solution for #1.

Congratz to the winners!

Now my new hope rests on Quiz #3. ;)
Post edited September 27, 2013 by BreOl72
I had them all except 5 (Anachronox). Didn't bother to send anything in, though, since I figured I didn't have a chance anyway. :P
Post edited September 27, 2013 by mondo84