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Game Giveaway of the day — Escape This

Escape This is a casual puzzle game. Can you escape?
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User rating: 96 (69%) 43 (31%) 84 comments

Escape This was available as a giveaway on May 28, 2016!

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Escape This is a casual puzzle game where the main objective is for the player to complete the given stages. Each stage is selected at random. All maps can be edited and you are also able to create your own unique maps and share them with the rest of the community.

Can you escape?

System Requirements:

OS: Windows 7,8,10, Processor: AMD FX 6300, Memory: 500 MB RAM, Graphics: GTX 750TI, DirectX: Version 11, Storage: 60 MB available space

Publisher:

Four Winged Studio

Homepage:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/467370/

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Price:

$0.99

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#45

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I will continue to moderate in about an hour or two. Just got back and promised my daughter i'd watch a movie with her. will work through everyones comments and send out last weeks Steam keys later..

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#28

Dear users,
More keys have been added. Feel free to share your thoughts about the game, your feedback is very important for us and for the developer.

Sorry for the inconvenience and have a great weekend!

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Always yours,
GOTD Support Team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Dear users,

We asked the developer to provide us with additional license keys. We will add them as soon as possible.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Always yours,
GOTD Team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Giveaway of the Day, the license key sent to my email address earlier can be used for someone else. I will not be installing STEAM and thus, not using the license key. Thank you GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Hughjocapivvy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

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I'm off out to my father-in-laws birthday dinner in about an hour so will not be available to moderate anymore until early evening. Please continue to leave comments.

If you have any problems, hopefully someone from the community may be able to help, otherwise I will on my return. I'll also resume sending out keys to those that won keys for posting feedback last week when I get back. I'm hoping to complete those by late evening. If you feel you have posted constructive feedback for either of today's games, please do list several games you'd like from either of the lists I've posted in the forums. If you can't log into the forums, post them here, but only after leaving feedback about the game. If you can I'd much rahter the list of games be posted in the forums becasue this comments section is for today's game and not the games I'm giving away. Too many posts about those games may confuse some community members. Also let me know what your favorite genres are as i may search for other games to surprise you, especially if you've written decent feedback. no promises on the extra's though.


Don't forget that there is a good selection of Desura games (some with DRM free downloads) and Steam games to choose from to the value of well over a thousand pounds (approx $1500) to anyone who posts constructive feedback, and/or suggestions on improving the game. These can be negative or positive feedback about the game. You can find both lists (i.e. Desura games and Steam games) over in the Game discussion forums via THIS thread. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

Escape This


In Brief:

Today everyone who wants one will be getting a Steam key. Apart from authorising Steam via the game givewaway, which is a simple step, you can then get your Steam key sent to your email. Escape This is a casual indie strategy puzzle game created by Four Winged Studio's and released on Steam earlier this month



Video's:
You can see a video of 'Escape This' via the Steam page HERE.


The Game:

Can you escape? is a casual indie strategy puzzle game created by Four winged Studio's and released on Steam earlier this month, (4th May). it's one of those increasing numbers of very cheap games that are becoming common place on Steam. At a cost of only £0.79/$0.99 it's less than a cup of decent coffee, but will have you riveted for a few hours if you love puzzle strategy games.


The main objective of Escape This is for the player to complete the given stage. Each stage is selected at random. All maps can be edited and you are also able to create your own unique maps and share them with the rest of the community.


Unfortunately there are no metacritic scores posted either by the critics or user scores yet. And I wasn't able to find any user reviews elsewhere.


Edited review access HERE 28th May 2016



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I've posted more games over in the game discussion forums as part of my giveaways, which are not associated with the gamegiveawayoftheday. You can win one or even two keys either Steam or Desura keys if you give some useful feedback about today's game. The Desura keys may have DRM free downloads available, but you will still need to initially install the Desura client to access the download. Once downloaded you can then remove Desura from your computer if you wish.



I still owe several community members keys for their comments last week and will be sending those out for sure this weekend. I apologise for the lateness. Things went pear shaped and it's taken me until today to sort of the keys again. I've sent a few out already (to Granny and Whizzy), and will be sending out the rest this weekend. Once you receive your keys, please email me back to let me know you've activated the games okay. Also if you have any problems.


The reasons I'm so late in posting those keys is that I somehow deleted the document that I'd prepared with all of the Steam codes recorded. Then things got a little too busy for me during the week to re-find the codes from the original documents. I have now managed to find most of the codes (stayed up all night to finish off), but some are still missing, so I've temporarily removed several games from the original list and added another 20 games to the list. To those community members who are interested in getting one or two game keys but didn't revisit the game giveaway later in the day last week, I posted a second list of over 120 Desura games.


There are a couple of free games that you may be interested in called Simutrans a open source transportation simulation and Airstrike HD a side scrolling shooter, which you can get (until Monday 8am UTC/GMT) via SharewareOnSale HERE. Unfortunatley if you are a Steamophobic both games are Steam games. You don't need an activation code for Simutrans, just type it in the search field when in Steam and click on play to install the game. It also comes with four free dlc's. airstrike HD does need a key, which you will get from sharewareOnSale. Just follow the link i've provided above.



apart from the ones already posted over in the weekly roundUp of Games thread over in the forums, which you can find HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#60

+

Reply   |   Comment by kostya555  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

nice

Reply   |   Comment by abdodz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

not bad

Reply   |   Comment by dsafsdfsda  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

You really have gotten ridiculous with selling us out for a free game.. 99 cent games and I have to install that stupid ad driven steam software? Nope. 2 strikes..

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Hi Betty, Steam isn't add driven. There is a store as there is with any game platform, but you can set Steam to open directly to your library and never visit the sore if you wish. I've never received any adds while playing Steam apart from the occasional reminder that new games have been released.

Reply   |   Comment by Betty  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#56

Thanks for the memories but I will not use GGOTD or its parent, GAOTD when I'm asked to jump through hoops. I do not understand the purpose.

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Hi Susan, the Giveaway team can only afford so many licenses for Steam games, so they use the formula you see on the giveaway page to give community members several opportunities to get a key. As there are not enough keys to give to everyone, it' is more of a lottery than a giveaway, but at least some community members get a key.


That said, today's game was not that type of giveaway. Everyone should have been given a key for the game and there were no hoops to jump through.

Reply   |   Comment by Susan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

gg

Reply   |   Comment by Hector Reyes  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Steam has like zero customer support. Good luck with getting this game from them. My vote is. )--> LAME <--(

Reply   |   Comment by T  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

Win10 64bit Home. Well, I tried Steam again and I have to say never again. My Bitdefender came up and said I had a virus. In all my years with GGOTD I have never had that happened to me. Sorry have now removed the whole thing.

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Hi Suzanne, if Steam was infected with a virus, there would be a massive outcry from the 40 million plus community members. Could it be you've picked up a Trojan from elsewhere that has hidden itself well until you installed Steam, so it would give the impression that Steam was the culprit. Today there were well over 11 million users on earlier today and at this moment there are over 7 million users signed into their Steam accounts. I'm signed in and have a game running in the background and have had no security alerts. Check your event logs to see if there are any records. Does your security specifically label Steam, or the game giveaway as the culprit?


regards


Stephen . :)

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Suzanne, It came up as I was playing the game. Everything download and loaded fine, just as soon as I started playing. All I had running in the background was my Steam account. False positive, probably. But wont chance it again.


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Hi Suzanne, you could have the game tested using one of the online sites. That should help allay your fears over getting your computer infected. The giveaway team stand to lose a lot if one of the games they gave away was really infected. they would lose good standing with the big search engines which wold impact on their business.

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I found "Escape This" to be quite intriguing. I enjoyed my time with the game. I appreciated the color coding. I found it to be very helpful especially with the list provided. I liked the music. I felt it was upbeat, but after a while it made me a little edgy. I was glad I could turn it off.....a real plus.

I did check out the wiki that goes with the software. It seems very detailed. I may get into map creation later and very much appreciated that guidance would be available.

All in all, I give "Escape This" 8/10 and a thumbs up. Can't beat it for $.99. Thanks Four Winged Studio for the gift today and as always I enjoyed the review Stephen. Thanks GGOTD.


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Thank you for your feedback Paula, will be sending you some games soon. It's been a really tiring day and i didn't return home from the birthday party till really late and am shattered from not going to bed last night. I still have a review to write for Sundays game, so will send your games tomorrow.

Reply   |   Comment by Paula Flinn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Good

Reply   |   Comment by Asdffg  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

buenesimo

Reply   |   Comment by jean  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I'm not Steamophobic. In fact, the majority of my games are on Steam and I think it's great. However, I am phobic of people stealing my personal info, so I have a big problem being forced to log into Steam through someone else's web interface where they could possibly snag my login info to get my free game. Any time I find a free Steam game offer that won't simply give me the Steam key, I avoid it.

So, if this is the new way Game Giveawayoftheday is going to work... having to log in to your Steam account through Giveawayoftheday's interface, then I guess this is the final nail in the coffin for me with this site. I can handle being given a Steam key or using an installer like the old way, but having to give this site my Steam login credentials to get a free game... no thanks. To quote someone famous: "all good things must come to an end or change for the worse".



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Hi Paul, i appreciate your reasons, though Valve have put in place enough security to protect your account from being stolen. That said, if you don't feel comfortable, so be it. The giveaway team are still getting traditional games, just not as many. Still, if you feel this is the last straw, i will say goodbye and hope you find other sources of games.


SharewareOnSale give away Steam keys quite frequently and you don't need to give your Steam account details Also, a couple of the bundle sites also give away Steam keys occasionally. Good luck.


Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

ok, PUZZLE Game. I just opened a new Steam account . It was fast and easy I don't know what took me so long to do..I read on forums the fighting about steam being trojack and malwarey. People on both sides of issue. I downloaded today so I guess I have switched sides. I needed name, e-mal address, I made up a new password, checked to being over 15- 50* so I do qualify age. I clicked away, waited for some downloads update steam..Very fast very easy..Even thinking about it - just do it. I been a member for only 2 hours got this puzzle game and I have already the HD Attack as well..I am off to very good start with Steam, TY very much all the gang....


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Thank you for feedback Qun Mang. Thankfully becasue this giveaway is a Steam key, you will get all of the updates, unlike the usual game giveaways, which are taken as seen.


Will be sending you your key for your comment last week sometime sunday. Been so busy and really need to go to bed as i haven't slept properly since Friday morning

Reply   |   Comment by Philip  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Thanks for some great games here on GOTD - I've found some games I'd never have known about or thought I wouldn't like but did after trying them for free and bought the previous or later versions of the games from the company providing the freebie and they've given me hours of entertainment and raised a few £ for the companies supplying them that they wouldn't have got previously. However, the last few months have been a farce on this site. I was in the USA in February and whilst there the GOTD page changed and the format and offers were a lot worse than I was used to in the UK - I thought I'd hit a lower quality US based site but coming home I found it was the same here. Today's farce was the final straw for me looking at this as a regular trustworthy site - saying everyone get a Steam code and then running out of Steam codes is just embarrassing. Ok, it was sorted out later but when the site has been giving limited release codes for a while, why make a promise that everyone gets one and then fail to fulfil it at the time? I'll still pop on and have a look every so often but it won't be regular like it has been for the last couple of years. But thanks for what you have provided, you were the MySpace of the gaming world for a while but unfortunately are now becoming the equivalent of Myspace these days which is a shame

Reply   |   Comment by Mick  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#46

This looks like a reasonably nice casual game for under $1. I watched the video on Steam, and it did look interesting (again, for the price). The visuals apparently used to be much worse but was recently updated to what he has now which, again, don't look too bad. I am a little concerned though on how quickly one can finish this (100% in 3 minutes?) Fortunately though, the author has alleviated this concern just today with a post on Steam indicating the game is to receive a big update soon:

"Hello all. In about 1 - 2 weeks from now we will be releasing our largest update for "Escape This" yet.

This update has changed the game to make it challenging for everyone.

What we will be releasing in our next update:
We have completely re-built our Map Loading system. Our system now allows us to create multi-layered maps. How ever by doing this all maps that where in the game before will no longer function correctly and because of this the Four Winged Studio team has been working around the clock to get a whole new set of maps out. We will be removing all the old maps but adding at least 40-50 new maps in return.

What we are working on:
All the features that we are working on that are listed below may not be ready for our large update how ever we feel like we should tell the community anyway.

We are working on a Stage/Level system each map will be categorized in their own difficulty. The way the game will work once this system is completed is: when you complete 6 easy maps you will go to the medium maps and when you complete 6 medium maps you will get a set of hard maps and so on.

Once we have finished our new stage/level system we will also be adding new achievements into our game. From the beginning we where never happy with 5 (That is just to easy :P) so we hope to add at least 10 more achievements at the end of all our major updating. "

I tend not to play a lot of games I get- casual PC games and my Nintendo systems get more play- so since keys seem to be limited, in the interest of those who would definitely play this more, I will wait until about midnight to try to get this game. Otherwise, $1 isn't bad at all though I will likely wait then until the update (of course, the price might go up then too).


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Thank you for feedback Qun Mang. Thankfully becasue this giveaway is a Steam key, you will get all of the updates, unlike the usual game giveaways, which are taken as seen.


Check out the list of games i posted in the game discussion forums, list some that you think you'd like.

Reply   |   Comment by Qun Mang  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

WhiteRabbit, thanks for the offer. I am still interested in Pixel Puzzles 2: Birds as I mentioned last week (I just hope it doesn't have anything nearly as annoying as the flying pixie in PP2: Anime who won't.shut.up), but I will have to take a close look at the list for anything else- that is a long list and I haven't heard of most titles so it may be awhile. I'll make any further replies there.


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Thank you for feedback Qun Mang. Thankfully becasue this giveaway is a Steam key, you will get all of the updates, unlike the usual game giveaways, which are taken as seen.


Hi Qun Many, the game has been reserved for you. I didn't get to bed yesterday and have been out for a large proportion of today and am shattered. I've sorted out all of the games for those who left appropriated comments last week and for those who have left comments today, but still have to email most of the codes yet. I really need to go to bed now, as i am shattered, so will send you your key sometime Sunday.

Reply   |   Comment by Qun Mang  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

reminds me a bit too much of games I used to make on my Commodore. Vic20. Srsly. But, it's free, so...

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

....removed by moderator due to unsuitable language........? Duplicate product code...


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Please refrain from using inappropriate language. This is a family site, with children visiting. Even abbreviations are not acceptable. thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by viktorsv  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#42

La quiero

Reply   |   Comment by Fabian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Hey Wrascally Wabbit,

If there was a way, I would give Melika a 100 Stars/Thumbs Up for their review. No instructions, terrible pix-elated graphics(I just got 5 days credit for the pixelazation on my cable TV..so I know all about pixels.), the colours/shapes are really out of focus, and god awful music. It hurt my ears and eyes.

How to fix: Add just a bit of instructions, make it an Android game(would help the pixelation being smaller), tone down the brightness on the colours and change or give an option to mute the music.

GGOTD Support Team: somewhere in the above info make it known that this IS a STEAM game. There are people who have to pay for their bandwidth...so it would be nice to know this.

Thanks for the game review, Wabbit. Hugs to you and the family. Take your time with the keys. No hurries. It's summer time..so not in the house a lot.

This is a wonderful, generous thing you are doing. :)

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Thank you for your feedback Delenn, been struggling to keep up again. spent the last few hours sorting out game keys for those that have left appropriate comments, but have only emails a couple so far. Thought I'd get them all sorted on paper first, then do a mass email tomorrow. Though i may email keys fort hose who commented last week later, once I've finished moderating, assuming I have time. I didn't go to bed last night and it's already almost 2.30am here and i still haven't written anything for Sundays game. I agree, Melika has posted a fantastic review. Something i've come to expect from her. . :)

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

No comment on the game yet, but Thank You to Four Winged Studio and GOTD for making it available.

The process for getting the Steam key was quick and easy, got an e-mail with a key within a few minutes. The game registered in my Steam account without problems. I know a lot of community members dislike Steam, but I find it very convenient and mostly like the idea that when I finally upgrade to Win 10 my games will go with me. I would rather have DRM-free games to manage on my own PC, but Steam seems to work well when DRM is imposed by software companies. Steam is a great source of information about most games, with user comments and guides and videos/screen shots. Much preferred instead of the wrapper that's been used by GOTD the last few years.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Update: Tried the game and like it, but it has much work to do. Steam achievement popups were small and out of the way, if I want to see what they are I can go to Steam. Menu is downright ugly - text doesn't fit into the arrow bars, I have no idea what the quality up/down arrows do since I saw no impact. Screen resolution seemed to be at max already. Graphics did not seem blurry like the pictures here, but had on odd translucent look. Colors are ok with me. Would be nice if they showed the name of the level as you play so you go back to it from the Load menu. Maybe they do and I missed it?

Game is challenging, timing is everything but you also need to try different strategies on some levels. I played about 12-15 levels and most had some unique challenge. Keyboard control works well, especially since you can hold two arrows at once to move in diagonals or arcs. Would like to see mazes with multiple layers, and when you go over an edge, would be good to see your cube at least start to fall -- right now, the level resets immediately instead of showing your demise. Could have different death animations for touching red blocks, gun turrets, falling, spikes.... and another for reaching the destination or going through transporters. Just something quick that gives more of a feel that something *happened*. I'm glad I got this, glad we will get updates from Steam, and recommend it if you like puzzles.


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Thank yoy for your feedback Mr Dave. Please do post a list of games you would like over in the forums as you do qualify for one of the Steam or Desura codes I have spare; (chosen from the list I've posted in the game discussion forums). f you can't access your forum account (some community members have been having problems), you can post it here, but if you can access your firum account, please do so over there becasue this comments section should really be used for todays game and not an extra giveaway that i've contributed. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

to all the Steamofobiacs. You do realise that unlike the "old" giveaways, this giveaway ensures that if your system crashes or you buy a new pc or whatever reason you might have to lose the game, you now DO get to keep the game instead of having to wait until it is offered again right?
It is not like fakebook, it is just a drm platform. games nowadays use DRM, no way around it. Yes you have to install a Steam platform but is this any different then making an account with the developer themselves? Using Chrome or google or yahoo exposes you to the world a hundred times more then signing up with steam, Yes you CAN make a friendlist on steam but nobody forces you to, yes you CAN link your steam account to other networks but nobody forces you to. Yes you can buy $1.000.000 worth of games, but nobody forces you to. There is no pop ups, there is no intrusion, it only needs to run (in offline mode if so desired) to play your (always up to date) game

If you play other games than these casual games, Steam is a must have. It saves you time (no more searching for updates and add ons) and money (during sales games that cost $60,- retail can go down to $5,,- ) for example get the whole withcher trilogy (the Witcher: Enhanced Edition Directors Cut, The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings Enhanced and the Witcher 3 WildHunt for only $29,95 istead of $80,-)

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Absolutely, unfortunately there will always be those that disagree, for whatever reason. I was a clientophobic gamer, insisting on buying all of my games on disk until I installed Steam (was sort of forced to after buying a Steamworks game which at the time i had no idea what a Steam works game was.(. It didn't take me long to realize how cool the platform was. Being a confirmed gamer mad about keeping his games up to date and installing mods, now i'm in seventh heaven when it comes to games like ArmA and Train Simulator 2016, with just a single mouse click I can either install or uninstall a game mod from my game. No more having to reinstall my game becasue I've installed too many mods that conflict with each other. And that is just one positive aspect of Steam. :)

I still enjoy buying the odd disk based game, but if I was still buying disks for every game I own I'd have to install floor to ceiling shelving on all the walls to at least two of the larger rooms in my house just to accommodate them. The ability to categories my games has made it much simpler for me to find the game sI want to play, especially now with my memory problems.

Typical daily scenario for me when playing games


Hmmm! lets see what shall I play today, Oh what was that game I played last year that I jkust can't remember the name of. I remember it was was set in space, was a side scroller and featured bullet hell like game play, oh right, lets look under those categories in my Steam library. Found it in seconds instead of having to root through several boxes of stored games that I keep up in the attic simply becasue I no longer have room for them on my study or living room shelves.

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Mavadelo, ... I'd add that Steam does not send you emails, or share your email address; but I agree with T about not getting good customer support -- your question seems to disappear into the ether.

I did sign up with Steam some months ago, and there were a lot of hoops to jump through, but they certainly haven't bothered me.

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Hi Mac, a lot of the hoops are for account protection. too many Steam accounts were getting ripped off. Valve were always able to return accounts to the rightful owners, so long as they could prove the account was theirs, but in the mean time inventories were plundered of valuable items such as games, and other Steam items such as cards, TF2 items CS:GO items. for example I have earned well over £1400 selling Steam trading cards (and the odd CS:GO item), which are dropped for free when you play certain games. Hackers tend to steal those items before the accounts are returned. Since the updates and increased security, it has become so much more difficult to hack a Steam account, thankfully.

Reply   |   Comment by mac  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mavadelo, I have Steam and games on it and I HATE it. I've never had a problem re-installing a game before Steam and if I've even lost a game, it's because I didn't play it that much. Maybe I'm not a serious enough gamer, but I don't need updates to my games. Most of the updates I get to my games on Steam involved what I consider superfluous; mostly badges and achievements. I don't think I've ever gotten an update involving the game engine or graphics. I've bought games that were updated (at least it said so on the page), but it was long before I got around to buying them and since then they've never updated with anything of significance.

I don't think I would hate Steam as much as I do if it weren't for the draconian updates. Not all of us are on unlimited, super fast bandwidth. I actually avoid playing the games on my Steam account because of how the program acts. Whenever I want to play a game, it automatically looks for an update for the Steam client (takes quite a bit of time on my connection) and there always seems to be an update for the client. Then I have to wait for that to download (if I don't have to stop it immediately) just to play a simple game. Once that is done "updating" then ALL of the games I have installed start looking for updates and downloading what's available whether I need or want it. So then I have to go through and stop all the games that are updating, but I don't get an option to choose not to update, I just get to pause the update until the next time I start the Steam client. I have on more than one occasion used up all of my bandwidth for the month because I forgot to check if games were "updating" with the nonsense.

The only work-around I've found is to remember to disable my internet connection before I start the Steam client. It's a ridiculous and annoying thing to have to remember which games are Steam and then to do that before playing. I'm glad there are those of you who like Steam and more power to you but that doesn't make the rest of us ignorant of the product who need to constantly be brow-beaten about how wonderful it is to you.

...................Moderator Comment........................

Hi Melika, you can stop the interminable updates by making sure you are not signed into the beta version of Steam. If you are in Beta you will get Steam updates every day. With respect to game updates, these can be turned off via Steams settings. You should also be able to stay in offline mode by making sure when you close Steam down that it is already offline. When you next want to play a Steam game it will ask you if you wish to remain in offline mode.


I will be sending you some keys later today. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

thanks

Reply   |   Comment by akai rin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

This is complete madness !
I select to get key by mail, get a link on that mail bringing me back to this website in which I need to allow steam linking. So be it and then it asks me a nick and a mail. this is when things start to go wrong because whatever data I enter in these 2 fields it keeps telling me it's wrong !!!

I used my steam nickname and the mail address I used to get 1st message => "wrong mail address"
I did the same with the mail address linked to my steam account => "wrong mail address" again

I even create a useless FB account with another nick, linked to the mail address from which I got the 1st link => "wrong mail address" again and again and again...

Pure crazyness. OK then, somehow this website saved a mail address for me that is not one of my mails so I will never get the steam key...
I don't remind creating a GGAOTD account in which I used a mail address, so how in hell could this happen ?!

Learn from the proper steam keys resellers to solve the pure stupidity of such a situation instead of trying to do your own way, leading to something that DOES NOT work.

You don't want to send keys directly to mails to avoid guys getting 10 keys and resell them, I can understand. But then implement a simple log in system in your website (with steam account linked to it for steam keys, but not something mandatory) and put the key in the "my account" page for us to add it to our steam account.

I have more than 700 games on my steam account and it's the very first time I get such a mess with a key giveaway. Contact humble bundle team or bundle stars team and ask them how to do things properly, because right now it's just a complete mess.

It was soooooo simple when the website simply gave away games as DRM-free. Now you just changed from best DRM-free giveaway website to the worst steam key reseller. Period.

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Hi Chris, i agree that it was much simpler. unfortunately we are not getting many games from developers at the moment, so the game giveaway team have found other ways to get games. Unfortunately it's not perfect. I applied for a key so that i could give it to my son as i already have the game (purchased it when it was released earlier this month), I gave my sons Steam account log in but never got a key. Frustrating, but hey, if he really wanted the game, I'd just purchase it becasue it is so cheap. Okay I realize not everyone has spare cash to go wasting on games. I've been very lucky in that regard.


I keep hoping things will return to normal, but not sure it ever will. At least the team are still getting some traditional giveaways.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

I was able to get a key - but no download

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Hi Iris, there is no download from the game giveaway site. The key unlocks the game on the Steam client. You need to have Steam installed. It can be downloaded from HERE



Once Steam is installed, to make your experience simple, make sure you are not signed into the beta program (this updated Steam every day and can get frustrating. also if you are not bothered about having your games kept up to the latest version, mmake sure updates are turne doff. you can sort this out by going to settings. You activate the game by clicking on game (in-between friends and help) located along the top of the client. From the drop down menu select 'Activate a Product on Steam'. a small window opens and the rest is straightforwards. Copy the key into the provided field and click on the appropriate button to tie the game to your Steam account permanently. Once done you can install the game to any comouter at any time anywhere in the world, once you've signed into your Steam account. Usually when installing to a new computer, or from a different IP address you have to go through some verification steps to make sure it is you that is wanting to install the game.

Reply   |   Comment by Iris Lewars  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Perfect Thank You

Reply   |   Comment by EnViSnake  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

Please, Please, Please, make it easily visible that the download requires we sign up for something (steam) and if it is not a simple download. Very Aggravating to find that I had to create an account. Skipped it.
Why isn't there a link to this site from the standard gotd site anymore?
Thanks for all you do white rabbit.


...................Moderator Comment........................

Hi Skybase, thank you. I dislike the changes as much as everyone else, and agree that it sould be made clearer. I think the new look site is too bright and messy for things to be obvious. As for the link that we used to get on the main site. I really don't know why they have removed it. seems counter productive to me. I reckon some who visit the main site will assume that there is no game giveaway this week. It was the same with the game we got mid week last week. It wasn't announced at the weekend, so as to remind the community to check. apart from two Easters ago, when we got a game on Easter Monday, we've not had weekday games since April 2008. suddenly we get a game on Wednesday. I reckon many missed this becasue of it not being announced on the main site. I did post a note early in the main giveaway to let the community know, but as older comments are sent to the bottom, I reckon many would have missed it.

Reply   |   Comment by skybase  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

skybase,

I agree. There was nothing that told me it was a steam game until I clicked the download link.

I'm disappointed.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

got it, thanks for the game guys!

(add trading cards soon plz! after the work on the game is done preferably!)

Reply   |   Comment by anzul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

will the key be useful at a later time so I can add it to my "to be given away" keys? or do I need to use it today?

...................Moderator Comment........................

Once you have the key, it's yours to do with as you please. I still have keys from the very early game bundles and have recently added some of those to my daughter account with no problems. I don't think steam actively cancel codes that have not been redeemed. :)


Mistake corrected (though a day late)

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mavadelo, omg, Stephen please correct my usefu* mistake ty lol

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Steam code ?!?

Hell yeee !!

Reply   |   Comment by nek4d  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

this is a very unappealing looking game ...and the system requirements are way way over-kill for it...believe it oe now I had thought this was one of those older 16bit coffee-cup games it is just that much lacking for graphics.....this is of course my opinion,,,I've already started going other places to get my games ..months now actually and I don't need steam and have to login to play .... I still keep coming here just to see or to help a few people .....this is a very very sad play now

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There is a whole raft of these thrown together games, many of which are made using freely available game engines, or those being sold on Steam for knock down prices. I purchased RPG Maker MV for almost 85% off via one of the game bundles together with several add-on's. There are literally hundreds of RPG games created by RPG maker now being sold on Steam; most of which have been made by amateur first time developers and released via Steams Greenlight project, but in my opinion should be given away as freeware. Most developers started out on the freeware market to make names for themselves. Now anyone can throw together a game using free game engines and/or assets, or assets from a commercially cheap game engine and sell it on Steam. One of my favorite FPS games from several years ago called Crysis, that had ground breaking graphics ( and it still looks amazing eight years after release), used the developers own game engine. This engine is now available to rent and I think there is a free version . Now we are seeing amazing looking games created using this game engine, but unfortunately the developers have no experience at game development and are just snapping together (like a random jigsaw) a series of assets that can be found in other games and calling it an original game. I've purchased several games like this not realizing they was basically a very good looking empty shell. Since Steam introduced the Greenlight project and more recently the early access project, many games have been sold that were never finished. They do provide a get out clause saying that the game is unfinished and you buy at your own risk. Though many of these developers make big promises that are never met. I paid almost £140 for a particular game while it was in early access. it was one of those builder games inspired by Minecraft, but with Crytek like graphics. It had planet based operations and a promised space based operation. It looked amazing and I was beguiled into purchasing two copies, one for me and one for a friend (it had coop and it looked like it was going to be an amazing game). Development started out excellent, but within a year a message was posted on their site and a smaller one on their Steam page saying they were no longer supporting the game because they had moved on to newer projects. This is happening more and more often, where the developer makes big promises, releases a totally unfinished but promising project. Gets lots of backing and lots of cash, then deserts the game taking the cash with him. I see it on Steam and now via popular Crowd funding projects such as Kickstarter. The developer gets the cash, then dumps the game. That does seem a rather pessimistic viewpoint. In reality, most of the Kickstarter projects and Early Access games I've backed on steam I have come to fruition, or are still getting regular updates and lots of feedback from the developer, though about 20 of my backed Kickstarter projects have died before any release, (costing me almost £400 down the drain) and several Steam early access projects. Sadly there no longer appears to be any decent quality control. All Valve seem interested in is getting as many projects signed up so that they can take a cut of the cash. I'm still a Steamophile (I must be as I'm now approaching the 8000 mark in my Steam library with almost 5000 dlcs. However, I am becoming a little disillusioned by their prolific releases of sub standard games that sell for as little as £0.79 and cheaper. I've seen games selling for as little as £0.19 during sales, but you can imagine the quality.

Please excuse the rant. :)

Reply   |   Comment by coll  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

coll, sorry my bad ..I only saw afterwards spelling errors should be "believe it or not,,I had thought this was one of those older 16bit coffee-cup games"...

Reply   |   Comment by coll  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

coll, you are correct, I have been coming here for several years and have become disillusioned with the entier site. I will no longer bother myself with my usual daily check

Reply   |   Comment by george p  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#29

GGOTD getting to be a waste of time. Thanks for the great service in the past.

Reply   |   Comment by kansas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

So I created the Steam account, and tried to download. It tells me that the activation codes have ended, even though there's still about 17 hours left to get this game. What am I supposed to do now?

Reply   |   Comment by Linda Marshall  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

I've tried multiple times to download this game and it will not only not start to download, now I find out it's a Steam product. When will you understand they won't give their games away? Every single time they've "offered" a game, there's been some problem with the download, or the key or something else. Apparently this one is no key for the game. I'm done! Please close my account with you.

Reply   |   Comment by Judy Ruzich  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#25

11

Reply   |   Comment by kugimiya  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#24

waiting for good game

good luck

Reply   |   Comment by soyoun  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#23

ths

Reply   |   Comment by XIAOX  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#22

Talk about BS.... All I get is Activation Code Has Ended.
What happened to:
"Today everyone who wants one will be getting a Steam key."
It won't even let me down load the game!
I'm sorry but this BS every weekend is really old!!!
This is no longer a Game of the day giveaway site it's a contest try to win a key, maybe we'll let you download a game this weekend site!!!
I'll keep trying but I have a life to live outside of this site and don't have the time or energy to be competeing for a Steam Key I may or May not win!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Dunn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Dear user,
Today's giveaway is available for everyone, so it is not a contest to win a Steam key. Unfortunately, we didn't expect that we will run out of keys so fast. Additional keys will be added shortly.

Sorry for the inconvenience and have a great weekend!

--
Always yours,
GOTD Team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#20

I tried to download this several times, but kept getting no more keys message, which is different from the wrong captcha message others were getting. Only once did I get the actual images to choose - in my case - trains. Still didn't work.

Don't know what else to do!

Reply   |   Comment by granny483  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

UPDATE: Thanks for getting more keys GGOTD team! I was able to download it this time around.

That being said, I gave it a try. Downloaded with no problems on my Win10 64. Of course, it downloaded through Steam.

I gave it a good try. The home screen felt confusing. The buttons for the different options didn't feel as if they had loaded correctly. It wasn't clear how to get out of one of the buttons once opened (click on it again). The whole game board felt "fuzzy" as far as the graphics went.

Game play itself is pretty straightforward. However, I felt it was a step backwards having to use arrow keys or the A, S, D and W keys to get around. Yes, I appear to be attached to my mouse. I played several different levels, never quite knowing how or what I was doing. Play felt sluggish - even though I would be pressing an arrow key, it took a tiny bit before my cube would respond. While I enjoy puzzle games, I didn't enjoy this one.

Maybe my expectations are too high and others will think this game is great. For me it's not a keeper though. However, I do appreciate the fact that it was put out there for me to try.

Reply   |   Comment by granny483  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

i tried to get free game but got the message that all keys used up

Reply   |   Comment by bobby giovannucci  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#18

thanks

Reply   |   Comment by daniel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#17

Thank U !

Reply   |   Comment by SPQ  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#16

I did not like this game. Where to start? This is a basic puzzle maze game. You need to move a block through obstacles to complete the level. It's been done to death before and done much better than this. The only thing that may make this attractive over another similar game to someone is that you are supposed to be able to create your own levels. That is a feature that has been done before as well but it isn't common so some who enjoy that type of thing may find it attractive. I can never see the point in level editors. I want to play a game, I don't want to create one.

Upon starting the game, you are greeted with a very minimal, dated interface. It's old school and not in a good way. You aren't given any instructions as to what to do. It seems to presume you know exactly how to navigate the game. There were four options in the upper left corner, none of them obviously labeled "Play the Game". I guessed the first option as the other three seemed to imply the level editing feature. Why three of them? Who knows. I didn't find the labels particularly instructive, I just knew from WhiteRabbit's review that there was a level editor. Now, I am sure the labels are probably perfectly clear after you know what they do and are familiar with the interface. I'm saying that at 5:30am after being up most of the night the interface is overly confusing. This is a very simple game, the first menu shouldn't be that hard even after an all-nighter. I know I keep saying this with some of these games but I'll say it again anyway: I want to play a casual game. I don't want to have to read the developer's mind.

The graphics were extremely fuzzy. I think they were going for "glowing" and what they got was "out of focus". It was an eye strain. Everything is in block form (thank you Mine Craft for setting game graphics back 30 years). It's boring. Just blah. I have some minimalist designed games that are absolutely beautiful and work very well. This just struck me as being lazy. They also included jittering graphics around the game board that I presume are supposed to make this game visually excited. It was an absolute fail for me in this regard. It was annoying and added just a bit more eye strain. Worse, at some points during the game the jittering decorations actually got in the way of seeing the board. At first I thought this was purposeful as part of the puzzle, but after replaying the board I realized it was simply an accident.

Game play is standard puzzle maze but in a "3D" environment, meaning the board will self-adjust to change the camera angle just a bit. It's COMPLETELY unnecessary for such a simple game. There are few games where I find this type of camera angle game play useful and/or desirable. This isn't one of them. There are people who seem to enjoy this kind of thing in games and so for them, this would be a selling point.

You get no instructions on HOW to play or where you are supposed to go. There is no clear indication of which is the beginning or end of the maze. You don't even get a hint as to which colored block you are. Being that we're almost half way through 2016 I thought control would be via mouse. Nope! It's keyboard, specifically the arrow keys. Maybe when one sees the "Made with Unity Engine" emblem one is supposed to presume there is no mouse support. Now, none of this is rocket science and it can be figured out, I just don't want to figure it out. I want to open a new game and get some very basic information either at the beginning of the game or during the first few levels.

The first screen features red, green, and purple blocks. The red ones move around, so we can presume those are blocking. Are you the green or purple block? You can only know by trying to move. Do the red blocks kill you if you touch them? I don't know because the game doesn't tell me. Sometimes I touch them and nothing happens, sometimes the level starts over. No indication that I'm "dead" or that I've done something wrong, just a sudden reload of the level. What do the purple blocks do? I didn't know until I accidentally ran into one and reset the level a few times. Oh, and a Steam reward for using teleportation (or something like that) popped up. Then I realized I was teleporting to the other purple block and running right into a red block that was suddenly able to kill me the first time I touched it.

Steam rewards: why the blazes was I getting Steam reward pop-ups during the game? WHY????!!!!!! OK, maybe people need a lot of encouragement to do something they enjoy so this is common in other Steam games I don't generally play. If you are going to do this then leave the reward badge up for more the 1 second (literally) so someone can read what they won. I had 4 pop-ups stack on top of each other and the only reason why I saw "teleportation" (or something) was because the movement caught my eye and I was looking right at it when it popped-up.

I only have one thing to say about the music: AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH DEAR GOD MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!
Another ill-advised attempt to make a sedate game "exciting". Please just stop.

I played a few levels (-5) until my eyeballs and ears were hurting. The only thing that was particularly challenging was trying to figure out exactly how many times I can hit something red before I "die". I'm still not sure. I don't know if you can turn the music off or pick something else as I didn't see anything labeled "options". It may be there, it may not.

When exiting the game to the main screen I noticed a new button labeled "Wiki". This may contain instructions on how to play and the available features or it may be instructions on how to create your own levels. For level creation this is definitely needed and welcome. However, if a casual user is supposed to visit a Wiki to learn about the game play I would say it is ridiculous. It's a very simply game, there should be some very simple how-to basics in-game.

I would not recommend this game to anyone unless they loved these types of games, enjoy repetitive techno-music, and are looking for a way to create their own boards. If you are a casual gamer, there are better alternatives available.


...................Moderator Comment........................

Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. This is exactly what i want to see, an erudite and consice review of the game from your point of view. it's comments like this that can help a developer improve their games. I just wish we got lots more community members writing such reviews. Even bullet points would do if the member felt their written English wasn't good enough. I still think if we got such comments we would be seeing a lot more developers visiting here and giving us games. I will be sending you some of your choices, both for last weeks comments and this weeks comments soon. Again thank you. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#15

Graphically, the game's very simple. You control a box and have to navigate through the stage without getting hit by anything. This can be very frustrating, but can be fun also if you try not to take the game seriously. The levels from what I can tell are randomly created and you can edit levels too. Also, you may create your own levels too which can open up more opportunities to create even more challenging puzzles. Overall, I give the game a 7/10. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Xiepher  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#14

Tried email reCaptcha until it worked thanks to the posted comments here. Glad I did. Nice little game. Obviously, a work in progress but worth keeping and replaying.

Posted a comment is Steam Discussions and got a quick and useful reply.

Thank you to the devs for the giveaway and I wish them future success.

A question: I know this giveaway is for windows PC, but are there, or will there be, versions for Apple, iPhone, Android, etc., in the future?

Reply   |   Comment by dw0rd  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#13

Tks for fix

Reply   |   Comment by Max Arens  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
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