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Valve launches the Great Steam Treasure Hunt

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It's been a fine year for Steam, with the platform expanding onto Mac and highlighting no end of titles, big-name and plucky indie alike. To celebrate, Valve is rounding off the year with a promotion that ought to reward achievement-junkies and freebie-addicts in equal measure.


Above: Poker Night at the Inventory, one of the first Treasure Hunt titles

The Great Steam Treasure Hunt, on from now until the 20th, rewards players for fulfilling an ever-changing series of objectives. Every 48 hours, Valve will set players four new challenges, ranging from in-game achievements to community housekeeping. Fulfilling the criteria will put you in the draw to win the top five games on your Steam wish list – and on a day when the challenges are steep enough, that could be a pretty slim bracket you fit into. Three grand prize winners will also win their pick of 100 Steam games.



As an example of how the Hunt will work, the first four challenges relate to the Steam Community, R.U.S.E., Poker Night at the Inventory and Chime (see Steam's page for the details). There'll be red-light sales going on throughout the Hunt, and coincidentally enough, the first titles to go on sale are R.U.S.E., Poker Night at the Inventory and Chime. See how this works?

To get started, head to the page for the Hunt (again, here it is) or just jump onto the service to get the details on the splash page. Let us know if you win anything!

Dec 6, 2010



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11 comments

  • azimech49 - December 8, 2010 2:23 p.m.

    i guess you already had an avatar so you have a easy entry for todays treasure hunt, but i'd recommend Chime anyway. it's treasure is easy to get, just have to practice about half hour, and it is just $1.25 away. so why not?
  • Spybreak8 - December 7, 2010 6:56 p.m.

    Yeah I saw this and I was like ah ok but i'm not buying those games.
  • Omiyage - December 7, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    "" "Kage_No_Shi - 55 minutes 12 seconds ago What if you've already accomplished some of the challenges?" Took the words right out of my mouth... Also congrats to you GamesRadar and Tom Goulter for beating both PCGamer and RockPaperShotgun to this story, I'm genuinely impressed."" Then you are awarded the point as soon as it opens.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 7, 2010 1:18 p.m.

    *weeps softly because he doesn't have a gaming PC*
  • JohnnyMaverik - December 7, 2010 11:03 a.m.

    "Kage_No_Shi - 55 minutes 12 seconds ago What if you've already accomplished some of the challenges?" Took the words right out of my mouth... Also congrats to you GamesRadar and Tom Goulter for beating both PCGamer and RockPaperShotgun to this story, I'm genuinely impressed.
  • Kage_No_Shi - December 7, 2010 10:06 a.m.

    What if you've already accomplished some of the challenges?
  • AnonymouZ - December 7, 2010 5:14 a.m.

    goddamn... 100 games eh... but... i'm pretty sure those who can win all those competitions already have enough games xD
  • Philber - December 7, 2010 4:19 a.m.

    "To get started, head to the page for the Hunt (again, here it is)" ...Missing a link here or something? lol.
  • Corsair89 - December 7, 2010 2:41 a.m.

    Valve is wonderful. I love them.
  • Mode - December 7, 2010 2:24 a.m.

    Curses! My puny computer will not handle the majority of PC games! Damn you, cruel world and your CURRENCY.
  • bobob101 - December 7, 2010 1:39 a.m.

    Those hundred games are as good as mine!! Also, First!

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