Friday, April 11, 2014

Giving Away Random Game Keys

Over the past few years, I've assembled a modest number of Steam, GOG, and Desura keys that I'm never going to use.  Basically, when games go on sale, if they're games that I really liked, or are simply super cheap, I'll pick up copies, and then give them away to friends or, occasionally, to unsatisfied purchasers of Primordia.  Also, I've backed a number of Kickstarter projects that have by now come to fruition, but which I'll never have time to play. 
Anyway, I wanted to find a way to give copies out in a fair way to people who played Primordia or otherwise have supported Wormwood Studios.  But after much agonizing and deliberation, I couldn't find an easy way to do it: running even a basic giveaway would take time I don't have, and my various means of trying to screen out bots/duplicates seemed like a pain to everyone involved. 
So, alas, what I'm going to do is just post the keys at irregular intervals on our Twitter feed @WWSGames.  This is perhaps the most inequitable way to distribute something, since one compulsive fast typist may get them all, but it's the easiest way to do this, and at least I'll be releasing the games "to the wild" rather than keeping them penned up in a text file.