For the seriously hardcore video game players who love to get Steam achievements, Steam has a treasure hunt going on right now until December 20th. Complete any ten objectives and then log in on December 20th and be entered in to win 100 games of your choice. There will also be 20 winners every other day who get the top 5 items on your wishlist who complete at least one objective! (Yay!) There are also Team Fortress 2 hats available to win…if you are into that sort of thing.
The first four objectives are:
- Self Portrait – Set up an avatar (free)
- Got Tanked? – Become a Desert Fox in R.U.S.E. ($33.49)
- Up the Ante – Unlock The Iron Curtain in Poker Night at the Inventory ($2.99)
- More Cowbell – Set a leaderboard score of at least 1,124,400 in easy mode for the ‘Paul Hartnoll’ level in Chime ($1.99)
So, let’s assume that within each 48 hour period, there is one free item. There are seven 48-hour periods. So, during three of the periods, in order to have a chance at the grand prize, something that costs money will have to be played. It looks like this event is also being bundled with deals.
The correct approach to the treasure hunt is probably to buy games at great prices, have fun playing them, and then possibly win other stuff too. If you buy the game to “win” the treasure hunt, you bought the game for the wrong reason.
Although, it might be tempting to do them all because it says, “Each objective you complete gains you another entry in to this drawing. Unlock all 4 for the best chance to win!”