The final round of the Steam Treasure Hunt has arrived. There are two freebies today and a deal:
- Suggestive Behavior – Write a recommendation (freebie – as long as you have one Steam game – demos might work?)
- Made in the USA – Become a Founding Father in Empire: Total War ($14.99)
- Buzz the Tower – Set a leaderboard score of at least 37 for ‘Beach’ in Flight Control HD ($2.49)
- Overachiever – Played at least 15 games or demos since March 2009 (When Steam began recording playtime) (free)
The first one is pretty easy to get. The fourth one may require some effort – I got it automatically today upon logging into Steam. I recommend going the demo route. You should play the UnderGarden demo if you haven’t already. It will count as one game of the fifteen AND complete the “Go To Your Happy Place” objective as well. If you need help finding demos worth playing on Steam, this might help. The only real limitation is the download speed of your Internet connection. Better get started now because those are some big downloads.
I didn’t get the UnderGarden objective with the demo until I had played it for a while. Starting and then immediately exiting the game doesn’t appear to count. If you want to be lazy, you can start the game, wander off to do something else for 15-20 minutes, and then exit the game. Repeat with the next game. Steam can’t tell if you were actually playing the game or just idle on main menu. Although, now that I’ve mentioned it here, someone at Valve will probably modify the Steam client/SDK to prevent this from happening in the future.