A Huge Seal Has Attacked Steam With Free Coupons and Games


Frozenbyte, the Finnish game development shop behind the Trine and Shadowgrounds series, has united with 27 fellow independent developers to host a build-your-own indie game sale known as the Huge Seal.

The Huge Seal is a monster, but it’s not here to destroy cities or eat all of the world’s kittens. This monster is a nice monster, giving away free coupons toward more than 30 indie games on Steam. If you use enough coupons, the Huge Seal will even reward you with free games.

Here’s how it works: Go to www.hugeseal.com, log in with your Steam account and then claim 5 coupons from the provided selection. For every coupon you use to buy a game on Steam between November 18th and November 24th, you will receive another coupon, and for every three games you buy with coupons, you will receive a free game key outright. (Note that as of press time access to the Huge Seal site seems to be running slow. I didn’t have any trouble getting through earlier today, but it’s been taking a long time to load the past few times I’ve attempted to click in.)

In my case, I used coupons to buy Shadowgrounds, EDGE, and RUSH, and wound up receiving a free key for La-Mulana. Apparently the free game is awarded at random, but I guess I totally lucked out because La-Mulana is exactly the game I most wanted from the list (though I do already own more than half the available games so that probably increased the odds in my favor). All together, I got those four games for just over $4–and I still have like six more coupons to use if I want to. Quick math says I saved around $30 compared to buying those four games for full price. Now that’s a pretty sweet deal!

Here’s a list of the participating indies in the Huge Seal coupon sale:

Antichamber by Alexander Bruce
Cubetractor by Ludochip
Death Rally by Remedy
EDGE, RUSH, Toki Tori, Toki Tori 2+ by Two Tribes
Element4l by I-Illusions
Frozen Synapse by Mode 7 Games
FTL: Faster Than Light by Subset Games
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord by Black Forest Games
Jamestown by Final Form Games
La-Mulana by NIGORO
Legend of Grimrock by Almost Human Games
Mark of the Ninja by Klei Entertainment
Monaco: What’s yours is mine by Pocketwatch Games
Mutant Blobs Attack! By Drinkbox Studios
Reus by Abbey Games
Rochard by Recoil Games
Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor, Trine, Trine 2: Complete Story by Frozenbyte
Skulls of the Shogun by 17-BIT
Spacechem by Zachatronics Industries
Stealth Bastard Deluxe by Curve Studios
Swords & Soldiers, Awesomenauts by Ronimo Games
Terraria by Re-Logic
The Swapper by Facepalm Games
Thomas Was Alone by Mike Bithell
Time Gentlemen, Please! + Ben There, Dan That! By Size Five Games
Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers by Black Pants Game Studio
Universe Sandbox by Giant Army

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