Update: We are at 15 people! psychonic says: I'm still awaiting contact from a few of them. If you still have interest, feel free to reply, although I cannot guarantee you a key. Regardless, everyone that received one also received three guest passes and I hear that the game is going on sale on Steam soon (...as in, next week)

The short version: Want a free copy of Nuclear Dawn? You need 300 rep on Gaming, be in the Nuclear Dawn steam group, be willing to play the game, and be willing to ask or answer 6 questions in the next 2 weeks. Read on for details...

Nuclear Dawn is a hybrid FPS/RTS game published by Interwave Studios. A good friend of mine works there, and he is looking to get the word out about the game and celebrate their most recent update. I, of course, suggested we give away free games to the good people of the Gaming.SE community.

Here's what you've got to do:

  • Review the system requirements to make sure you can run the game.
  • Have 300 rep on Gaming.SE! Gain reputation by contributing good questions and answers to the site.
  • Join the Nuclear Dawn group on Steam.
  • Post an answer to this question (this one that you are reading right now), and include your Steam profile link. You'll get a friend invite from psychonic who will hook you up with your free copy.
  • Play the game! Get out there and enjoy it. If you like it, tell your friends :)
  • Post at least 6 things in the next 2 weeks with the tag - these can be questions OR answers. Stuff that's garbage (closed or negative score) does not count :)

Now the fine print:

Copies are limited! We have around 15 to give out, and they will be given out first-come first-serve. This giveaway ends on April 12th, 2012, or when all copies have been given away.

Although I have permission from the SE team to do this, this is not an official SE event. There's no tie between this and the "official" gaming grant(s) or other site promotions/contests, so your participation in this event will not affect any further SE-sponsored activities. However, I reserve the right to disqualify people from future "cool things" that I may get access to in the future if you participate in bad faith.

  • Are you going to count posts that end up negatively voted or closed? – Adam Lear Apr 3 '12 at 14:39
  • And also, this is awesome! I know nothing about Nuclear Dawn, but I'll definitely be checking it out now. – Adam Lear Apr 3 '12 at 14:39
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    @AnnaLear, I added that as a caveat. The only threat I can make is to glare at you sternly should you fail, but I can assure you the glaring is going to be intense. – agent86 Apr 3 '12 at 14:43
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    Thanks for the help getting this going, agent86! – psychonic Apr 3 '12 at 16:06
  • Nuclear Dawn is a bunch of fun. If anyone wants to get a game together some night, ping me in chat with your Steam name and I'll add you – Dave McClelland Apr 3 '12 at 16:51
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    this is just a sneaky way of collecting steam IDs isnt it :P – l I Apr 3 '12 at 23:17
  • There have now been 15 responders. I'm still awaiting contact from a few of them. If you still have interest, feel free to reply, although I cannot guarantee you a key. Regardless, everyone that receive one also received three guest passes and I hear that the game is going on sale on Steam soon (, as in, next week) ;) – psychonic Apr 4 '12 at 4:18

16 Answers 16


Nice... here's my profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/kromak

I already joined the group ;)


Joined the group, and here's my profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/RESPAWN_76


Joined. My Profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/mactiddy/


I'm in.



I'm in http://steamcommunity.com/id/blem


I'm in! Here's my profile: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197964085566

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    Any idea why other users have names as profile IDs and a few of us have numbers? – Bravo840 Apr 4 '12 at 15:40
  • I was wondering the same thing myself. Maybe it's because I've been on Steam since the olden days of Half-life 2. Actually, it was a few months before that came out. January 24, 2004, baby. Oh yeah. – johnjon Apr 4 '12 at 15:51
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    This question may illuminate the answer. – johnjon Apr 4 '12 at 16:04
  • Cool. I don't really need my ID to be my name, I can copy and paste that just as easily as the numbers, but it is neat that you can change it – Bravo840 Apr 4 '12 at 17:53

Count me in!


Sounds like NS, I'm game.


Joined the group, I'm me!


What's not to love about free games and free rep (because I wouldn't be able to ask/answer questions about nuclear dawn without this giveaway).


Sounds great, I'm game! http://steamcommunity.com/id/jmacflex


Sign me up!

I have one question though: what happens if for some reason, someone is unable to run the game?

  • Review the system requirements? – Matthew Read Apr 3 '12 at 16:34
  • @MatthewRead: He means because he's running Ubuntu and does magic to run Steam. – Ullallulloo Apr 3 '12 at 16:40
  • @Ullallulloo Ahh, I see! – Matthew Read Apr 3 '12 at 17:15
  • (We talked about this some in chat, but for reference) - Everyone appears to be getting 3 guest passes, so if you'd like to try it out beforehand, ask around and see if you can score one :) – agent86 Apr 3 '12 at 18:47
  • @John I've got a guest pass you can have if you'd like to experiment. Message me on steam later tonight and I'll send it to you – Dave McClelland Apr 3 '12 at 18:55
  • @DaveMcClelland Ullallulloo already sent me one. Thanks for the offer, though! :) – John the Green Apr 3 '12 at 19:00

SURE! I will accompany my fellow gaming.SE'ers on this nuclear adventure!




I'll play. ^^


I'm always down to try new stuff! http://steamcommunity.com/id/nihilistronin


I need to check the meta more. This game looks really cool. Fingers crossed for number 16.

I am - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197987075371

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