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You just found a game despite the World War III,
which was a game by some computer experts before the war.

There went a six-limbed, not an insect.
I was not blind, I sincerely swear.
I ate something healthy, yet not nutritious.
Maybe I was hallucinating, by that cosmic light.
I won't eat a pudding, because it's dangerous to eat.
I couldn't know what just hit me on the back.

You use your index finger while not taking attention,
then you just realized that I am doomed.

What do you want after all of this?

Subtle Hint:

There was a close relative of humans,
and another six-limbed.
There was the first swindler,
and yet another six-limbed!

Moderate Hint:

This game was released in 1987.

Decisive Hint:

@

Decisive Hint 2:

The game asks what you want.

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  • $\begingroup$ I want peace. $\endgroup$ – Ébe Isaac Jan 26 at 1:36
  • $\begingroup$ I've no idea what the six-limbed reference is to (a compass maybe?) but this sounds a lot like (rot13)argunpx to me $\endgroup$ – postmortes Jan 29 at 11:42
  • $\begingroup$ @postmortes Correct. Now think about six-limbed monsters. $\endgroup$ – Dannyu NDos Jan 29 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ I think this needs a new hint to give some direction to what the actual question is. See my partial answer, where I understand the context perfectly well but don't know what is being asked. $\endgroup$ – Josh Jan 31 at 22:34
  • $\begingroup$ @Josh Second decisive hint is given. $\endgroup$ – Dannyu NDos Feb 1 at 0:40
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Completely re-edited answer

I think I figured it out, after realizing one of my earlier assumptions was not what you wanted.

The game is confirmed to be:

Nethack

The answer is:

What I want is to have my possessions identified.

And the reason is:

There went a six-limbed, not an insect.

If you count wings as a type of limb, then this is a Dragon. Dragons are represented by D. My original assumption here was "Centaur", but that has to be wrong.

I was not blind, I sincerely swear.

yellow light is represented by y. They explode and blind you.

I ate something healthy, yet not nutritious.

Eating a Wraith (W) corpse has zero nutrition but usually gives you a level.

Maybe I was hallucinating, by that cosmic light.

The other y, black light. It explodes and makes you hallucinate.

I won't eat a pudding, because it's dangerous to eat.

Puddings are P

I couldn't know what just hit me on the back.

The capital letter I shows up when a monster's position is known but it is invisible.

All of this together makes:

DyWyPI : "Do you want your possessions identified?" , the first question you are asked when you die.

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  • $\begingroup$ That game is related, but as I've clarified, the game is rot13(ArgUnpx). $\endgroup$ – Dannyu NDos Jan 31 at 4:53
  • $\begingroup$ I'm very familiar with that game. Many ascensions under my belt. But I still don't know what the actual question is in the riddle. (rot13)Znlor rnpu yvar vf n uvag gbjneq gur yrggre gung ercerfragf n zbafgre, naq vg fcryyf bhg n jbeq? Va juvpu pnfr, P sbe Pragnhe (fvk-yrttrq zbafgre). l sbe "gung pbfzvp yvtug". C sbe Chqqvat. Gelvat gb svther bhg gur erfg bs gur uvagf. $\endgroup$ – Josh Jan 31 at 10:19
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, that's the answer. Think about how monsters are displayed. $\endgroup$ – Dannyu NDos Feb 1 at 4:46
  • $\begingroup$ I think I've got what you are going for. Major re-edit of my answer incoming... $\endgroup$ – Josh Feb 1 at 12:35
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(This is not really an answer but...)

Because of your history with video game riddles here's what I think:


It think it has something to do with the game "DOOM".


You just realized that I am doomed.

You just realized that I am DOOMed.

There went a six-limbed, not an insect.
I was not blind, I sincerely swear.

Sounds like one of the hellish enemies in the game.

I ate something healthy, yet not nutritious.

You heal up by using healthpacks, but they don't contain food (nutrients). The "ate" just meant that "doomguy" "consumes" the healthpack.

Maybe I was hallucinating, by that cosmic light.

"Doomguy" is part of an unnamed space marine. Thus he would see "cosmic lights".

I won't eat a pudding, because it's dangerous to eat.

I have no idea what this part means :/

I couldn't know what just hit me on the back.

DOOM is a first person game, so you can't see what hit you on the back.


I think I'm on the right track however I don't know what to do with the "What do you want after all of this?" part of the riddle.

(Also I am very knew to this site, don't expect me to be a total genius when it comes to everything :D)

Good luck to anyone else that wants to solve this riddle: it's pretty good, I must admit.

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    $\begingroup$ You should consider the first two lines. The last two lines, too. $\endgroup$ – Dannyu NDos Jan 26 at 18:31
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry, but I don't think I have what it takes to figure out any more things. $\endgroup$ – RAZ369 Jan 26 at 19:32
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    $\begingroup$ Don't let getting stumped bring you down. You gave us and yourself something to think about. Who knows, something may come to you when you least expect it. That happens with me a lot. A Lot. Just have fun. :) $\endgroup$ – MacGyver88 Jan 27 at 1:14
  • $\begingroup$ Any hints, if I may ask? @DannyuNDos $\endgroup$ – RAZ369 Jan 27 at 13:24
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    $\begingroup$ Moderate hint will be given in next few hours. $\endgroup$ – Dannyu NDos Jan 27 at 17:18

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