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For puzzles based, related to, or requiring knowledge of, video games, game characters, genres, platforms, etc.

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Deus Ex crypto puzzle

There is an encrypted email in the recent Deus Ex: Mankind Divided game: From the game files, this appears to be the string: ...
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Between you and me

🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥 ⬛⬛ ⬜⬜⬜⬜ air pollution ⬜⬜⬜⬜ wildebeests ⬜⬜⬜⬜ bullets ⬜⬜⬜⬜ whine ⬜⬜⬜⬜ cozy Your final answer should be an appropriate image.
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Muddled video games titles

First of all, this is totally a rip-off of @ferret idea, but with video games instead of movies. So, basically the same story: I have a friend that use to mix things up and is unable to clearly ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2021 (Day 16): Poké(snow)ball battle!

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling StackExchange Advent Calendar 2021. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Reports are ...
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Video-games Mondegreens

Inspired by TV Title Mondegreens, I, too, came up with a similar puzzle. It is still based on Mondegreens, obviously, but with video-games! Each of these 10 descriptions will lead you to a (weird) ...
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The Video Gamers' Double-Duty Crossword

"OK, so I know that you two are always arguing about what type of crosswords to do- 'Normal crosswords are too boring!' 'Cryptics are too esoteric!!' Trivia vs wordplay, yeah, I've heard both ...
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Monument Valley Sudoku

Another Sudoku monstrosity from the brains of Yours Truly. No rules are given, part of the challenge is trying to work out what the rules are :)
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The Video Gamers' Double-Duty Crossword 2

See the original HERE Video games — Trivia vs Wordplay — one more time: Here are twenty crossword clues that describe twenty video games. Solve them if you'd like! Or, if you treat each clue as ...
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Fun Friday: This puzzle does what NintenDONT

It's Friday, lunch is over, and why get back to work - when you can relax with a quick 5 minutes video game puzzle! Enjoy! Text Version
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Video game puzzle

Each line of the puzzle is a different clue which refers to a different game. Once you've solved each clue take the first letter of the game and find the hidden message. Man called jon hates ...
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5 Video Game Riddles - What are these Games?

With the bounty ended, and I still haven't gotten the answer, I have awarded the prize to El-Guest. If eventually, I get the answer, I will award the correct person 50 rep as well. Thank you for your ...
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I've been all around Greece's paradise?

My pieces are associated with earth, sea and sky, dark, and time. My adornments come from a source of etymology: a vessel, a mother, a mentor, and a power-hungry traitor. The vessel, the dark, and a ...
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Time to ring in the new year with an enchanting puzzle

--This text is 30 characters--
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Check out all these items!

Words can’t even begin to describe how clueless I am! This is all meaningless! Ugh, why does it feel like I’m in a video game or something? What? Savage rap ends Instagram! Flame the most idiotic ...
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Dungeon Crawler: Level 1

You are the protagonist in a game designed by NeedAName Inc. Proceed through the levels using your video game knowledge to solve the puzzles therein. Solve all levels and beat the game! Level 1: ...
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Connect Wall: "Who's that Pokémon?"

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls Ash, on his expedition to Catch Em' All™, came across a strange new Pokémon! He pulled out his trusty Pokédex to identify this ...
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Chain Puzzle: Video Games #01 - Teleporting Crosswords!

This is the first Chain Puzzle in the Video Games series, in which all puzzles are themed around video games of all genres. The answer to this puzzle is a thematic word or phrase. The solver whose ...
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Labryca — Floor 4: I've Just Seen a Face

Labrycean Navigator You are currently on: 4F 1F 2F 3F 4F 5F 6F 7F 8F 9F 10F 11F A Few Administrative Notes Yes, I’ve come back from the dead… for now, at least. All updates beginning from here should ...
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I want to play a game

I've been playing a lot of video games lately. After solving this crossword, you should know which video game I want to play next. Thanks to Deusovi for test-solving and general feedback! Across Down ...
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Level up to match my power of eight

I eat my way around, to avoid get eaten. My prey eats me if I don't eat it first. I have been around from the golden age. Some try to finish me, some claim to finish me. But everyone fails in ...
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GameDev: stuck with first puzzle design, would love resources to study from or algorithm suggestions!

First time posting here and I'm really, really hoping this is the community I've been looking for. I'm developing a game, right now I'm in the middle of designing levels as the core mechanics have ...
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Qubes: Oh, For the Love Of

TL;DR: This is a mixture between a tribute/spin-off puzzle and an attempt at a new puzzle type, greatly inspired by the notorious arcade game, Q*bert, published originally by Gottlieb Amusement Games. ...
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Only Kinect Wall

The 4 groups of a total of 16 words can be sorted into four connected groups of 4. The goal is to find the connections of the groups. Text version: FOUR DEMON CAKE BRICK EMPIRES TRAFFIC WARTHOG ...
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An Era of Change

Despite their appearances, the following are not ways of change... at least, I hope not. Kids shows (8+?) Lizard (6+?) Missiles group (5+?) Body manipulator (4+?) Bird (3+?) ...
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MAR10 Day Puzzle: What character am I?

In honor of MAR10 day, I have created a puzzle for you! Try to guess what Mario universe character I am, and what game I'm from. ...
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What do I use as my password? (not really)

Just experimenting with something nerdy. Not certain that this will work. ...
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BOOM! All Clear for Mr. T

In Tetris 99, Mr. T loves performing All Clears, which happen when a piece clears all lines in the playing field. Being a gentleman, he also tries to minimize the total damage he sends to his ...
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Why he is so sad

My memories are only slices As my brain and nerves just blasted. My hands and feet are so cold So I'd rather wish them burnt. My vehicle just ran out of gas Yet it has 100% of the battery. My ego can'...
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My roommate is back add it!

My roommate's computer desk has a paper on it with these 3 weird grids and drawings. I know that he is trying to learn to write computer code and he likes making old video games as a way to learn. I'...
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El Dorado Word Puzzle II: Videogame Edition

Let's keep going with the El Dorado puzzle. Same rules apply. Given a set of common words, can you figure out which videogame title they cover? All letters in the title must be covered, and letter ...
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Wumpus-hunting Masyu

You are an explorer looking to capitalize on a cave you've discovered. The goal is to construct a pathway that visitors can take safely. The problem is that the cave is full of dangers, including a ...
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Quick escalation universe

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How we sleep. Who are we?

Our 1st member likes to sleep near fireplace. Our 2nd member likes to sleep after a drink of water. Our 3rd member likes to sleep on a steel bed. Our 4th member likes to sleep after exercising. Our ...
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It is said that the two are somehow related

What am I? Who exactly are my friends? To find out more about my friends, look at the 4s of them in the 2nd. Fun fact: Split the 4 and those are the only two ways it can be _____ in 2. My friends' 4s:...
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Do you remember me? Who or what am I?

I've often wondered how many would have succeeded without me? Do you, guys, easily succumb to the temptation? Do you summon me straight away, instead of being true to the spirit of the real fighters? ...
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John plays games on his smartphone

John likes playing Clash Royale but does not like Clash Of Clans. John likes Pokemon Go but does not like Minecraft. John likes playing Temple Run but does not like playing Vainglory. John also likes ...
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The Trials of Sir PacMan

While this is too late for the Rare and Endangered topic challenge, it was inspired by it. I had to take a break from Puzzling for a bit, so I missed some really fun looking challenges, but now I'm ...
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Bicoloured 2048

I made a new puzzle game that you can play here. It is a variant of 2048 where there are tiles of two colours. You need to merge tiles of the same colour and value to increase your score. In more ...
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My Pokemon Puzzle

I had no idea how much information to give for this puzzle, so I decided to start with none! I'll add hints if enough time passes / people are looking for direction.
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Zelda received a bizarre postcard

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An unknown table

Yesterday my nerdy roommate was playing his favorite videogame. After they finished, they left me this message: IwaendnIttocatuhgehtrusoimePnsoofkéamlonph As well as this table which I tried to ...
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Rage-Inducing Tupperware

A bouncy rock A bull Tail flips A leaping walrus Some angry eyes, and an angrier tail A butt mouth A pine cone A tyrannosaurus cat What do these things have in common? HINT 1: HINT ...
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I'm purple and small, what am I?

I'm purple and small, not hard to make at all. I take you to new places, Where you will see some new faces. I'm part of the world, yet take you away, When you step through me, you see mostly grey. You ...
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Me and some friends

I went out with friends, with ice and with flame. We all play our parts, in a really fun game! But unlike those friends, I haven't a set name. Call me "whatevr", I'll work all the same. Who ...
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The Famous Last Words Square

After installing the newest MMO and creating a fresh character you spawn for the first time. After a quick look at the map, you see you are at The Famous Last Words Square. You quickly realize that ...
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I am not a dragon. Who am I?

I have wings, but you have to teach me fly. I spew fire, but I am not a dragon. I am the older of three brothers. Who am I? HINT:
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Video Games Cryptic Crossword

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My identity was hidden. Do you know who I am?

My true identity was hidden from myself and the world, I am not what I appear. I'm a master of all weapons and fighting styles, I can adapt to any situation. Some worship me, others hate me. I ...
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A Multi-leveled Gaming Concept

Many games runs on me, yet I'm found in a game. To the game's family, I lend also my name. So go run and climb, and jump with abandon, but remember that I'm the thing that you stand on. Please tell ...
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Find all the names

My name is A and I am the main character of a video game! Please do not mistake my name for the one of my friend B like so many have done before! I saved B multiple times but B simply won't stop ...
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