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Want to gift and receive a game for Christmas aand make friends in the process? Just leave a comment in this thread and a secret Santa will be randomly assigned to you while you will be randomly assigned to a lucky gamer/gamerette. 


[Long Version]

Wuuppeee!!! Christmas gifting time is here agaaaain! Let the paaarty beegiiiin!!!


Okay, so here’s the lowdown: is only half about cool games with artistic values, the other half is about the fantastic community and friendships we’re building here, gathering special peoplez, we are. So, here’s the deal: this shall be Artsygamer’s 6th Christmas, and on this magical occasion we shall continue our proud tradition! An awesome one! I’m starting to build a list of people who are interested in joining. On the 22nd I will use this list to randomly extract (out of something christmasy, like a hat or something) everybody’s Secret Artsy Santa (SASsy, n’est-ce pas ?). Then I will contact the people on the list with their respective giftee. On Christmas night we all send the gifts and we can then discuss them in great excitement the next day :D.

The nitty gritty

For specifics I would propose a low budget Steam game (at the time of writing this there’s 1984 games (ha ha!) at <5€ and 3392 games at <10€, though I propose to stick around 5 so as to be the most accessible for everybody, it’s more about the fun and the gesture than anything else). I figured Steam ’cause it’s the most hassle free as far as I know and it’s digital instant delivery makes it convenient, plus I bet quite a couple of us have an account lying around somewhere, however Good Old Games ( also has fantastic games at fantastic prices (and amazing sales), so we’ve got even more options. Plenty of choices & probably a ton of fab holiday deals on fantastic games are guaranteed :D As an extra bonus, for those of us looking to give a great gift at a great price they made it even easier for us santa types: it used to be a bit tricky to buy a gift on sale and only give it on a date, now they’ve simplified that for us, so any weekend, midweek, daily or Christmas sale you see from now on is good game!

Also if you just want to research what people might like now we have a steam group called and from it you can add friends and see their wishlist, in case you’re temporarily out of ideas, plus friending them now is a good preparation for when the actual gifting will happen.

Why would I do it?

Well… for the huge joy of giving, of course! Imagine you get to browse through a ton of games, remembering the ones you liked most, and share one with somebody, spreading the joy, making the world a better place!

As an incredible added bonus you will also get to have a cool surprise waiting for you to unwrap. Even if you’ve played the game before it will be super fun to get it, knowing that somebody else (and you get to wonder who) reaaaallly enjoyed that game and thought it was special enough to share. It probably meant a LOT in their life… it’s magical to share that!

Oh, and just think that in 10 years when there’ll be a ton of people revering the religion that will be ArtsyGamer secret santas, you’ll get to smugly say: “well, you know, I was there in 2013 spreading the joy” … and then smugly point to the cool game you got too! :D

I want in! How?

Well, just leave a comment, gimme a private message (top menu), email, or facebook or even contact form…  the popular favorite: you could just leave a comment here if the email you’re registered with is the one you’ll want to be receiving on. Name + email … and that’s all :D

What now?

Well, now you start looking around, thinking of the best choice, imagining the excitement of giving and getting… making somebody just a tinsy bit more happy and in turn being super surprised with a lil game that might just be a fab revelation for you, taking you into a world you didn’t even know existed :D YEAY FOR SURPRISES!!!!!!!!!

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