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There seems to be a hidden badge on Steam which hints towards an ARG. How do I get this badge?

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    "Upcoming?" No, this is apparently the end of the ARG. See Reddit's /r/steamsaledetectives if you want to see how the various clues were discovered. – Powerlord Jan 1 '16 at 19:53
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    @Powerlord the activity on that subreddit seems to indicate that the hunt is ongoing. The comic with the clues is still ongoing, so I'd be surprised if the ARG is finished. – murgatroid99 Jan 1 '16 at 20:07
  • @murgatroid99 What they've discovered is that the stuff they missed is a new wave file that has the text LLLLHTBEEU in its waveform. This is an anagram of BULLET HELL, which was the clue to get they to Ikuraga that was found just by trying all non-translated tags for Undertale as passwords. – Powerlord Jan 3 '16 at 1:22
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  1. Go to http://store.steampowered.com/app/253750 in your normal browser (you will need to log into Steam first if you are not already)

  2. Wait until the site has been fully loaded

  3. Type search on your Keyboard then press ENTER key

  4. In the new popup window, enter the code 1v7531

This is how it looks like:

screenshot of popup


Remark for 3: Don't click into the search field, just type it directly after the site has loaded without hovering or clicking anything.

After enterting this, you will be redirected to a page showing your new badge. The badge is also featureable on your profile. This does not work within the steam client.

Make sure you are logged into Steam while doing this, otherwise you will get an error. Thanks to Gauzy for the reminder.

picture of the badge

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    This worked for me, in Chrome on Ubuntu. – murgatroid99 Jan 1 '16 at 19:36
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    @murgatroid99 Also works in edge, just tested it – user28015 Jan 1 '16 at 19:38
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    Make sure you're logged in to your Steam account before doing this, otherwise you'll just get a null page. – Gauzy Jan 1 '16 at 19:40
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    The holiday sale is over now, and I can't seem to open the pop-up window. Am I too late? – Rudey Jan 4 '16 at 21:15
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In case the other answer doesn't work, you can open the game Ikaruga's page through a browser, and run this code in the javascript console:

This will simulate the process of doing it:

$J.ajax({
    url: "http:\/\/store.steampowered.com\/actions\/clues",
    dataType: "json",
    cache: false,
    data: {key: "1v7531"}
}).done(function( result ) {
    if( result && result.url )
        window.location = result.url;
    else if( result.response )
        alert(result.response);
});

Source: YanirX on Pastebin

  • This helped a lot of users which asked for my help when I announced this over my group, hence I posted it here. – Ave Jan 1 '16 at 20:16
  • This method worked for me. – Little Helper Jan 1 '16 at 21:05

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