Fake STEAM Key Generator
Since I have put my game engine and my survival game on Steam, I am getting quite a lot of requests for free steam keys. Some of these requests are valid, made by nice youtubers and twitchers, but a lot of them are made by scammers, pretending to be a popular youtuber or similar but easy to make out to be an impostor, trying just to get a handful of free keys, in order to sell them. If you have a game on steam, you likely know what I mean.
So, how to get rid of those? Simply ignoring them doesn't seem to help. So I created a key generator, which generates fake steam keys (=just a random combination of letters and numbers) to send them:
I hope that when they sell them, and it turns out the key is invalid, they will get into trouble. What do you think? Good idea? I'm not sure. Feel free to use this generator or give me any feedback.
23 comments, already:
Not a terrible idea, but unless other devs pick up the same practice, these scammers may try and point the flack back at you, giving you a negative reputation (even if you have this article plastered prominently on the product site)..but maybe I’m just jumping to the worse case ‘what-if’.
Overall, I really like the concept, it’s short and sweet and a good way to waste scammers time
Markus (link) - 27 01 17 - 21:17
I’d accompany the keys with ‘these keys are for your review purposes only and cannot be sold on or given away’ (or similar). That might help if they fell jolly enough to try and sue you. But I’m no lawyer.
What do you have against filesystems and Wine? ;P
Hales (link) - 28 01 17 - 05:43
Build a routine into your game to accept the fake serial and allow gameplay for a few minutes to capture the steam account info and then pop up a nice pirate ship rendered in copper cube with a message stating that the author and steam have been notified of the stolen license. Then offer them an out of jail card with a percentage off of your gam purchase as a way to generate revenue from the theft should they feel guilty enough to come clean.
Do you only run the rocketcake sales in Jan?
Vince - 07 02 17 - 15:26
I say reputation is important, its a long term investment. Dont let your emotions get the better of you
Just decline and be firm if you dont feel right about something.
Jon - 14 02 17 - 09:28
It generated me a valid key!!! Thanks, now I have battlefield 4!!
Lucky - 14 03 17 - 13:16
Hi, how do u did this? In PHP or JS?
Could you give/sale me the code?
Chris - 26 06 17 - 04:33
Amazing dude one of the codes worked!
Shrey - 29 06 17 - 15:54
Kaiizen - 13 08 17 - 23:22
Ronald (link) - 19 08 17 - 11:04
Some words are innapropriate.
SwiftBeat - 19 08 17 - 14:25
Hi Owner I really like how you Created Random Keys for Steam games and Steam Wallet but what Im here that i wanted this to be a Application its good to have this thing. And also Could you Teach me how to make this thing?
SwiftBeat2 - 19 08 17 - 14:33
give a key
terrah loe - 28 08 17 - 12:18
It’s funny and epic at the same time!
What is funny and epic?
I used every code from a 100 it generated, and I got The Binding of Isaac, Grand Theft Auto V, 2 codes of Space Puzzles and a weird paint / flash game called “Physic Monster” . Free games (0)/
Velus - 28 08 17 - 15:09
When I click generate. It routes me into a new page and its blank all white.
VIN - 01 10 17 - 18:54
I have more information for niko to add onto VIN’s message:
In Firefox version 56.0 (32-bit), pressing “Generate” opens an “about:blank” page. I disabled all of my ad-blocking and script-blocking extensions when testing this.
In Microsoft Edge version 40.15063.0.0, with its HTML version of 15.15063, the correct result happens when I press “Generate”. I don’t have ad-blocking and script-blocking extensions installed for this browser.
In Google Chrome version 61.0.3163.100 (Official Build) (64-bit), pressing “Generate” also causes the correct result. I have the “uBlock” extension installed, but I haven’t blocked elements on your page. (It says “0% of this page has been blocked.”
I am using Windows 10 Professional (version 1703).
wild master - 01 10 17 - 20:02
hmm hope i get a working key lol
umer bukhari - 07 10 17 - 16:54
i need a product key for the game sid meiers civilization 5
can someone help me to find
babo - 09 10 17 - 18:05
Yes babo, there are a lot of keys available still for “sid meiers civilization 5 ”: Go to this page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/8930/S..
and click the “Add to Chart” button. Then, buy it.
erik - 10 10 17 - 05:39
Oh thanks god, it generated me a valid key, thanks for The Evil Within 2
Bikapo - 21 10 17 - 11:45
lol i got cocks at first
JACOB WEBBER - 28 10 17 - 08:13
it’s fun that the majority of them are like this COCKS-UCKER-H8Q2F – which it’s like COCK SUCKER XD or TCOCK-SUCKE-R4965
FCOCK-SUCKE-RN383 or 49FUC-KERLO-6RT6I
it’s a little bit obvious
Anonim guy - 29 11 17 - 21:50
THANKS , I literally got CS:GO i didn’t even refresh the page m8
farsfarsfarspro - 13 12 17 - 21:56
George - 27 12 17 - 04:21