These simple little strings of random characters are the difference between the cost of a few high end meals or a bundle of free games. Just before pre-orders went live, HTC and Valve announced they would include three free VR titles: Fantastic Contraption, TiltBrush, and Job Simulator. This was an added benefit, because many are shelling out upwards of a thousand dollars or more to be early adopters of this awesome new arena.
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Although we’re not sure what percentage of recipients are receiving their Vive shipments today, one thing that we’ve learned is the key codes to access the bundled games is not included in the box nor are they readily available through Steam.
So where are my bundled games then?
Thanks to info from some helpful reddit users we now know that an email is being sent out by HTC with instructions to unlock the bundled software. Sounds great right? Well, it appears there was a snag in the process and the code only grants access to two out of the three titles. Users are reporting that after they go through the emailed instructions they can see Fantastic Contraption and TiltBrush, but possibly only the Job Simulator demo if anything at all.
It looks like that little error will cost an extra email to those who have already received the email. Hopefully HTC will catch it before it goes out to too many more excited Vivers and issue a code with full access to all three bundled games.
Who has their Vive already? Raise your controller in the air! If you want to be extra cautious you could add [email protected] to your address list so the code doesn’t end up in the SPAM folder.
UPDATE: From personal experience, we had a tracking number from FedEx and in less than 24 hours the code to redeem the bundled software came. Tilt Brush does not show up in the games category in your library. You will have to find it under software this is also the location you will find AltspaceVR if you install that.
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