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The Great Gift Pile was an event on Steam that started on the 19th of December 2011 and ended on the 2nd of January 2012.


Objectives

 

December 19

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Steam
Check your inventory - you've got a gift!
Achievement: simply go to your Steam Inventory and see what you got, then we give you something else just for looking for that.
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Orcs Must Die!
Deck the Halls
Complete the Hallway using only the Arrow Wall trap, weapons, and spells.
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Bunch of Heroes
Holiday Survivor
Survive up to the 20th wave in Santa's map.
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EDGE
Snowblind
Find the six hidden switches in the snow-covered levels in December.
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Cargo! The Quest for Gravity
2012 - it’s almost there
The Christmas bell tolls! You have been blessed with a present.
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Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Santa's Challenge
Grab 20 Santa's gifts from missions 2-4 to get yourself a nice prize.

December 20

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Spiral Knights
Son of a Nutcracker!
Hit an opponent with a snowball in Lockdown.
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Psychonauts
Holiday Dinner
Cook and consume two different kinds of roast in one sitting.
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Dungeons of Dredmor
Diggle Nog!
Make some Diggle Nog. Who doesn't love a nice cold glass of Diggle Nog?
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Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
Fighting The War on Christmas
Participate in a successful territory capture on Commissars House.
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Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition
Megalopolis
Reach a population of 1000.
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AI War: Fleet Command
In The Midst Of A Cold, Dark Winter
Lose at least 30,000 ships in a single game.

December 21

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Steam
Join the 2011 Holiday Group
Years from now, you can look back and say "I was there. . ." with a wistful glint in your eye. Go to the Steam Community to see who’s already had too much eggnog.
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Defense Grid: The Awakening
Flurry
Earn a gold medal on an adrenaline challenge mode.
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Swords and Soldiers HD
All I Want For Christmas Is You!
Use the Aztec Mindcontrol spell five times in a single online match.
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PAYDAY: The Heist
Merry XMas
In multiplayer, find a Xmas present on any level.
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Jurassic Park: The Game
Holiday Bonus
At the docks, get Miles to offer Nima a bonus.
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Guardians of Graxia
Gift of Efficacy
Cast the "Gift of Efficacy" spell on a friendly unit.

December 22

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Rise of Immortals
Supporter
Get 10 assists in a match.
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The Polynomial - Space of the Music
Sore Throat
Eat too many (more than 10) snowflakes within game life. Snowflakes will be present in Christmas level when its Christmas.
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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Sector Clear
Successfully complete a Space Marine Exterminatus Arena (Kalkys Facility Escape or Hab Center Assault).
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Post Apocalyptic Mayhem
Ho-ho-hidden!
Find Santa’s secret hideaway.
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Toki Tori
Catch a Cold
Collect all ten snowflakes that appear in December before they melt.
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DEFCON
Merry Christmas
Nuke Santa and thereby end Christmas for everyone, for ever more.

December 23

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Steam
Get what you want – trade!
Go to your Friends List and make a trade! Games, coupons, coal. . .sorry, fruitcake doesn’t fit through our pipes.
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E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy
The Gift
Pick up the gift.
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Frozen Synapse
Now I Have A Machine Gun. Ho Ho Ho.
Now I Have A Machine Gun. Ho Ho Ho.
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AudioSurf
Candy Stripe
Make a candy stripe.
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Greed Corp
Walking in a winter wonderland
Win a match in a snow map in either the campaign or in battle mode.
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Fate of the World
Let it Glow
Plunge the world into Global Thermonuclear War by 2075!

December 24

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CrimeCraft GangWars
Snow Ballin
Earn a total of 200 points from Snow Brawl matches. This match type can be found under the events tab in the battles menu.
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Hard Reset
Blizzard (Special)
Kill 50 enemies with electricity only.
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Jamestown
With Your Nose So Bright...
Complete any mission playing as the Red Charge ship.
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Wings of Prey
It's winter!
Complete any mission on winter locations: Korsun, Stalingrad or Bulge.
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Renegade Ops
Naughty or Nice
Receive a present from Santa Claus.
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And Yet It Moves
Shown White
Ride on a severed branch in Chapter Two for about 20 meters without touching the ground.

December 25

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Steam
Have 10 items on your wishlist
You haven’t done this already?!? Do it! What if you win the Epic Holiday Giveaway? How do your friends know what to get you?
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Nuclear Dawn
Bad Santa
Kill a Commander in Silo during the 2011 Winter Sale.
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X3: Albion Prelude
It's Cold Outside
Force a pilot to eject from his ship.
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Killing Floor
A Bloody Christmas Carol
Kill 15 XMas Clots, 5 xmas Stalkers, 5 XMas Crawlers, 1 XMas Siren and 1 XMas Bloat.
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Demolition Inc.
Car Jump I
You jumped 400m.
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Atom Zombie Smasher
KringleJammer
Defeat Wave 7 in the KringleJammer mini-game.

December 26

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Rusty Hearts
All I want for Christmas is Sewers
Complete the quest "A Simple Task" from Technical Officer Ryan.
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A Game of Thrones - Genesis
Winter is coming
Play as the Starks an entire multiplayer game or vs AI.
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Beat Hazard
Survive Christmas 10
In Survival Mode last 10 mins while playing to a Christmas Radio Station.
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Rock of Ages
Snowball War
Win a match using the Snowball boulder.
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Bastion
Ride the Wind
Use the Skyway in the Wharf District.
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Worms Reloaded
12 Days of Winterval
Deal exactly 12 damage to a worm with 100 health.

December 27

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Aaaaa! for the Awesome
I Have Come To The Point In Life Where I Appreciate Christmas Mall Music
...get 4 stars on all the levels in the freeeee Christmas Mall Music pack.
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Cities in Motion
Winter Wonder
Transport 1000 passengers during November, December and January of any year.
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Sequence
Yet, I love the Holidays
Defeat the Holiday Whompa.
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Solar 2
Snowflake Star
Get 4 points in the star challenge mission 'Snowball Fight'. You have to be a star first. You can absorb asteroids with the space button.
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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution
Winter Assault
Play for a total of 30 minutes against a human opponent on: Ice Station Obelis, Selenon Fissure, or Argent Shelf.
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Steam
Write a recommendation
Example: "I really like the game, but I couldn’t find the stupid cake." You can write a recommendation for any game you own.

December 28

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Team Fortress 2
Valve Gift Grab 2011 – TF2
Collect three gifts dropped by opponents.
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Space Pirates and Zombies
Santa's Little Helper
Feed Santa so much milk and cookies, that an elf falls off his sleigh.
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Revenge of the Titans
DRUNKEN FAMILY ARGUMENT
Hurrah! Christmas is finally over!
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Serious Sam 3: BFE
Christmas In Cairo
Decorate the Christmas tree.
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Dungeon Defenders
Jingled All the Way
Delivered all the presents, and saved Santa Tavernkeep from the vile clutches of Mega-Snowman in the 'Etherian Holiday Extravaganza Challenge Mission'!
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Sanctum
Festivus for the rest of us
Collect 10 presents.

December 29

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Steam
Link your Facebook Account
Make sure your highschool sweetheart(s), dogsitter, and second cousin twice-removed know you love fragging, ganking, and wearing silly hats.
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The Binding of Isaac
A Gift from Krampus
Find Krampus in Satans room for a gift!
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Xotic
Brain Freeze
Found and destroyed a blue Crystal Orb Brain.
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Total War: SHOGUN 2
Requiem of the Dead
Win a defensive siege battle with your daimyo during any winter turn.
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Men of War: Assault Squad
Crazy Scientist from the northern Arctic Cycle
Complete the Bonus mission.
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Left 4 Dead 2
Valve Gift Grab 2011 – L4D2
Collect three gifts dropped by Special Infected in Versus Mode.

December 30

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Day of Defeat: Source
Valve Gift Grab 2011 – DoD:S
Collect three gifts dropped by opponents.
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Super Meat Boy
The Golden Gift!
Complete all levels in "The Kids Xmas" chapter in super meat world IN ONE PLAY SESSION.
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Universe Sandbox
Snowball Earth
Freeze the Earth by moving it further from the Sun.
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SpaceChem
Polar Expedition
Reach the south pole of Sernimir IV.
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Puzzle Agent 2
Christmas Tree Census
Spend over $202,259 of taxpayer dollars; The number of Christmas trees cut in Minnesota in 2007 (source: USDA).
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Flight Control HD
Snowball
Land 5 helicopters in a row on the Windy airfield.

December 31

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Steam
Turn on Steam Guard
Achievement: Best way to have visions of sugar-plums dancing in your head is to sleep soundly at night.
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Trine
Winter Secrets
Find the Academic, Bony and Crystalline holiday secret gifts.
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Hoard
Ruin Christmas
Incinerate 10 thieves who are dressed up like Santa's elves!
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BIT.TRIP BEAT
JINGLE.BELLS
Make a bell chime in Descent.
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Counter-Strike: Source
Valve Gift Grab 2011 – CS:S
Collect three gifts dropped by opponents.
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Magicka
Ice Age
It's what killed the dinosaurs. Smash 100 frozen creatures to bits.

Prizes

 

The Draw

Grand Prize
1 winner
Every single game on Steam!
First Prize
50 winners
Top 10 items on wishlist
Second Prize
100 winners
Top 5 items on wishlist
Third Prize
1,000 winners
Valve Complete Pack

Badges

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Steam Holiday Sale 2011
51-67 XP
Completed 1-9 achievements
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Steam Holiday Sale 2011
69-198 XP
Completed 10-77 achievements
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Steam Holiday Sale 2011
200 XP
Completed 78 achievements
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