Hey SG,

More search parameters are now available for filtering giveaways. The new ones are first in bold.

  • release_date_min (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • release_date_max (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • metascore_min (Integer)
  • metascore_max (Integer)
  • level_min (Integer)
  • level_max (Integer)
  • entry_min (Integer)
  • entry_max (Integer)
  • copy_min (Integer)
  • copy_max (Integer)
  • point_min (Integer)
  • point_max (Integer)
  • app (Integer)
  • sub (Integer)
  • region_restricted ("true", or "false")
  • dlc ("true", or "false")

Simple Examples

  1. View giveaways for games released in 2017 or later...
    https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?release_date_min=2017-01-01

  2. View giveaways for games with a metascore of 80 or greater...
    https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?metascore_min=80

  3. View giveaways for level 5 or greater...
    https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?level_min=5

  4. View giveaways for 10 copies or greater...
    https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?copy_min=10

  5. Hide giveaways for DLC...
    https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?dlc=false


Combined Examples

  1. View giveaways for the game "Outlast", with 75 or fewer entries...
    https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?app=238320&entry_max=75

  2. View giveaways for games on your wishlist, that are level 5-8, with more than one copy...
    https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?type=wishlist&level_min=5&level_max=8&copy_min=2

  3. View giveaways for games released in the last 2 years, with a metascore of 75 or greater, with 500 or fewer entries, that require 20 points or fewer to enter...
    https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?release_date_min=2015-09-21&metascore_min=75&entry_max=500&point_max=20

2 years ago*

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That's cool.
Any chance of migrating the search system to a keyword system rather than string matching?
Or a way of searching for threads containing/using multiple separate strings.

2 years ago*
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I didn't even knew that steam was still using metascore, I honestly though that the reviews replaced it, maybe I should pay more attention.
Well, thanks for the continuous improvements :)

2 years ago
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Apparently the metascore parameter uses the actual scores from metacritic (tested it with https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/search?metascore_min=90). On steam NBA 2k17 has 51% rating, but it still shows up in that search because it's rated 90 on metacritic

2 years ago
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That's a big difference on scores O_O

2 years ago
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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

At least it made it easier to test, since it's not a small margin of error :P

2 years ago
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Metacritic deals with a way smaller pool of reviews, and I'm not sure many is concerned about that site than critics and early players.

2 years ago
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I remember it being kinda important some years ago but now most people have forgotten about it, and is easy to see why. The problem is that many reviewers play one version of the game and just extrapolate the score to all platforms so it's useless for us the PC crowd and our concerns about shitty ports... and also that many times the scores or even the whole review is BS.

2 years ago
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Maybe it was review bombed? It's a sad trend nowadays :/

2 years ago
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Looking at the reviews it doesn't seem to be a case of bombimg but rather a big split in the playerbase, many reviews point that the gameplay is good (even great according to some) but other ones point out that the game progresion was screwed by the implementation of microtransactions. It looks like both camps are right this time and the game is both very good and terribly bad at the same time.

2 years ago
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Good job, folks!

2 years ago
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release_date as in game release or publication on Steam?

2 years ago
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released on Steam

2 years ago
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Still waiting for the day when I can combine filters in other ways.
Such as being able to view DLC Giveaways for things I already own, plus wishlisted stuff.
Wishlisted + DLC, instead of DLC that's wishlisted which is how it functions now.

I'm probably not explaining it very well, but I hope somebody understands what I am attempting to say.

2 years ago
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+1 for the metascore parameter

Thanks for the improvements, cjg!

2 years ago*
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CJ?

2 years ago
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lol
editing now!
thanks, cbones

2 years ago
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CJG?

2 years ago
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hidden bump

2 years ago
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Thanks cg, is it possible to implement filters when viewing archive? It didn't work last time I tried

2 years ago
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Great job!

Would be nice to see those params here https://www.steamgifts.com/account/settings/giveaways

2 years ago
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Thank you for the continued support and updates, Cg and have a nice and peaceful weekend! ^^

2 years ago
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While the changes are appreciated, what are the chances of getting a UI for the filters?
I realize it's not high priority or anything, but I'm sure it would be appreciated by those who wanted the filters to begin with.

Thanks for the update.

2 years ago
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+1 for UI

2 years ago
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Nice!

2 years ago
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Now, to have easy access to these maybe.

2 years ago
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2 years ago
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View giveaways for the game "Outlast", with 75 or fewer entries...

Outlast is a free game and cannot giving away -.- I thought you know your own website.

2 years ago
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Is there a way to apply more than one filter to a search, or more than one parameter, like with Boolean operators?

2 years ago
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By doing it as shown in OP in the "combined examples" section, if that is what you mean?

2 years ago
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Nice

2 years ago
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I used to use "region_restricted" to filter GA for my region only...but now this parameter is not working as what it was...
It will filter out all regional restricted GAs contain my region as one of the regions....
Can we set the parameter to filter out GAs only for a specific region(s)?
Thanks.

2 years ago
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bump

2 years ago
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Thanks for these improvements cg =)
I still wish there was implemented search filter on Normal value/Reduced value/No value GAs. (especially Reduced one) It would save a lot of time

2 years ago
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le bump

2 years ago
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Any plans for filter that shows only whitelist giveaways?

2 years ago
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when viewing giveaways, click on "wishlist" in the left panel :)

2 years ago
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SG Whitelist, not Steam wishlist! :p

2 years ago
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misread, doi! 🤦🏼‍♂️

2 years ago
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I noticed a convenient way now. :) thx cg.

Have you added this information to HELP or Search Parameters?
https://www.steamgifts.com/about/faq

2 years ago
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Narrowing games down by score etc is great, however I would love to see filters in terms of tags... Specifically VR since I just recently purchased one and its a little frustrating looking for them :)

2 years ago
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Most VR games are found simply because they have VR in the title.
Or you can simply search for VR games on the Steam Store, find one you like, then search for it here if it doesn't have VR in the title.

2 years ago
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Most of the games I want don't have VR in the title. I already look out for wishlisted games so I do that method. It's just when I'm browsing SG it seems like a nice way of discovering without having to keep wishlist and syncing

2 years ago
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Thank you for the search parameters and the improvements, they've come in handy a number of times. I'm curious if these are intended to be available for searching in the archive section (I realize all the examples are for the givaways section). I tried to use the app parameter there (the archives section) to only get results for a specific game as searching by name in the query box returns multiple games with the exact same name for my use case. Any chance the search parameters could be made available for searching in the archive section? Thanks again!

1 year ago
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