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Playing Appreciated is a group for members that like to play games they win and for giveaway creators that like to see their games getting played. This sounds simple, yet requires committent and dedication from members by filtering out games they like to play from all group giveaways and when won playing those within one month. In return members will get higher chances of winning games they want and creators will know their giveaways have a high chance of getting played. The group has more than 850 members and over 14500 historical giveaways.
More information and a FAQ is available via the Steam group. Current group giveaways can be found here on SteamGifts. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions!
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I shamefully haven't beat yet but it is on my list to play more. I truly love this game! and suggest anyone who likes to explore to get it. It relaxes me some and the art is so beautiful. I would be willing to give your group a shot.
Hi Lessieal! Your welcome to join, but you've already played that game a bit too much. Since you only have 3 winnings from SteamGifts, you can pick a game from your Steam Library instead. Please comment here which one you've chosen. :)
well I'm currently working on http://store.steampowered.com/app/259740/Nightmares_from_the_Deep_The_Cursed_Heart/
and plan to play the second one next. I have a list of games I plan to play and get too. ^.^ Sorry I misunderstood before.
Since you only started playing it one hour ago, that one will do, when you have finish it. Please check back here when you did. :)
May take me a day or two because I have to take breaks off and on. But I will do my best.
Take all the time you need :)
I beat it just playing the extras now. <3
Congrats, although you seem to do a little worse than the average player, it looks good enough. Invitation was send, welcome to the group!
Due to my state of mind I can't always play or focus on games off and on. I try my best though to play them. I just got a new one today I plan to play after I beat my current.
Hi! :) You only have to play games you win via this group within a month. As Her Story is not a group win, you can play it (or not) whenever you want.
AH I may wait till after I beat the nightmare series then. I plan to play all the games I win though. I told myself I'm not allowed to enter a giveaway if I don't play them. May or may not be within a month but soonish. nods
I added this group to all my giveaways. They aren't fancy games sadly but never know what one may like. ^.^ I have a few great people so I connect it to a few groups. Some only have like 19 people in them. They don't have to play them right away if they win though I don't mind. As long as it makes them happy.
Thank you for sharing with us. Our group tool handles non-group winners, so we can tell the difference (unless they are a member of both groups :P).
Hello there, I'd like to join by making a giveaway ;)
Hi renardz :) Your welcome to join, invitation was send, curious to see your first group giveaway. :)
I hope it's alright if some giveways will be region locked? I'm not sure some of my keys will work otherwise.
That's fine, although please don't giveaway more than three copies per giveaway then, otherwise we cannot see who won it. ;)
Alright, thanks for invitation ;)
Welp, I didn't win anything yet, but can I join?
Oh, I'll choose the 2nd option then.
Hi fufu. :) Of course you can join, and you can pick a game from your Steam library to play then instead if you'd like :) Let me know!
Well then, if I can that I would like to give The Uncertain a try, since it was the reason g2a deal caught my attention.
That game will do fine. Please check back here when you've finished it. :)
Hi xnat, we are currently in the process of clearing out all our old join requests and I came across yours. I would like to know if you would still be interested to join the group?
If I won't get a reply in a week I will simply mark you as not interested to join on our list, but you would still be welcome to join once you have beaten the game :)
Hello, if it's still possible I would like to try and join, this time by playing the game I actually won?
Yes of course it is possible! Either Oxenfree or The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II would work from the game you have won. Let me know which one you would prefer :)
In that case I would prefer Oxenfree.
Ok, let me know when you beat Oxenfree then and please make your Steam playtime date public once you do. You can find how to do that here.
Hey, I'd like to join the group by playing Batman - The Telltale Series, which I won here on steamgifts.
Hi hadath! Your welcome and Batman will do fine, please check back here when you have finished the story. :)
Hi Reforced, stupid two-part question...
have a group giveaway where someone was asking "How do I find out the average playtime?"... I tried looking on store page *(including reviews filter section), community page (including clicking on stats button) but not having luck finding this.
I apologize if this is common knowledge / answered somewhere. I did look but couldn't find it.
Edit: First part answered (thanks guys). I still think it would be good if we could have the steam group page updated with this as a new question right after the "What is considered playing a game?". But your group, your call.
You can always try to check if the game/times can be found from: https://howlongtobeat.com/
You can check average playtime on steamspy
Also once GA is over on group tool you can see some stats like winners playtime, average playtime, achievements and some statistics if game has them.
Thanks; That takes care of part one at least.
We'll add some information to our FAQ about it in the future. To give you a head start: we prefer to use the Main Story Median time from howlongtobeat.com if that's available. SteamSpy also provides good data, although for bundle games they are not so accurate (due carding). Astats.nl also provides average story playtime. As for achievements, we take the top percentages from exophase.com as guideline with the global percentages from Steam self. In general, if you just play the game serious you shouldn't have to worry about it. Only when you dislike the game so much that you want to finish it with minimal effort, you might want to be interested in it. In that case I suggest to make a few screenshots too to make the moderators life more easy. ;)
Hey, I'd like to join the group by playing Ant-gravity : tiny adventure, which I won here on steamgifts.
Hi cnowel! That game will do fine. Just as a note you have 1.1hrs on record for it already. Have fun playing the game and please check back here when you've finished it! :)
Hi i just finished it !!!
Complete all stages
Let me join pls !
Hi cnowel! Congratulations, invitation was send. Welcome to the group.
Hey thanks a lot i appreciate, but i didnt received it, checked my mail & my steam account too. Maybe something went wrong, or i didnt understood something, can you send it back ?
You should have received it as I cannot send you a new one. You should find it here, I hope it will be there.
Reforced helped me a lot in chat !
Thank you very much !!!
Hi, i've just finished Good Archer, a gift i received from Yirg here
Can I join?
Invitation sent! Welcome to the group :-)
Coucou all, I'd like to join, may I ?
Coucou! Sure, tell me how you would like to join.
Hi, Can I join the group. I am going to giveaway this game: Dark Arcana: The Carnival. It has very positive comments, people who win would like to play this game.
Hi lasalleloop! I see you didn't win anything yet, but then again your also new. Hope you will win something soon. Thanks for willing to share a game with us already. Invitation was send, welcome to the group. :)
Thanks, just registered a few days ago. Some giveaways are still waiting for feedback. When they are received, this giveaway will be created.
I see, your giveaway slots are all in use. :P I've added a note that you will make one tomorrow then. :)
Just create this one: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/BEOnW/dark-arcana-the-carnival
I should probably join this group... seems like more like minded people! :D
I can probably knockout bit Dungeon II this weekend! You can see my other progress here
Hi TerinHD! You should and your very welcome. :) bit Dungeon II will do fine as introduction game, please check back here when you have finished playing it. ^^
Well... I felt like playing it... consumed it in about 2 hours or so. Pretty quick easy game. Had some flaws... but it was just kinda relaxing.
Achievements and Screenshots
Did I fall through some cracks? :P
Yes, I'm so sorry about that. :( Thank you very much for commenting again.
Your progress is great, invitation was send, welcome to the group TerinHD!
I actually have a theoretical question, so I might as well just bump the thread while asking it.
I won this a few days ago, played it a bit solved about a 1/4 of the game and got 3 achievements. Then last night the dev decided he wants to cash in on those people who buy games with letter/number achievements to make their profile "pretty" so he deleted the old ones and made this mess. While it doesn't really affect me as I haven't finished the game yet and I will get all those achievements without any trouble hell, I got 47 of them while solving about 10 levels earlier today while trying to beat the game, I do wonder what would happen if achievements would be added/edited/removed after someone is already done with the game and before the game is approved as played? Would they be required to play the game again and get them? Or would it still be fine? Does the site save the past completion ratesI guess this one is a no, since that would kinda be a waste of resources? I know its an extremely unlikely situation, but I am curious and if I wouldn't be so lazy and already finished the game I would be in it today.
Hey mousewithbeer! Luckily this doesn't happen that often. We grab the available game achievements and statistics at the moment of adding the game to our database. When achievements are added later or changed in this case, they don't get updated, unless I remove the game and add it again. Also old achievements a player got are saved (this helped us getting SAM users in the past too). Thanks for letting us know that the achievements for this game are now changed! I'll check any outstanding giveaways for it and will update the game.
That makes a lot of sense, thanks for the answer! I will make sure to report if I ever win another game with changing achievements then! :)
i would like to join :)
That's nice to hear :)
would like to join i tried "Savage Lands" but its to buggy to even run at my pc...
im now starting "Joe Dever's Lone Wolf HD Remastered"
Hi MRLW! Your welcome to join, Joe Dever's Lone Wolf HD Remastered will do fine. Just as a note: you have 3.3hrs on record already. Please check back here when you have finished the game. :)
just finished it ^_^
I see you have made some work of it :) Looks good, invitation was send. Welcome to the group!
its a good game, and ty ^_^
Can I join as a contributor?
I have a few games, and I really need extra feedback.
Currently got dozens of keys for - Royal Offense, Crazy Surgeon, MechDefender.
Hi Badmin! You're welcome to join by creating a giveaway. We require our members to only play the games they enter and win, but you are free to ask feedback of them via the giveaway description of course. Invitation was send, I'm curious to see your first giveaway. :)
Sorry for stupid question: But how I can create giveaway for your group?
I dont have it on my list. Or there is another way to do it?
You need to go to your account and click Sync Account.
I created couple. Lets see how it will go.
Also, my next game, that is not released yet - got gore - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=786111924
Is it ok to post it here? Should be cards on already or nobody cares? Is it ok if it`ll be beta-keys?(that will not be revoken).
Nice. :) As long as they are Steam games, you can post them here and I know a few members in our group do like gore. Trading cards are not needed at all. Beta-keys are not allowed (see the guidelines); but when they don't get revoked, I think they can be considered as full game?. You might have trouble as being unable to create a giveaway for a game not available in the Steam Store yet (as the game is not in the list of games), you might be able to ask Support to add the game to the list for you, or you can just publish the game first. Thanks for contributing so many copies of your games. :)
Txn you. Lets see how it goes.
As Reforced mentioned above, you cannot give away time limited games (e.g. guest passes or beta keys which will be revoked) using the SteamGifts giveaway system. This is a site-wide rule. You can, however, give away beta or early access copies that will will become the final full game and will not be revoked.
I believe that the game must already have a Steam AppID, and you will most likely have to ask the SteamGifts support staff to add the game to the giveaway list before you can do a giveaway for it (there's even a special ticket category for it).
Yes, I didnt revoked keys - I just found out about it a few weeks back, lol.
Game is not public - it have AppID. Tnx for hint. I`ll do via support ticket.
Hey, I finished the game I won on sg and that I wanted to play to join the group (Batman - The Telltale Series (btw a great game)).
Here's the page with my achievements:
I see, congratulations on finishing it! Hope it was a nice story. The invitation for the group was send, feel welcome. :)
Thank you for the invitation :) Yeah, the story was pretty nice!
I'd like to join, I've played all of my wins.
Hi MilleniumFX! Two of your four winnings we don't consider played, but they have been played to much to be be considered as introduction game, so in that way.. ;) You can pick a Steam game from your Steam library that you haven't played yet with achievements instead, and please comment the name of the game here before you start playing it. :)
I just bought The Witcher 3, I will play that for achievements
Alright, have fun playing The Witcher 3 and please check back here when you did. :)
Been playing a lot, got some achievements.
Hi MilleniumFX! The main story should take you at least 45 hours (30 hours rushed), so please play it a bit more. I hope you are enjoying the game! :)
Played a bunch more
I see, it's more than enough now, invitation was send. Welcome to the group. :)
Hi, I'd like to join by creating a giveaway :)
Hi Rosewell, your welcome too! Curious to see what it will be, invitation was send. :)
Hey there... :3
Last finished win is "Refunct"; right now downloading "Rise of the Triad", looks like alot of fun...
And i have a few nice indie games to start with next days... i hope there's a place for me... :)
Hi Purpur3141! Rise of the Triad looks fine, please check back here when you have finished playing it. I'll keep a spot free for you meanwhile. ^^
Done :) total forgot to reply here...
game was fun, controller support was bad...^^ but it gave back the old feeling from DOOM and QUAKE... :D
Progress is looking fine! Invitation was send, welcome to the group. :)
Thanks alot... :)
i should have skip this part because i already have games for the group to give away... :P
I would like to see someone playing Pony Island. I love "special" games and I really enjoyed it
I would, but already did :3
Hi r3tr0k3r! We can't have too many players around here. ^^ Can I take it that you would like to join the group then and create a giveaway for it? Let me know. :)
Yes, of course. That's what I was trying to say.
I'll create the giveaway ;-)
Alright, invitation was send, welcome to the group! ^^
Thank you! Giveaway created. Good luck!
I've readed group main topic and faq but I've a doubt. Is the group divided in gifters and players or any member can gift and/or play won giveaways?
May a completionist win it.. :P There is no division, feel free to create and join giveaways as you wish from now on.
hello there i wanna join :) ,
i will make some ga's in 3 days :P
Hi CristianMtfk, your welcome to join! Please check back here in 3 days, as we do require a giveaway to be made directly after entering the group. Hope to see you then. :)
alright no problem :)
I would love to join - I activated all games that I have won, recently played ARK BOX Unlimited really exciting game , recommend playing .This game reminds me childhood !
Hi t0ader! Your welcome to join. Also good that you played a win before, although it was a month ago (not exactly recently :P). In any case, you have to pick a game you did not play yet. Seeing your amount of winnings, that shouldn't be a problem. :) Please comment your choice before starting to play it.
Looking good. Green Cat
A fresh win I see. :) Green Cat will do fine! Please check back here when you have finished it.
Hi T0ader, we are currently in the process of clearing out all our old join requests on Steam and I came across yours. I would like to know if you would still be interested to join the group?
If I won't get a reply in a week I will simply decline the request, but you would still be welcome to when you complete the game.
Ok, I have rejected your join request.
Hello. Recently I won game that didn't work, I felt a little bad for being unable to play it. Never crossed my mind that would'nt run.
I just won a game in this group and I checked the system requirements, I'm not sure if the game will run. So what should I do? I should ask for a re-roll or something? Will I be kicked from the group if I can't play?
2 GHz, SSE2 support
1024 MB RAM
OpenGL 2.1-compatible, 512 MB video memory, framebuffer object support. E.g. Intel HD 4600 or better.
1.8Ghz I3 Dualcore
4 GB RAM
Intel HD 4000 graphics.
Hi Killerqueenbr! Please ask for a re-roll if you think you cannot play the game within a month. Next time please check the hardware requirements before joining the giveaway, if you know that your hardware can't run the more heavy games. :)
The game worked just fine :D
Sorry for the inconvenience. I'll keep that in mind before entering giveaways.
You took a bit of a risk then, but happy to hear it payed off. ^^ You were indeed very close to the specs. And it was no inconvenience at all, your welcome. :)
I have a number of games that I want to go to a good home, this seems like the right place.
Also need to commit to playing some more of my wins, but in good time ;)
Hi Andrewski! Nice to see you around here as well (next to Bundlelicious). I'm curious to see the first giveaway you like to see getting a good home, invitation was send. ^^
Cool, thanks for the invite.
Can i join? I had college so i was barely able to play what i won but soon I'll finish (in 4 days) and I will start playing some of what i won such as Pineview drive and Joana's life and others too but will start with Pineview most probably since i already have started it and looking forward to finish it.
Hi Predatorrr696! Then now the time has come ;) Pineview Drive will do fine, please check back here when you have finished the game. Just as a note: you have 3.8 hrs on record and 1 achievement.
Well i have finished Sleengster which i won in here and got all achievements for it does that count :V
You can change the game if you want, but please comment before playing it. I see your already half way through finishing Pineview Drive, so I hope you can find some time to do the final play session for it. :)
How could you find it so easily?
Well, not that easily, but there is endless scrolling in the ESGST user script. I just get all pages starting from page 30 and then search them for your nickname. ;)
Hello, I'd like to join and start by giving away some Artifex Mundi games. I enjoy HOG, so I'd like to give the games to someone really willing to try them out.
PS. I feel I've already posted here but I can't find it, sorry for the double if that's the case.
Hi pb1! I've checked all 33 pages and you didn't posted before ;) I know we do have some members that like HOG allot, so you'll make them happy. ^^ Invitation was send, welcome to the group. :)
Oh, you didn't have to check it, sorry for causing so much trouble! :-( I posted yesterday but apparently it didn't get thorough, something on my side undoubtedly. Thanks for the invite, I'll prepare some ga's in the evening. :-)
No trouble at all! :3 Looking forward to seeing the giveaways. :)