Introduction


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 800 members and over 9000 historical giveaways.

Group rules


  • You need to set and keep your Steam privacy settings for My profile and Game details public (example);
  • You will play all giveaways you win via this group within one month;
  • When creating a giveaway it is recommended to include a small group rule reminder in your giveaway, something like: "This is a Playing Appreciated giveaway, by joining you commit to playing this game within a month when won.".

How to join


  1. Make sure you did not violate any SteamGifts rules in the last month;
  2. Comment one of the two options to enter the group in this discussion:
    • Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play. The game shouldn't be very short and must have achievements. Comment with the name of the game before you start playing it and comment again when you finished playing it. Please upload some screenshots to Steam as well.
    • Option 2: Supporting the cause by creating a group giveaway of a game that you would like to see getting played by other group members within a month as soon as your membership request was approved. The game should not have been given away free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts).
  3. Press "Request To Join" on our group page;
  4. Wait for us to approve your request, we'll always reply on the comment you have made in this topic.

Final notes


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!

2 years ago*

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Hey, I'd like to join the group.
Most of my wins have been "bundle Trash"; games that slipped through Greenlight so they could take advantage of the trading card market. I would like to note that I've still given some of those a try, as painful as it was.
However, I have won a couple games that I was genuinely interested in playing, like A Virus Named Tom and Legacy of Kain. But, Legacy of Kain won't run on my computer! Sad! :'(
Anyway, if I qualify, I'd be thrilled to join!

1 year ago
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Hi wwigleg2! Your welcome to join. Looking at your winnings, it's not that bad? Please pick a game you like to play as introduction that you didn't started yet and let me know. :)

1 year ago
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As a rule, I play all of my wins usually within a few days. I prefer to do group giveaways so that I know someone might actually try the game. Anyway, I'd like to join if you'll have me. Thanks!

Edit: So I suppose I qualify for option 1. I'm pretty sure I've played all of my wins and usually if achievements are involved, I always try to get at least one, even if I hate the game.

1 year ago
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Hi KroganAlly! Your welcome to join via option one. I see you still have 205 winnings left that don't have a single achievement, so please pick one of those to play as introduction and let me know which one. :)

1 year ago
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Got an achievement for the most recent game I didn't like ;)

http://steamcommunity.com/id/KroganAlly/stats/602890/achievements/

1 year ago
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You can pick another if you want. Playing a game is not trying it out for 5 minutes and getting one or two achievements, it means to finish the whole main story. We require members to play at least half of the game they won up to a playtime of 5 hours. You have to be selective in the giveaways you join here and really must want to play the game. Same goes for your introduction play, find one that you like and finish that game. You seem to have allot to choose from. Please comment the game here before you start playing it.

1 year ago
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Oh sorry, I misunderstood. That's a good rule. I don't think I'll continue Hack_Me 2, but I have a few recent wins that I plan on playing more. I'll let you know.

1 year ago
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Alright :)

1 year ago
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Well, I went back and finished Chicken Invaders 5. It took about 5 hours and playtime and wasn't all that painful until the end. Maybe this is enough to prove my commitment? Let me know, thanks Reforced!

1 year ago*
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No KroganAlly, it's not enough. You started playing that on the 11th of June, four days before your application.

1 year ago
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looks super fun id love to join. Almost like a game book club but ... completely different !

1 year ago
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Hi JadedGamer, sorry but you can't join since you don't pass all the entry requirements at the moment.

1 year ago
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how so ? I have a public steam account and am in good standing on this site those are the only passable entry requirtements i can see in your post. What am i missing?

1 year ago
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Nothing, those are the requirements indeed. :) Feel free to add me on Steam.

1 year ago
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1 year ago
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No need to be shy. ^^

1 year ago
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I'd like to join. Since I did not win anything except "filler trash", I tried playing trough Phat Stacks.

Interesting concept, though the game is very buggy. Made it halfway trough, but did not understand how to use the second "guy".. Does this qualify me - even if just for "trying hard enough"?

1 year ago
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Hi Tzirrit! Your welcome to join, however Phat Stacks you already played before applying, so that doesn't count. Could you please pick another? Dead Hungry Diner (1.8hrs on record) or Natural Selection 2 (5.1hrs on record) for instance will do. Let me know. :)

1 year ago
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Ok, Natural Selection 2 it is then.

1 year ago
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Alright and I see you are already making great progress on the game. :)

1 year ago
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Cannon fodder :p

1 year ago*
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So I have been playing some Natural Selection 2 for the past days. Did I meet all requirements to join the group?

1 year ago
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I'd like to join. Already played all games I won here so I will create a giveaway for Lost Planet on start :)

1 year ago
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Hi Bluuu! Your welcome to join, although we can find you a game to play if you'd like. I see you have 7 won games without achievements left, or if those 7 are not working out you can pick a game from your Steam library instead to play. You are also welcome to join by creating a giveaway for sure, but it has to be your choice, we don't want to force your hand. Let me know! :)

1 year ago
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Oh, just sow Satazius got achivements so I will play this game again soon, but I can create a giveaway too.

1 year ago
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It's your choice, you can play SATAZIUS. Just as a note: you have 2.2hrs on record. Let me know when you finished playing it. :)

1 year ago
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Okey, I finished this game :) Got "Trafalgar Square" achivement by killing last boss.

1 year ago
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Looking good :) Invitation was send, welcome to the group!

1 year ago
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Thanks!

1 year ago
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I'd like to join. Tried many games (like GTA V, that I won) but my slowish Notebook doesn't let me play it right now.
I always wanted to play t-100 but has not much time, it's a perfect oportunity for me to get back into playings (as only my son is playing these days).

Never played, has achievements, some nice features!
The problem is: as I don't buy bundles lately (the dollar is to expensive now that BR R$ lost a lot of value) and Steam gifts (that with regional locks felt like a punch) can't be stored, I don't know if there is really a reason to stay here on SG, as I won't be able to contribute much, and don't want to be a leecher (and lately I've become one, sadly) :/
So, I'll play TIS-100 and will give a region locked game that is still on my inventory (is that a problem?)
Thanks,
VulcanuS (Gang Warily)

1 year ago
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Hi VulcanuS! Your welcome to join. We don't care about ratio here, just play the games you win via this group within a month and you'll be fine! Region giveaways are of course also welcomed, currently we have at least 26 members from the South America region. Now about entering, your welcome to join by making a group giveaway directly after entering or you can play TIS-100 and let me know when you did. Let me know your choice. :)

1 year ago
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Nice! Started playing now (and for my surprise, the first click I made got me an achievement ¬¬").
Will also give a game during summer sale :) Thanks for the opportunity!

1 year ago
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I'm already with some achievements of the game, do I need to get 100% of it to get in? I plan to do, but without cheating (looking for the answers online, that it's easy to do but I don't want to) it's not that easy....

1 year ago
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You don't need to get all achievements (that would take ~67 hours), but we do like to see you finish the main story (18.5 hours), or somewhere near that. :)

1 year ago
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Oh, got it! I'm still on the go, then! :)

1 year ago
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good afternoon~ Reforced ^^
May I ask that the green is mean played but my game(8infinity ) is can't be green,why?
plz see the picture below thanks for your help!
http://imgur.com/a/ATF6Q

1 year ago
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Hello terrytina19 :) Normally we're approving giveaways somewhere around the last week before the deadline (it's done manual). Your progress for that game looks good, I've approved it now. If you thank the giveaway creator you will get a reminder in the last week if we have concerns.

1 year ago
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Now i know~thanks reforced ^^

1 year ago
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Why am I blacklisted? I won 1 game (Abzu) played it and finished it. I also created a giveaway for the group.

1 year ago
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Hi TrogdorTheBurninator! My personal blacklist has nothing to do with the group, you are still a member and we have 382 other giveaway creators in our group. :) If you wonder why I've personally blacklisted you, I've made a Doors event a while back, where you should listen to the soundtracks and pick the door of the soundtrack you liked best. Anyone that entered more than one giveaway I'd say I would consider a cheater. Still, you entered 3 of the 4 door giveaways, excluding you from future events for the time being.

1 year ago*
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Oh! I thought they were a new set of doors each time

1 year ago
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Well, I suppose you didn't read the description :(

1 year ago
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Hello,
I'd like to join. I already played all games I won there, however some of them are not playable on my notebook.
I was really dumb when I discovered this site and was entering almost every giveaway I saw.
So I did not finish these games, because I lost interest in them very fast.
Can I choose something from my steam library ? For example Ziggurat or Brothers in Arms : Hells Highway ?
Or you can choose me something if you want.
Thanks

1 year ago
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Hi Tommyys! Your welcome to join, what about playing your winning Monaco or Serious Sam 3? Both have low system requirements and I've heard good things about that last game. Space Engineers would also do, but indeed it has heavy system requirements. Let me know!

1 year ago
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OK, I will play Monaco.

1 year ago*
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I have to give up. I just cant get into that game. Instead of liking it, I am starting to hate it.
Can I make a giveaway instead ? It can be Contagion or No Time To Explain Remastered.

1 year ago
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Sorry to hear you don't like the game that much. :( You can pick another game to play if you like, giving one way is also fine, but only if you like to. Let me know! :)

1 year ago
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I would like to giveaway Contagion.

1 year ago
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Alright, invitation was send! :)

1 year ago
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Thanks, here is the giveaway.
Contagion

1 year ago*
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The link doesn't work due the final slash (this one does). Thanks for sharing and welcome to the group!

1 year ago
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may i join :) ?

1 year ago
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Sure mstrkllr! :) Please read the OP and comment how you would like to enter.

1 year ago
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I'd like to get into the group by playing through The Magic Circle :)
Would that be okay?

1 year ago
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Hi FoieGras! That sounds very mystical ;) The Magic Circle will do fine. Have fun playing and please check back here when you did.

1 year ago
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Cool! I just passed the game right now
The last four achievements are endgame ones: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198174668679/stats/323380/achievements/

1 year ago
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Looking good, invitation was send. Welcome to the group FoieGras!

1 year ago
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Already part of the group, just wanted to justify my presence there
Crime Secrets, won two weeks ago, finished and reviewed!
http://steamcommunity.com/id/genkicoll/recommended/465170

1 year ago
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Hi genkicoll! I feel like I've seen a ghost, because it feels like I've seen you before; still, we don't have you as a member on our memberlist. :'( You won one of groups shared giveaways before, but that was due your membership of Beard-topia. Your welcome to join however if you'd like, let me know how you would like to join if you are interested! :)

1 year ago
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Oops! Wrong playiing-games group! lol~ Well at least the thread got a bump!

Yes, I've dl'd Scrap Garden and hope to play it soon-ish. :D

1 year ago
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Haha, in your comment two months ago you said "EDIT: Installing now~!", so I can only guess what soon-ish will mean. :P

1 year ago
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Hi, I'd like to join. I've won Alan Wake a month ago and finished it during the last 2 weeks. 39 achievements, 23 hours.

1 year ago
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Hi timur743! Your welcome to join, however you already finished Alan Wake, so that can't be used. Please pick a game you didn't yet started playing that has achievements and comment that here.

1 year ago
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Can I return?

1 year ago
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Hi xpink! You can join back one more time, after you have played all your rejected winnings. I did just reset all your rejected winnings to check. They will update within the next hour, you can see them yourself here. I'll come back to you then with the results.

1 year ago*
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You have used SAM on group winnings. You cannot join back again.

1 year ago
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Oh, ok. Thanks for all

1 year ago
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I want to join as I love the idea of people playing the games I give away. Can I join then create a giveaway? Or how does that work?

1 year ago
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Hi Louiss! Your welcome to join, we welcome giveaway creators who like to see their games getting played. I've send you an invitation, when you accept you should create a giveaway for this group as soon as possible. After that you are a "full" member, meaning you can create giveaways when you want or join them as long as you are planning to play them within a month yourself. :)

1 year ago
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Is it a limit on how many games I can win in x periods of time? Or if I play them all and fulfill the requirement it's okay?

1 year ago
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There is no limit, but be careful, you wouldn't be the first that won 20+ games and got kicked for not playing some. Best to be selective and only join games you really want to play. You can find more information about what we consider a decent play in our FAQ, points seven and eight.

1 year ago
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I initially intended to do that, thank you for the warning. I started a Stronghold Crusaders 2 giveaway for all the members.

1 year ago
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Hi! This is a cool group for give us some "boost" for playing the games :P I would like to join, I recently won Abzu and would like to postulate it as the game I will play (downloading :3 I live in Venezuela, so its gona take a little time hehe)

1 year ago
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Hi SolidCharSnake! Your welcome to join. :) Have fun playing ABZÛ and please check back here when you did.

1 year ago
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Hello. I knew about this group from a friend some time ago and i was thinking about joining it sometime. To show my commitment i'll finish the game <<Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek>>. I'll come back once i feel i fulfill the requirements :)

1 year ago
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Hi Zlatenin! Your welcome to join, Enigmatis will do fine. Just as a note: you have 1.2 hours on record. Please check back here when you have finished the game. :)

1 year ago
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Wow. It has been a wild session. I loved the game so it was easy to complete even with all the coming and going that the game has regarding it's places. I let you know that i finished the base game and also the extra content. I also published some screenshots (Spoiler Alert). Now it's my time to take a long bed rest. Regards =)

1 year ago
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Looking good, thanks for providing lots of screenshots as well! Invitation was send, welcome to the group. :)

1 year ago
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Thank you <3 =)

1 year ago
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May I join this group?
I really like to achive more acheivements.
Last game that I won has no achievement, Should I play 2nd one?

1 year ago*
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Hi ParadaimiX, sorry but you can't join yet since you don't pass all the entry requirements at the moment.

1 year ago
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I HAVE CHOSEN... Option... 2 :P

1 year ago
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Hi divinefireengine! Your welcome to join, I'm curious to see your first giveaway. Invitation was send. :)

1 year ago
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🤔

1 year ago
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🤔

indeed :)

1 year ago*
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Hi! I'd like to join the group. In order to gain access, I was thinking about playing Broken Age that I won yesterday. It was my first game won here ever and it was in my wishlist too, so I'll more than glad to give it a try and finish it! The game has some achievements, so it'll be easy to check. I hope it's ok for you!

1 year ago
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Hi Ernesttico! Congratulations on your first win :) Seeing how much you gave already, only was fair that you won something. Broken Age will do just fine. Please check back here when you have finished playing it. :)

1 year ago
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Yesterday I finished the game and I've to admit the story was marvellous, I loved it. I'll definitely go for another run to get the three achievements I'm missing (even if the "Complete the game in less than one hour" one won't be that easy to get XD).

1 year ago
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I see and I'm happy you liked it. ^^ Thanks for making all the screenshots as well, it looks like a nice game indeed. Invitation was send, welcome to the group. :)

1 year ago
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Thanks!

1 year ago
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Hey, I'd like to join. It will have to be via Option 2, as I haven't won anything yet.

1 year ago
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Hi Timobkg! Your welcome to join. You may also choose a game you didn't yet played from your Steam library instead in this case if you prefer, let me know. :) Feel free to check out the Unlucky-7 group as well, it's for SteamGifts members that won less than eight games.

1 year ago
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Oh, okay, sure. I was meaning to play Inside once I finish Shantae: Risky's Revenge, so if that would qualify, great.

And thanks for letting me know about the Unlucky-7 group, I'll try joining them as well.

1 year ago
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That would qualify :) Have fun playing INSIDE then and let me know when you have finished playing it. ^^

1 year ago
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Just finished it, and it was really good. Not too happy with the ending, but loved everything else.

1 year ago
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Looking good! Invitation was send, welcome to the group.

1 year ago
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Thanks!

1 year ago
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Could you resend the invite? I don't appear to have gotten it. Thanks.

1 year ago
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You did and accepted it already! ^^ (See groups). If you ask because you can't see the giveaways yet, it is because you need to press Sync Account first, then you should be able to see and enter them. Let me know. :)

1 year ago
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I want to join the group by the option 1. I should choose any game with achievements? Also... English isn't my main language... Is that fine?

1 year ago
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Hi sebzanga! Your welcome to join. You understood fine, but please choose a game you won on SteamGifts. It's fine if English is not your first language, just make sure that we expect you to play any game you win within a month.

1 year ago
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Hey, I want to join the group but I don't know exactly what I have to do. I finished Deponia, Bridge Constructor and played a lot of other games. It's enough or do I have to finish another game?
Edit: ok, it seems I have to play a new game. A Bird Story, here we go :D
Edit2: Finished :'(

1 year ago*
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Hi david2442! Your welcome to join, but you are going a bit fast. A Bird Story you already played before (1.5 hours on record, 0.6 hours in the last two weeks; which makes sense, since the reported playtime is longer than 0.6 hours). Also it only has one achievement, so please pick another. You still have 29 game to choose from. Let me know. :)

1 year ago
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Oh, ok. I will go with The Silent Age then :D

1 year ago
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The Silent Age will do fine! :) Please check back here when you have finished playing it.

1 year ago
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Finished! What a great game :D

1 year ago
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Good to hear you've enjoyed it! ^^ Invitation was send.

1 year ago
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