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 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!

1 year ago*

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Would like to join through option 2.

9 months ago
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Hi PrivateJokerGen! You're welcome to join by giving away something you like to see getting played. Membership request approved, I'm curious to see your first giveaway. :)

9 months ago
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That will be couple of interesting games.
I hope winners will like it

9 months ago
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I hope so too, thanks for sharing! :)

9 months ago
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I would like to join the group. I choose option 2. Sorry for requesting to enter before commenting here.

9 months ago
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Hi PolJC! You're welcome to join, giving something away you like to see getting played will do fine! I'm curious what it will be. Membership request approved. :)

9 months ago
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Thank you! Giveaway created.

9 months ago
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Nice one, thanks for sharing. :)

9 months ago
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Of course not! Thanks for the generosity morikalina. :)

9 months ago
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BUMP ^^

9 months ago
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Hi
I would like to join too
I have a question tho: What if the game i won is a campaign and i finished it in less than a month. let's say 3 days. Does that count?
Thanks

9 months ago
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Hi Svartsten! You're welcome to join. As for your question, after a month you should have played the game - if you did it quicker it's only good and of course it would count. :)

9 months ago
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Oops
Now I realised my mistake. It says "play the game WITHIN a month". While I thought it said "play it FOR a month"
Sorry about that.
Thanks again

9 months ago
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No problem, please let me know how you would like to enter if you're still interested in joining. :)

9 months ago
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Yeah I'm interested.I already requested membership on the steam group.
And I think I'm gonna chose Option 1. But I would like also to do some giveaways for the group from time to time. :)

9 months ago
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Alright, option one will do fine. Please let me know what game you pick. :)

9 months ago
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9 months ago
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Alright, playing The Silent Age will do fine. :) Please comment again once you've finished playing it.

9 months ago
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I just finished the game ^^

9 months ago
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Congratulations! Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)

9 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join via option 2.

9 months ago
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Hi bittermelon! You're welcome to join by giving away something you like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved, I'm curious what it will be.

9 months ago
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Thanks! Giveaway created.

9 months ago
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I see and already 15 entries, very nice. :) Thanks for sharing and welcome to the group. ^^

9 months ago
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Can I join by option 2? I really want to make a giveaway

9 months ago*
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Hi Sisagent7! It seems you are in a rush to give something away. :P Membership request approved, I'm curious what it will be. :)
I see you've removed your comment; if you have second thoughts on joining, please let me know asap.

9 months ago*
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Haha sorry, I had a wobble when I saw I couldn't store Steam gifts. It's more complicated but anyway, I hope someone enjoys the gift, it's my favourite pc game ever!
Thanks for adding me to the group :)

9 months ago
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No problem. :) I hope things will turn out alright, it's indeed not as easy as it used to be. I mostly buy games now at other stores where I get a Steam key to activate. Sadly that doesn't work out with the Steam sales. :/ Anyway, happy to hear you still like to join, welcome to the group. :)

9 months ago
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This group has been good to me so I've created a bunch of giveaways for it. Just click on my profile to find them.

9 months ago
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Thanks for sharing. :)

9 months ago
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would love to join , will make a giveaway as soon as i join.

9 months ago
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Hi FiddlerOnTheWeb! You're welcome to join by creating a giveaway of a game you like to see getting played. Membership request approved, I'm curious what it will be. :)

9 months ago
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Hey there, would like to join, I won Scanner Sombre and Walking Dead last night, finished Scanner, started Walking Dead already :)

9 months ago
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Hi negullah! Congratulations, you seem to be lucky in the last days. Normally we'd like you to comment before playing, but as you've already started playing all three winnings, playing The Walking Dead will do fine. Please comment again once you've finished the game. :)

9 months ago
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Heh, sure, I'll let you know!

9 months ago
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Can I join?

9 months ago
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Hi sinscerly! Yes you can join, please let me know which option you choose. :)

9 months ago
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Hello! Can i Join group?

9 months ago
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Hi Jokern1k! As spoken via the Steam chat you're welcome to join. Playing The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited will do fine, although I didn't notice it didn't had achievements. Normally we'de like you to pick a game with achievements - please snap a few screenshots instead. Please comment again once you've finished the game. :)

9 months ago
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As spoken via Steam chat you've played Stronghold Crusader 2 instead. Membership request approved.

8 months ago
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Can you bring back the old giveaway progress system, the new one is just bad, sorry... :P

OLD SYSTEM

  • had "days left" instead of "ended ... ago"
  • had smaller tables, now ugly metro looking style = less information on screen
  • first time i see a finished game hanging in "not played status"
        Played 2.5/2.5 hours
        Achieved 8/10 achievements
        Playing score: 100/100

Thanks for anything you guys do for the group... :3

9 months ago
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Sorry to hear you don't like the layout changes, I have to say it took a bit getting used too, but all the information is still there albeit in a different style. As for the not played status, it was awaiting approval instead and I've approved it just now. It's also the time me, Yirg or Muffin have that decides how fast or slow a giveaway gets approved. Thanks for the feedback. :)

9 months ago
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ah ok thats why the status was hanging... but the new layout is a big step back... site shows me 2 games where i could see 4-5 before, the new design makes the section harder to use...

9 months ago
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Hi there!

I would like to join the group with the first option:
I've recently won Loot Rascals from a giveaway, and I've been enjoying that (and someone gave me a key for 7 Wonders II today, which I procrastinated a bit with :P)

Thanks!

9 months ago
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Hi hucknduck! You're welcome to join. :) Please pick a game you didn't play however, looking at your winnings only Men of War: Red Tide is unplayed. You can play that if you take some screenshots. Otherwise please pick an unplayed game that has achievements from your Steam library. Please let me know!

9 months ago
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Hello! i really want to join by option 2!, all my giveaways by now was games that i bought to see the players play in those games. sure ill do more giveaways!
Thank you!!

9 months ago
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Hi Adiadi2341! You're welcome to join by giving away something you like to see getting played! Membership request approved, I'm curious what it will be. :)

9 months ago
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Hi Apukero! You're welcome to join, but please pick one of your 93 winnings that have achievements that you didn't play yet and let me know. :)

9 months ago
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Hi there!
I would really like to join your group. I have recently won "Bitcoin Clicker", but I haven't played it yet - I am going to start playing it right away!

9 months ago
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Ok, I just finished the game..I guess. Its an infinite clicker game..after 83 minutes I stopped playing, because it was dead boring. After an hour or so I started it again and my progress was gone..so your progress doesn't save at all..except the achievements..and it's just plain boring. Its not even a good clicker game. That was kind of a waste, what a pity! ^^

9 months ago
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Hi berschok! You're welcome to join, playing Bitcoin Clicker will do fine and seeing you've already played it now I've approved your membership request. :) Welcome to the group!

9 months ago
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Hello Reforced, I just sent my invitation to join the Playing Appreciated steam group. I've won a Steamgifts giveaway for The Growth Journey and I've got a perfect score on 26 out of 50 levels, and 4 out 7 achievements so far. I'm interested in joining under Option 1. I'll be posting some screenshots soonish and will comment again once I've finished the game

Edit: I've completed my Steamgift game prize after about 6 hours. I've uploaded some screenshots and managed to get all the achievements too. https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/B9Y3W/the-growth-journey

9 months ago*
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Hi Janediel! You're welcome to join, please pick a game you didn't play however. Seeing you have none, you may pick an unplayed game from your Steam library instead that has achievements (or you can simply wait for your next winning :P). Please let me know. :)

9 months ago
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Oh I can't join just yet? I've started Space Run Galaxy and have 6/20 achievements already but it will take 80 hours to complete according to howlongtobeat.

Edit: I've finished Planets Of War (100% achievements and end credits screenshot) and I'm halfway through the campaign for Planets Under Attack. Will update once I've finished the entire campaign.

Edit2: Completed the campaign for Planets Under Attack and uploaded screenshots too.

Edit3: One-third of the way through Cube Runner. It's really testing my reflexes.

Edit4: Completed Cube Runner and uploaded more screenshots. Oww my poor fingers!

9 months ago*
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Hi Reforced! Won another game yesterday (Secret in Story) and completed it with achievements and screenshots

8 months ago
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Looking at all the edits and playing you did, it seems this group is the right place for you for sure. :) Membership request approved, feel very welcome to the group!

8 months ago*
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Thank you so much kind sir!

8 months ago
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Hi there, I'd like to join too.

I'm going to play Dead rising 2 - which is already an playing appreciated GA I was able to enter by whitelist.

Currently I have an offset of 3 hours due to idling.

9 months ago
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Hi excelite! You're welcome to join, playing Dead Rising 2 will do fine. Indeed you have an idling time of 3.5 hours, but that's fine. Please comment again when you have finished the game. :)

9 months ago
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sry I just can't get it to start up, tried about every suggestion that is available in their discussion group and other sites. (this will go to my backlock though).

I have to either switch game or come back another time. my alternative would be Borderlands:
Borderlands
since it doesn't contain the time that is currently on it was due to testing, before I offer it in here

8 months ago
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Playing Borderlands will be fine too. The 0.3 hours on record is alright, since you didn't achieved any achievement. Please comment again once you've finished the game.

8 months ago
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Finally I was able to complete it with 100%, but those grinding achievements were a pain...

7 months ago
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Wow, congratulations on finished the game 100%. :) Please request to join the group here and I'll approve it as soon as I'll see it (or give me a bump after a while).

7 months ago
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cool, thanks & request sent

7 months ago
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I would like to join by the second option if at all possible! I've got a few games GA's hanging back that I'm waiting for the right moment to set up and this seems like a rather good group to post them in!

Been curious about this group since my friend joining it and telling me all about it.

9 months ago
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Hi MonochromeMagpie! You're welcome to join, giving away something you like to see getting played will do fine. Membership request approved, I'm curious to see what it will be. :)

9 months ago
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Tewam said I should join, dunno why, but he said it, blame him.

I guess, I would try it with option 1.
I would play Jones on fire (not played yet, only 3.6 hours of card idle)

see ya in a while

9 months ago
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Yes. @_@

9 months ago
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9 months ago
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Hi Nariel! You're very welcome to join, playing Jones on fire will do fine. Just as a note, you indeed have 3.6 hours on record due idling. Please comment again once you've finished playing the game. :)

9 months ago
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just finished with it. god that game was boring :D

9 months ago
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Wow, but you finished it 100%, congratulations! Invitation was send, welcome to the group. :)

8 months ago
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everything less is not finished!

8 months ago
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Hey! I have been playing Oxenfree I won in the group, but cannot continue due to a known bug, which has been described here http://steamcommunity.com/app/388880/discussions/0/1479857071260089558/
What do I do?

9 months ago
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Thanks for reporting, looking at your playtime of over 5 hours you've played it enough already, so I've approved the giveaway. Good that you've reported it nevertheless, I hope the developers will fix it soon so you can complete the game. :)

8 months ago
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Thank you! I sincerely hope they will fix it!

8 months ago
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I'd like to join, and I'll go with Option #2 because why not.

8 months ago
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Hi CalculonJones! That's a good reason :P And I like your wise cat avatar. ^^ Membership request approved, I'm curious to see what game you'll give away. :)

8 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join. I just finished earthlock, blade kitten and bionic commando so next game I thing I will play
Eventide: Slavic Fable on weekend.

8 months ago
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Hi fullystormer! You're welcome to join, playing Eventide: Slavic Fable will do fine. :) Please comment again once you've finished playing it.

8 months ago
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just finished it both main and additional story :D

8 months ago
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Nice :) Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

8 months ago
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I'm got a question... I've seen this group before and wanted to apply but then I completely forgot... Now I've just finished Fortix and got 100% of achievemtns after hours of nerves and frustration. Could I apply with that or do I have to complete any other game?
Hope it's ok to ask...
Edit. Eventhough I would love it to be accepted since it was so frustrating and HARD to achieve and that I've spent so much time, I do realise it doesn't meet requirements. That's why I'm going with Option 1 and I'm choosin Gunman Clive which I won here in the past. I'm starting to play the game within minutes. Wish me luck! :)

8 months ago*
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Hi pampuch721! Indeed it has to be a game you've not already started playing, but playing Gunman Clive will do fine. Just as a note: you have 2.6 hours on record already (probably due idling). Please comment again once you've finished playing it. :)

8 months ago
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Just for your information, I've never idled the game. You commented about 3 hours after I did so everything is alright I think since I said I'm starting the game within minutes :)
Now I've just completed the game. I got the achievements that show I completed the game and made a screenshot too. I've just applied. Hope I'm good to go! Please let me know.

8 months ago*
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Agreed, membership request approved. Welcome to the group. :)

8 months ago
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Thank you very much! :)
BTW Can I add you on Steam to ask few questions, please?

8 months ago
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Sure, feel free to add me. :)

8 months ago
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Added just now. I wanted to do it earlier but I forgot what questions I had and now I got some new ones :)

8 months ago
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I'm going to start play a game I recently won, hopefully turns out well, accidentally already sent the request to join before that tho so just ignore that for a bit, I'll re-request when I'm done with this stepp

8 months ago
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Hi Szzzzzx! You're welcome to join, but please comment the name of the game before you start playing it. If you don't like the game after you started playing it, you are free to change it by commenting another game. :)

8 months ago
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I'll do so when I'm able to, right now have downloaded Human: Fall Flat so will try thatt

8 months ago
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Playing Human: Fall Flat will do fine. Just as a note: you have 3.5 hours on record due idling. Please comment again once you've finished the game. :)

8 months ago
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Hi, so erm, I couldn't do it in the end cuz of many other reasons that would just end up as excuses.... Instead, my friend told me about this gib and I really really want the chance to try out the game. I'm going to ask if I could join the group again, this time with Option 2 of giving gibs to be played firstt, I had previously sent a request to join the group, if possible could I join thankss

6 months ago
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Hi, so sorry about the delay, but yeah, I'll like to request (again) to join. Option 1 would be me trying to play Tomb Raider, (which I have 4 hours on idle), and also Option 2 for some unbundles that I probably won't play but would like others to try out. I tried to request to join again for that nier gib but missed it but wanna try to join again in case another crazy AAA game appears so I may get the shot at it. Thanks, gon start playing Tomb Raider noww

5 months ago
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