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!

1 year ago*

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thanks

11 months ago
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Hello I would like to join using option 1, I just started to play Kingsway a game I have won fairly recently. I hope that is fine. Otherwise I could pick one of the other games on my "won" list.

11 months ago
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Hi ineverw1n! You're welcome to join, playing Kingsway will do fine. Note that you have 0.6 hours on record already. Please comment again once you've finished playing the game.

11 months ago
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ELLO! Lovely group! I always like to comment on person who gave me the key just to assure that the key is in right hands :D since I really only enter giveaways of games that I wanna play. I don't want my steam riddled with games I will never play.

Option 1) Black Mesa

Thou I really do like to play games I won. Heck I even put Nioh on hold to play them! Since it kinda blew my mind that I got so many great games I wanted for free. Finished Dropsy and System Shock (finishing up System Shock 2 tonight) and in middle of Jedi Outcast and Hard Reset.

Buut I'm itching to play Black Mesa anyway so as soon as I finish SS2 I gonna do that and then post update!

11 months ago
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Hi SENTIONAUTS! You're welcome to join by playing Black Mesa. Since I see you've already did so now, I've approved your membership request. Welcome to the group!

11 months ago
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This group sounds like fun! Option 2 please. Is it ok if it's a bundle key? i bought Distrust but then got it in the humble bundle 2017 Yogscast Jingle Jam. I really want to see more people playing it though.

11 months ago
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Hi whotookmyapple! A bundle key will do fine. Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)

11 months ago
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Alright finished playing Black Mesa.

Have to say, amazing game. Even without Xen levels. I thought it will be 1:1 remake but nope! Levels ale completely redone. It's amazing.
Also I was expecting it have Half-Life 2 graphics but...it's more like how I would imagine Half-Life 3 looking like tbh.

Actually these guys should totally make Half-Life 3 for Valve. They know what they are doing.

11 months ago
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Thanks for the feedback, happy to see you liked the game. ^^

11 months ago
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I just won my first game here in SG, but it is Dragon Age Origins which has no achievments and in average takes about 60 hours to beat. So, to speed up things a bit, I'd like to go for option 2 with a GA for "The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut" if that's ok.

11 months ago
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Hi Centaurodeposse! Congratulations on your first winning. ^^ Joining the group by creating a giveaway of Van Helsing will do fine, membership request approved.

11 months ago
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Can I join the group? I played all the gamees I won except for The Sexy Brutale because my computer is too bad and I want to have a better one befor I play it and Space Pilgrim III beause I want to buy all the Space Pilgrim games first.

11 months ago
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Hi seventeemoarmy! You're welcome to join, however you need to pick a game to play first or give one away that you like to see getting played to enter. How about playing No Time To Explain Remastered? It only seems to be idled 2.2 hours. Otherwise perhaps one of the other two you've mentioned already.

11 months ago
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Ok, I just played it, it was a great game.

11 months ago
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Hello, I would like to join the group with option 1.
I've won my first GA on SteamGifts: Grim Legends The Forsaken Bride.

11 months ago
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Hi Wizardos! Congratulations on your first winning on SteamGifts. :) I see you already gave away a bunch yourself, so it was about time. ^^ Playing Grim Legends The Forsaken Bride will do fine. Please comment again once you've finished playing the game. :)

11 months ago
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Hi, I have finished Grim Legends The Forsaken Bride.

11 months ago
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New to this, but I'd like to join. I'll try option 2 w/ my first ever giveaway - I have some keys lying around :)

Thanks!

11 months ago
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Hi twfox! You're welcome to join by creating a giveaway and especially your first one. :) I'm curious what it'll be, membership request approved. To help you out a bit, when you Sync your account, you can select the "Playing Appreciated group" from the Steam Groups when creating a giveaway (at step 6, who can enter).

11 months ago
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Hello and Happy New Year :)
I'd like to join via option 2 please.

11 months ago
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Hi MadNinja! Happy new year to you too. ^^ You're welcome to join, creating a giveaway will do fine. I'm curious what it'll be. Membership request approved.

11 months ago
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I'd like to join but havent actually won any games yet, so I'll guess i'll give away another game.

Hmm.. the game I want to give away is only available on steam and since you can no longer gift steam games, I'll head over to humble and have a look there.

Thanks,

11 months ago
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you can play any game with achievements in that case for option 1

11 months ago
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It's alright, I've found the game that I wanted to give away anyway. So I'll stick with option 2

11 months ago
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Hi Liege! You're welcome to join, giving away a game that you like to see getting playing will do fine. I'm curious what you've found. :) Membership request approved.

11 months ago
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I want to join, can't request on the group page though =P
Will give a couple of games away and play "Fix Me Fix You" I've won on SG.

11 months ago
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Hi BloodHood! You were a member before, but got kicked for not playing fault - milestone one in time. I see you've played that game now. Rest the case of the achievements for NEKOPARA Vol. 2, they look suspicious because the order is not making sense. Also you've cleared chapter 4, but didn't seem to have cleared any of the others (1,2,3). Any explanation you can offer for that?

11 months ago
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Hello, Reforced!
The problem was I played these games in offline mode and when I finally had an internet connection, they synced not so well, I've finished Fault - Milestone One, I'm currently replaying Nekopara vol.2 to make it up =\
Just look at my track record, I was playing everything and if I were using some SAM or smth else, I'd get all the achievements and idled approx. amount of hours needed, not just the 4th chapter xD

11 months ago*
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Hi BloodHoud, Thanks for the reply and sorry for the delay in answering. Please change your privacy settings to public for your game details and I'll have a look at Nekopara again. If that checks out now, you're welcome to join again.

8 months ago
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Hey! I would like to join with Option 1 :)
Going for Iron Sky: Invasion

11 months ago
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Finished the campaign now, going back for some bugged achievements.

11 months ago
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I don't see a pending join request from you. If you're still interested in joining, see Step #3 in the OP.

Edit: Found it. Welcome to the group! :-)

10 months ago*
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Hi! May I join? I requested to join the Steam group too :)

11 months ago
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Please see the OP for instructions on how to join.

10 months ago
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I wanna ask you something:
I'm not at home on weekends and I haven't got an internet connection there, that's why i'm mostly playing in steam offline mode, where no playtime is counted on the online stats, but the achievements should get synced later. Is there a way to manually sync the games then, so even If I only played the game like 4 hours (because my idling bot, which is running 24/7 on my server) and I completed it in offline mode, I'm not getting kicked outta the group?

And I requested a join, too.

11 months ago
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Your achievements and playtime need to be in sync by the time the month ends. If you can make sure this happens and would like to join the group, see the OP for further instructions.

10 months ago
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Hi ! I would like to join the group with option 1.
I think I'll be playing (at last) Lords of the Fallen.
Here's the achievement page

EDIT : Well, it looks like I'll have to give up on that for the moment, since my PC is not currently powerful enough to make it run, and the game kept crashing

11 months ago*
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You can play "No Time To Explain Remastered" instead:

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198102135741/stats/368730/?tab=achievements

10 months ago
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Can I join?

11 months ago
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Please see the OP for instructions on how to join.

10 months ago
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I'd like to join by playing my recent win: Jurassic Park: The Game

11 months ago
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I don't see a pending join request from you. If you're still interested in joining, see Step #3 in the OP.

10 months ago
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Sure I Am interested :)
For some reason I thought I have to wait for a response here, maybe the rules changed, dunno, never mind.
Request sent ;)

10 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

10 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join the group via Option 2.

I have also sent a join request to the Steam Group.

11 months ago
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A belated Welcome to the group! Looking forward to see which game you choose to give :-)

10 months ago
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Yay! Thanks for accepting :)
Just made my maiden giveaway. Hope there are people who want to play Dungeons 2.

10 months ago
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Hello , I have been kick from he group because I have not play games I win. I have play it now. Can i be back.

I will give the game Epistory.

11 months ago
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I checked your previous wins and indeed you played them sufficiently. You are welcome to join again, but keep in mind that you only get to re-join once. There are no third chances.

Please send another join request via Steam.

10 months ago
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Hello

I can't send a request on steam , it's said I was expulsed from the group? Do you know how i can make?

10 months ago
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Please add me on Steam (temporarily). I'll then be able to send you a group invite.

10 months ago
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I'd like to join via Option 2. Just requested through Steam. Thanks!

11 months ago
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A belated Welcome to the group! Looking forward to see which game you choose to give :-)

10 months ago
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Alright, I am done with Kingsway, well as done as I can be with a rouge-like. The rest of the achievements I need I need to grind out runs but that will come in time I expect. I would have had it done sooner but the gf and I got super sick over the holidays. Also I am not sure it I was supposed to respond to my original comment or just replay to the thread.

11 months ago
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I don't see a pending join request from you. If you're still interested in joining, see Step #3 in the OP.

10 months ago
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I have since fixed the issue. I Thought I did but it turns out I had not. Thanks for the reminder!

10 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

10 months ago
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Hey I'd like to join this group. Either option would work for me. I've got to work on playing my wins more and being in groups that force me to seems to help.

10 months ago
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Playing one of your wins would be a great way to join. Just pick one that you haven't played and let me know what it is before you start.

10 months ago
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Sweet. I choose Bastion:D Been meant to get around to playing it ever since I won it.

10 months ago
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I loved the narrator in Bastion, too bad I never finished it. I should get back to it some time.

You can track progress here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/zaugr/stats/bastion/?tab=achievements

Good luck!

10 months ago
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Hey, I'd like to join - I played Super Turbo Demon Busters - http://steamcommunity.com/id/CreepyJackalopeEye/recommended/262810/

10 months ago
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I don't see a pending join request from you. If you're still interested in joining, see Step #3 in the OP.

10 months ago
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Hi, Can i rejoin the group? I will be playing my most recent win - Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla Ex) https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/mUj6W/cursed-castilla-maldita-castilla-ex

10 months ago
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I checked your previous wins and indeed you played them sufficiently. You are welcome to join again, but keep in mind that you only get to re-join once. There are no third chances.

Please send another join request via Steam.

10 months ago
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Thanks a lot.
However, I can't send a join request as it says "You have been kicked from this group." in place of the request button.

10 months ago
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Please add me on Steam (temporarily). I'll then be able to send you a group invite.

10 months ago
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