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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Hi, I'm interested into joining this group.
I have won 7 giveaways since I joined about two months ago (all won within the past 5 weeks).

I have already played 3 of them
Puzzle Agent 2 : 100% completed
Plantera : 100% completed
HackyZack : Stuck at the 4th level unfortunately, this game is really tough for me

I've installed Sam & Max : The Devil's Playhouse and am about to play it this week.

As for the last 3 games
Intake : Installed, I will play it once I get stressed, arcady games let me evacuate emotions
Delta Force Land Warrior : I'm already playing 2 FPS games with friends at the moment, will play this one once done with the others
Tempest: Pirate Action RPG : I want to finish up The Bard's Tale before investing myself in a new RPG.

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8 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.

7 months ago
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Sorry, I didn't know if we had to wait until step 2 was complete before sending the join request.
I've done it now. Thank you :)

7 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

7 months ago
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I'd like to join. I played all my games and I finished the majority of my winnings in 100%

Edit. I won Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan three hours ago and I'm playing it right now

8 months ago*
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A belated Welcome to the group! :-)

7 months ago
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I've deleted my previous comment as id like to reapply but via option 2 instead. Have sent a join request :)

8 months ago
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oh i can also join via option 1:
i've just completed a game that i've won previously, Defy Gravity Extended, 100% achievements

link to achievements: http://steamcommunity.com/id/zerielle/stats/DefyGravity/?tab=achievements

8 months ago*
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A belated Welcome to the group! :-)

7 months ago
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I don't have that kinda time.... I have a full time job man

8 months ago
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i want to join pls Option 2

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

7 months ago
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Hello. I'd like to join the group through option 1.
Starting playing Lichdom: Battlemage (2.1 hrs on record from card idling only).

Note: while I do have quite a few unplayed game in backlog (both from SG and other sources) I'm in the process (a loooong one) of clearing it. Got down from 500 titles to a bit below 200 so far. So sooner or later all games are going to get the attention they deserve :)

8 months ago
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Aaaaand.... done :) Full playthrough with some optional collectible stuff.
Knocking on the groups' door :)

I must admit, it was quite a ride. For a title from an unknown developer, and with mixed reviews on Steam it was way more fun than I've expected. Recommended. But watch out, this game can be REALLY challenging at times.

And I second what ChibiCthulhu wrote - it's not that I'm not going to ever create a group giveaway, it's just option 1 felt much more... proper? way for me. And motivated me in my personal quest for backlog vanquishing :)

7 months ago*
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A belated Welcome to the group! :-)

7 months ago
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Thank you!

7 months ago
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I don't have too much time for playing games, but still some time to make some raffles... Peace!

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

7 months ago
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To be honest i've never won... But i'd certainly play everything thrown at me at least 4 or 5 hours each.

7 months ago
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Any of your the games in your library that you haven't played and that includes achievements will do. Just let me know which game you choose to play before you start.

7 months ago
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Bumpooo!

7 months ago
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I miss Reforced.

7 months ago
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I miss... no one!

:blobevil:

7 months ago
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Where is Reforced anyway?

7 months ago
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:3 I'll drop by on Discord soon - perhaps I'll even sing some Nickelback for you again haha. ;)

5 months ago
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I'm not there anymore. :blobnervous:

5 months ago
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5 months ago
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How did you even find this post. :wtf: It's not on the last page.

5 months ago
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5 months ago
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Aww.. well, in that case it's good to still see you here and Steam. ^^ Also, let me sing a song for you here then! :)

Nefur made iz az a wize cat
Iz could not cut iz as a poor cat stealing
Tired of living like a blind cat
Iz am sick of sight without a sense of feline
And this is how you remind me

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5 months ago
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This is one of the best things I've seen on SG. :D Thank you!

5 months ago
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I like the idea of the group, not only because for quite some time now I only enter for games I am actually interested in but I also like when someone plays the games I give away (I got curious once so I checked steam profiles of
several winners of my giveaways and seeing some of them actually played and with the amount of hours they put in and achievements obtained I'll assume enjoyed those games really makes me happy).

I have mixed feelings about "Option 2", doesn't that one allow someone who doesn't care about the group's goal to enter easily with one giveaway and then try to win as many giveaways as he can before he gets kicked out for not playing the first win within a month?

Anyway, I'll enter with the "Option 1" (albeit I do plan on making giveaway(s) once I get accepted, I just don't want that to be my way of entry). The game will be Adam Wolfe (All Episodes).

7 months ago
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Adam Wolfe (all episodes) beaten!

I'd prefer not to upload screenshots of the game I took because they are kinda spoilers. Here's a link to my achievements page for the game, got all of them.

7 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

As for your thoughts about users who choose to join via Option 2, it's proven to be reasonably effective in blocking those who don't intend to win and are just in for a one month of improved chances at winning games. But I too prefer it when people choose to join via Option 1.

7 months ago
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Is it also possible to check whether I played all the games I won outside the group?
I tried to catch up on them recently but it's kind of a mess in there

7 months ago
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nvm just found "do you even play bro", although it doesn't show me which I can try next

Played terrorist elimination right now and uploaded some screenshots, it was horrible, the game crashed after a few minutes and I'm not sure whether its satisfactory for you or whether I even want to go in again. But I hope I showed some goodwill to play anything

If you think Option 1 isn't met id look for something else I didn't play yet
Hoping for a reply

7 months ago
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Played terrorist elimination

No offense but why would you pick such a disgusting asset flip when you have lots of unplayed quality games like Psychonauts, Civ V, Spec Ops: The Line or Risen to choose from ?

7 months ago
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Shocked me a bit there, honestly, i played it because it was my most recent win and I thought it'd be easiest to check on.
I do remember play Psychonauts
Thanks for pointing the other ones out for me

7 months ago
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No problem ;)

General rule of thumb if it gets distributed in mass GAs of more than 50 - 100 copies it usually barely qualifies as a game.
There are some exceptions like ChromaGun but those are extremely rare and normally just get posted here because the devs are dedicated members.

7 months ago
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I'm afraid your playing of Terrorist Elimination doesn't qualify. Better pick another game from your SG wins.

7 months ago
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You can use this script for general information about wins. The group's tool only handles wins of the group :)

7 months ago
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thank you for the reply

7 months ago
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Hello, requested to join. Happy to play games with you

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

7 months ago
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Hey, so I am not seeking to rejoin, but I was kicked a few months ago randomly without any warning or any unplayed games that I was/am aware of since I always put won games from here ahead of my backlog to make sure I always met the deadline. I was just curious what provoked it. Figured no harm in asking.

7 months ago
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The reason was not playing this win within a month, at least not to the group standards. See the group FAQ for more details.

7 months ago
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Played Civ V just now, hope i qualify

7 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

7 months ago
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This group is nice because, if you don't win, you know the winner will play. This comment it's a bump

7 months ago
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I wholeheartedly agree! :)

7 months ago
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I would like to join please.

I have completed a few games I won here but I would like to offer some games I would like to be played by the winner, so I choose option 2.

Thanks in advance ^^

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

7 months ago
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Thank you, very kind of you!!

I deeply enjoyed playing Dead Age for more than 20 hours.

I would love somebody to enjoy this game too ^^

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/wO1HU/dead-age

Also I think is group could be very nice to help me get some extra motivation to play and enjoy a game, so thanks in advance for the chance ^^

7 months ago
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Could I also join please?

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

7 months ago
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I would like to join your group by doing option 2 :D

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

7 months ago
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Thank you! I will make one as soon as I can :D

7 months ago
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do you still accept new members?

7 months ago
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Yes! :-)

7 months ago
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hi

7 months ago
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Hello! ^^

5 months ago
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Hi there,

I already played and finished all the games I received on Steamgifts, may I join? Feel free to check my profile (play time and achievements)

7 months ago
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You are welcome to join, but I don't see a pending join request from you. See Step #3 in the OP.

7 months ago
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Applied :)

7 months ago
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Welcome! :-)

7 months ago
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Thank you. Will do my best to be a good member :)

7 months ago
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I won 4 games I play right now two of them borderland 2 - quest for infamy , I done half achievements of them

7 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

7 months ago
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thank you

7 months ago
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I'd love to join. I've played all the games I won so far. I have some games to give away and I'd rather give them to people who are going to play them instead of just farming them for cards or letting them rot in the library.

7 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

7 months ago
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Yay! Thank you!

7 months ago
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Hi! I would like to join, I didn't win any game yet so I couldn't play it. I plan to do giveaways within the group and if you want proof I will play game I won, you can look at my last played games, all of them I got within last month. ;)

7 months ago
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Your recent win of Magicka 2 is suitable.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/ivien/stats/238370/?tab=achievements

Good luck!

7 months ago
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Yes, I won it after I made the post. I'll be playing it soon. Thank you!

7 months ago
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Hi! I played it a bit but currently I don't have much time to play and I would still like to join, and I was wondering can I join under option number 2?

I currently don't have many games I would join a giveaway and play the game soon, but I have couple of games I enjoyed I would like to open as a giveaway to people who would really like to play it.

7 months ago
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Option #2 is fine, if you're still interested to join.

5 months ago
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Hi, I am.

5 months ago
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A Welcome to the group! Curious to see which game you choose to give :-)

5 months ago
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Thanks! I will make a giveaway tonight or tomorrow.

5 months ago
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