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 850 members and over 14500 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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Hi
I would like to inquire why i was removed from the group even after playing all the games that i have won within the month period and doing contributions to the group?
TY

1 year ago
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Creating giveaways is appreciated, but is not required. What is required is to play wins to the group standards within a month. I suggest you read the group FAQ and review your wins. Note that there's a question in the FAQ about re-applying for the group which you may find interesting.

1 year ago
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Ok I thought that all is needed is to play the game for like 4 hours. I didn't know each game has its own required time. I didn't know that a game like From the Depths requires 40 hours playtime as shown in the (your wins) page u provided. And if I had known this before i wouldn't have entered its giveaway in the first place. So I think the minimum playtime required should be mentioned when making the giveaways.
But anyway. Thanks for replying

1 year ago
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A 40 hour game does not require you to play it for 40 hours. Please read the FAQ.

1 year ago
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Heyhey :) will be doing Option 1: playing Human: Fall Flat

1 year 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.

1 year ago
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Requested!

1 year ago
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Option 2: GA of "STRAFE: Millennium Edition". Can I join? Thank you all in advance.

1 year ago
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Welcome to the group! I'd normally say I'm looking forward to see which game you choose to give, but in this case I think I can guess ;-)

Good luck!

1 year ago
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Hi Yirg. Thank you very very much pal. I already created the respective GA:

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/pvkw3/strafe-millennium-edition

I hope it is correct.

God bless you all.

1 year ago
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Looks good! 👍

1 year ago
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Can i join? i'm currently playing the only game i won, but i'll gladly create a giveway for the group

1 year ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

1 year ago
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Thank you! i'll create a giveaway as soon as i can

1 year ago
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Hello, i would like to request to join your group. Im new to steam gifts but i take the compromise that is playing what you win, and of course, enjoy it.

My first (and to this day, only) win in steamgifts was Deponia, which i played and finished, havinf some good laughs out of it (if you havent played that game, it doesn't hurt to try it )

1 year ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

1 year ago
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Thanks a lot! :)

1 year ago
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Hello! I dont know if you are still recruiting members but if you are - Im interested.
I agree with your philosophy and in recent times I too join ONLY giveaways with games I`m interested in playing.
Id like to apply via the 2nd option and the game I choose for that is "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light" which I havent played yet https://ibb.co/iAX2Tx . I will come back to post once I have it finished.

1 year ago
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I think you meant to write the 1st option (that is, play a game rather than give one)? If so, good luck! :-)

1 year ago
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I was kicked from the group after not playing strife, I started it and had controller issues and gave up pretty quickly. Admittedly I had forgotten that it was a Playing Appreciated giveaway and then never got back to it, is it possible to repeal being kicked? Also I was under the impression I would get a warning before getting kicked, I can't actually check the giveaway now that I'm no longer in a group but I always try to thank in the giveaways I win so I assume I had for this one.

1 year ago
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I'm no longer in a group but I always try to thank in the giveaways I win so I assume I had for this one.

I just took a look since I am a member myself, you didn't thank them.

1 year ago
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Well thats my bad then. It looks like I had 4 wins over those two days and the three I can still access I all thanked for so it must have slipped through. Then its understandable that I wasn't warned.

1 year ago
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Hi dlrdlrdlr! Sorry for the late reply. You can join back one time, for doing so I'll need to check all the rejected giveaways where played up to group standards now. Please set your privacy settings for your Game details to public first in order for me to do so, if you'd still like to join.

1 year ago
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Can I join?
I'll play and finish the Soul Gambler game,
and I'll also take some screenshots as soon as I can
Well, i finished https://imgur.com/a/hrwpt

1 year ago*
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Please pick one of your SG wins and make sure it's a game with achievements.

Good luck!

1 year ago
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I earned Soul gambler in a SG giveaway, and I finished it
https://imgur.com/a/5V0rg my achievements

1 year ago*
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Yes, you're right. The game name is truncated in your wins list (appears as "Inner Demons Pack - Face It + Soul Ga...". Time to go to bed I guess ;-)

Don't forget to send a join request via the group (see Step 3 in the OP).

1 year ago
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Thank you!

1 year ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

1 year ago
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I'd like to join! I'm currently playing the Norwood Suite, I think I got half of the achievements, but if you prefer I can start another one from the scratch!

1 year ago
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Norwood Suite is fine. Let me know once you finish it.

1 year ago
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I've just finished it. :)

1 year ago
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Nice! And welcome to the group! :-)

1 year ago
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Thank you!

1 year ago
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I've created two giveaways I'd like people to play: Grim Fandango and Warhammer:40k. I also donated Life is Strange but not publicly. What's the point in giving shit games anyway :p

And for option1, I havent won anything (yet?) because I only participate when I see a game I actually want. I'll have plenty of Humble Monthly to give (all those I don't want to play, which is about half of them)

So i'd like to participate in a group where people are there to PLAY, not to collect^^

1 year ago*
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You are welcome to join. Just let me know which option you prefer. See the OP for details.

1 year ago
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Hi vankasteelj, 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 and if yes, with which option?
If I won't get a reply in a week I will simply decline the request, but you would still be welcome to join at a later time.

11 months ago
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You can clear me out, I won't be able to play any possible won game within a month , seeing how today I have like 100 unplayed games. I don't need more :) But thanks

11 months ago
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Ok, I have declined your join request. If you would like to join at any point in the future you are still welcome to do so :)

11 months ago
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Hi, I finished Grim Legends The Forsaken Bride like month ago, but my request was not approved yet. See my previous comment https://www.steamgifts.com/go/comment/Xv285Ha
Thanks.

1 year ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

1 year ago
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Thank you :-)

1 year ago
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Can you accept my request to join group?

1 year ago
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1 year ago
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I don't have SG wins yet, but I am currently playing The Walking Dead, I am in the middle of its story now.

Can I join when I finish it?

1 year ago
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and I finished it. Request sent.

1 year ago
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Hey It has been a week, I am sorry to ask but did I do something wrong? Why haven't I been accepted?

1 year ago
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The game needs to be one "that you did not yet play". If you're still interested to join, please read the OP for the specifics of each option.

1 year ago
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It has been so long, thought group was dead.

I currently started Tomb Raider, is it ok to finish?

1 year ago
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You need to pick a game that you haven't started playing, so Tomb Raider isn't suitable. Also, the game should support achievements.

1 year ago
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Hi Son1k17, 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 and if yes, with which option?
If I won't get a reply in a week I will simply decline the request, but you would still be welcome to join at a later time.

11 months ago
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i would like to join. have a request going for a while now.not sure what i need to do to get aproved?

i do like to play games i win but it gets overwelming sometimes.When i first joined steamgifts i just wanted to have games to lvl up.I have a better understanding on how it works now and only enter giveaway's i plan to play at some point.I do give games away sometimes,they are usally not worth much since i'm on a fixed in come and cant get paypall.

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 you get invited. The game should not have been given away free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts).

1 year ago
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As spoken via Steam chat you're welcome to join by giving away Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered. Invitation send.

1 year ago
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Howdy! I'd like to join the group with option 2, request has been sent.

I would choose option 1 but I've only been active here for a couple of months now and not cleared up my active games to make way for the ones I won. I only enter for games that I intend to play though, and will ofc abide by the one month rule if I were to win after joining.

1 year ago
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Processing requests has been delayed in the last month or two. If you still want to join, let us know.

1 year ago
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Hey no problem. I still do and since the request I've played Strategy & Tactics.

1 year ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

1 year ago
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Thanks! :D

1 year ago
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hi , please accept my request for joining the steam group

1 year ago
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Please read the OP.

1 year ago
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I would like to join, option 2.

1 year ago
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Processing requests has been delayed in the last month or two. If you still want to join, let us know.

1 year ago
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I do. I want to make Freedom Planet x 3.

1 year ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

1 year ago
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Hi there, I would like to join this group via Option 1: playing Blackguards 2

1 year ago
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I've completed the game and I liked it ^^
Request sent.

1 year ago
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A belated Welcome to the group! :-)

1 year ago
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Hi I would like to join via option 2

1 year ago
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1 year ago
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yup, I would like to join :)

I have also edited on another post that I can also join via option 1, the game that I have played is (12 is better than 6). I have completed the entire game with full achievements and with 19 hours in it

1 year ago*
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Welcome to the group! :-)

1 year ago
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thanks so much :)

1 year ago
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From this comment,
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

1 year ago
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1 year ago
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Hi, yeah, I played Tomb Raider (that I won) to completion recently, could I still enter?:)

1 year ago
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Yes you can, welcome! :-)

1 year ago
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Thankssss

1 year ago
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1 year ago*
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Hi M0lnja! I've approved a whole bunch, but not all. There is a problem: you do seem to idle the games for a very long time. The achievements you get are mostly very close around some time, not reflecting the minimal playtimes. Although you do write a one-liner review and sometimes add some screenshots, which is appreciated, it it still very difficult to check and I'm leaning to you just trying to borderline playing games in order to get back in. In general we are not a demo group -- you should join games you really like to play, not just give it a try for a few minutes. Take a look at them and let me know what you think.

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1 year ago
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The thing is that ASF doesn't tend to over-idle them, unless you manually do so. I believe you did play them, however my concerns are that you didn't play all the games at least half way thru.

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1 year ago
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The thing is you shouldn't have joined the unfinished/assetflips in the first place. It happen to be allot of games of myself, I'd be more then happy to pass these games on to a game collector/ratio groups then or having made them a public giveaway instead would nobody have joined them.

I believe you will not do so again, but first I have to ask you to again go over the giveaways and play those that haven't been approved yet. Unlock a few achievements and upload a few screenshots that show you've made some progress and gave the game a decent try.

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1 year ago
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Hi M0lnja! I've went over the list another time. I've approved everything, but one game, being Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller. Please play that game some more and after that you'll be welcome to join back.

1 year ago
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I can appreciate a group like this, but, I also know how life can get sometimes... I haven't even played Ultra Sun & Moon yet and I bought those back when they came out. Both my steam and non-steam backlogs are huge XD

I'd probably be more on the supporting side but with life being as is I'm also not sure how regularly I could chip in with GAs, haha.

But it's almost 4am here so perhaps you can file this under (mid)night ramblings for now XD

1 year ago
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Processing requests has recently been delayed. If you still want to join, let us know. Don't forget to mention which option (see the OP).

1 year ago
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Hi, i would like to join this Group.
I would like to do so via Option 2.

1 year ago
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1 year ago
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I am still interested to join and the Game(s) are still there and waiting to be given :)

1 year ago
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Welcome to the group! Curious to see which game you choose to give :-)

1 year ago
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Hello,

I'd like to join via option 2. I have a copy of Perfect Universe to give away. The style seems really unique. If there's any games in the March monthly I already own, probably those as well.

Thanks.

Edit: Ended up giving that away since it's been a few weeks, but I'll gladly find a game to give away when people are being actively accepted again. :)

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

1 year ago
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Hi I would NOT like to join, since playing my win is obvious and i don't need stress from others.

1 year ago
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