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 700 active members and over 5000 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 you get invited. 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 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

4 months 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.

4 months 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

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

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

4 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.

4 months ago
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Requested!

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

4 months 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!

4 months 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.

4 months ago
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Looks good! 👍

4 months 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

4 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

4 months ago
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Thank you! i'll create a giveaway as soon as i can

4 months 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 )

4 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

4 months ago
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Thanks a lot! :)

4 months 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.

4 months 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! :-)

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

2 months 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

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

Good luck!

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

4 months 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).

4 months ago
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Thank you!

4 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

4 months 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!

4 months ago
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Norwood Suite is fine. Let me know once you finish it.

4 months ago
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I've just finished it. :)

4 months ago
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Nice! And welcome to the group! :-)

4 months ago
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Thank you!

4 months 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^^

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

4 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.

4 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

4 months ago
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Thank you :-)

4 months ago
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Can you accept my request to join group?

4 months ago
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4 months 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?

4 months ago
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and I finished it. Request sent.

4 months 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?

4 months 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.

2 months ago
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It has been so long, thought group was dead.

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

2 months 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.

2 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).

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

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

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

2 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

2 months ago
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Thanks! :D

2 months ago
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hi , please accept my request for joining the steam group

4 months ago
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Please read the OP.

2 months ago
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I would like to join, option 2.

4 months 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.

2 months ago
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I do. I want to make Freedom Planet x 3.

2 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

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

4 months ago
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I've completed the game and I liked it ^^
Request sent.

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

2 months ago
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Hi I would like to join via option 2

4 months ago
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2 months 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

2 months ago*
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Welcome to the group! :-)

2 months ago
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thanks so much :)

2 months 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

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

2 months ago
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Yes you can, welcome! :-)

2 months ago
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Thankssss

2 months ago
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Hi, i currently finished playing all the games i won [to my knowledge] and i would like to re-enter the group.
[tell me if i missed a game that i havent finished yet please so i can finish it ]
Some of them had bugged achievements like:
-Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials [ got screenshots ]
-GAIN ( not bugged but impossible to get )
-Escape The Island

i read the faq and i think i achieved the criteria to rejoin the group and also i i got lots of games to giveaway and i will join less giveaways so i can actually play all of them within a month ( not like the last time ) and i hope you invite me [because i cant request to join ] to re join the group.

option 1 and 2

thanks

4 months 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.

2 months ago
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yea i idled them by mistake was new to archy steam farm and it took 30 games and it idled them all.

but i did really played them all, some enjoyed some i did not

and i stoped idling games cause i idled them all few months ago

but idk its your choice

i am pretty sure i will perform better now

2 months 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.

2 months ago
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I played the ones that had an actual gameplay in them.
Like there were unfinished/assetflips that had no purpose of playing, you just wander around doing nothing.

I promise if you take me back in i will check a trailer of the game and the reviewer first to check if it has any gameplay or its just broken or assetflip before joining the giveaway.

Cause i really enjoyed some of them and if it wasent for this group i would had never found out about them.

2 months 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.

2 months ago
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Yea i re-downloaded them again for the third time.
And idk why some of the game are not approved like:

  • Soul Gambler [ I finished the whole game, you can achieve the other achievements if you finish the game more than once ]
  • Garden Rescue [ I got stuck at level 11 played it many times but the bugs were always taking my strawberries ]
  • midnight-mysteries-salem-witch-trials [ I finished the game but the achievements are bugged and i unlocked most of them, i tried downloading the beta version cause the people on the forums say you can unlock them there but i was getting startup error ]
  • Pickers [ well i played 24 of 30 ingame days i will finish it soon [ and i finished it ] ]
  • CAT Interstellar [ finished it like 3 times so far and unlocked all the achievements ]
    -cognition-an-erica-reed-thriller-season-one-ost-vol-1 [ Well there are like 4 chapters in the game and i finished 1 of them ]

  • Hand of Fate [ I played the game through 5 bosses but got stuck at the fifth one, tried 3 times to beat it but i cant ]
  • Green Game: TimeSwapper [ i played 10 levels and couldn't play anymore cause the game almost gave me cancer ]
    -GAIN [ yea you gotta play the same level hundreds of times to be able to pass it ]
    -Luxor Evolved [ Well i completed like 40% of the game ]
  • Explosionade [reached like level 36 and gave up on the game ]
    -Escape The Island [ this is not a game or anything and as i can see its removed from the steam store ]
  • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain [ i am always dying at that one boss ]
  • Destiny Warriors RPG [ i played it for an hour but the slow animations are killing me and when i play this game i get suicidal thoughts ]
    ( and it seems the stats dont get synced with the website ))
    and in many games f12 doesent work

Well idk what to do anymore.

2 months ago*
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well this is my last comment

I am playing the same games every day and my life is boring
and in the website it says Private game details but they are not

and as you can see from my previous comment i played the games again
and i will not play them ever again because i started to hate them

so a straightforward YES or NO will be appreciated

1 week 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.

5 days 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

4 months 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).

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

4 months ago
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2 months ago
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I am still interested to join and the Game(s) are still there and waiting to be given :)

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

2 months 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. :)

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

2 months 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.

4 months ago
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