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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I'd like to join through option 2 please

4 months ago
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2 months ago
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Yes, please! :)

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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Hi!, would like to join through option 2.
Since some months i'v only entered GA that i'm sure i will play soon, and just found out about the group philosophy that aligns well with that.

3 months ago
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2 months ago
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Hello. I'd like to join under option 1.
option 2 looks like the easy way in but I can do that later. I'm requesting number 1. :)

But I'm a little confused as to the join requirements. Do I need to state a game first, then play, then request to join on the group page after I'm done? I see others doing this but also some using already played games.

If I can use recently won played games then.
A Hat in Time, won a month ago and just finished. 28hours. 100% of the timepieces. lots of screenshots.
Headlander, won 2 months ago. Finished fully. a few screenshots.

Both those games are very good BTW if someone reading this has those in his account unplayed.

I fully admit there a lot of great wins I have not played and my percent is not good. I do appreciate every one of them however. I also do giveaway as much as I win so I hope I'm not a lost cause. :) But I do need to play more. Perhaps this group can help motivate me. (hence option 1)

I will commit to playing won games from this group according to the group rules. And I hope to slowly increase my percent on the other wins. Looking back I see I have a long way to go.

If those count then I'll put the request in. If not then I'll pick a win, state it and start playing it after I finish my current game. Then what? Come back and point to that post once I'm done and request at that time?

Let me know how to proceed, thanks.

3 months ago
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If you choose option 1 then pick up any game from the SG win(with achievements) that you haven't started yet.state the game here in the post.Then play and complete the game.Take some screenshots as proof and post it here once you have completed it.then you can send the request to join the group.The group admin/moderator will look it and will accept your invite to the group.hope this clears your confusion if not feel free to ask

3 months ago*
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Very well. Once I'm done my current game. I'll pick something, Post it here and then play it before posting again and requesting admission.

3 months ago
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Hello) I would like to join via option 2

3 months ago
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2 months ago
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For sure!

View attached image.
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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Well, maybe not the best game to track, but it's my wish 乁( ◔ ౪◔)ㄏ
Inquisitor

But anyway, it's just beginning)

2 months ago
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From a couple post up Here.. I've picked ... FootLOL: Epic Fail League
ignore the time played. That was ASF. Note it has no achievements earned before today.
I'll be back next week.

3 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

2 months ago
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hello. i am new and i go Lv.4 .i hope to accept me in your group. I will play the games that i will won :) ! Thx anyway , nice group

3 months ago
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Please read the OP for details on how to join the group.

2 months ago
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Hi. My backlog is daunting though I am working on it, but I would like to be able to include this group in multigroup GAs, (and also some exclusives, ofc) but not enter any for the foreseeable future. Just want to see more of my GAs find a home where they will be loved :) Please let me know if this is feasible and what I need to do.

3 months ago
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Requested to join on group page. I have games waiting to get gived away. Happy to discuss which ones would be best in chat at your convenience.

3 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

Feel free to give any game you would like to see played (ideally that you played yourself and enjoyed), just make sure it wasn't one that was given away for free.

2 months ago
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Gentle reminder...

2 months ago
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Hello! I'd like to join via Option 1. I'll be playing Fault - Milestone One, which I've just won. :)

3 months ago
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Just finished the game! Request sent.

3 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

2 months ago
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Oh, yay! I was beginning to think new members weren't being accepted. Thanks for letting me participate. :)

2 months ago
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Aww I wish I had saved my current giveaways for Option 2!

Is it ok to pick a game for Option 1 that you have only just started to play? Because if so, I'd like to choose Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, as I've found that the easiest to play so far from what I've won (I have a chronic illness with really bad fatigue which makes some games really hard to play, I have better and worse days/hours so some games I have to wait and come back to at a later date but other games I can play more often).

If not, I will have to pick Rogue'n Roll since that is the only win I have not yet begun to play (it was a giveaway of 3000 copies so I thought that one was ok to enter even though I wasn't desperate to play it!) and I will give that one a good go.

Let me know if you accept me and if so which game I should play. Thanks for the opportunity!

3 months ago
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Rogue'n Roll would be fine. Good luck! :-)

2 months ago
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Rogue'n Roll it is :)

I avoided playing either just in case, I will install it now. Thanks!

2 months ago
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Hi, I'm not sure if the 1 month rule also applies to joining under Option 1 but I thought I'd leave a message now it has been 4 weeks. I've given Rogue'n'Roll a good go and I'm not sure how many more achievements I can get in it, maybe a few more so I will continue to play (it doesn't look like I'm good enough to ever beat the game though :P). I saw earlier in the thread that you need to have half the average playtime, I don't know how to check this so hopefully my playtime is enough and I've left a couple of screenshots.

Also, I have a game to give away (Dungeon of the Endless) so if I don't meet the requirements for Option 1 maybe I can join under Option 2?

Oh and I'm an idiot, I already requested to join when I left the first message. :/

1 month ago
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Hi-- if you don't mind me asking, what is your avatar from? :3

1 month ago
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It's Saria from Legend of Zelda Ocarina of TIme :)

I found the actual picture on google images.

1 month ago
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Thanks for the reply. I've never played any of the Zelda games.

1 month ago
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I love them but there are lots I haven't played because I don't have the relevant console, especially the newer ones. You can emulate some of the older ones though if you want to try them out. :)

1 month ago
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Request submitted. See Here..... and Here.

No one online so I can't do the last two. It started off slow but it was fun.

3 months ago
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So I wanted to join by option 1 but had some doubts as of I could actually join:

  1. Could I join by playing a game which I only spent 42 mins on? (I believe the answer is no as of the did not play yet rule)
    • If the answer to this is yes then I would gladly pick ENSLAVED : Odyssey to the west
  2. Would games which I idled, but not played as shown from the achievements, be used for option 1?
    • If they do then I would, once again, gladly pick GRIM FANDANGO Remastered

I neither of those will count then I might go for Option 2

Thanks for your time and the opportunity

3 months ago
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for the games that are idled and no achievements had been achieved you can start playing that.just post the name of the game and the no of hours idled and once you finished it you can post it here and sent the request to join.

3 months ago*
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Okay, thanks
So I'm playing Grim Fandango Remastered previous idle time of 3 hours

3 months ago
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Happy to help :)

3 months ago
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Finished playing the game and request sent :)

3 months ago
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Now you wait for the moderator to check and accept your request

3 months ago
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Will do, thanks

3 months ago
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Sorry to bother, it's been a week and still nothing.Do I not qualify for some reason? Just checking
thanks

3 months ago
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The entry into the group is done by reforced and I think he is busy.he has not used steam for more than 15 days.he will come back at you.so don't worry.it may take some time

3 months ago
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I see, thanks

3 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

2 months ago
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thnaks :D

2 months ago
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Hi, i would like to join via option 2... my 1st giveaway would be grim fandango remastered, its one of my favourites and i would like to give it to someone who appreciates it or atleast gives it a serious try. Same goes for some other good games i hold back giving away... i also mostly just join wishlist giveaways on this site, if i have a higher chance on getting games i actually want to play... that sounds pretty sweet... and giving games to players who might appreciate them more... good stuff. SteamID= rough_tea

3 months ago
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Are you sure you sent to a request to join via Steam? I can't find it...

2 months ago
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Changed my mind for now... thx anyways

2 months ago
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I would like to join via option 1. I choose "Dead Rising 2". I have yet only idled it for 4.6 hours, no achievements yet.

3 months ago
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If you're still interested to join, Dead Rising 2 would be fine. However, you need a few more achievements to meet group criteria. See the FAQ.

2 months ago
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Hi, I'm still interested, but I'm in the process of moving to a different town and didn't have the time in the last few month and probably also not in the next 2 month to play a lot. I will probably post again when I do have more time.

1 month ago
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Alright, messed up my first comment.. Here we go again:
I pick option 1, game Planetary Annihilation. won 2 years ago (I know, shame on me!). I've idled it for 9 hours, NO achievements during that time. Proof here.
It's kinda funny; I wouldn't even had won this game if it wasn't for a reroll LOL!

I'll post again when I finish it, ofc. Oh, do I post a new comment or just edit this one?

Edit: hey anyone alive here? :P
Anyhow, I've finished the campaing mode, Galactic War and got a few achievements, rest of those seem to be just as broken as the game. Just now, right before posting this, it hard-crashed my pc! no warning no nothing. Much Bugs such disaster XD I'm done, I'm so done!
Thank you for this thread, now there's one less "game" in my backlog.

HLTB playtime was spot-on!. Didn't really took alot of screenshots, one of a weird bug when it messed up my alias, naming it "steam" and a bunch of random numbers. Restarted it and it was ok back to normal, MetaleroEd. There's no end-credits anyways, no "the end" or something classic like that, it just shows you a detail for the last sweep through the galaxy, with the unlocks and discarted data and that's it. It's ahh..silly..

EDIT2: 04-03-18 19hs GMT-3. Decided to add yet another game I haven't played. Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy Remastered.
Note the played time it's the idling (automated) since devs recently added cards to the game.
Edit3: 07-03-18 17:15 GMT-3. Screenshots link added.
Edit 4: 13-04-18 Ittle Dew (1) (and Ryse Son of Rome before that). What an amazing puzzle designs, I almost go crazy solving them. Best thing is that when you lose you never feel it's the game/designer's fault; it's just you, you need to up your game!

Game links Status
Planetary Annihilation Achievements Finished (SP campaing Galatic War)
Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy Remastered Achievements Finished
Ittle Dew Achievements Finished
3 months ago*
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A belated Welcome to the group! :-)

2 months ago
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Thank you! glad to be able to be around :)

2 months ago
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Hi. I'd want to join by playing Roll'd.

3 months ago
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Roll'd will do fine. Good luck!

2 months ago
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Hi. Updated original comment. Thanks & happy weekend! :D

3 months ago
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Hi, I requested to join the group before (Comment), and a guy told me to play one of my won games, I played No Time to Explain Remastered (Achievements) and I think I qualify to join the group.

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

2 months ago
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I won van helsing a couple of days ago and played for till story end. Was gonna comment here but couldnt find your post. So posting now. Wanna join as a player. :)

3 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

2 months ago
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From this comment thread: 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

3 months ago
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Update; I finished Tomb Raider!!:) (would like to join da groupp)

3 months ago
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Hey, can I join? I would like to enter by the first option. I normally always play the games I won, the newest I'm playing is Holy Potatoes! We're in Space!? that I simply love. Thank you :)
(sent the invite to enter in the group as well)

3 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

2 months ago
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Woah, thanks :D

2 months ago
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Update: Second game completed! Here.

3 months ago*
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Consider me interested.
I can give a copy of STRAFE: Millennium Edition straight after joining.

3 months ago
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2 months ago
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Yes, I still want to join but it seems your checking tool is broken at the moment so I'll pass until it's fixed.

2 months ago*
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It took a while, but the group tool is fixed. Welcome to the group! I hope you still have that copy of STRAFE ;-)

2 months ago
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I do. Will create the GA later today. Thanks for the invite.

2 months ago
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This sounds interesting! I've only won 1 game so far, so I'll sign up under Option 2.

Thanks!

3 months ago
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You qualify for Unlucky-7 https://steamcommunity.com/groups/unlucky-7
Is a group for people that has more than 2 months/more than 8 giveaways created and won less than 7 gifts.

3 months ago
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2 months ago
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Hello. I would join in this group :). Today i just finish the game Silence that i won at SteamGifts with 24/46 achivements. The last achivement prove that i finish it ""finish the game without dying"" . In the future i could put a game or games in the group :). I am new here so i have not won many games to finish them

3 months ago
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Welcome to the group! :-)

2 months ago
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thx :)

2 months ago
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Hello, I wrote before but got no reply. I would like to join under option 2, I have some nice games in mind I'd like others to enjoy. ;)

3 months ago
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