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 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. :)

2 months ago
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Hi djoni71284! You're welcome to join. However, it looks like you did not won Van Helsing here on SteamGifts. Besides, it looks like you didn't play any of your winnings here. Please pick one of them that has achievements and comment the name of the game here before playing it, if you would like to join.

1 month ago
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hello, I would like to join with option 2

2 months ago
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Hi annanas! You're welcome to join by giving away a game you like to see getting played. I'm curious what it will be. :) Membership request approved.

1 month ago
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thanks!

1 month ago
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can i joins?

2 months ago
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Hi Katsurandom! Yes you can. Since you have no winnings yet, you can pick an unplayed game that has achievements from your Steam library instead. Please comment that here before you start playing it. :)

1 month ago
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welp, i just bought AoE II since it was in sale so i might use that i guess?

that thing has over 200 achievements though, do i need to get them all?

if it is so, then i will just do a giveaway or something~~~

1 month ago
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LOL, no, not all of them ^_^
BTW you may also check this Unlucky-7 group too

1 month ago
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already joined that, but since i don't like the idea of wining for the sake of wining i haven't joined a giveaway there as of yet.........

1 month ago
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The main story seems to take about 27 hours, so if you are close to that it will do just fine. For future group winnings playing half of a game, up to a maximum of 5 hours would be fine.

1 month ago
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i have about 6-8 hours since publishing my choice, so...i need another 20-22 hours depending on how fast i pick up the playstyle of this thing.........oh welp, should had done the giveaway..........

1 month ago
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You can still pick another game or change your choice of entry if you wish. :) Or just cram in some more time if you like the game, there is no rush.. ^^

1 month ago
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I shall join using the giveaway then, i don't like rushing AoE, since i bought it mostly for custom games

1 month ago
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As you wish, membership request approved now in that case. :) I'm curious to see what gem you have. :P

1 month ago
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I would like to join with option 1. I just won the norwood suite and I'll be playing it.

2 months ago
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Hi TheDano! You're welcome to join, playing The Norwood Suite will do fine. Please comment again here when you've finished playing it. :)

1 month ago
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Hey Reforced, I finished the game!

1 month ago
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Nice, congratulations on finishing it 100%! And thanks for making a screenshot as well. :) Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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Thanks!

1 month ago
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Was there once a requirement to be level 3 to join which has been removed? Got a level 1 winner which is fine for me but i´m also surprised that he´s a member. Or maybe i´m completely wrong and thinking about Unlucky-7 gifter rules right now.

2 months ago
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Hi digge! There was never such a requirement, everyone is welcome as long as they play their winnings within a month. :)

1 month ago
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Good to know. PA doesn´t need level requirements as you said. All these groups got me confused with their rules :D

1 month ago
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Hi Reforced, I'd probably still like to join please!
Have finished Snail bob 2.
There was just one achievement I couldn't get no matter how hard I tried.

1 month ago
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Hi Southrobin! Please see my reaction above.

1 month ago
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would like to join using option 1
im gonna play through outlast and life is strange

1 month ago
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Hi SorryForWhat! You're welcome to join. Playing Outlast or Life is Strange will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished one of them. :)

1 month ago
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Hello, I'd like to join using option 1.
Can I join playing Ballistick?

1 month ago
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Hi Rodebm! You're welcome to join by playing Ballistick. Just comment again when you've finished the game.

1 month ago
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I guess I'm done c:

1 month ago
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Agreed! :) I hope you liked the game. I tried approving your request, but can't seem to find it. Did you request to join here? If not, please do so and I'll approve it as soon as I see it. :)

Edit: Approved!

1 month ago*
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Hello, I would like to join with Option 1.
The game I choose to play is Vertical Drop Heroes HD, can I join playing this?

1 month ago
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Hi Variamus! You're welcome to join, playing Vertical Drop Heroes will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished playing the game.

1 month ago
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I guess I'm done, but I'm still going platinum.

https://i.imgur.com/DZMftGc.png

1 month ago
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Looking good, membership approved. Welcome to the group.

1 month ago
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I request to join with Option 2.

1 month ago
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Hi Darundo! You're welcome to join, please only change your privacy settings to show total playtimes first, then I'll approve your request. :)

1 month ago
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Done!

1 month ago
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Approved, welcome to the group. :) I'm curious to see your first giveaway. ^^

1 month ago
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Hello, I'd like to join the group by playing either Barbarian Souls (but it doesn't look like it has a lot of content) or Taimumari

1 month ago
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Hi ElChcolate! You're welcome to join by playing either Barbarian Souls or Taimumari. Just comment again when you've finished one of them. :)

1 month ago
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Hey I finished Barbarian Souls, it is pretty bad and is like 20 minutes long, gonna play Taimumari, it looks better

1 month ago
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Congratulations! :) So it was an easy game I take from it. Nevertheless you've finished it. Membership request approved, welcome to the group. ^^

1 month ago
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Hi, I would like to join using option 1, playing Planetary Annihilation Titans. Cheers

1 month ago
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Hi Studentpg! You're welcome to join by playing Planetary Annihilation: TITANS. Please comment again when you've finished playing the game.

1 month ago
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Hi, I finished the game, it was good I shall play it a bit more.

1 month ago
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Agreed, membership request approved. Welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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May i join?

1 month ago
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Hi Peruvaz! You may.

1 month ago
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Hi i would like to Join using Option 2 by hosting a group giveaway within a month

1 month ago
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You probably misunderstood OP.
Option 2 means that you are going to make a giveaway as soon as you join, and that game will be played within a month by winner :)

1 month ago*
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aha no problem still interested in joining using the second option

1 month ago
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Hi Alsawaf! You're welcome to join, membership request accepted in that case. I'm curious to see your first (ever) giveaway. ^^

1 month ago
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hope you give me a couple days to think about the giveaway coz i'm really busy with exams nowadays

1 month ago
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I see however you've already found and made a giveaway anyway. :) Nice and good luck with your exams!

1 month ago
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i just have a question if i win a game " play it within a month " means start playing it or finish it in one month :D ?

1 month ago
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You should play it up to the minimal requirements within one month. This is half of a games playtime, up to 5 hours. More information about it can be found in our FAQ. :)

1 month ago
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Hi, i already plays all my pending games :D
Invite me again men to post some giveaways
Have a nice friday.

1 month ago
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Hi eltracker! You can join back one more time, after playing all of your rejected winnings. I've looked over them and approved a few, but too many have not been played yet but seem to only be idled. Please look over them again (marked in red) and have fun playing them all some more perhaps. :) Have a nice weekend!

1 month ago
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i not understand the rules and how to join
who can help me please?

1 month ago
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Hi marom10987! If the English language is your problem, you might specify which language you speak, so me or others might help translating.

1 month ago
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I'd like to join!

1 month ago
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Hi avatare! You're welcome to join, please let me know how.

1 month ago
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Option 1

1 month ago
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What game do you pick?

1 month ago
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I tryed GTA III and it didn't load the mission, I think it not really supports newer Windows. I played Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! and it was SO boring.
Now I'm going to start DiRT Rally.

1 month ago
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I couldn't win any game unfortunately so i can't do the option 1. For option 2 can i do a giveaway from a bundle to join the group? And if i join the group by option 2 will i be able to join all the giveaways?

1 month ago
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Hi Archfiend67! You're welcome to join. Please make sure to set your game playtimes to public. You can still join via option one, by picking an unplayed game from your Steam library instead. Giving away a game you like to see getting played will do too, but it's up to you and never required. :) Let me know.

1 month ago
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I have Company of Heroes 2 that i didn't win here or played yet. So is it acceptable to be able to join the group? I already applied to join to the group name in steam is RedArchfiend67. And lastly should i wait for your approval to start playing or start anyway?

1 month ago
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First set your game playtimes to public please, I cannot check at this moment. See here how your privacy settings should be set.

1 month ago
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I guess i did it. Can you check please?

1 month ago
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Yes, now it's fine. Have fun playing Company of Heroes 2 then and please comment back when you have finished playing the game. :)

1 month ago
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Thanks :) great opportunity to be able to join this group :)

1 month ago
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Interesting

1 month ago
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Hi donmatt146! Happy to hear, you're welcome to join too. :) Let me know if you find it interesting enough.

1 month ago
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Hello, I have played various recently won games, but don't have any screenshots to share. I would like to go with Option 2 for Subterrain and possibly other games

1 month ago
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Hi boostmaster! You're welcome to join. Just be sure to play any winnings from this group, a few screenshots are always appreciated too. :) Joining by giving away Subterrain will do fine. Before I can approve your request, please request to join our group here, and set your game playtimes to public please.

1 month ago
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Thanks, I apparently requested a while ago, so it's still pending

1 month ago
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I'll try approving it then, but first please set your Steam playtimes to public. Here is an example how it should look.

1 month ago
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Thanks, I set everything to public

1 month ago
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Great, membership request approved. :)

1 month ago
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Hi,
I have played some winned games, and now wanna care to join only wished GA.
I can make a GA to enter your group, and follow your amazing rules :)

1 month ago
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Hi Notil78! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved.

1 month ago
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Ok, thank you :)

1 month ago
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Hello,
I would like to join with the option 1. I already spent 24h on my most recent win, but I have only played only 10 min of the game "Legend of Persia". I always try to play my won games, but for some reason, I hadn't had time at the moment I won it.

1 month ago
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Hi Nieaq! You're welcome to join, playing Legend of Persia will do fine. :) Please comment again once you've finished playing it.

1 month ago
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Hi, I finished the game, it was surprisingly short :)

1 month ago
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Nice! And almost all achievements too I see. Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)

1 month ago
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I would like to join. I'll choose option 1 (more fun that way), would it be possible for you to select a game for me? :)

1 month ago
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Hi tso184! You're welcome to join. :) You have nice winnings I see, what about playing The Long Dark?

1 month ago
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Sure thing! I've been abroad for a few weeks and not had access to my games, but finally back, and I'm ready to take on The Long Dark! So far they have only released two of the planned five episodes, but I guess I can call it "finished for now" after I've played those two? I'll reply as soon as I'm done with the currently available episodes.

4 weeks ago
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Sure :) I hope you're enjoying it, I see you've put in some time already. Awaiting your comment that you're finished. ^^

4 weeks ago
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I'd like to join with Option 2. I'm thinking of giving away Sniper Ghost Warrior 2.

1 month ago
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Hi tappingtheline! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved. :)

1 month ago
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Hey, I'd like to join! I will probably not enter much as I don't have much time to play games, but I'd love an audience for future giveaways that is actually interested in playing. I'll make a giveaway for the group in a few days.

1 month ago
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Hi fradigit! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Please create a giveaway as soon as possible after joining. As for joining/creating giveaways in the future, you're free as a bird to do what you like depending on how much time you have. :) Membership request approved.

1 month ago
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