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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hmm..
Why the hours are not update in rejected winnings... :-?

5 months ago
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Hi CristianMtfk! Since your winnings are over 300 days old, they are not getting tracked anymore. I've updated them manually for you, so your idling times have been updated.

5 months ago
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thank you i will play them until i get all tasks.
I really want to join back and be a good member.

5 months ago
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Still awaiting for approval.

5 months ago
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Hi nylcaffrey! Please read the OP first.

5 months ago
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I don't want to join, but for some reason you weren't in my whitelist so here you are and I hope you'll win something from me especially due to your ratio, and anyways as always good luck with your awesome project =)

5 months ago
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Thanks, did the same. :)

5 months ago
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I just requested to join the group. Can't comply to option 1 since I haven't won anything yet, but I think the group is a great idea and I'd like to be a part of it in the long run (especially since I consider myself to have a reasonable wishlist and very rarely enter giveaways for games outside of that). So I hope to become a part of this :)

5 months ago
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Hi icesun! You're welcome to join. For option one you can pick a game to play then from your Steam library (that hasn't been played and has achievement). Let me know what you pick. :)

5 months ago
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Guess it's time for me to play TWD: Michonne, then - guess I have to wait for you to see that it's unplayed yet? ;)

5 months ago
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I've seen it, so go ahead and have fun playing The Walking Dead: Michonne. Please comment again when you have finished it.

5 months ago
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Reporting in: All clear. ;)

5 months ago
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Agreed and with all achievements I see, nice. :) Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

5 months ago
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I'd like to join, won Tales from the Borderlands lately and got 100% achievement for it :)

5 months ago
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Hi Jack2Shepard! You're welcome to join, however as you've already played Tales from the Borderlands please pick another winning that you haven't started yet. It should have achievements. Let me know your choice, please. :)

5 months ago
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The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries

5 months ago
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Playing The Walking Dead: Michonne will do fine. :) Please comment again here when you have finished playing it.

5 months ago
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hi again! I tried to play The Walking Dead: Michonne but for some reason it won't let me to play it in full screen or borderless mode so i decided to let it down for a bit and as i tried every workaround for fixing the issue, unfortunately all lead to failure, so I decided to give another game a try and instead I played Borderlands: Game of the Year which i wont it like 2 weeks ago and it was an awesome game! I wonder if it will suffice or not?

3 months ago
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It would have qualified, however please post the name of the game before playing it.. Just keep that in mind for your next winnings.. ;) You may also choose another game from your winnings, if you wish. Let me know. :)

2 months ago
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sure mate, ty again and will do as you said for the next games :)

2 months ago
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btw i'm still waiting for approval to join the group :)

2 months ago
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It'll be approved once you've played a game as introduction ;) That's what it's for.

2 months ago
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Ok i will try Life Is Strange Complete Season then :)

2 months ago
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Seems that you already started playing that game too.. Is it that hard to pick one of your 54 games without any achievements? ;)

2 months ago
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No i just asked, all right i will go with Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition then, just downloaded the game and will try it later :)

2 months ago
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Sleeping Dogs will do fine! ^^ I hope you will enjoy it, please comment again when you've finished it.

2 months ago
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hey! Mission Accomplished :)

2 months ago
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Agreed, nice screenshots and review! Happy you liked giving it a try. Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)

2 months ago
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ty :)

2 months ago
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Life Is Strange Complete Season is ok then?

2 months ago
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i just come to make a BUMP!

5 months ago
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5 months ago
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Well, after sorting some issues I finally got to play the games I won frome this group. Ready to be part again..... if I'm allowed to.

5 months ago
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Hi Nergeyn! In order for us to check your winnings, please set your playtimes to public first.

5 months ago
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Strange, I went to check my privacy settings and it says that I have all parameters in public.

5 months ago
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Seems it is now too. :) I've checked your progress and you've made really nice progress on the remaining winnings, so you're welcome to join back again. Please request to join the group again, or if that isn't possible feel free to add me on Steam so I can send you a direct invitation.

5 months ago
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If you don't mind I will add you since the group only says that I was kicked and won't let me request to join from the group page.

5 months ago
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I don't mind at all :) Invitation was send.

5 months ago
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Hey I'd like to join with option 1, the game of which being Fjong.

I've already beaten the game, but it was surprisingly frustrating. The last 3 levels was very very difficult, mainly due to the physics of the game acting against me. This means I couldn't get the 3 star achievement for every level, but I still technically beat it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'm also playing Shadow Returns, which is a game I've won here as well. It doesn't have achievements so I can't use the game to enter, but I'm really enjoying it so far.

5 months ago
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Hi HyphenSam! You're welcome to join, however please pick a game you have not started playing from your winnings and comment that here before beating it. The game should also have achievements.

5 months ago
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Ah, I missed up the order then. Whoops.
Would The Walking Dead qualify? I have some playtime because I was farming cards, but haven't actually touched it yet.

5 months ago
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Yes, playing The Walking Dead will do fine. :) Just as a note, you have indeed 1.5 hours on record already. Please comment again when you've finished the game.

5 months ago
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I'd like to join,
I'll create a group giveaway.

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

5 months ago
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option 1: can be Combat Raccoon?

5 months ago
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Hi Malfertheiner! In order to check, please set your playtimes to public first.

5 months ago
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Sorry for it, done.

5 months ago
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Thanks, since you've started playing that game already on 5 May, that game won't work out. Please pick a game you didn't start playing yet.

5 months ago
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Super Turbo Demon Busters!, i did not play it

5 months ago
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That game will do fine. Just as a note, you've idled it 2.4 hours. Please comment again when you've finished playing it. :)

5 months ago
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Finished

3 months ago
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Agreed! Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)

3 months ago
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Can I get an invite? Would really like to join since I got the time to game again.

5 months ago
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Hi Venturion! You may join back one more time, after playing all rejected winnings you've won before in this group.

5 months ago
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Alright,I will try to finish them all.

5 months ago
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Option 1:
Just finish BOOR with full achievement :) https://steamcommunity.com/id/wulaha999/stats/appid/450170/achievements
And this game was won on SG.
This was a puzzle game with cute character.

Hope have the chance to join :)

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Hi wulaha999! You're welcome to join, however please pick a game from your winnings that you didn't play yet and comment that here before playing it.

5 months ago
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The Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition just won few days ago.
If this one okay .Ready to play this.

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Playing Sleeping Dogs will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished playing it. :)

5 months ago
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Just finished this game main story :)
Will keep play the DLCs

4 months ago
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Agreed! :) Membership request approved, welcome to the group. ^^

4 months ago
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Thanks for the invite :)

4 months ago
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Hello, i would like to join by option 2. :)

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

5 months ago
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Hi, I wanna join with option 2 too :D

5 months ago
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Hi SirParap! You're also welcome to join by giving away a game you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved, I'm curious what you'll give away. ^^

5 months ago
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thank you, GA created! feel free to check it out.

5 months ago
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i'm in with option 2 and usually share cheap (very cheap) games, have few questions:

can DLC keys be shared? (thinking something like this

guess it's a "no" but still want to add

can exceptions be made with free (no CV) keys?

and, last one:

as per PA (awesome) tool, if i "know" the game i gave away, and winner has a low Playing score (like 50) can i still approve it?

have no words to show you my appreciation, Reforced!
a great weekend is waiting for you, you aaand you! have fun, beautiful people!

5 months ago
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Hi icaio! Please see my answers below.

can DLC keys be shared?

Of course you may share them. :) Know that we can't track those automatically though - we do manually try to look at the base game for having playtime at the very least. Also some DLC's have specific achievements and/or leaderboards available that we might look at (Slash it 2 has those for example). Please take care as DLC's might not always get (enough) entries.

can exceptions be made with free (no CV) keys?

See above, feel free to share them. :)

as per PA (awesome) tool, if i "know" the game i gave away, and winner has a low Playing score (like 50) can i still approve it?

Yes, you may always approve them whenever you want. If you are happy, we are too. :)

Have a great weekend also! ^^

5 months ago
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Hello, would like to join with option 2 since I am new and have not win anything yet.

5 months ago
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Hi ColdOut! You're welcome to join. This may be by giving away something, but you may also pick an unplayed game from your Steam library instead. Please let me know. :)

5 months ago
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I already gave out 1 game and there are 2 giveaways in progress. Not sure if these count? or Do I need to do a new giveaway?
Links for current giveaways:
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/xS7ax/panzer-corps
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/N9E8q/panzer-corps-allied-corps

5 months ago
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They don't count, it should be a game you'd like to see getting played, that's why it should be made for this group. It will then either be played within a month, or the winner will be kicked from this group.

5 months ago
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Got it. I will create a giveaway when I buy Door Kicker or Running with Rifle. I will reply to this post again when I have a spare key

5 months ago
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Still option 2, the game would be Mahjong Pretty Girls Battle : School Girls Edition. A strategy game tile-based game that requires the understanding of Mahjong to win.

4 months ago
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Alright :) Membership request approved.

4 months ago
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I was a little too trigger happy during my old groups cleaning and removed myself from the group. Can I rejoin?

5 months ago
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Hi kiwikuku! Sure thing, please request to join again. If that isn't possible, feel free to add me on Steam. :)

5 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join with Option 2, I have some HB Monthly games to give away.

5 months ago
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Hi Kamic! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved.

5 months ago
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Thanks!

5 months ago
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Hi, Id like to join with option 1 playing running with rifles if its ok
https://steamcommunity.com/id/samoluv/stats/270150/achievements/

5 months ago
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Hi samoluv! You're welcome to join, playing RUNNING WITH RIFLES will do. However could you explain how the achievements you've already got are all unlocked at the same time? I've looked at a few other players, but they don't seem to have that.

5 months ago
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played offline, achievements sync when one goes online
I will try and take regular screenies of progress though, took one of completing the first part of the campaign

5 months ago
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Alright, please comment again when you've finished playing the game. :)

5 months ago
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campaign completed :)

4 months ago
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Looking good and also very nice those 16 screenshots showing your progress. ^^ Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

4 months ago
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requested to rejoin, left a ton of groups and this one accidentally got cought up in the purge

1 month ago
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No problem, you may leave and join again as often as you'd like. ;) Approved again.

1 month ago
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Hey there!
Can you please update my stats again ?
Thank you!

5 months ago
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Have this list, then you can cross off the games you've finished.

BlazeRush
Crazy Belts
City Siege: Faction Island
Outbreak
Alien Shooter TD
Space Run Galaxy
Grim Legends 3
Grim Legends
Nightmares from the Deep 3
Nightmares from the Deep 2
Nightmares from the Deep
5 months ago
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done.
Can you check again please?
and.... can i join back?

5 months ago
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No.

5 months ago
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Can i know the reason ?
Or what should i do to join back?

5 months ago
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Hello ^ ^
I would like to join by option 1 and a game that I won and didn't play is Faerie Solitaire Remastered.
(This game I got from 'Faerie Solitaire' winning: but I have play the original Faerie Solitaire already.
Did it OK if I play remastered edition for this apply?)

5 months ago*
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Hi TheLuckiestCat! You're welcome to join, nice cat picture also. ^^ However, as you've played the original Faerie Solitaire one day before applying here, I'd prefer you'd pick one of your other SteamGifts winnings.. Please let me know. :)

4 months ago
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Hello again, Reforced ^ ^ Thank you for your compliment about my profile. (I'm very happy cause I draw by myself. >w< )
From your reply, I would like to apply with playing "Vesta". Did it ok if I play but didn't unlocked 100% achievement or i must to complete 100% achievement for apply? ^ ^ Thank you again.

4 months ago*
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Oh, how nice! ^^ Playing Vesta will do fine. 100% achievements is not required, just finish the game/story mode and comment then again please. :)

4 months ago
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Thank you, Reforced. I will come back soon as I finish it. ^_____^

4 months ago
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Hello again, Reforced. ^ ^ I'm already play 'Vesta' [https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198333215337/stats/646370/?tab=achievements] .
This is a really nice game. I think for other will play and cleared this game for only 6 or 7 hours. But for me I using total 19.7 hours cause I died a lot in every levels. =[]=

4 months ago*
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You sure did! ^^ 100% achievements and 41 screenshots.. Wow xD For sure approved. Please request to join the group here and I'll approve it. :)

4 months ago
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Thank you! >w<)/ already send a request.

4 months ago
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Approved! Welcome to the group. ^^

4 months ago
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Thank again.
='w'=

4 months ago
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Hello,

Interested in joining the group by option 2 as in exclusively eager to give away some of my Humble/Fanatical keys to people who actually want to play the game. I joined steamgifts just several days ago and created my first open to everybody giveaway to test the waters. What I learned was rather disappointing - people with 50k+ entries and bots galore (didn't imagine I would find this problem on such a site based on giveaways, was actually naive enough to think people would actually enter a giveaway only for games they are interested in, unfortunately, this is not the case).

That is why I entered the group recruitment discussion forum to find a group that simply gives a damn and appreciates the gifted games. I believe Playing Appreciated is such a group, that is why I want to create private/group giveaways for some of my unused game keys.

A few questions though regarding the the recruitment and giveaway process: I am planning to give away 4 games, when typing the name one has no asterisks at all and the other 3 have one asterisk. Does that mean all 4 are eligible for my first group giveaway since you said the game must NOT be marked by 2 asterisks aka **? Also after the recruitment process, will the same rules apply aka only create giveaways for games that have not been given away for free before?

5 months ago
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If you join by option 2, only your first giveaway must be without 2 asterisks. After that you can create giveaways for any games you like.

5 months ago
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Hi cryptoGD! You're welcome to join, indeed any of those four games will do fine, so pick one you'd like to see getting played. ^^ Membership request approved. As for your question, see morikalina's answer. :)

4 months ago
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I would like to join. I don't have much money (after I made a public GA because I didn't remember this group), but I should be able to host a giveaway for something small.

4 months ago
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Hi SigmaSeed! You're welcome to join. As for not having much money - I see you have no winnings yet, you may instead also join via option one, by choosing an unplayed game from your Steam library. Please let me know what you'd prefer. :)

4 months ago
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I already made a purchase, so someone will be bleeding pixels, if you catch my drift.

4 months ago
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Alright, membership request approved. :) Welcome to the group.

4 months ago
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So, how do I make a GA specific to this group?

4 months ago
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After you have synced your account, you can select this group when making a giveaway (in step 6, Who can enter → Whitelist / Steam Groups → Playing Appreciated).

4 months ago
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It's up! (:

4 months ago
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Hi. I would like to join your group. I am interested in both options.

So far I finished all my winnings exept Sakura Angels. Last game I won this achievements is LiEat. Currently I did not finished only two games with achievements: Fallout 4 (it's a long road) and Whispering Willows (I probably will finish it today). Overall I enjoy complite my games, even go with 100 % complition if its not too much trouble :)

4 months ago
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Hi Andeneya! You're very welcome to join, you seem right at home here. :) Joining with both options is fine, it's your choice. Seeing you've finished all your winnings, for option one you may also pick a game with achievements from your Steam library, e.g. 12 Is Better Than 6 or Muttiny!!. Please let me know. :)

4 months ago
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Thanks for reply :) . I pick 12 is Better Than 6. I get back to you when I finish it.

4 months ago
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Alright, I hope you'll enjoy the game. :)

4 months ago
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Hey, Reforced! I have finished the game. Quite fun I must say :)

4 months ago
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Nice and congratulations on 100%! (upvoted your screenshot :P). I tried approving your request, but I can't find it. Please request to join the group or add me on Steam so I can send you a direct invitation. :)

4 months ago
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Done :) I forgot about step 3.

4 months ago
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Approved! ^^

4 months ago
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Thank you )

4 months ago
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I would like to join under the option 1 for now.
I am going to play Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut which I won recently.
I will comment again after I finished playing the game

4 months ago
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Hi Sh4l1k4! You're welcome to join, playing Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished the game.

4 months ago
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I finished playing the game with the following records.

Playtime past 2 weeks: 9.9h
18 of 53 (34%) achievements earned

Here is the list of achievements and here is some screenshots to help you with.

4 months ago
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Your progress is looking fine :) Thanks for the bunch of screenshots too. Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

4 months ago
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