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

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago
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Still awaiting for approval.

1 month ago
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Hi nylcaffrey! Please read the OP first.

1 month 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 =)

1 month ago
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Thanks, did the same. :)

1 month 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 :)

1 month 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. :)

1 month 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? ;)

1 month 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.

1 month ago
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Reporting in: All clear. ;)

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

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

1 month 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. :)

1 month ago
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The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries

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

1 month ago
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i just come to make a BUMP!

1 month ago
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1 month 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.

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

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

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago
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I don't mind at all :) Invitation was send.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago
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I'd like to join,
I'll create a group giveaway.

1 month 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. :)

1 month ago
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option 1: can be Combat Raccoon?

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

1 month ago
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Sorry for it, done.

1 month 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.

1 month ago
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Super Turbo Demon Busters!, i did not play it

1 month 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. :)

1 month ago
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Finished

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

1 month 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.

1 month ago
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Alright,I will try to finish them all.

1 month 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.

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

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

1 month ago
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Just finished this game main story :)
Will keep play the DLCs

2 weeks ago
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Agreed! :) Membership request approved, welcome to the group. ^^

2 weeks ago
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Thanks for the invite :)

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

1 month 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. :)

1 month ago
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Hi, I wanna join with option 2 too :D

1 month 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. ^^

1 month ago
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thank you, GA created! feel free to check it out.

1 month 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!

1 month 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! ^^

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

1 month 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. :)

1 month 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

1 month 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.

1 month 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

1 month 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.

3 weeks ago
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Alright :) Membership request approved.

3 weeks 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?

1 month 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. :)

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

1 month 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.

1 month ago
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Thanks!

1 month 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/

1 month 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.

1 month 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

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

1 month ago
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campaign completed :)

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

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

1 month 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
1 month ago
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done.
Can you check again please?
and.... can i join back?

1 month ago
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No.

1 month ago
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Can i know the reason ?
Or what should i do to join back?

1 month 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?)

1 month 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. :)

1 month 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.

1 month 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. :)

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

1 month 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. =[]=

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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. :)

3 weeks ago
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Thank you! >w<)/ already send a request.

3 weeks ago
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Approved! Welcome to the group. ^^

3 weeks ago
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Thank again.
='w'=

3 weeks 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?

1 month 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.

1 month 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. :)

1 month 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.

1 month 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. :)

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

1 month ago
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Alright, membership request approved. :) Welcome to the group.

1 month ago
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So, how do I make a GA specific to this group?

1 month 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).

1 month ago
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It's up! (:

1 month 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 :)

1 month 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. :)

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

1 month ago
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Alright, I hope you'll enjoy the game. :)

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

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

4 weeks ago
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Approved! ^^

4 weeks ago
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Thank you )

4 weeks 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

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

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

1 month ago
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