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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Hi, I'd like to join with option 2 since I haven't won anything yet.
Anyway I planned to play ALL games I'll win whether in the group or not :)

4 months ago
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Hi Histoire! You're welcome to join. Please do set your Steam playtimes to public first. Joining by option two is possible, but you may also pick an unplayed game from your Steam library with achievements if you wish. Please let me know. :)

4 months ago
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It's done !
So if I can play an unplayed game it will be Stories : Path of Destinies. Thanks :)

4 months ago
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Great, as for that game, you've already started playing it on the 12th of May, so please pick another..

4 months ago
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Aw too bad, I just touched it a bit, well I'll consider to play it later,
Then Silence that I've got from the last HumbleBundle would be good ? :)

4 months ago
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I just finished the game, it was a great story.
I liked graphisms, soundtracks, the kids on drugs ...
Well, I chose the truth over the happiness, might play it again later to discover all the endings :)

3 months ago
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Hi Histoire! Silence will be fine. :) And as for your second comment, seeing you've already played it now, your membership request was approved! Welcome to the group.

3 months ago
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Thanks, I really appreciate, the idea of the group is awesome :)
I'll make sure to give away some games I do love

3 months ago
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If I qualify, I'd like to apply via Option 1 with the the any unplayed game in my profile variant [unless by Luckamancy me posting here causes me to suddenly win a giveaway], with the game I'm selecting being Yooka-Laylee.

If I'm seeing everything correctly that would be about 10 hours of play time and at least 4 achievements [achievements gotten by 60% of people] (although personally I'm sure I can get at least 12 in that time)?

4 months ago*
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I am now at more than 10 hours with 20 achievements. Let me know if a) for applying it takes more than the effort mentioned on the website or b) if I need to work on my SG stats before I'd be accepted.

4 months ago
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I am now officially declaring my temptation for requesting to join before my application has been acknowledged as I've 100% the game. I'll probably wait until Friday before doing so unless if it is otherwise acknowledged or declined due to needing to improve my SG stats.

EDIT: I have requested to join

4 months ago*
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Hi goplayer7! You're welcome to join by playing Yooka-Laylee. Seeing you did so (and congratulations on the 100% also ^^) I've approved your membership. Welcome to the group! :)

3 months ago
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Thank you, I look forward to being part of the group.

3 months ago
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Hey, I'd like to join via (Option 2) [currently not much time on my hands & am picky].

4 months ago
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Hi Nyuels! You're welcome to join by giving away a game you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved. :)

3 months ago
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I would like to join, played Bing Bong XL

4 months ago
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Hi HeadfullEyeballs! You're welcome to join, however for option one please pick a game you didn't play yet.

3 months ago
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Hey, can I be a part of this group? I will do a giveaway!

4 months ago
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Hi kurdtcobain1994! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved. :)

3 months ago
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Hi sounds like a cool group :D Option 1: I just 100% 'starting the game' which I won here a couple days ago. Ill do Option 2 too though

4 months ago
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Hi marco4838908350! You're welcome to join. As for option 1, that game is too short (more a meme game). But joining via option 2 is fine. Please do set your "Total playtimes" on Steam to public first (the checkbox below game details).

3 months ago
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Yeah fair enough! It is about 15 minutes long. I've only won a couple games on here so don't have many to show. Done the total playtimes :)

3 months ago
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You could also pick one from your Steam library instead if you want.. Let me know then. For now I'll assume you'll give away something that you'd like to see getting played, so membership request approved. :)

3 months ago
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Option 1

4 months ago
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Hi Korrie! You're welcome to join by option one. What game will it be?

3 months ago
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I'm interested in this idea. I'd like to join the group if possible. I am going to play The Walking Dead as I have it even downloaded. I will return when I finish it! Thank you <3

4 months ago
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Hi bloodyraintatii! You're welcome to join, playing The Walking Dead will do fine. :) Please comment again when you've finished playing it.

3 months ago
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Hi, is Grim Fandango long enough to count as Option 1? I started it today and just finished it (though im fine with making giveaway anyway).

4 months ago
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Hi kosopaty! You're welcome to join, however as you've already started playing Grim Fandango before your comment, please pick another game.. Joining by giving away a game you like to see getting played will be fine too, just let me know what you prefer. :)

3 months ago
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Im bit too into game i brought rn, so i'll just make giveaway ^^

3 months ago
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Alright, membership request approved. :) I'm curious what it'll be!

3 months ago
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Just commenting again to say that I finished strider, as promised.

3 months ago
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Answered you via the application comment you've made earlier. :)

3 months ago
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All right, I'm going to give "Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series" a go, hopefully it'll run well enough on my PC.

3 months ago
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Hi Arvennios! You're welcome to join by playing Batman. Please comment again when you've finished it. :)

3 months ago
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Hi, I played it to completion and would like to join the group :)

3 months ago
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Agreed and even to 100%. :) Congratulations! Please request to join the group here and I'll approve it as soon as I see it.

Edit: approved! Welcome to the group.

3 months ago*
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Hi! I'd like to join using option 1 if possible. Can I join playing SOMA?

3 months ago
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Hi Habaruku! You're welcome to join, playing SOMA will do fine! Please comment again when you've finished it.

3 months ago
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Hey there, I'd like to join via Option 2 :)
Requested to join. :)

3 months ago
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Hi getRich! You're welcome to join, giving away something you'd like to see getting played will do fine. Membership request approved!

3 months ago
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Hey I created a giveaway for Serial Cleaner for this group only :) Hope that's fine :)

3 months ago
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It sure is, I hope it'll find a good home. Welcome to the group :)

3 months ago
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may i join? some1 link me this group during that discussion https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/G1Z6a/any-tips-on-winning-giveaways#3lmFKo6

3 months ago
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Hi. Read the first post.

3 months ago
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so i have not won anything yet. so should i wait until i win something that i can play/beat than take a screenshot of me beating the game?

3 months ago
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I think you can choose an unplayed game from your steam library, however don't take my word for it. Wait for an admin to help you then :)

3 months ago
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greengreen1 is right. Since you haven't won anything yet, you can choose a game which is unplayed and has achievements also not too short :) from your library, then let us know (maybe wait for approval of selected game), then let us know again when you finished it.
Also you can join by Option 2 which is written on original post. Don't forget the read original post anyway :)

3 months ago
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Group needs some cleanup already I guess :)

3 months ago
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View attached image.
3 months ago
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sorry for my bad conduct, I totally forgot to play rampage knights, so sorry for this i had bad past weeks and not totally on my head. Anyway could you forgot and reintroduce me in the group? i've started and played rampage knights (I intend to continue it).

Here a screen of a fun achievement :D

3 months ago
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Hi VivisectorITA! You're welcome to rejoin, however only after playing all your rejected winnings to the minimal playing requirements. At this moment three games still don't pass the requirements, being Gloria Victis, Rampage Knights and Pain Train PainPocalypse. Please comment again when you've played those (some more) and I'll be happy to take another look. :)

3 months ago
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So I am here to explain :)

GLORIA VICTIS
I'va played and obtained many achievements in game, but on steam no signs of this (game issues for sure, becaues its an early access)
I can proof from this screenshots: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
I can play as many times you want, but for now achievements on steam not works.
my review

PAIN TRAIN PAINPOCALYSPE
played 0.6hours as the link said and obtained all the achievements just quitting the game. Anyway this is a true garbage game.
greens are levels completed - my review

RAMPAGE KNIGHTS
still playing as good I can, everythings works fine. screenshot
my review

3 months ago*
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Thanks :) Rampage Knights and Pain Train have been approved now. As for Gloria Victis, could you please first report your achievement problem here? The dev is very active and I haven't seen others that have problems with the achievements there. If you reply with the bug report you've made, I can approve that one too and invite you back. :)

3 months ago
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yaiiii thanks ! Wait for invite :D

3 months ago
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Hi, I have a spare copy of "Crazy Machine 3", and I want to make a giveaway for people who will like to playing it. May I join your group please ?

3 months ago
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Hi Azolti! You're welcome to join, giving away Crazy Machine 3 will do fine. :) I hope it'll find a good home. Please request to join the group here and I'll approve it as soon as I'll see your request.

3 months ago
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Thanks, I have made a request. ^^

3 months ago
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Approved! :)

3 months ago
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Thanks, I created the giveaway, I set it for 4 day. ^^

3 months ago
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Option 1: playing No Time to Explain Remastered

3 months ago
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Hi efdu! You're welcome to join, playing No Time to Explain Remastered will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished it.

3 months ago
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Before applying I would like to ask something, concerning about the option 1. I still didn't win a giveaway and so I can't apply option 1, and option 2 is not available for me atm.
I saw people just picking up an unplayed game from their library, complete it to receive acceptance inside the group.
Can I do the same? I would like to do it with Transistor (recently bought), how much should I play to consider it "done"?
Also, I have one month available right?
Thanks in advance for the answers :3

3 months ago
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Hi ShiedaValentine! You're welcome to join. As for your question, indeed you may pick a game from your Steam library then. Transistor will do fine. As for what is considered played, the game should take you about 6 hours and you should unlock the most commonly gained achievements by others. But just drop a comment if you think you're finished and we'll take a look. :)

3 months ago
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hi i would like to join back in the group, i was kicked out of group for not playing a game which i have successfully played now

3 months ago
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Hi satyam001! As I've told you here you're welcome to join back. Please request to join the group again or if that isn't possible please add me as friend so I can send you a direct invitation.

3 months ago
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Ok, Option 1 please. I will give a chance to Pankapu. Thanks in advance :D

3 months ago
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Hi httpERROR404! You're welcome to join, playing Pankapu will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished playing it. :)

3 months ago
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Option 2
I'll probably leave the group after the giveaway is over

3 months ago
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Hi AloofPanda! :) You're welcome to join via option two, membership request approved. As for leaving the group afterwards, feel free to request to join again later anytime you wish. (although I hope you'll stay around. ^^)

3 months ago
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Why will you leave if may I ask? :)

3 months ago
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I probably won't have another game that'd I would want people to play for a while. That's all really :)

3 months ago
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Heeeyy,
I got kicked some time ago for games not played, but it was actually the tool not counting my playtime, but now i've played all rejected winnings and I came here to ask if I could join again plz :D
P.S.: You (Reforced) said on this post about not counting as a kick since I actually warned about the tool problem https://steamcommunity.com/groups/playing-appreciated/discussions/6/1692669912387419925/
Thanks for the future response!

3 months ago
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Hi Imortalmaster! I've checked your winnings, you are welcome to join back. Please request to join the group again or if that isn't possible please add me as friend so I can send you a direct invitation.

3 months ago
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Thank you! Friend request sent

3 months ago
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Hey, I would like to apply to join the group by Option 1.
I would play Serial Cleaner unless it counts as too short.

3 months ago
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Hi Ben83ce! You're welcome to join, playing Serial Cleaner will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished the game.

3 months ago
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I finished Serial Cleaner! Although I didn't get 100% of the achievements.

Edit: I found a solution to the problem I had with one of the achievements so I ended up with 100% afterall.

3 months ago*
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You've played it more than enough :) Getting all achievements isn't needed, just getting the common ones already shows you've played it. Besides that, I see one night contract would have made it 100%. ^^ Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

3 months ago
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It appears I just finished the last achievement as you were writing. I knew it wasn't necessary, but when a game I enjoy this much has relatively easy achievements I realy want to go for it.

Thank you for the group invite!

3 months ago
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would join Option 2 :)

3 months ago
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Hi DontWaste! Alright, I'm curious what it'll be. Membership request approved. :)

3 months ago
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sent request :)

3 months ago
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I've already approved your request - if you sync your account it should show up. :)

3 months ago*
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ok

3 months ago
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I see you didn't create a giveaway you'd like to see getting played yet, are there any problems?

3 months ago
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i wanna buy bundle but i miss them .... soon will buy one :)

3 months ago
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Well you are supposed to join via option two if you have a game that you would like to see getting played. Since you already had three days, soon has expired. If you cannot create one now, please leave the group until you do. You may also still choose to join via option one, please let me know what game you will play in that case and leave the group until you've played it.

3 months ago
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option i dont understand it full game i won it from steamgift or won it from steamgift on ur group ?

3 months ago
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A game you won on SteamGifts

3 months ago
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i have game his name THE VIDEOKID
Finshed 68% ach its not small game its like subway u can see it

3 months ago
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It needs to be an unplayed game, so no achievements yet

3 months ago
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
i won it but didnt play it ? if i play it can join
but i used idle master old time ago

3 months ago
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Playing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will do. Note that you have 1.6 hours playtime indeed from idling. Please comment again here when you have finished the game.

3 months ago
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k i will leave group now and return after play it

3 months ago
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