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 before you start playing it 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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Hello. I liked the idea of the group and I hope I can get to join so I can play more games, even though I rarely perfect a game, but I try my best until I get enough of a game.
I applied for the group and if my application got rejected, I'd happily like to know what did I do wrong
thanks :D

3 months ago
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Hi Stevekingofayre! You're welcome to join, please let me know what option you choose to join.

3 months ago
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well i believe I'd go with option 1
:)

3 months ago
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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.

2 months ago
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Hi, please see my original application here: https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/T80Im/playing-appreciated-giveaways-with-the-intention-for-the-games-to-be-played-within-a-month/search?page=54#PMywDIg

I have a few games saved up I've been wanting to give away to the group so I will be able to make some nice giveaways soon if you'll have me. :)

3 months ago
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Hi Sariaaa! Thanks for commenting again, of course you are welcome to join. I've checked out your previous comment and I'm sorry that you did not get a reply to it. I've approved your application now, based on playing Rogue'n'Roll for option one. Nice screenshots too. ^^ Welcome to the group!

3 months ago
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Thank you! ^_^

And hahaha I was too busy trying to stay alive to get a screenshot during actual gameplay so had to settle for YOU DIED :P
I'm glad I can get rid of them now! Also it's actually a fun game despite the low production value so I will have another crack at it :)

3 months ago
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I recently won Conan Exiles (3 weeks ago) and started playing today but forgot to comment before I entered the game. Is is still enough to apply for Option 1?
I'd like to believe it's believable (heh) since the very first crafting achievement is showed unlocked today, that's kinda hard to forge otherwise :p

3 months ago
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Hi natblidas, Conan Exiles is fine. Please reply when you finished it :)

Sorry for late reply :)

2 months ago
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Done! Played a bunch of hours and I tried taking screenshots (especially of one glitch because I really wanted to save that lol) but my steam overlay wasn't working for some reason :/
I did get a few achievements if you need date confirmations so hopefully that will work too?

2 months ago
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As OP stated you need to finish the game :)

2 months ago
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Is one even able to finish Conan Exiles though? o.o Maybe I should have chosen a different one then haha is it too late to switch the game for my "application" then? Sorry :/ I just don't know how I'd "finish" this one since it's pretty much a multiplayer sandbox game.
I could play Tacoma? Maybe I don't know the length of it but I'm sure that one has an actual ending.

2 months ago
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I think Conan has single player mode, am I wrong?
It's not late to switch, you can play Tacoma :) which is idled 6h

2 months ago
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It does but the idea is all the same except you play with "bots" kinda.
Thank you for letting me switch! <3 I'll actually finish that one and then let you know (and work on my screenshot skills just in case).

2 months ago
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i would like to join:D

3 months ago
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You're welcome to join. Please state which option you choose to join

2 months ago
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I like the idea a lot so I'm interested in joining

2 months ago
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Yes but you need to choose an option. Did you read OP's post?

2 months ago
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sure I will playing a previous won game and
Show my achievements

2 months ago
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Which game you are going to play?

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Hello :)
I would like to join using option number 2 because I didn't won games yet haha. I was looking for something like that, I want to make real players (try to avoid bots) happy with my gifts, I try to select them carefully sometimes even asking participants what is their preference because that's the spirit of giveaways for me.

2 months ago
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Hi lafilleange95, you're welcome to join by option 2, membership request approved.
Let's see what you'll give :)

2 months ago*
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Thanks :D I created the giveaway just now: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/gn7pa/beyond-eyes

2 months ago
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I'd like to join ,option 2

2 months ago
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Hi Hambelino, you're welcome to join by option 2, membership request approved.
Let's see what you'll give :)

2 months ago*
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Hi! May I join with option 1, playing Last Day of June, or should I wait for a longer game?
Thank you anyway 🙂

2 months ago
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Anyway... Completed it. Nice sad story. :/

2 months ago
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Hey leoturambar, Last Day of June is fine and I can see you've completed it. You're welcome to join :)
Membership request approved

2 months ago
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Thank you! :D

2 months ago
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Trying Torchlight, I've heard good things

2 months ago
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Hey reaten, you need to set your playtime to public first :)

2 months ago
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My bad, thought I set everything but didn't see there was a separate checkbox for that. It's set now.

Also anyone else think Torchlight 1 is better than 2?

2 months ago
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Sure, playing Torchlight is fine then :)
Don't forget to reply when you finish it :)

2 months ago
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Ok, I beat Ordrak on Normal. Not sure if that's considered finishing it. Not sure I want to play epic/nightmare/hardcore etc beyond it but it was pretty fun overall.

2 months ago
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I guess Ordrak is the final boss I also started playing Torchlight last night btw :)
Membership approved! Welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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With my computer fixed and running, I decided to try and join this group! Is Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP an acceptable option to play and join? :)

2 months ago
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Hey Ilan14, playing Superbrothers is fine, please reply again when you've finished the game :)

2 months ago
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Hi there, for personal reasons, I would like to try a different game. Can I try Tick's Tales instead?

2 months ago
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Well, I'm afraid we can accept Tick's Tales. May I suggest something another from your wins?

fault - milestone one
AER Memories of Old
Bear With Me - Collector's Edition

Or you can choose something else :)

2 months ago
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Okay, I'll try AER Memories of Old instead.

2 months ago
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Sure, don't forget to reply back when you finish the game :)

2 months ago
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I'm just posting this just to let you know that I'm still in the process of completing AER. I'm 2/3 into the game now, after I finish it, I'll post the screenshots on Steam and send an invite to the group. :)

3 weeks ago
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Alright, I just finished AER Memories of Old! I'm not going to lie, that was a pretty interesting and relaxing experience. I also managed to get all of the achievements since I was there, because I like achievements. XD

I just posted my screenshots on Steam and sent a request to join to the group. :)

3 weeks ago*
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Membership approved! Welcome to the group :)

3 weeks ago
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Thanks man! Glad to be part of the group! :D

3 weeks ago
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Looks cool. Today I will start Marooners, game I winned today on steamgifts. I will reply when I end it

2 months ago
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Hmmm.. after 40 minutes of playing.. the game is not bad... but it's focussed in online and there's no people playing sadly

2 months ago
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Hey Chopsamu, you can always choose another game or option 2 :)

2 months ago
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hi there, would like to join the group fru compleating a game i won recently (Last day of June)

I already sent a request a cuple of months ago and life kinda got in the way of games...

2 months ago
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Hey grandstore256, playing Last Day of June is fine, please reply when you've finished the game :)

2 months ago
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i have completed the game :)

2 months ago
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Membership approved! Welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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Thank you

2 months ago
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Hi, i want to apply for Option 1. I will play Leap of Fate - my latest win if thats okay. Cheers!

2 months ago
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Hello again, it was fun although pretty hard game but i managed to beat story for one of four characters. Here is achievements https://steamcommunity.com/id/eldar4k/stats/appid/363420/achievements and screenshots https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1519627441 I sent request. Hope i did everything right ;)

2 months ago
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Hey eldar4k, sorry for the late reply, you've already posted your progress. Membership request approved, welcome to group :)

2 months ago
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No worries, thanks for letting me to be part of such awesome group)

2 months ago
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I'd like to join, option 2.

2 months ago
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Hi Nighthorns, you're welcome to join by option 2, membership request approved.
Let's see what you'll give :)

2 months ago
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First one created, a few more to come: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/HicbN/figment

2 months ago
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Hi! I wanna join. Both options. For the first one I'll choose Thimbleweed Park™

2 months ago
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Hey GuilDer90, playing Thimbleweed Park is fine, and since you've already finished the game membership request approved, welcome to group :)

2 months ago
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Hi, thanks! I'm now on second round: achievements :-)

2 months ago
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Hi, i want to apply for Option 1.

2 months ago
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Hi KingInTheN0rth, as discussed on Steam, please reply with the game you want to play.

2 months ago
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I'll choose Draw_Love.

2 months ago
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Draw_Love will do fine. Please comment again once you finish the game :)

2 months ago
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I finished this game.

2 months ago
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Membership approved! Welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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Hello! I would like to join your group. I'm new to the site (also have very bad luck according to the stats -_-) and i haven't won anything yet so option 1 is not possible, i choose number 2. The games i can buy are cheap ones though, but it will be something i would like to play, i hope it's ok . I only enter GAs that i want to play or that at least look interesting so i feel like i belong XD

2 months ago
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Hi ElleLawliet, you're welcome to join by option 2, membership request approved.
Don't forget to set your playtime privacy setting to public
Let's see what you'll give :)

2 months ago
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Done

2 months ago
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Still waiting for your giveaway :)

2 months ago
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Can you help me with something? I want to buy a key from Humble for the ga but i'm not sure if they are region locked. Do you know where to check this?

2 months ago
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Finally found the info

2 months ago
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I'm willing to join the group and I choose option 1. My game is silence.

2 months ago
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Hey driby, we cannot accept Silence for option 1 since you've already played it. Please select another game :)

2 months ago
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Alright, I'll commit to play Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure instead. :)

2 months ago*
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Sure, playing Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is perfectly fine :)
Don't forget to reply back when you're done :)

2 months ago
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I have just finished the game. Here are some screenshots as well.

2 months ago
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Membership approved! Welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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hi i recently joined the group and i have won multiple games(train 3.0) and im just wondering how it looks at the gotten games
do i need to finish all of them or just 1, as i dont really have time to play games and do school at the same time but i can defenetly find time to finish at least one...

2 months ago
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Hi grandstore256, the 1 month playtime requirement only applies to the games won in group giveaways that were shared with the Playing Appreciated group. Looking at your past wins none of them apply (unless there are some you haven't marked as received yet) so you are free to play them whenever you want :) If you ever happen to win multiple games from within the group you do need to play all of them.

2 months ago*
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ahaaa i see
thank you :)

2 months ago
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Hello, I came to ask if I can rejoin the group as a player (by completing option 1 again) after being kicked out? Life caught up to me and I had no time for steam gifts and just came back recently. :)

2 months ago
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Hey HarlemHusky,
Before joining back, you need to play all your old wins :)

2 months ago
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Well, I recently changed from a Windows computer to a Mac and therefore cannot run some of the games that are not made for Mac.

2 months ago
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Well, sorry to hear that.

2 months ago
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I believe there are some ways to play Windows Steam games on Mac, if you'd like to commit to playing your wins.

2 months ago
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There indeed are, but using bootcamp for no reason other than playing past wins is...well...something I don't exactly want to do. (Sorry if that came across as being mean-spirited or something)

2 months ago
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not at all :) I personally make an extra effort to play a game gifted by others, but I understand each person has their own priority. I just thought I'd put the option out.

2 months ago
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Hello, i would like to join using option 1. The game i choose is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate ninja STORM 3 :)

2 months ago
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Hey Draivon,
Playing NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst is fine. Please reply back when you finish it :)

2 months ago
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Beaten ;): Fun game, but the combos are like smash "B" until it hurts

2 months ago
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Congrats! I didn't see your request to join?

2 months ago
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@.@!! I knew i was forgetting something. There is it

2 months ago
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Happens :D Accepted, welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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Thanks:)

2 months ago
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Starting with Spacecom.

2 months ago
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Hello Tcharr,
Playing Spacecom is fine, please reply back when you're done

2 months ago
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i'd like to join using option 1. The game is "Cook, Serve, Delicious!"

2 months ago
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Hi Pianto, playing Cook, Serve, Delicious! is fine (I checked a little, looks like game has a story mode)
Don't forget to reply back with proof when you finish the game :)

2 months ago
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I changed my mind, can I play Styx: Master of Shadows instead?

2 months ago
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Sure, Styx is fine :) 3.9h idle playtime

2 months ago
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I finished the game

2 months ago
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Please request to join the group on the group page :)

2 months ago
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done :)

2 months ago
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Accepted! Welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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Thanks!

2 months ago
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Hello sir,
May I know why I was kicked from the group :(

2 months ago
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Hi wulaha999,
you were kicked because you did not play Sky Noon. You have 0 statistic showing about the game and I have checked with other people and the statistics work fine.

2 months ago
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This was a online game.All the statistics was online game mode.
But there is none player all the time.
https://steamcharts.com/search/?q=Sky+Noon
I have played this game and wait and queue at different 5 days.
Can't find any other player. https://imgur.com/a/vLOzhsA (Queue again still none player.)
Please check this out again thanks.

2 months ago
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While the multiplayer part is indeed a well documented (from Steam reviews and discussions) issue, there are still single-player time trials in the game that seem to work fine form what I can tell.

2 months ago
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Okay sorry sir,think this was an online game.
And already reaced 65/100 score.
Will try single player one if the statistics work fine.
By the way if I finish the single player one,can I rejoin group in this case.

2 months ago*
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Very irrelevant, but please don't call me a sir, I am not one

Do try the single player and let me know how it goes. Taking some screenshots wouldn't hurt either :)

If you play the single player mode and finish all the yet to be approved wins here you can rejoin once more. Just leave a comment in this topic letting us know when you have.

2 months ago
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Try the single player one.
https://steamcommunity.com/id/wulaha999/stats/569530?tab=leaderboards&lb=2777414
Works good.
Will keep finish other game :)

2 months ago
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Glad to hear it worked! Ok let us know when you are done with the rest.

2 months ago
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If you haven't been lucky enough to win a game the only way to join up is via Option 2 right?

2 months ago
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Hi xist, you can also choose an unplayed game from your Steam library that has achievements and play that instead. Up to you, but if you decide to go for the play a game route please comment which game you are gonna play here before you start it :)

2 months ago
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