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 850 members and over 14500 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!

2 years ago*

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Hi I'd like to join with option 2 by giving away dark souls III

4 months ago
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Hi aaroninc, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

4 months ago
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Hello, I would like to join by creating a group giveaway with Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn. I hope that someone who can play it co-op would enjoy it.

3 months ago
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Hi RenegadeMeister! You're welcome to do so, membership request approved. :)

3 months ago
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ouch. looks like i've missed "something". something huge.

Grazie, Reforced.

And morikalina.

e... Mouse!

eternal appreciation for your work, peeps!
congrats to each and every giveaway and its creator: you've made PA a wonderful place for gamers <3

edit: ah ha, wrong link up there. right one here

3 months ago
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Grazie, icaio! <3

3 months ago
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Thanks <3

3 months ago
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Late to the party D:

Grazie <3

3 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join by playing Hydrophobia: Prophecy if possible

3 months ago
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Hi IronyIsRich, you are welcome to join by playing Hydrophobia: Prophecy, let us know once you beat it :)

3 months ago
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Welp that was fast, just completed it now https://steamcommunity.com/id/IronyIsRich/stats/hydrophobia, sent a request to the steam group. (I have screenshots if required).

Thanks for the opportunity :)

3 months ago
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That was indeed fast, sorry for my answer not being as fast.
Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

3 months ago
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Edit: Mouse is being an idiot that doesn't know how to properly reply to people.

3 months ago
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I recently won Gris, and I'll definitely be playing it when it finally downloads!

3 months ago
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Hi Blueaquapearl50, playing Gris will do fine! Let us know once you beat it :)

3 months ago
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I love this idea! I haven't won anything on steamgifts yet, but I'd be happy to do a giveaway for the group.

3 months ago
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Hi gennessee, you can pick and play any unplayed win with achievements from your Steam library instead if you wish. Let me know which one you would prefer! :)

3 months ago
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Oh, great! How about The Stanley Parable?

3 months ago
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The Stanley Parable sounds like a great choice. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did :) Let us know once you beat it!

3 months ago
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Well hmm, I'm not sure if/when I'll know when i've finished it, but I've played quite a bit of it. :)

3 months ago
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Well considering you have the "Beat the game -Complete The Stanley Parable." achievement (and all other reasonable to achieve ones) I would say that you have beaten it :) Join request approved, welcome to the group!

3 months ago
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Thanks!

3 months ago
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Hi, I like to join with option 1: LEGO® The Lord of the Rings.
I have not yet win anything on steam so this is a game of my own library.
I like the concept of the group

3 months ago
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Hi Aldowuj, playing LEGO The Lord of the Rings will be fine. Let us know once you beat it :)

3 months ago
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3 months ago
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Hi, I have finished LEGO The Lord of the Rings, join request sent

3 months ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

3 months ago
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Hello, I have a desire to join the group .
I will use the option 1, I will play Cookies vs. Claus

3 months ago
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Hi MLG0, playing Cookies vs. Claus will be fine, let us know once you beat it!

3 months ago
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I played this game and got some achievements. I'd spend more time in it if more people played it.

3 months ago
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Yea according to SteamSpy and SteamCharts the amount of players is quite low :/
Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

3 months ago
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ok thats little embarrassing because i thought i have to win and play but MouseWithBeer says i dont have to win to play the game and to show my appreciation to this community and gaming so i wanna play Life is Strange if its OK?

3 months ago*
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Hi ragepyre, you can only pick a game to play from your library if you do not have any wins at all or none of your unplayed wins fit the criteria. Since your only win doesn't have any achievements picking and playing Life is Strange is ok. Let us know once you beat it.

3 months ago
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i finished the game and it was a blast

3 months ago
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Glad to hear! Join request approved, welcome to the group! ^^

3 months ago
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I'd like to join. I wish I could pick option 1 but being somewhat unlucky, I haven't won a game yet. So option 2 it is. Within a month I will create a group giveaway of a give that I'd like to see get played.

Edit: Oooh, I've seen that it's allowed to play a game from library if I don't have any wins. Regardless, I'll likely give something away but anyway, can I go with Mount & Blade: Warband?

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Hi unadamlar, I would like to confirm to make sure, would you like to play Mount & Blade: Warband for option 1 or give it away for option 2? Either way it is fine, I just want to make it 100% sure I understood right its for option 1.

3 months ago
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Oh, sorry for not being clear enough. I want to play Mount & Blade: Warband for option 1.

3 months ago
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Oh no need to apologize at all. I am just running on very little sleep and just wanted to confirm I understood correctly before I do something stupid.
Joining by playing Mount & Blade: Warband will be fine and I hope you will enjoy it. Let us know once you beat it :)

3 months ago
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3 months ago
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I don't know how I missed this topic. I want to join!

I would like to use option 2 and gift Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition! :D

3 months ago
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Hi Beriol, you are welcome to join with option 2. I hope the winner will enjoy the game as it is a great one :) Join request approved, welcome to the group!

3 months ago
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Thanks! :D and also, couldn't agree more! Really underestimated game.

3 months ago
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Hi JuanchoXDE, you are welcome to join with option 1. You can wait and play Dishonored, but you can also pick one of these games you have won and don't have any achievements in instead: American Truck Simulator, Sniper Elite V2, rOt 2 and Caravan. Let me know.

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3 months ago
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Using SAM to unlock achievements does not count as playing the game. You are not welcome to join anymore.

3 months ago
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like...

B U M P

3 months ago
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I wish I could say this is the first time it happened, but it didn't...

3 months ago
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kinda plague, lil Mouse with big Beers.

really don't like that.

3 months ago
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Me neither, me neither.

But good news! Reforced was hard at work and now we have a nice little tool in the group tool that makes stuff that doesn't seem quite right a lot easier to spot :) Probably my favorite thing that was ever added and I didn't even ask for that one :)

3 months ago
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man haz huge brain. i kinda adore him (most of the times... always!)

3 months ago
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I hate him when he thinks making over 1000 giveaway end on the same day is a good idea, but he puts up with my bullshit so <3

View attached image.
3 months ago
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(bellissima)

over 1000 giveaway end on the same day is a good idea

it's cause he's dutch. just forgive him. i've already done that: it might get better for you, for him and the whole Internet.

3 months ago
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I am currently in Discord with 2 Dutch people playing CSGO... yup it is better just to forgive them and just don't mind them :D

Don't think he will ever see this but anyways, hi Shirl \o

3 months ago
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Hi I'd like to join with option 1 by playing Rescue Love Revenge. Is it ok?

3 months ago
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Hi rdmbkmzc, playing Rescue Love Revenge will be fine. Let us know once you beat the game.

3 months ago
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Hi, I have just finished Rescue Love Revenge. I liked the game but it was too short for its price.
And sorry but I've already sent request to join the group without reading and rejected about 4-5 days ago.

3 months ago
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Arkadaşlık isteği attım, kabul ettiğinde bana yazabilirsen gruba alayım

3 months ago
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Teşekkür ederim.

3 months ago
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Hi. I would like to join using Option 2 and sharing Full Metal Furies.

3 months ago
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Hi jsisoo, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group ^_^

3 months ago
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Just sent in a request to join. I like knowing that winners of my giveaways will be playing them.

3 months ago
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By which option would you like to join?

3 months ago
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Hi. I would like to join by Option 1: beating Mimpi. I started playing it a little bit today (0.7 hours) already to test out the controls. I hope that is okay.

3 months ago
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Hi AlvinVan04, the game you are going to play has to have achievements and Mimpi does not. You can either play Anna's Quest or pick another unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library and play that instead. Let us know!

3 months ago
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Got it. I'll play Anna's Quest, then.

3 months ago
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Ok, let us know when you finish Anna's Quest then :)

3 months ago
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Hey MouseWithBeer, I finished Anna's Quest :D. I can definitely say I appreciate the work put into this game. So much detail and logic puzzles put into it. Also, the voice acting was pretty good! I think I would rate it 8/10.

2 months ago
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Glad to hear you liked the game! Your join request has been approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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I would like to join by option 1, playing Pathologic Classic HD (as it's my only win). I've left request here but maybe it's overlooked due to parent comment being too old? Not sure if I should've posted here again, or just wait...

3 months ago
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Hi rakov, sorry that you didn't get an answer before. Playing Pathologic Classic HD will do fine. Let us know once you beat the game!

3 months ago
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I was referred to this group by an user called JFMugen after I posted my last giveaway asking not to enter it if they didn't plan to play the game, so I appreciate this group's ideals lol. I wish I'd knew about it before I gave away my last key. I will try to join whenever I win something or have some other games to offer. In the meantime, you're welcome to join my giveaway~

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/vOQCK/sniper-elite-v2

3 months ago
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Hi Rhaegyna, since you don't have any wins and so you don't have to wait you can join with option 1 by playing any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library. Just let us know which one you pick :)

3 months ago
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Hello MouseWithBeer! that sounds great, I will play Life is Strange™ in that case :)

https://steamcommunity.com/id/lefaltasalsa/stats/319630/?tab=achievements

3 months ago
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In that case enjoy Life is Strange! Let us know once you beat it :)

3 months ago
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Hullo, requesting to join via Option 1 by playing my most recent win of Rune Classic (https://steamcommunity.com/id/tentaclecore/stats/RuneClassic/?tab=achievements).

3 months ago
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Hi cunthulhu, playing Rune Classic will be fine. Let us know when you finish it :)

3 months ago
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Hi, I feel like an idiot admitting this but i'm having difficulty getting Rune to be playable on my computer with all the crashes. can i switch my application to Option 2 with a giveaway of American Truck Simulator?

3 months ago
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No need to feel like an idiot, it happens! And of course you can. Please request to join here. If you for some reason can't just send me a friend request instead :)

3 months ago
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thank you!! i requested to join, as soon as i see it's been accepted i'll make the giveaway :D

3 months ago
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I have approved your join request. Welcome to the group! :)

3 months ago
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Hey, I would love to join the group by creating a giveaway for Sudden Strike 4.

3 months ago
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Hi YungSchulz, please set your playtime details public first. You can read how to do that here. Once you do that you are welcome to join with option 2 :)

3 months ago
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Ah, my bad, didn't uncheck the box ^^ Done now.

3 months ago
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In that case, welcome to the group! Your join request has been approved :)

3 months ago
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Hey, i am planning to make a giveaway as a steam gift. Looks like i can only gift to Turkey via steam. Is it acceptable or not for playing appreciated?

3 months ago
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Hi JFMugen, while it is not ideal (thanks Valve for stupid region locks) it is still more than acceptable. I take it you would like to join with option 2 then? :) If so please request to join here, if for some reason you can't just send me a friend invite then :)

3 months ago
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I am afraid of one thing tho (i realized after reading FAQ again, what if i can't have 5 people who enter the giveaway?

3 months ago
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SteamGifts wont give you any CV for the game, but for Playing Appreciated it doesn't matter how many entries you get as long as you get 1 (and I know for a fact we have at least 1 Turkish person in the group).

3 months ago
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Hmm, i was planning to get CV for the game too (since i was planning to give away Rise of Tomb Raider)

I don't want to risk it, is it ok if i create a discussion on the group page?

Or i can give a global game key for another cheap game (which i remembered later, Civ:3)

Which one is ideal, what do you think?

3 months ago
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I don't want to risk it, is it ok if i create a discussion on the group page?

You mean as in creating an invite only giveaway and posting it in the discussions or something else? Because it needs to be a proper group giveaway.

As for Civ 3, it has sadly been given away for free at some point (has 2 stars next to its name when trying to create a giveaway for it) so that one doesn't count. If you have any other key for a game that has 1 or 0 stars next to the name it would work fine.

Sorry, I am not trying to be difficult, it is just what the requirements to join are.

3 months ago
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Sorry, I am not trying to be difficult, it is just what the requirements to join are.

Nope, i can clearly see you are trying to help :)

You mean as in creating an invite-only giveaway and posting it in the discussions or something else?

I am asking if i enter the group, create a discussion on steam to ask "Hey Turkish friends, i am planning to give X game, who wants to enter" and if i can find 5-10 people i will create giveaway (I know this sounds complicated....)

The second option, i didn't realize Civ 3 was free :/ I have another key for "Girls like robots" but i don't think anyone wants to enter, should i just create the giveaway for it?

I am sorry for this difficult situation too :/

3 months ago
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There are actually around 11 people who have it on their wishlist

https://www.steamgifts.com/group/mfUoP/playing-appreciated/wishlist/search?q=girls%20like%20robots

so while its a low chance there is a possibility of you getting your cv depending if those or even others want to play it in a month

3 months ago
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Actually, i don't care CV for girls like robots (I care CV for RoTR), i just thought there won't be any entrance.

Then i will probably enter the group with it (after MouseWithBeer say ok, sine i talked with him since start)

3 months ago
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I just wanted to make sure that you didn't take me the wrong way. I am always happy to see new members join and I hate making other peoples life more difficult if I can avoid it.

Oh I see! I think giving away Girls like robots would be the best solution (and as long as you don't set it to a too high level I don't think it should be a problem getting entries anyways). After that if you still want to give away Rise of Tomb Raider (great game btw!) you can do it without any worries as you share it with multiple other groups/whitelist and can delete it if you don't get enough entries. You are also free to use our discussions at any time but except one thread it is not all that active.

No worries, it is not your fault!

So if you are OK with giving Girls like robots then send in a join request/friend request on Steam and I will approve it as soon as I see :)

3 months ago
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I am totally ok with that and i send a group request.

Thank you for your help, i will try to make it worth it :)

3 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

No problem at all, if you ever have any questions/issues/trouble at all please don't hesitate to ask :)

3 months ago
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Then here is my first question :)

I couldn't find anywhere and i want to ask to be sure :) Is there a time limit for giveaways? 12 Hours is ok?

3 months ago
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You couldn't find it because there is no limit (we should probably specify that somewhere because you are not the only person asking). I would say 24 hours would give you the best results as it gives the option to join to everybody around the world, but if you prefer to go for 12 hours that is 100% up to you :)

3 months ago
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I would say 24 hours would give you the best results

Oh yeah, i totally forgot that :)

Thanks again, that was my last question for now :D

3 months ago
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No problem! If you have any at an later date just find me or the other admins and we will be happy to answer :)

3 months ago
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Ok :)

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/Jsky5/girls-like-robots --> I created the giveaway, i believe this should be good to go :)

There isn't anything else that i should do, right?

3 months ago
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Nope, nothing else you have to do. However I would suggest taking a look at the FAQ and our group tool if you haven't yet :)

3 months ago
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I would like to join via option 1 by playing a game i won here called Insurgency how ever it is a online multiplayer game would that be alright? If so how long should I play.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/222880/Insurgency/

3 months ago
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Hi BlepCat, for Insurgency Astats list an average playtime of 13,1 hour and SteamSpy of 13:35 hours, so I would say that would be a good amount. But since Insurgency is your only applicable win you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your library instead if you prefer. Please let me know which option would you like to go for :)

3 months ago
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alright ill go with play insurgency for about 14 hours and come back and tell you once i have.

3 months ago
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Ok, have fun with Insurgency then :)

3 months ago
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3 months ago
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Hello, I would like to join through option 1. I have won Azorian Kings on here, but I've played it for 19 minutes. Is completing it fine or should I pick another?

3 months ago
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Hi RagnarokerXIII, if you have any other unplayed game with achievements in your library you would like to play it would be better but if you want to stick with Azorian Kings is fine too. Just let me know what you pick! :)

3 months ago
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I'm fine playing something else. I'll probably go with Superhot. But what exactly am I trying to accomplish? Is it just beat the game or should I be achievement hunting or something?

3 months ago
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Ok Superhot it is then. Just beat the game once (in this case beat all the levels) and that is it, no need to go achievement hunting. The achievements you get while beating the game normally are more than enough.

3 months ago
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