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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I was cleaning out my group list and spamming leave enter leave enter, i didn't realize that i left playing appreciated accidentally, sorry for the inconvenience, send a join request.

3 months ago
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ah, that's why you are not in the group list. I'll send you the key you just won after your rejoin (somebody pls ping me)

3 months ago
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merci :)

3 months ago
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No worries, accidents happen. I have reapproved your join request, welcome back :)

3 months ago
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(second option) i wanna joing becuase i wanna gift my games to people can affort them, or at least really wanna play it.

3 months ago
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Hi mochagreen, you are welcome to join with option 2. Welcome to the group, your join request has been approved! Curious to see what you will give away :)

3 months ago
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thanks, ill mostly giveaway humblebundle games, but theyve been making dust to long and i whish someone play them, becuase i wont.

btw i can joing in to giveaways, rigth?

3 months ago
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That is completely fine! We don't require giving away some AAA unbundled games or anything like that.

Yes, of course!

3 months ago
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yea! I mean also I won't be able to give away expensive games, but I really want someone to play games that I won't. thanks

3 months ago
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Seems pretty interesting.

I would like to join to the group, sometimes i got some games to spare (not rn because school :c but sooner).

3 months ago
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Hi Mondongo98, to join with option 2 a giveaway has to be made right after you join the group, so you can either wait till you have something to give away or pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library (since you don't have any SG wins) and play that instead for option 1.

3 months ago
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yeah i can actually do the option 1. Thanks for the advice.

3 months ago
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Which game are you going to pick for option 1 then? :)

3 months ago
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OlliOlli 2 a game from a past bundle from HB

3 months ago
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Ok, playing OlliOlli 2 will be fine. Hope you enjoy it and let us know once you beat it :)

3 months ago
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ok then, but now im playing i think im going to get a controller cuz playing it with keyboard is painfull ;_;

3 months ago
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:/ if you don't have one on had you can also switch to a different game if too if it is too hard/painful with keyboard.

3 months ago
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Finished playing insurgency how ever when i go to the group it says "You request to join was denied". What do I do about that?

3 months ago*
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Hi BlepCat, I took a look and I don't think this was played anywhere near enough. You have a total of 86 kills in 14,1 hours which adds up to 1 kill in about 10 minutes which just doesn't sound right to me. I have played that game for literally 5 minutes and I have 3. Here is how much progress other people from the group have made as well.
Your join request was denied because you didn't comment when you orginally requested to join (January 4th @ 7:33pm - request to join Feb 4, 2019, 19:52 - comment on this thread). Once you have played the game enough you will get directly invited by one of the admins.

3 months ago
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Option 1

3 months ago
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Hi heinzzketchup, which game will you play for option 1?

3 months ago
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I've just won knights & merchants so I think that'll be a good choice =)

3 months ago
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Knights and Merchants does not seem to have achievements, so please pick one that does. From a quick look at your wins I can recommend: Kingdom Rush, Viscera Cleanup Detail, GemCraft - Chasing Shadows, Tropico 4 and How to Survive, but feel free to pick something else too :)

3 months ago
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Viscera cleanup, thank you for taking the time suggesting some games =)
How should I proceed? Post a screenshot or a link to achivments when I finish?

3 months ago
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No problem at all, I hope you will like it. It is a strange beast, it might be just a cleaning game but man it is relaxing and satisfying, at least to me.
Your achievements for Viscera Cleanup Detail are here, all you need do is reply to this comment once you have beaten the game, that is it :)

2 months ago
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Alright, ty

2 months ago
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ot but very dutch, freshly made by my fav dutch dev:

https://dutchgameindustry.directory/

3 months ago
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Option 1

I only enter GA for my Steam Wishlist, I won 1 game about 3 months ago but had a good number of games that I bought during Steam Winter Sale so I didn't get around to playing it yet.

2 months ago
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Hi AbdAllahMohamedRefat,
since you only have 1 win you can either play that for option 1 or pick any unplayed win with achievements from your Steam library. Let me know which game you are going to play!

2 months ago
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I will download it tonight and start playing it, it is Resident Evil Revelations

2 months ago
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Ok, I hope you will enjoy Resident Evil Revelations (note: there is 7,5 hours of idle time on record) then! Reply back to me once you beat it :)

2 months ago
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I just finished the main campaign, will be playing Raid Mode to 100% its achievos.

2 months ago
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Beating the campaign is good enough to be accepted in the group and therefore your join request had been approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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Thank you.

2 months ago
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kind of reserved for reasons thing here

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I would love to join since I don't really enter giveaways for the games I have no intention of playing.

Here is the summary of my last 3 games that I've won on SG:

  1. The last game I've won was Automata and I 100%-ed that one and played it for 79 hours.
  2. The game before that, I haven't played yet as it's a couch co-op and I'm waiting for my friends to get tired of Bloodborne card game that we've been playing for months now. I don't want to force it just for the sake of the group.
  3. The game I won before that one, I also got 100%-ed and played for almost 15 hours.

Oh and, here's the proof:
Would be great if you add me but I'll understand it if you don't. Cheers!

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2 months ago
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I am no mod of the group, but you have a lot of good games you could pick from your older wins if you go for option 1.

Like:
The Walking Dead
Pony Island (Maybe to short for a pick)
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
Risen (Not really because no achievements)
Risen 2 - Dark Waters

Played all of them with the exception of Risen 2 and all of them where awesome

2 months ago
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Pony Island is not too short :) I have played that and Gat out of Hell and they are both great! Thank you for taking your time and listing some good games 👍

2 months ago
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Hi geostigma, you are just the kind of people who we would like to see in the group! However to actually join you still have to pick one of the two options. Matwyn gave you some great suggestion if you go for option 1 already. Let me know what you decide on :)

2 months ago
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I actually wanted to ask if Pony Island is considered too short. I wanted to play that game for a while since I've heard it's weird and neat and now seems like a perfect opportunity :)

I'm going to play it next and let you know once I finish it 👍

2 months ago
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Pony Island is long enough. I hope you will enjoy it! And yes, do let me know once you finish it so I can approve your join request :)

2 months ago
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Hey man, I just wanted to let you know that I have actually finished Pony Island and while I did 100%-ed it, it only took slightly more than 5 hours for me to do that. Will it still count as a valid candidate for the option 1?

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Congrats on the 100% and of course! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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Yay!
Thanks man, glad to be a part of it!

2 months ago
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I'm happy to learn that there's a group like this. I know there are people who just collect games and that's probably fine too but as someone who loves playing games it's nice to have an option of gifting some of the better ones to people who actually want to play them.

So, let's say I choose option 1. I have two games that I won on Steamgifts and didn't play yet, Headlander and The Darkside Detective. I was planning to play The Darkside Detective next but they both look fun so I'm happy to play either one.

Thanks for considering my application!

2 months ago
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Hi DrAmpelmann,

Playing Headlander or The Darkside Detective is fine. Don't forget to reply when you are finished ^_^

2 months ago
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Hi!
I've solved all nine cases in The Darkside Detective, including the bonus ones. The game is pretty fun! Not sure if I want to get 100% achievements but it seems easy with a guide, so maybe I'll do it a bit later.

2 months ago
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Welcome on board ^_^

2 months ago
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Thank you!

2 months ago
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Hey, I'd like to join this group.

The only unplayed game of my SG wins is A Tale of Caos: Overture, so I'd like to play that.

Thanks!

2 months ago
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Hi Spamlynguist,
playing A Tale of Caos: Overture will do fine. Let us know once you beat it :)

2 months ago
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beat that! :P

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2 months ago
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Easy! :P But in the group recruitment category we probably do win by a large amount :D Edit: nvm, Unlucky-7 has more in the old threads :)

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Congrats on beating it and sorry you didn't like it :( (I saw your post on BLAEO). Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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No problem, atleast I know that now :)

And thank you!

2 months ago
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Hi! I would like to come back to PA, I'm a member of BLAEO as well, last time I was kicked for inactivity, (I cannot request to join by myself for that), I would like to apply with option 2, got a few games I would share before joining any. Thanks for your time.

2 months ago
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Hi Georgeous, you were not kicked because of inactivity, you were kicked because your achievements in Lozenge did not add up one little bit and when you were asked about it you did not respond. So unless you have a very good explanation for them, you are not welcome back.

2 months ago
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yea sorry about that, fair enough.

2 months ago
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Bump :D

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;-P

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2 months ago
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just got a lil evil idea. find it here
(needs PAPassport)

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Hi all.

Since I did not win anything yet I'm more about option 2 because I will have 3 games I want to give to people that will play them and have fun.

I clicked "Request To Join" on steam group page :)

2 months ago
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Hi Zarddin, sure you can join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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Thank you!

I will wait till people that have won today gifs replay to me and mark the gifts as Received.

Also tell me how to make the giftaways so that people from this group will see them and will be able to enter but not some random people? I plan to make them tomorow and made them end at 1 march 19:00 of Poland time.

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That is ok.

To make them for the group only you will first have to go here (otherwise you can get to there also by clicking the little arrow next to your avatar top right then clicking "sync with Steam" ) and click on "Sync account" so the site will see that you are in the group now. After that you can go create a new giveaway and do everything as you did with your previous ones but under "Who Can Enter" you select "Whitelist / Steam Groups" instead of "Everyone". A menu with all your groups should appear and then you just have to find "Playing Appreciated" and select it. That is it :)

I hope that was clear enough and if you have any more questions please feel free to ask!

2 months ago
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Thank you for the info.

I created 2 giveaways right now that end at 19:00 1 march.

I can't create anymore because someone activated the key he won from my giveaway on steam but didn't marked "Received" on this page :(

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No problem and thank you for the giveaways! :)

As for the giveaway non marked as received: wait a day or so to see if they mark it, if not maybe send them a message about it (either on Steam or one of their old giveaways on SG), if they still don't respond you can send support a "Request received feedback" ticket explaining the situation and they will solve it for you. You can also send them at ticked anytime asking for more giveaway slots. Not sure if they have any limits on who they can give more, but they can't say more than no :)

2 months ago
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Thank you.

I will wait till 1 march to see if my giveaways got marked.

I don't want to be new here and already involve support :P

2 months ago
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Well if you are being wronged I don't see a reason why not to contact them no matter how new you are (they don't bite and are from my experience mostly very nice and helpful), but waiting a bit is definitely the way to go as they might have just slipped their mind and forgotten (I have done it once or twice before on accident).

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Bumped cuz I'm in love with the idea that you should only enter giveaways for games you actually play😂

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Greetings! I'd like to join the group with option 1 and I'll play Sonya: The Great Adventure or if it too short I might play Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered instead.

2 months ago
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Hi TheEqualizer! You're welcome to join, playing Sonya: The Great Adventure will do just fine. :) Please check in again when you've finished it.

2 months ago
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Hello there. Just finished Sonya: The Great Adventure and even got all achievements :) I also took some screenshots

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

2 months ago
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And congratulations on finishing it 100%! Nice screenshots too. ^^

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Hello, I'd like to join with Option 1.
I won "Styx: Shards of Darkness" (https://steamcommunity.com/id/xeloses/stats/355790/?tab=achievements).

"Played 0.2h" in statistics was setting up game options, i didn't played game, only main menu and options screens :)

2 months ago
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Hi Xeloses, you are welcome to join by playing Styx: Shards of Darkness. Let us know once you beat it :)

2 months ago
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Hello. I have completed storyline in "Styx: Shards of Darkness" and made 35/38 achievements (92%): https://steamcommunity.com/id/xeloses/stats/appid/355790/achievements
Need to replay some missions for 100%, hope to do it in 1-2 days. Just not sure - should i have 100% for join or only storyline completed :)

2 months ago
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Beating the game is more than enough, no need for a 100% to join and therefore your join request has been approved, welcome to the group! ^^

2 months ago
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Thanx! =)

2 months ago
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Hi! Trying to join with option 1. I won Gloom and haven't played it yet (https://steamcommunity.com/id/durlockholmes/stats/619280/?tab=achievements). Let me know if everything's alright so I can start and let you know after I beat it

2 months ago
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Hi DurlockHolmes, you are welcome to join by playing Gloom, you can start plaything it whenever and yes, do let us know once you beat it :)

2 months ago
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[Option 1]
I'd like to play Resident Evil Revelations which I recently won

2 months ago
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Hi Korvo75, playing Resident Evil Revelations will be fine. Let us know once you beat the game :)

2 months ago
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Hi. I just finished the main campaign ヽ༼◐ل͜◑༽ノ

2 months ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group! ^^

2 months ago
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Hey there!

Since I played almost all of my wins and would like to see more people do the same with the better games i give away, i figured I should join this group under Option 2. :)

Cheers!

2 months ago
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Hi CronosZ, you are welcome to join with option 2. Curious to see what the giveaway will be. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

P.S. that is some pretty impressive progress you got there :)

2 months ago
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Thank you! I'm a completionist...^^
Only managed to create one giveaway before heading off to bed. Are there general rules for levels/length of giveaways besides marking them as PA giveaways?

2 months ago
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One is more enough for the entry requirements :) Nope, we give the giveaway creators total freedom and you are free to make them as you wish.

2 months ago
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Hello, I would like to join too.

If having giveaway of recent HumbleBundle keys is ok, I would like join as Option 2, this bundle have one just great game I would like to share with people to play

If not - I am currectly playing https://store.steampowered.com/app/416600/Full_Metal_Furies/ I won not so long ago, but didn't put comment here beforehand, but not completed yet so much of the game so it may be ok to track

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Hi EasternMouse, fellow mouse person :)
Sadly Full Metal Furies has been played too much already sorry, but giving away HB keys it is fine as long as they haven't been given away for free in the past. You can also pick a different win to play. Let me know what you would prefer! :)

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This one only 'reduced value' on SteamGifts, so it wasn't free, right? Then I will go with that

2 months ago
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Yup reduced value is fine. It just means it was bundled or really cheap at some point, but not free. Ok then, join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

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https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/A2IBP/tooth-and-tail

Aaand started. Funny enough, game is about mice too, what a tripple coincidence :)

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Oh god there is even an adorable little mouse with beer on the tail :333

2 months ago
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Hello, I'm indie dev, really interested to join and start directly with a Option 2.
My game will be released March 16th on Steam and has never been GA before.

2 months ago
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Hi UltimateBerserker! You're welcome to join. :) Please request to join here and we'll approve it when we see it! As for new games, they are very welcome too of course. ^^

2 months ago
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Same image, different name :)

2 months ago
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Approved! Please sync your profile and you should be able to make the giveaway. :)

2 months ago
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Thank you, I added you on Steam as well to discuss about the release of the game.

2 months ago
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Alright, I'll try checking in this evening! (currently @ work without Steam)

2 months ago
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just like on a steam chat

gibs are up and running! will you enter and try to win it? i usually don't enter PA gibs (cause i fear that Tool...) but this is kinda irresistible

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LOL

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Dont hesitate to join me on Discord as well to be aware of the last news and give me your feedback about the game. I have another game in alpha and new projects coming.

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