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!

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.

2 weeks 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)

2 weeks ago
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:)

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2 weeks ago
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merci :)

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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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 :)

1 week 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?

1 week 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!

1 week 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

1 week 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).

1 week 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.

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

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

1 week ago
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OlliOlli 2 a game from a past bundle from HB

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

1 week 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 ;_;

1 week 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.

1 week 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?

1 week 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.

1 week ago
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Option 1

6 days ago
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Hi heinzzketchup, which game will you play for option 1?

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

4 days 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 :)

4 days 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 days 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 :)

3 days ago
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Alright, ty

3 days ago
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ot but very dutch, freshly made by my fav dutch dev:

https://dutchgameindustry.directory/

5 days 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 days 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!

1 day ago
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I will download it tonight and start playing it, it is Resident Evil Revelations

1 day 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 :)

1 day ago
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kind of reserved for reasons thing here

1 day ago
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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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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

1 day 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 👍

1 day 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 :)

1 day 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 👍

1 day 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 :)

1 day 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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9 hours ago
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Congrats on the 100% and of course! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

4 hours ago
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Yay!
Thanks man, glad to be a part of it!

4 hours 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!

12 hours ago
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Hi DrAmpelmann,

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

11 hours ago
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