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 would like to join.
I'd like to play Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, one of my first win. If it's similar to others HOG games from Artifex Mundi it'll take me 10~15 hours to complete it at 100%.

I've 1.5 hrs of playtime due to ASF, but I never played the game before.

1 week ago*
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Hi there, benia95! You're welcome to join, playing that game will do fine. Indeed you have 1.5hrs due idling, but that's okay. Please check in again when you've finished the game. :)

1 week ago
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I finished the game.

1 week ago
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Looking good! ^^ I hope you liked the game, membership request approved! Welcome to the group. :)

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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Hi, I'd like to join the group under option 2.

Do you need to know which game I'm giving before I give it? Can it be a game I've given away recently?

1 week ago
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Hi Jatjacob1! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like seeing getting played. You don't need to specify what game, just be sure it wasn't given away free before (marked with two asterisks when creating a giveaway). Please request to join here and we'll approve it when we see your request. :)

1 week ago
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Thanks, how long does it usually take to get approved?

1 week ago
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You get approved as soon as someone who can approve it sees it which is in this case now. Welcome to the group! :)

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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Hi :)

So it seems, that I do have a game from a Humble Bundle, that I didn't like to randomly give away, but I will gladly donate to be played: "Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game". It's a 2011 game, but many players still believe, that it's the best in this classic XX century grand strategy franchise, and it's certainly worth playing for anyone enjoying "Europa Universalis" type games, that has not played any "Hearts of Iron" game yet.

If it's too dated to be a reasonable donation, then I can play through "Amnesia™: Memories", won here like a week ago, that I have been planning to play at a later date - it's been so far only idled for 6h to drop trading cards and none of 26 achievements is unlocked, yet.

1 week ago
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Hi Aydaylin! If you'd like to see that game getting played, let's try and make it find a new home. :) Membership approved, welcome to the group!

1 week ago
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Thank you, Reforced :)

Playing Appreciated exclusive, 3 day long giveaway active.

1 week ago
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Hi, I'd like to join your group. I've been actively attacking my SG win backlog over the last couple of months.

I just completed QUBE last night, So I'd like to now play my QUBE 2 win this month.

1 week ago
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Hi ahar010, playing Q.U.B.E. 2 will be fine. Let us know once you beat it! :)

1 week ago
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And man with beer I see, we already have a mouse with beer as you see, so you'll make a nice addition! :P

1 week ago
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lol

(i'll write you more later later, also)

1 week ago
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Hi! I'd like to join the group under option 1. I'd like to play Resident Evil Revelations but I already started playing last night. If the game will not do, I will be playing Styx: Shards of Darkness (but I've also played it but only for 30 mins).

1 week ago
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Hi mutaters, playing Styx: Shards of Darkness (there is indeed 0,6 hours on record) will do fine. Let us know once you beat it :)

1 week ago
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Hello! I would like to join with option 1 playing Cook, serve, delicious! if that's all right.

1 week ago
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Hi RiKanna! You're welcome to join, playing Cook, serve, delicious! will do fine. :) Please check in again when you've finished it.

1 week ago
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Note for when it is finished: they are one of those people who their join request rejected for not commenting when originally sending the request.

1 week ago
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Hi! :) I'd like to join the group under option 2.

1 week ago
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Hi Bazilius, you are welcome to join with option 2! Join request approved, welcome to the group! Curious to see what you will give away :)

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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👍

1 week ago
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Hi Team,

I would like to join this game, I recently won Lego Lord of the Rings and I have started playing it already. Achievements would be on soon. Looking forward to joining this group.

1 week ago
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Hi vaishu55, you are welcome to join by playing LEGO The Lord of the Rings. Let us know once you beat the game.

6 days ago
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Hi I'm having some technical difficulties with the tracker, it seems to be recording people as having their profile set to private.
I double checked my steam profile and it's still public and I checked some other profiles and it looks like it's a widespread issue.

3 days ago
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just checked a few other PA profiles and everything seems to work as usual. not for yours, tho.
(can see your Recent Steam Activity)

3 days ago
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I think I got unlucky when checking earlier, checking a bunch of profiles now and it seems about 10% of the users I'm finding are effected which is even weirder.

https://www.playingappreciated.com/tracked.php?q=76561198018173502&show=won
https://www.playingappreciated.com/tracked.php?q=76561197999993521&show=won
https://www.playingappreciated.com/tracked.php?q=76561198202745678&show=won
https://www.playingappreciated.com/tracked.php?q=76561198025705806&show=won

I can see the recent steam activity for each of these users, but PA tracker is marking them as private

3 days ago
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Hi :) Steam seems to be having issues with their API. Please login to the group tool, you can see the latest data we have on record then if you are either the creator or winner of the specific giveaway. The group tool updates privacy settings every 24 hours, let's hope they'll fix it soon.

2 days ago
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Hello everyone! I discovered this group literally two days ago and it seems like an awesome one to be a part of. For weeks, I've been trying to get my account approved on SteamGifts, but it was only today I finally reached the $100 price value. So I have entered for some lovely giveaways from my wishlist. Fingers crossed!

I would like to enter for Option 1, but I have a question. Will my entry/request to this group only be approved after I win, play, and also show screenshots of a game won from a SteamGifts giveaway? It's only after that, I'm able to hopefully be a part of Playing Appreciated?

Sorry for the questions, but I just want to make sure - thank you!

3 days ago
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Hi dreadgal, welcome to SG! :)
You entry gets approved once you beat the game you pick (screenshots are optional). Since you don't have any wins you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library and play that instead (I can recommend Borderlands 2 and Scribblenauts Unlimited but feel free to pick any other one) and let me know which one you choose :)

3 days ago
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Hello to you as well, MouseWithBeer. :) Thank you for explaining a bit more, I now understand the requirements. I would like to choose Dropsy (never started or played it yet) as my entry for this group. Would that be okay?

I try to 100% certain games if I know they're possible and I'm enjoying them also, but sometimes life or other things stop or prevent me to do those sadly. Wanted to bring those up just in case! With Dropsy though, I have a good feeling I will enjoy it and also be able to complete the main story.

Thank you again for the reply and for considering my application to PA.

Edit: I'm not sure when any of the mods will see this, but I will wait for a response here before starting the game Dropsy, if again, it's okay. :)

2 days ago*
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Sorry for the late answer, playing Dropsy will do fine. We don't require you too 100% the game, beating the main story is good enough :) Let me know once you do that!

2 days ago
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Sweet. I will reply back here when the game's done at least, whenever that shall happen. Thanks!

2 days ago
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Hey ya, I finished Dropsy today. :) I'll try to write a review, but only after I've sat down with my thoughts. But here's the progress & some screenshots!

9 hours ago
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Hey, I can see you requested to join March 21st @ 7:18pm but I can't see the request anymore so I assumed
you canceled it, please request to join again and it will get approved as soon as someone sees :)

8 hours ago
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Yes, I cancelled once I found out about this application process. I wanted to follow rules and do things as stated. A new request has been sent now :)

8 hours ago
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As long as you comment on the thread that you want to join sending a join request is fine, it won't get declined. But that doesn't matter anymore, join request approved, welcome to the group! ^^

7 hours ago
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I didn't know about that part, that's nice. And thank you for the approval! Excited to join you folks.

Edit: Though I have a question, does it take sometime after joining the group to be able to enter giveaways? I can't join any currently : Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/JLs5pwk

Besides the whitelist & private giveaways, my main guess is because I'm level 0/have not done any giveaways yet? Sorry for the questions, just genuinely confused!

6 hours ago*
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Its because SG doesn't know you are part of the group yet. Click the little arrow down left of your avatar (and right of the points) on the top right of the page and then sync with Steam :)

1 hour ago
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That did it! I can enter now excluding those that require higher levels. Thank you MouseWithBeer for your time and help.

47 minutes ago
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I have a backlog of games I'm ready to gift to people who aren't key hoarders! Please add me!

2 days ago
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Hi LASERB0NES, I am sorry but you do not pass the join requirements at this time.

2 days ago
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Thanks for the consideration.

2 days ago
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