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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Hi!
Just won The Walking Dead Season 2 via Unlucky 7, but I noticed hot it was a PA giveaway too. I was already thinking about applying for the group. Question is: can I play TWD S2 as a joining test or is it too short? I mean it is an episodic game that should take 10-15 hours at most. If it is too short, I can play F1 2015 for my "CV" to join PA (that is another game I won recently and haven't played just yet.

3 weeks ago
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Hi itsmyghost! You're welcome to join, playing your freshly won giveaway will do fine. :) Please comment again when you've finished playing it. :)

3 weeks ago
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May i join the group ?

2 weeks ago
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Hi mstrkllr, as you were already told a year ago, you are welcome to join but you have to choose an option you would like to join with.

2 weeks ago
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Well , both option is ok to me but i'll choose option 2 to support group at first :)

One question : Is there any days rule to make ga time ? ( 3 days ga at least etc. )

2 weeks ago
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Ok, that is fine then. We don't have any time limits, it can be as long or short as you wish. Please request to join here, if you can't send me a friends request instead and I will invite you that way :)

2 weeks ago
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can i joint the GROUP???? with option 1

2 weeks ago*
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Hi harutgamer, sure you can rejoin the group as soon as you play the 13 games you have won in the group previously and didn't play, before that: no.

2 weeks ago
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hello I would like to join your group with option 1 I would like to play Turmoil my first victory in sg

1 week ago
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Hi Franketein, congrats on your first win! Playing Turmoil will do fine, let us know once you beat the game. :)

1 week ago
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congrrrrrats, rrrrReforrced!

best bit: the members page avatars looks truly awesome. just one question: have you changed the blue of text? looks "shinier" than before or is just me, as usual...?
(just noticing the reddish effect when you scroll down, the noice touch!)

View attached image.
1 week ago
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Thanks icaio! Happy you like it. Still some more fine-tuning that can happen here and there, but it's workable! ^^ As for the blue; you have a sharp eye! Seems that between Bootstrap v3 (= the old) and Bootstrap v4 (= the new) the creators of it changed it (what is bootstrap you ask? well it's like the pencil box to make the drawing :P).

1 week ago
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ouch.
heard of this pencil before, didn't really know it was a pencil, tho. and while checking it a little, a very little, i've noticed a tiny thing in their Twitter account... like a "follower", a "massive" one, that i quite know (yes, i'm vague).

and this is just a placeholder for a future -bootstrap- comment.

that -awfully- said, what's... really interesting about SG are people like you (or BLAEO's or...) people that dedicate this site a lot of "work", of passion. that's fascinating, 'cause this "should" be just a giveaway site...

that said -2-, you're just like stlpaul, Ref. you deserve a a special, very special blacklist slot cause you're just deepening my SG-addiction...

:P and <3 +a bump, cause... why not? we're in the PA thread!

1 week ago
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Please give that special slot also to the moderators! I couldn't have done so without their on-going help. :) And curious about that placeholder... :P

1 week ago
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give that special slot also to the moderators

oh, sure thing! i mean, how to deny a request made by PA admin??

1 week ago
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Howdy! I would love to join using Option 2. Thank you for the consideration.

1 week ago
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Hi ExpiredWaffle, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

6 days ago
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Great! I have my first giveaway up now.

6 days ago
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👍👍

6 days ago
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Hello I would like to join the group with option 1 and play Deponia, the complete journey (my first and only win so far).

6 days ago
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Hi sbender, you are welcome to join by playing Deponia: The Complete Journey, let us know once you beat it! :)

6 days ago
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Hello, if possible I would like to join the group using the second option :-)

3 days ago
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Hi givenchyjr! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Please request to join here and we'll approve it when we spot your request.

2 days ago*
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Requested :-)

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

2 days ago
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Thank you for the warm welcome :D

2 days ago
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Hello!

This is a great idea - to play the games in which you won, and not to postpone them for later. I am from Russia and I would like to try this direction. I think this is a good motivation for those who get games and put them in the background instead of playing them right now. I'd like to try that.
True, the power of my computer is not enough to play some new items with huge system requirements, I like light pixel games or small indie projects.
Thank!

1 day ago
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Hi PaulaShen! You're welcome to join, just be cautious with what games you join then given your PC specs. :) With what method do you like to join?

1 day ago
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Option 1
But if I win games that will not fit my system requirements, you can not take them, and replay for other players whose computers are more powerful?

20 hours ago
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Option one will be fine, what game are you going to play? And indeed, you should be able to play your winnings; so joiners are expected to check the system requirements if they know that might be a problem for their system setup.

19 hours ago
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I would play RPG, preferably in the likeness of Divine Divinity. In small simulators, in different 2D games, in pixel games. I cannot single out any particular game, but I will be happy with what I mentioned above.

7 hours ago
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Hmm, looking trough your library there isn't that much unplayed for that genre; what about playing Reigns: Game of Thrones?

2 hours ago
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This is very interesting. I think this could be a nice motivation for me, since I frequently put games aside for later and then never play them (this is true not only to gifts, but also to games I buy...)

I wanna join the group through option 1. I'll play Tomb Raider, if that's OK. Its a game I won a long time ago, it was installed back then and I never got to play.

1 day ago
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Hello jeffsato! You're welcome to join, playing Tomb Raider will do fine. Please check in again once you've finished the game. :)

1 day ago
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Hey, Reforced! I finished Tomb Raider! Dunno why I took so long to play, the game is so good. Guess that's precisely why I need this kind of motivation.

Thanks!

14 hours ago
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A Survivor Is Born! xD Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

2 hours ago
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\o/

Thanks!

1 hour ago
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Request to join group using option 2. I have multiple high quality review game keys that I have no interest in ever playing

23 hours ago
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Hi Ramoth, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

23 hours ago
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Thank you for the group invite. I am obsessed with PC games, but just don't have the time to play so I am going with option 2 and allow others who do have the time to play games I wish I had time for. For certain survival and zombie games I will find the time to play them https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/y63fQ/steel-rats

1 hour ago
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