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!
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.

1 month 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. :)

1 month ago
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May i join the group ?

1 month 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.

1 month 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. )

1 month 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 :)

1 month ago
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can i joint the GROUP???? with option 1

1 month 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.

1 month ago
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lmao, thats too funny :D

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 month 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 month 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!)

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1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
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not that that placeholder changed much its status, but look at Humble!

https://www.humblebundle.com/software/full-stack-webdev-bundle

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4 weeks ago*
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:D Humble seems really into it! This cat already fell for the trap and bought a bundle before.. still must read it.. someday..

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4 weeks ago
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  • really like that little detail about "keep me logged in" :P
  • really fast(er) , <3
  • awesome ..."UI" (?) juicy infos, thanks so much, Ref
  • gotta run... see you later later!! :P
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2 weeks ago
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I'm happy you like it! ^^ Grazie molto for the comment about it. :)

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

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

1 month ago
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Great! I have my first giveaway up now.

1 month ago
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👍👍

1 month 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).

1 month 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! :)

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

1 month 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.

1 month ago*
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Requested :-)

1 month ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Thank you for the warm welcome :D

1 month 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 month 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 month 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?

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

4 weeks 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?

4 weeks 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 month 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 month 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!

1 month ago
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A Survivor Is Born! xD Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

4 weeks ago
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\o/

Thanks!

4 weeks 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

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

1 month 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

4 weeks ago
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👍 Thanks for the giveaway :)

4 weeks ago
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Hi, I would love to join your group if that's ok. I'm using option 2 btw. Thank you :)

4 weeks ago
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Hi JLobo912, sorry for the bit late answer, you are welcome to join with option 2! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

3 weeks ago
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No problem, everyone has their own life to take care of :) Anyway, thank you very much for the opportunity, I already took care of the giveaway. Let me know if I'm forgetting any missing requirements besides the giveaway. Thanks

3 weeks ago
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👍 Thank you for the giveaway. Nope, you are not missing anything, it is all good :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi, nice group and thx for making it. I would like to join with Option 2 :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi Gazzza, you are welcome to join with option 2. I have approved your join request, welcome to the group! :)

3 weeks ago
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👍 Hope whoever wins it will enjoy it :)

3 weeks ago
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Hello! I'd really like to join this group, if possible, with option 2. :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi Lyrhael, that's possible! :) Membership request approved.

3 weeks ago
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Thank you! :D

3 weeks ago
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Option 1: Deponia the Complete Journey

3 weeks ago
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Hi tonsti! You're welcome to join, playing Deponia will do fine. Please comment again once you've finished the game. :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi! May I please join the group under the second giveaway option? This seems like a great way to give away games to people who will actually play them! :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi Kloxe! You may, membership request approved. :) I'm curious what game you'd like to see getting played. ^^

3 weeks ago
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Hello, I didnt know about your group before but I did the Option 1 already: https://imgur.com/a/pEj8LNz

Should I sent a request to join or should join under Option 2? Please let me know.

2 weeks ago
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As far as I understand, AFTER they accepted your game choice, you have to finish it, not before, so in this case the option 1 shouldn't count, but correct me if I am wrong.

2 weeks ago
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Well I don't mind either way; lets see what the administrators of the group has to say. Are you a member of the group by any chance?

2 weeks ago
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I am a member, yes.
But indeed to be safe let's wait for them, I just mentioned what I read before here ^^

2 weeks ago
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Hi FallOfValhalla! You're welcome to join. As pointed out by maruten, you have to comment a game you'd like to play before playing it for option one. Besides LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ all of your other winnings would still qualify for it. You're also welcome to join with option two, giving away a game you'd like to see getting played. It's your choice, let us know. :)

2 weeks ago
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Ah that's awesome! I will join by Option 1 if that's okay and I will giveaway a game in the coming days just as a welcome present :) I sent a request to join the group.

One question: Will I be able to tag another group with the giveaway? Or does it have to be only for this group?

2 weeks ago
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Alright, what game are you going to play? :) About your question, you are free to include other groups as you wish.

2 weeks ago
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Sorry I skipped over the "Besides LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™" part while reading your comment earlier :P

I am trying to get 100 percent in some other games right now, so can I join by Option 2? I will give away One Finger Death Punch.

2 weeks ago
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Hi FallOfValhalla, giving away One Finger Death Punch sadly does not count as the game was given away for free before (2 stars next to its name on the giveaway selection page). Would you like to give away a different game then or switch to option 1?

2 weeks ago
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Please accept my apologies but I unaware the One Finger Death Punch was given away for me. Would "Dark Angels Masquerade of Shadows" work?

2 weeks ago
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Yes Dark Angels Masquerade of Shadows would work, would you like to give that away then? :)

2 weeks ago
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Yeah absolutely and sorry for the mix-up before.

2 weeks ago
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No worries at all. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 weeks ago
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I have read the FAQs on the group and made this giveaway: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/SfLPZ/dark-angels-masquerade-of-shadows

Please let me know if I have done anything incorrectly.

2 weeks ago
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Everything is good :)

2 weeks ago
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Hello, sorry for bothering again, but I had a few questions since I am not clear about a possible situation:
Lets say I win a game, do I have to let somebody know that I am going to start playing? Or that I have finished the game that I have won? Do I need to provide proof of that?

2 weeks ago
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Hey! :) All games you win via the group will automatically get tracked via our group tool. We'll approve games there based on your playing stats. When there isn't enough progress made within a month, a member will be kicked or warned (depending on if they left a note/thank you in the giveaway).

TL;DR Nothing to do on your part, just play it and all should be good. :)

2 weeks ago
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Ah awesome! Thanks for clearing up everything.

2 weeks ago
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Hey bro, sorry for bothering yet again, I set a criteria for my latest giveaway: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/9qPWJ/one-finger-death-punch

I made a statement that, if the giveaways gets 10 entries or less, I might delete it. Will I be breaking any rules?

2 weeks ago
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Nope, but you will lose a giveaway slot (the amount of giveaways you can create on SteamGifts). Note that if a giveaway gets at least 5 entries, you will get CV for it.

2 weeks ago
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game has zero cv, tho

2 weeks ago
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😏

2 weeks ago
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Hi, I would like to join using option 2. There are some games I would like to give away to people who will actually play them. :)

2 weeks ago
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Hi disizit, you are welcome to join with option 2! Please request to join the group here.

Edit: accepted :)

2 weeks ago*
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I would like to join with option 2! :3

1 week ago
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Hello SanSabaSongbird! :) You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved, welcome to the group! ^^

1 week ago
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Thanks!

1 week ago
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Hello! I would like to join the group using the first option. Recently I won "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided" and I'll try to play it within a month.

1 week ago
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Hi SheoNew! You're very welcome to join, playing (your only winning) Deus Ex will do fine. :) Please comment again once you've finished the game.

1 week ago
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Well, 104 hours of playtime with those screenshots and review is more than enough. :P If you request to join we'll approve it. :)

5 hours ago
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Thank you! Requested. :)

1 hour ago
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Approved! Welcome to the group. ^^

1 hour ago
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Thank you!

1 hour ago
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I'm going to start a GA and so I'd like to enter via option 2 (have requested to join the group on steam)

1 week ago
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Hi Ayden610! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)

1 week ago
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Hey again! :) I see you've already managed to join some giveaways, so you should be also able to create one now too.. Are there any issues with creating the giveaway? Please let me know. ^^

6 days ago
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Yes I wanted to ask regarding this only, how do I let you know I made a GA?

6 days ago
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Our group tool will pick it up automatically. :) When creating a giveaway, just make sure to select our group in step six: who can enter. See the screenshot for how it should look.

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6 days ago
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Ah cool, I'll host it later today

6 days ago
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Hey! So I gave away a key and the winner marked it as received so I think that's enough for this week :D also I won a GA, how do I show proof of me playing that game?

4 days ago
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Hey :) When you login to the group tool you can easily see the progress of game you won and games you gave away. We'll monitor them there and send out warnings when needed.

4 days ago
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Cool, thanks

3 days ago
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Hi, I hope this is the appropriate place to ask some questions. If it's not I'm sorry in advance, and I can delete this comment.

  1. I want to do a giveaway here of the recent freebie Humble Bundle gave out (Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition), as I'm not interested in it & would like for someone else to have it. Is this game & freebies such as this from HB allowed as a giveaway to the PA group? I'm aware that the key code & winner have to redeem the game before a certain time/date, so I will put that in the GA description.

  2. When there's an issue with a winner, due to any of the SG accepted reasons, is the process for asking for a re-roll (sending the support ticket & providing info, screenshots, etc) the same as a public giveaway? Or do I get in touch/message one of the moderators here? I'm trying to search & read SG discussions about private/group giveaway re-rolls, but maybe it's best to ask/make sure on here instead.

Thank you for reading & with any help about these questions

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1 week ago*
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There is nothing wrong with giving games marked with no value in the group.
They only do not count for the purpose of joining the group with Option 2

1 week ago
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Thank you for the info, I was already aware of the first tip, but forgot about the second thing you mentioned. Luckily, I'm already in the group, so I was only wondering if it applies to current GAs.

Still, thank you

1 week ago
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Hi dreadgal! Like Matwyn said, you are free to give freebies away. When somebody wants to play it, they're in luck; but you might not get entries though.. As for two, we go with SteamGifts rules -- so feel free to ask for a re-roll when you see fit.

1 week ago
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What happens if my GA doesn't have any entries or less than 5 people when it ends? I know this game I want to share already doesn't count for any CVs and I'm cool with that, but I would like to know what happens with if one or both of those situation happens

Thank you for reply by the way

1 week ago
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You're welcome! As for the new question: just go again with the SteamGifts rules: if you can still delete it for valid reasons, you are free to do so; it will cost you only a giveaway slot. :)

1 week ago
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Ah, I see. Thank you again for helping, Reforced. It's much appreciated

6 days ago
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Its time to widen my horizon, part 2! /o/
Hmm, going with both option 1 and 2, I feel. o.o And picking Little Nightmares! :3

6 days ago
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Hi MrD! You're welcome to join, easiest is giving something away you'd like to see getting played, because I can approve your membership then at once then -- and just did! :P Welcome to the group! And enjoy playing Little Nightmares too nevertheless. ^^

6 days ago
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Hello, I would like to join via second option.
Just in case, is it ok to create region restricted GA?

4 days ago
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Hi Safronik! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Region restrictions are not a problem. :) Membership request approved!

4 days ago
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Hi! I asked to join a while back by playing gloom, but I found the game way too hard for me and didn't play the required time. Can I try again, this time with Monster Prom? Thanks a lot :)

3 days ago
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Hi DurlockHolmes! Sure, have fun playing Monster Prom then and please comment when you've finished the game. :)

3 days ago
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