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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.
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!
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Hello! I would like to join with option 1.
How about playing Layers of Fear?
Hi Joonn! You're welcome to join, playing Layers of Fear will do fine. :) I hope you'll enjoy the game and please comment again when you've finished it.
Hi! I finally saw the ending. It wasn't easy because I was weak at the horror game, but it was a great experience. Please approve me to join in.
Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Thanks a lot!
Hey, I'd like to join using Option 2
currently I'm not really sure if I want to start any new games..
but from time to time I wanna give away games I really liked and make sure that they won't just lay around in peoples libraries :)
Hello jesuswarjesus! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. :) Membership request approved, I'm curious what it'll be. ^^
I would like to make GA for Clannad. Not public though because it would be sad if somebody would just use it for card farming purposes xD This group looks perfect for that :D
Hi 76561198082881386 (Ketonal)! You're welcome to join; and wow, giving away Clannad! I hope it'll find a good home to go too, membership request approved. :)
Hi! I will like to join using option number 2, i have a couple of games that need a good home.
Hi ultimatedraq, you are welcome to join with option 2! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)
Can I? Last time was due to personal stuff 😔
Hi Hiperdoll, you can rejoin the group once more when you play your unplayed group win: Dreamfall Chapters.
I will for sure, thanks again for the opportunity 😊
i like to join by the option 2 since i havent won any games yet
Thank you guys
Hi Leonidas007! You're welcome to join. Giving away a game you'd like to see getting played is fine of course, but you may also pick a game from your Steam library instead for option one, if you prefer. Let us know! :)
Thanks i going to giveaway a game to the group ETHEREAL https://store.steampowered.com/app/751220/ETHEREAL/ would be ok to give?
The game is OK, I approved your join request! To make the giveaway you will have to click on the little arrow on the top right of the page (left of your avatar and right of your points) and then select "Sync with Steam". Once your account is synced the group should appear in the list of groups you can make a giveaway for.
Hope that helped and if you have any more questions feel free to ask. And welcome to the group! :)
Thank you guys i made my fist contribution to the group, and I add both of you to my whitelist, more giveaways incoming :)
Thank you for the contribution (and any future ones) and for the whitelist, have one back yourself :)
Hello again, how i made a Steam group only giveaway since I'm still not in the Steam group?
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for you: ask for a PA Membership Card Option 2, state you'll give away the Ampli thing. then, good luck, take a look and have fun (in whatever the order).
for PA Mods. ALL of them: this is urgent
(3 awesome dlcs are on the plate)
Sooth doesn't seem to have any rush as well.. :P What do you think, shall we make him join by playing Gone Fireflies that he got from you? ^^
by playing Gone Fireflies
by playing Gone Fireflies
frankly... itsa NO.
too short? too sweet? is a game i've been trying to promote on SG and/or PA cause of... sentimental reasons (<-- fake) ? answer itsa YES.
has been the Sooth kinda fast at asking the PA Card? and kinda slow (still didn't) at accepting the Steam add so to close the very favourable deal offered?
itsa stilla YESsa.
(dlcs are also gone fireflies)
edit: edited comment spotted! :o the horrrorrrr
Seems Sooth got scared.. -.-
Just pick one :D Or I will pick for you ;D
Also congrats on being the 1500th person who applied to join the group :)
Hi, I would like to join the group using the second option. I like the idea of giving away a game to someone who will play it.
Will also prepare few GA from one of the recent Fanatical bundles (if that's no problem).
Hi Syirian, join request approved, welcome to the group! Any game as long as it was not given away for free in the past (2 stars next to its name when picking it of the list of games to make a giveaway for) is fine :)
these are really nice links, Ref! and no login needed... juicy stuff. imma gonna use those.
have a very very visual bump!
I am happy you like them links. :P I wonder how many people use it, but eh well.. Thanks for the bump! ^^
I use them every damn day, but I guess in am an exception for obvious reasons :P
Hello. I would like to join this great group using Option 1. I want to play Fault - Milestone 1 (if it is long enough).
Hi Miteuse, you are welcome to join by playing fault - milestone one (it is long enough). Let us know once you beat the game :)
Hello. I haven't won anything on SteamGifts yet (since I'm very new), however I try to join GAs if only I'm interested in the game, can I still join with Option 1?
I recently finished 2 games from my Steam library, maybe they can be counted instead of SG games?
Hi aonrao, since you don't have any wins you can pick and play a game from your Steam library to play indeed, but it needs to be a game with achievements that has not been played before the time of your comment. I took a look at your library and I can recommend: Faerie Solitaire, Submerged and The Walking Dead. Of course you can pick any of the other ones as well. Let me know how you want to proceed :)
Edit: oh and I almost forgot: welcome to SG! :)
If I was aware of this group, I wouldn't play and finish My Big Sister haha.
I bought Submerged recently and was thinking to start it after I finish A Story About My Uncle, so why not?
The other two games are not my choices, long story, so I would rather not force myself to play them.
Is there anything I should do before/during/after I play it?
Submerged is absolutely lovely, so I hope you will enjoy it :) And no worries, I just suggested the games I enjoyed myself, not everyone has the same taste after all.
All you need to do is to request to join the group on Steam and let me know once you beat the game so I can approve that request :)
Okay. Thanks a lot! Let's do this :)
EDIT: I sent the request, now I'm starting the game.
I finished the game. It took me a while to get all of the achievemens, but I thought the game wouldn't be long/fun enough if I didn't complete all of them.
Congrats on the 100% and welcome to the group! :)
Thanks! It's my first 100% as well haha.
Hello! I would like to join with option 1.
I will complete blockdude game : https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/BFWea/blockdude
Hi mulchand! One of the rules is to have your game playtimes set to public, see the example in the group rules. Then I can look if that game will do; it seems rather short; but given you only seem to have Suits: A Business RPG and/or Waves of the Atlantide left to play it might do. Please let me know once you've changed your privacy settings. :)
ok i have set time to public, i will complete Waves of the Atlantide or suits. Any rules for games that i want to make giveaway for group??
Okay :) Have fun playing one of them and please comment again once you've finished it. As for creating group giveaways, there are no rules! Just go with the rules here on SteamGifts and you'll be fine. ^^
I have played waves of atlantide game and won some skirmish matches. In multiplayer game there is no opponents now so some achievements can not be gain now but i have gain some achievements. Is it ok or i have do more?
It's okay. Please just make sure you understand the group rules, I'm asking since you haven't requested to join the group yet (step three of how to join). Please do so in order for us to approve your request. :)
I shows your request to join denied in group, can you remove that so i can send again request?
Your request was denied in January because you only requested to join the group without commenting on the thread (on December 30th @ 5:39am). We can't remove that but I have send you a friend request so I can invite you to the group that way :)
OK I did not know the rules at that time so may have sent request . I have accepted friend request. Thank you for quick solution.
No worries, sent you the invite :)
hey guy, just joined sg.com a couple days ago, but i have a long list of games i've had sitting around that i intend to give away on here. i already have 3 games up now but if/when i get into the group i'd like to list most of them for the group. i already sent a request to join, let me know :)
Hi andreeeeeww! You're welcome to join, giving away a game you'd like to see getting played will do fine. Membership request approved, I'm curious what it'll be. :)
Hey I want to join again, last time I won Styx Master of Shadows and couldn't play it. Can I join if I play it?
Hi AssAss1n14, you can have one more chance to join the group after you play it yes.
Hey so I finished "Introduction" level and "Mission 1"(There are only 6 Missions). Both are huge hub world like missions, like Hitman games. Can I join now or do I have to finish the whole game?
Yes, you can rejoin now. I will send you an friend invite now so I can send you a invite to the group. This time please take greater care as to which giveaways you enter.
Hello! I would like to join with option 1, but i have one question: how much time should i play a game per month?
I can play about 10 hours a week (or more, if the game be very interesting).
Another question: I did not see the rules for "Gift Difference" and "Value Difference"
Hi BabyKiller84, you are welcome to join with option 1, which game are you going to play for it?
As an answer for your first question I will just link you our FAQ as the first question explains is it in detail (the TL;DR being: half of the main story playtime up to a max of 5 hours). If you have any more questions/or what to know anything more in detail that is not written there please feel free to ask.
As for the 2nd question: we don't have any rules regarding to that.
Okay, i want play Play With Me.
Can i begin the game?
Play With Me will be fine. You can and I hope you will enjoy it :)
I finished 16 rooms out of 20.
I can not play because of the bug that it will be fix: https://steamcommunity.com/app/725780/discussions/0/1642041886367210654/
Continuing correspondence in the mail: https://yadi.sk/i/aWCIsYnQ2yTwiw
Of course, plan to finish the game to the end :)
Shame that it is bugged and I hope the dev manages to fix it quickly for you. But in the mean time since you played as far as you could: welcome to the group! :)
Game finished, developer is awesome :)
Well that was a very quick fix, props to the dev for being so responsive! And to you for finishing the game then :) As I already mentioned in my previous comment, join request has been approved :)
Today is my first win in your group, can I enter other giveaways?
Yes, you can. Just make sure to play all your group wins within 32 days of winning it :)
OK, thanks :)
Hey :) I love the idea of this group and would like to join with option 1.
Unfortunately I haven’t won anything so far, but I read in the comments that it’s okay to play an untouched game from my library instead?
A friend gifted Fallout: New Vegas to me a few days ago and I would love to pick this, but already took a quick look at it (11 mins).
If that’s not okay, I would like to play The Cave instead. Thank you ^-^
Hi Marcuria, yes you can indeed play something from your library. Fallout: New Vegas will do fine, 11 minutes is not a problem :) Let me know once you beat it!
I would like to switch to option 2 :) I’m already 20 hours into New Vegas and absolutely love it, but with my loot addiction it’s probably gonna take me months to beat it :D Does the giveaway have to be exclusive or can I add other groups like the Unluckies?
Sure! I am glad you are enjoying the game at least :) Preferably exclusive but shared with Unlucky-7 is fine too, just don't share it with any huge public groups. Approved your join request :)
Great, thanks :) I just created a giveaway for Tales of Symphonia
Seems like an interesting idea I'd like to join if I may with Option 1.
Hi Jamygramy, you are welcome to join with option 1. Which game are you going to play?
Layers of Fear and thank you!
The game must be an SG win and from what I can tell you did not win Layers of Fear from SG, so unless I am wrong please pick a different game.
Oh sorry, yes I won it from a different site then I'll try Life is Strange.
No problem! Life is Strange will do fine, let me know once you beat it :)
I'd like to join with Option 2.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky will be the game I will giveaway
(I was denied a request to join previously because I attempted to join with option 1 but didn't win any games yet.)
joining with option 2 is fine. I sent you a friend request to I can invite you to join the group. And nope, you were rejected because you did not comment on this thread when you sent the request originally.
I would like to join, I can't do option 1 though, as I have no previous wins.
Hi Whitemage87, you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library for option 1 instead if you want :)
Hey, I have been kicked almost an year ago, played all the games and now I would like to rejoin, is it still possible?
Hi Imortalmaster, just so you don't think you are getting ignored (as the comment bellow got an answer): your request is under review, you will be informed of our decision shortly.
Hi Imortalmaster, we've reviewed your rejoin request but found several irregularities in the games you have "played" (and not played), so it's not possible to rejoin.
Oh, damn, sorry forgot about shelter 2, but about the other games. I need to play full time? Because some of them I didn't like it and played half the time.
Strange, I thought you had the magic ability to play multiple games at the same time. Please do enjoy Shelter 2, but it doesn't change the fact that you are not welcome in this group anymore.
Well, you got me, I'm really sorry, a few of them I rushed because I didn't like it plus I had plenty stuff to do. This group has been my favorite since the first day I joined althought I made some mistakes by taking too many games and doing this. Isn't there any way to redeem myself?
No, you had your second chance and you blew it.
Well, ok... I'm sorry for the inconvenience, have a good time
This group has been my favorite
This group has been my favorite
can't really think what you can do when a Group is not on your favourites list, then
Hello. I'm interested in joining. I've taken a quick look at the group FAQ, and I'm confident I'll be a good member. If I'm accepted, I'll go with option #2. Not sure yet what I'd give away, but I'd make sure it was decent.
Hi aDAMtWELVE, you are more welcome to join with option 2. The giveaway needs to be created right after you join the group so when you decide what you want to giveaway simply request to join the group here and let me know you have done that so I can approve it :)
Hey, sorry for the late reply. I just requested to join, and I've got a game picked out to give away. :) Thanks.
No worries at all, join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Thanks again. :)
Hello I am interested in joining this group, I would like to join with the option 1 if you don't mind
Hi DimensionStar, you are welcome to join with option 1. I suppose you are going to be playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor? :)
Hahah of course xd I am so hyped to play this game! But I have to beat it in order to join this group? I don't really get it xd can you tell me pls because I really want to enter this group!
Yes, you have to beat it. Once you do that your join request will be approved.
Ok then I will start it in some days and I will sent the request after finishing the game.
Ok, reply to me here once you do beat it so I know when to check for the join request :)
Hey I finally finished the main story of the game, sorry it took quite a while because I was on vacation for the summer and I was back home some days ago :(
Congrats on finishing it and I hope you enjoyed your vacation! Please request to join the group here, if you can't for some reason just send me a friend request instead and I will invite you that way :)
Thank you I just sent the request for the group :D
Sorry for the bit late answer: join request approved, welcome to the group and congrats on being the 900th member :)
It's ok thank you and yay I am the 900th member!! :D
Recent member here. I just noticed something, and I want to point it out before any more time goes by.
I won a game from a Playing Appreciated member 26-27 days ago. I wasn't a member of PA at the time; I won it as a member of his whitelist (the giveaway was for both PA and his whitelist). Below is a link showing that I won it through Playing Appreciated. I just noticed this, and I wanted to put that information out there before I got a warning/notice to play the game. I'll definitely make the time to play it over the next few days.
Thanks for the heads-up! :) I've moved it to unfollowed.
itsa mina? :O
the "PA+Whitelist" mix is my favourite, and use a lot. and have a bunch of PA members whitelisted.
the one of aDAM is an exception (cause he actually wasn't a PA member)
but, in general, what's the best way to handle these GA's? i thought to write something like:
"once won, please state if your win is via PA or Whitelist, so to make it easier for PA Mods"
would that be useful?
I will answer since I handle most of the warnings anyways: if you want you can write in the description (or comments) of the GA if the winner is on your whitelist or not after they win it. Otherwise it will be threated as a group win and the winner will be warned if they don't play it as there is no way for us to confirm the winner is indeed on the whitelist without going to ask every single GA creator every time (and I have a real job, I ain't got time for that lol).
Otherwise it will be threatened
Otherwise it will be threatened
fact you have a real job shouldn't give you the right to threaten the peeps! :P
tad more seriously: wrote that with you on mind. and what you're saying sounds good and fair:
i write that in Description and, once won, should be the winner to inform how will "treat" the ga (not the PA Mod nor GA creator)
Wooooooops that was a huge typo, fixed :P
The problem is that the winner can lie if they are on your whitelist on not, so if they say they are on your whitelist I will come to you to confirm it if needed (aka the giveaway was not played). Deal?
winner can lie if they are on your whitelist
winner can lie if they are on your whitelist
imo, they really won't... never say never? no problemo, got my super-secret-insta-perma-black weapon ready to shoot! so...
One would sure hope so :/
Whispers without saying you can also login to the group tool and approve it yourself. ^^
it looks like my huge h1 hearts aren't effective anymore...
duly notes that
duly notes that
I completed the game last night (it was pretty good; some of those puzzles were way too hard though). Looks like I got 100/100 points! In situations like this, does it permanently stay in unfollowed, or can/does it eventually go to completed?
Thanks for your time. 👍
It would probably stay unfollowed (unless a mod is bored and is going trough them 😇). I've approved this one now. :) Gotta love them greens. :P
Cool. Thanks again. I appreciate your time and effort. :)
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Hi TalkingMadness, are you sure you were and are not mistaking it for a different group? I have no record of you ever being in the group neither in my spreadsheet of every application nor you are shown on the group website as a past member.
You are however welcome to join with option 1, you just need to tell me which game you are going to play :)
Edit: welp, comment deleted while I was replying to it.
Edit #2: I did some more digging, you did request to join the group on Steam (on April 18th @ 12:27pm) but did not comment on this thread so your request was denied at the time.
I want enter to this group the game im going to play is: Horizon Shift ´81
Hi Joanguva! You're welcome to join by playing Horizon Shift '81. Since it's a short game, please snap a screenshot or two if you can. Please let us know when you've finished it. :)
DONE! I finished, it was a really nice indie game, in part because i love to play that kind of old school shooter. PD: The screenshots are in my profile :D
Congrats on 100% the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)