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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Hello! I love the idea of your group and I'd like to join, too! :) I'd like to go with the first option and the game I want to make a GA for is The Town of Light.

3 weeks ago
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Hi Aniva, I am assuming you mean option 2 not 1 since you want to make a GA. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

3 weeks ago
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Oh, silly me. Yes, I meant the second option. (โ‰งโ–ฝโ‰ฆ) And thank you! :)

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/V8cgN/the-town-of-light
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/8AXzj/9-clues-the-secret-of-serpent-creek

3 weeks ago
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Happens :) thank you for the giveaways! :)

3 weeks ago
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I would like to join your group. As the first distribution I can offer a game "Masky")
Hope to replenish your group. Filed an application. =)

Have a nice day

3 weeks ago
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Hi diiziifam, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

3 weeks ago
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gift is created, thanks for accepting)

3 weeks ago
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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

3 weeks ago
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Hello, hello! o/
Option 2 please.

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

2 weeks ago
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Thank you :)
Giveaway created. o7

2 weeks ago
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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

2 weeks ago
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Hey there, I'd love to join your group, too, via the first option.
I want to give away two of my favourite games (Worlds Dawn and Amenisa: Memories), and I'd really like to see them played and not just farmed for cards or sitting in the library of a collector :)

2 weeks ago
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Hi LostSeraph, I am assuming you meant you want to join with option 2 (not 1) since you said you want to give two games away. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 weeks ago
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Ooops, that's right I meant option 2, haha
Thank you very much for having me. I create the giveaways right away!

2 weeks ago
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Thank you for the giveaways! :)

2 weeks ago
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Hello option 2 please

2 weeks ago
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Hi yorgunasker, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please make a giveaway as soon as possible. Join request approved, welcome to the group!

2 weeks ago
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Thanks

2 weeks ago
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Hello option 2 please

2 weeks ago
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Hi Mcaxeman! Alright, approved :) Welcome to the group, I'm curious what game you'd like to see getting played. ^^

2 weeks ago
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Hello my fellow playing appreciated group, i have a new job! and i will keep me busy for a while, so i won't have time to play all the games on time, thanks for all the gifters, and i will play the games when i have some time to spare, so please can kick me out, well have have fun , and most of all have a great week :)

2 weeks ago
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Hi Leonidas007! Congratulations on the new job. :) You'll be kicked then soon for Pony Island, but you can also leave the group on your own before that. You can be kicked once, feel free to check in once again in the future when you've played all outstanding winnings and want to join again. :)

2 weeks ago
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Thank you very much Reforced i will be happy if it works well, i will play yours amazing gifts when i have the time, so long pals and gals :D

2 weeks ago
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Option 2 sounds a bit more reasonable.

2 weeks ago
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Hi vaidotas203, I would say they are both pretty reasonable. So I guess you would like to join with option 2 then?

2 weeks ago
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Yes, I not always have time to play new games as sometimes you just have to get that 100% of the game you are playing now done. So I rather put some games and enter some, than be rushed to play asap a won game.

2 weeks ago
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Well with this group you have to give a decent try(no need to finish it) for the games you win through it so please take care with any giveaway you enter for. Join request approved, welcome to the group!

1 week ago
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Thanks, but I still cannot create or enter any giveaway in the group.

1 week ago
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You need to sync your account on SteamGifts. You can do that here: https://www.steamgifts.com/account/settings/profile

1 week ago
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Thx

1 week ago
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I would like to join with option 2. Of course, if I'm accepted, I will only be entering giveaways for games I intend to play.

2 weeks ago*
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Hi FinnBalor, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

2 weeks ago
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I can do option 2. I have a few Humble Bundle games taking up space which I haven't used.

2 weeks ago
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Hi Torquey, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group here. If you are for some reason unable to do that you can send me a friends request instead.

2 weeks ago
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Join request approved. Please make a giveaway as soon as possible :)

1 week ago
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Hello, been inactive on the forums for a long time. I've not entered for giveaways in like 2 years and I left all my SG related groups. My win to played ratio is a big reason behind this, tried to catch up but backlog is backlog yo. Basically in a roundabout way I'm saying I'm not too interested in joining giveaways(not saying the right game wouldn't tempt me).

However with no groups any more, I have no where to give other than publics, whitelists and puzzles, im not really ready to be fully active on the forums again, not sure what my whiteliste like, so id like to join with option 2 if possible(i am about to play Portal 1 my first ever win, but im too busy to guarantee a timeframe of completion at this moment).

Cheers.

1 week ago
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Hi Wallister, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group here. If you are for some reason unable to do that you can send me a friends request instead. Hope you will enjoy Portal 1, it is a great game IMO :)

1 week ago
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Oh I love it, played it on xbox when the orange box came out, just never got around to playing it on PC because I kept adding to my backlog...:(

But a good 2 years away from entering gibs, a year away from the site, ive managed to finish a bunch of stuff! :) cathartic!

1 week ago
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I feel you on the adding to backlog part :/

Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 week ago
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This seems like a good group for me, so I am requesting to join here. The group will likely keep me in check in, to put some responsibility on me for actually entering the giveaways.

I am going with option 1:
I just started playing Strider last night and plan to continue. I will plan to run through everything I have won (6 games so far).

Cheers!

(My giveaway slots are mostly tied up in the community train right now, with plans to put more into there soon. I will plan to make some giveaways (option 2) when they free up at the end of the month.)

1 week ago
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Hi YQMaoski, you are welcome to join with option 1 however I am afraid you have to comment the name of the game here before you start playing it. So if you still want to join please pick any of your other wins and let me which one it is going to be :)

1 week ago
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Hi MouseWithBeer, I will pick The Low Road then, it's my latest SG win. :D

1 week ago
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That works! Let me know once you beat it and have fun! :)

1 week ago
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Played it on and off all day today, I finished Chapter 4, and restarted several times trying to get into Chapter 5, but end up with a loading screen and no successful transition. Just stuck for now... :-(

6 days ago
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Tried any of the solutions here?

6 days ago
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Tried a few of them, trying last ditch with the final suggestion, with the low Res/Window size + Compatibility Windows 7 Steam launcher mode...

5 days ago
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The final solution worked for me, and I managed to worm around that section before moving back to the previous settings. Finished the game in a little under seven and a half hours, so a pretty short game, and I was fumbling around with different dialogue options chasing after a few achievements too.

5 days ago
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I am glad it worked in the end! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

3 days ago
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oof, I would love to play a game I win when I actually win a game lul

1 week ago
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Hi anisakis, well since you don't have any wins you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library instead if you want to join the group. You just need to let me know which one you picked.

1 week ago
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allrighty! I'll play Stories untold

1 week ago
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Enjoy Stories Untold then! Let me know once you beat it :)

1 week ago
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wew, what a ride. I thought episodes 1-3 were separate short stories (that would've been awesome as their own games) but ep 4 put it all together. I wish the game was longer though

1 week ago
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Would you mind snapping some screenshots? It seems you've either played the game offline for some time, or have used SAM (which is not allowed in our group). I'll assume the first, but I'm still asking since you've used SAM before in the past.

4 days ago
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yeahh I don't mind but the game is episodic, so screenshots aren't a good way to gauge since I can just jump into episode 2-3 and claim I played half the game. And I never played this game offline in the past 0_o
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1865181454
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/785238527392219051/E38B64DE4E821C2F90CB0EF6A351614EBA9DEF43/

4 days ago
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4 days ago
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I would join with Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure, but it doesn't have achievements. Can I do Tomb Raider even though I played a bit already? Most of the hours are idled.

6 days ago
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Hi TheGuy92, no you can not do Tomb Raider. You might want to take a look over the SteamGift rules first before trying to join any groups.

3 days ago
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Hey, i'd like to join with option 2 :)

5 days ago
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Hi murkotlyvo, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make a giveaway as soon as possible.

3 days ago
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Hey there, I wanted to know if I could enter by playing a game that I already have some hours but no achievements at all (it would, for all intents and purposes, be like starting from scratch, except for a couple "fake" hours played).
Thanks a lot :)

3 days ago
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Hi feva67, I am assuming the game was just idled? If that is the case, then yes, it is fine :) You just need to let me know which game it is going to be :)

2 days ago
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Great, if it's long enough I'd like to enter by playing Escape Doodland. If it's too short, I'll take on The Flame in the Flood instead. Thanks!

2 days ago
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There is not much info on Escape Doodland but from the looks of it is really really short so The Flame in the Flood will do better :)

1 day ago
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