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!

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can i join ur group?

5 months ago
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Hi FifflarenVintage, with which option would you like to join?

5 months ago
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May i join by playing a game?

5 months ago
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Hi ryoga22, as you have been told when you got kicked you can rejoin once more only after you play your unplayed group win.

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4 months ago
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hey can i join your group? well i can't choose non of above option since i never won any game on steam gifts.... never been lucky:)

5 months ago
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Hey lazej, well option 2 doesn't require you to win anything. But you can also pick any uplayed games with achievements from your Steam library for option 1. Just let me know which one you picked before you start it and put your playtime information to public. Here in the second paragraph is how to do it in case you don't know.

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Hello, can I join this group? I'd like to choose 1st option because I have won 4 games on steamgifts and played all of them (I made screenshots from all of these games). First game I have already finished is "Penarium".
Second game which I'm playing when I'm in school is "League of Evil" and I'd like to get 100% achievements on this one.
The rest are "HIVESWAP: ACT 1" and "Puddle" but they are not that interesting as I expected them to be, so I probably won't finish them.
This is how the things looks like, can I join the group? :D

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5 months ago
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Hi Martibsir, you are welcome to join the group however games that have been started before the application sadly don't count. However since you do not have any unplayed win, you can pick an unplayed game with achievements from your library instead. Let me know how you would like to proceed.

5 months ago
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Thanks for your response. So all I need to do is to choose any game from my library and complete it, right? So, probably my next game will be "Spyro: Reignited Trilogy" but I think I will start playing it in 2 weeks, so when I finally complete it, I'll reply to your message. :)

5 months ago
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Sure, Spyro: Reignited Trilog works. And yes, do let me know once you beat it :)

5 months ago
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Hi MouseWithBeer, can I change Spyro for Tomb Raider game? Because in the meantime I have won Tomb Raider and I'm gonna play it first. :)

5 months ago
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Playing Tomb Raider will do fine as well :)

5 months ago
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Hi, I just finished Tomb Raider game and it was really cool. ;D It took me some time, because I was little busy and I wanted to gather most of the collectibes in the game (not all but about ~90%) and I finally finished it today. :D Could you please look at my request once again?

4 months ago
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Looks good to me, congrats on beating the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

4 months ago
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Thank you! :)

4 months ago
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Hi, i would like to enter the group with option 1. I will be playing Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders.

5 months ago
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Hi cassioht, you are welcome to join by playing Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders, let me know once you beat the game! :)

5 months ago
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5 months ago
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Congrats! :) Please request to join the group on Steam and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

5 months ago
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Requested.

5 months ago
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Approved :) Welcome to the group!

5 months ago
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Thanks!

5 months ago*
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Hello, I would like to join the group,
I can see, I requested to join this group in the past but that must be a long time ago, I don't really know why my request was declined,
If I can have another try, I'd like to go for option #1, don't have many unplayed wins, but I would like to give another shot to DarkEnd because I can see I didn't play it after the tutorial. I will wait to know if that's alright and I'll dive in it to finish, thankss!

5 months ago
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Hi FlorentiNN, it was rejected because you never commented in this thread. I took a look at your wins and it looks like at least 1/4 of your wins are not played:

Games with any Playtime 68.6% (83/121)

Games with ≥1 Achievement 53.1% (43/81)

Therefore please pick one of those to play.

5 months ago
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Okay, my choice is Alien Breed 2 : Assault. :) Thanks for the reply.

5 months ago
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I am guessing you got that one from the trilogy giveaway so that works, let me know once you beat it :).

5 months ago
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Alright, I have beaten it, on Elite difficulty also, hahah :D It was a fun game, but a little too challenging on the elite difficulty :))

5 months ago
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Congrats! I have sent you a friend request so I can invite you that way. Just send me an message whenever you accept the friend request so I don't forget :)

5 months ago
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Tho I forgot to take screens because aliens chasing u all the time, you can check my achievements. :)

5 months ago
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i would like to join :)

5 months ago
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Hi SamTheDragon, with which option would you like to join?

5 months ago
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Thanks for your response.i choose Option 1 and play this game 140

5 months ago*
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Playing 140 will be fine, let me know once you beat it!

5 months ago
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Hello
140 1.4 hrs on record last played on 20 Oct
Achievement Progress 2 of 8
i cant complete game =)))) its so much hard

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If it is too hard then please pick a different game you can actually beat.

5 months ago
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Hello, I was wondering if I could have a week or two extension on playing my last two wins (they were won within a couple days). I'm in college and its currently midterm season, so I haven't had that much time to play them, especially both games are pretty lengthy.

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Hi idixtkid,
you can have till the 28th of October to play Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide and till the 1st of November to play ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West, does that work for you?

5 months ago
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Yes, that's perfect thank you.

5 months ago
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I want to participate in your group. Hunting for good Racing Games

I'm a Gifter too

5 months ago
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Hi malvolm, you do not currently fulfill the requirements to join the group.

5 months ago
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Hello, thanks for response. Which one i do not fullfill because i have a problem with understanding them :D My english is not so strong

5 months ago
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Make sure you did not violate any SteamGifts rules in the last month;

5 months ago
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I did something wrong on SG? This Crusader Kngs I give back to the giveaway?

5 months ago
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I would suggest you to read the rules.

5 months ago
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Ok, I get it.

"Won gifts should be activated to the Steam account used during registration, and they should not be regifted, traded, or sold."

See ya next month :D

5 months ago
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I noticed that Quijote3000 is permanently suspended from SG

5 months ago
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Permanent isn't so permanent though sometimes, but for sure they can't join giveaway then having that status. :P

5 months ago
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Hello,
Would like to join using Option 1 by playing the game called HIVESWAP: Act 1!
Thanks in advance! :)

5 months ago
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Hello messo! You're welcome to join, playing HIVESWAP will work, please comment again once you've finished it. :)

5 months ago
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DONE!
here's the Screenshot, here's my Achievements Progress.

5 months ago
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Hey how nice! ^^ Hope you've liked the game! Membership request approved, welcome to the group. :)

5 months ago
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Thanks! :D
It was better than what I expected tbh! :P

5 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join on Option 1, please, playing Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You. I've idled this game a few hours but haven't played yet (0 achievements), if that is alright?
Thanks! :)

5 months ago
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Hello Reisetante! You're welcome to join, playing Orwell will do! I can't see you're current idling time because you're privacy settings aren't right yet! Please update it, it should look like this. :)

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Thanks. I updated my privacy settings and will notify you when I finished the game :)

5 months ago
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Great! I see indeed 4.1 hrs on record of idling, so we'll subtract that from your playtime when done. :P Have fun!

5 months ago
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Finished the game and requested to join the group :)

5 months ago
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Hi Reisetante! All looking good for approval and did so. Sorry for the small delay and welcome to the group! ^^

5 months ago
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Thank you! :)

5 months ago
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Hey, I'd like to join with option 1, playing 'Papers, Please'. Rules say to post before you start playing, but don't appear to require admin acknowledgement thereof, so I'm hoping it's ok I start now/soon...

5 months ago
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Hello johnnycochvik! You're welcome to join by playing Papers, please. Please comment again when you've finished the game! Also note that currently your privacy settings aren't right, please update that as soon as possible too (probably need to remove the tick the hide total playtimes, see here).

5 months ago
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Total playtimes were indeed private, but have been opened up now. Does that need to be left unchecked permanently, or just from time-to-time? It's not a huge deal, but I'd generally like to limit it (but understand its need for this group)...

5 months ago
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https://steamcommunity.com/groups/playing-appreciated/announcements/detail/3339858483831824607 "We therefore changed the group rules to require public profile and public game details, including playtimes."

I believe that's the current policy unless our group leaders issue a new one

5 months ago
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Please keep them public, for sure when you have won something from the group that hasn't been approved yet. If you want to hide something from your family or friends, you can play around with it for a day or so, but remember we can't see then your playtime for any wins which may lead to being removed from the group. I hope it'll work out for you! For now enjoy Papers, please. ^^

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I finally fully completed it - I've made fairly steady progress and finished one playthrough a few weeks ago, but it took a bit longer to get the remaining achievements, including almost another full playthrough (for both ending-achievements)... HLTB was not entirely accurate ;)

4 months ago
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Sorry for the late reply! It's looking good, please press the button request to join here and we'll approve it once we see it. :)

Edit: Approved! :)

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Hello,

Ok, let me tell you some misadventure of mine ( Concluded, by now ) : Always check twice if a game as a namesake, especially with the automated finding system here.

It happens I wanted to entered Crashbots as a giveaway for this group, but validate the Crashbot name, instead. Winner accepted it, anyway, both being wanted, no problem on this side.
More on steamgift side, so, to avoid any trouble, I send a ticket, to ask if the game ID may be changed ?
Response : No, being a different game, it can't, but you've either options such as asking to cancel, or send a replacement.

I choose to send a replacement, but maybe it'll have been better to ask to cancel... My apologies to the people and group implied in this stupid rushed situation. ^^' Now, I hope my 1 week of ban on Coupon Dumpster will be enough to learn.

( And, now... Was there any Crashbot key revocations, or just bad luck ? Actually, it shouldn't have been this hard to find, and troubles easily avoided, but it happens I end up on some duped copy. )

5 months ago
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Was there any Crashbot key revocations, or just bad luck ?

There is a thread for info like that, but it doesn't look like anyone reported it.

5 months ago
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I've checked, thanks. :) - But, indeed, this game isn't in the list.
( I still had some doubt, because most keys were bundled from Go Go bundle and Bunch Keys, too. :/ )

Anyway, I don't want to waste more energy, in unsure things, by now. Next time this happens, I'd better have to cancel both entries, than trying my best to fix, whatever the cost.
:s Sorry again.

Usually, is it an easy thing to cancel a wrong entry on Playing appreciated ?

5 months ago
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Usually, is it an easy thing to cancel a wrong entry on Playing appreciated ?

It shouldn't be, just need to let Reforced know because I can not do that myself.

5 months ago
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No problems, by now. ^^" I asked just in case off, if I'd run again that kind of awkward situation.
( Which I really hope it won't happen again. :s )

5 months ago
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I hope it won't happen again either. And no problem, if you ever have any other questions feel free to ask :)

5 months ago
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i would like to join, send request already

5 months ago
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Hi davor3, with which option would you like to join?

5 months ago
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number 2 option ( is that mean i need after one month send game or every month need to send the new game?)

5 months ago
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You need to make a giveaway right after you enter the group. After you make that one there is no obligatory giveaways you need to make, So if that is fine with you let me know and I will accept your join request.

5 months ago
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yes it is ok for me:)

5 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :) Since you are new to SG: In case you don't know, to be able to make a giveaway for the group you will have to sync your SG profile first (so the group will show in the list of groups you can give games to). You can do that here by clicking the green "sync profile" button :)

5 months ago
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I was wandering if I want to join under option 1,can I play 2 games instead of 1 if they are shorter(Escape Doodland
and AGON - The Mysterious Codex (Trilogy))?

5 months ago
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Hi rodasa, actually AGON could have been played by itself, but it doesn't have achievements so it doesn't work. So please pick a different game. I took a quick look at your wins and I can recommend you: Agatha Christie, Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily and 12 Labours of Hercules. But another game can be picked as well. Please let me know what you decide.

5 months ago
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Agatha Christie I will go with this one.

5 months ago
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Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders is it then. Let me know once you beat the game :)

5 months ago
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5 months ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

5 months ago
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I would like to join the group
I enter giveaways with intention to play games at some point (when I have more free time and/or when I update my gaming PC)
so I plan to finish

  1. https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/oYebZ/wayout - in October
  2. https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/Hd1Bs/the-wild-age - in November
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Hi MandalorTheDesperate, first of all please put your playtime information public. You can find instructions on how to do that in the second paragraph here. That said Wayout doesn't count to join since it was already played before applying but The Wild Age works. Please let me know once you beat the game.

5 months ago
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5 months ago
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You have to specify if you'd rather join by playing one of your wins that hasn't been played yet (say the game before you start playing) or by giving away a game you'd like to see played in the group.

Check the How to join section of the opening post for further details ;)

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5 months ago
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idk if you played all your wins but you would need to pick one of those if you have any
you will need to put your game details to public also
Oh and 1 more thing they weren't going to be able to pick a game considering you replied to yourself twice but they might be a lurker like me who will come across it anyway

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5 months ago
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aw man i never saw this! couldve waited for me XD

5 months ago
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I deleted this because i was beeing dumb xD
I choose one of my wins which is DISTRUST
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198037059927/stats/635200/?tab=achievements

5 months ago
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:o oh you came back. Well you will still need your game settings to public but after that im sure the mods will accept that game. where ever they are, they're slacking

5 months ago
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Probably a better choice anyway ;)
Doing Dark Souls as your entry game would be like voluntarily doing the challenge on Harcore mode :D

5 months ago
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😃
Everything is on public. Thank you

5 months ago
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Hi simulator, considering it seems like you deleted all your previous comments I am assuming from the rest that you wait to join with option 1 by playing Distrust?

5 months ago
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That's right

5 months ago
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In that case let me know once you beat the game :)

5 months ago
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Thank you :D

5 months ago
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Hi. I beat the game. It was cool actually 😃

5 months ago
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Pro tip: if you reply to yourself nobody gets an notification about it. You got lucky I actually saw there was a new message on the thread and checked it out.

That said, congrats on beating the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

5 months ago
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Hello everyone, I would like to join here. I'll play one of the games I received and not played yet.

5 months ago
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Hi itekin7, you are welcome to join with option 1. So which one of those games are you going to play?

5 months ago
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"Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders" I am planning to play this one.

5 months ago
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Playing Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders will do fine. Let me know once you beat the game!

5 months ago
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Hi, it's done. It was quite a good story.

5 months ago
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I am glad the story was good :) Join request approved, welcome to the group!

5 months ago
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Thank you :)

5 months ago
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Hi, i would like to join the group using option 2.
I will make a giveaway for Thomas Was Alone
If that it ok ?

5 months ago
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Hi MrOuiOui, you are welcome to join by giving away Thomas Was Alone. Join request approved, welcome to the group!

5 months ago
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Thanks ! I have made the GA.

5 months ago
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👍👍

5 months ago
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Hello, I'd like to join by playing FoxyLand. Thank you.

5 months ago
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Hi sosich, you are welcome to join by playing FoxyLand. Let me know once you beat it! Considering the achievements are only for beating levels with 3 stars (and I am assuming you can progress through the game without getting all 3 stars) please upload some screenshots showing the progress.

5 months ago
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Game finished and the end of the last level on screenshot. Thank you for accepting my request.

5 months ago
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Congrats! I sent you a friend request so I can invite you to the group :)

5 months ago
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I'd like to appy via option 1. just won a game: Shenmue I & II. It's as one in my library, so I guess I play both.

5 months ago
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Hi between2and20charact, you are welcome to join by playing Shenmue I & II. Let me know once you beat the game!

5 months ago
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Hello, I'd like to join by playing Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink.

5 months ago
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Hi uchihaitachics, playing Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink will do fine, let me know once you beat the game. And happy cake day! :)

4 months ago
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Done! Thanks by the way :)

4 months ago
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Congrats! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

Edit: accepted

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Thank you!

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Hi, I would like to join via option 1 by playing Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends. Is that okay? Thank you.

4 months ago
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Hi Gellax, you are welcome to join by playing Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends. Let me know once you beat the game.

4 months ago
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All done. The mystery has been solved! :D

4 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

4 months ago
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Thank you very much!

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