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 am interested in joining the group, I would like to give games for the group

1 month ago
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Hi yuyux, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, please make a giveaway as soon as possible.

1 month ago
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well, no problem

1 month ago
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I want to join option 2 thanks

1 month ago
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Join request approved,

You are already in the group.

1 month ago
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Thanks you bro

1 month ago
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Please create a qualifying giveaway for the group within 24 hours or you will get kicked.

See rules:

The game should not have been given away free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts).

Therefore Heaven & Hell 2 does not count.

1 month ago
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hello! I completely forgot, I just created a new draw https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/gPy2Q/kontrakt

1 month ago
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👍

1 month ago
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Hello, MouseWithBeer. Can i join by playing Cursed Sight?

1 month ago
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Hi battousai07, yes you can join by playing Cursed Sight, let me know once you beat the game.

1 month ago
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Completed!

3 weeks ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

3 weeks ago
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Thank you! 🐳

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Considering that
a) I saw what that deleted comment above said
b) I took a very good look at your playtimes and I highly doubt most of them are legitimate at all
c) finishing just one of the 4 acts is not good enough for that game to be approved
you are not welcome to rejoin the group.

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1) you most definetly did not add the "(no offense intended)" and I am not sure in what world that is an appropriate answer to answer someone with. If you are not able not to answer stop yourself from answering to something an admin of a group you are trying to join said to you in a sarcastic tone I am not sure you can be trusted to follow the rules (after not following them the first time).
2) oh I am not saying you didn't download all of them or that you didn't play them, I am saying your playtimes are not legitimate aka idled. There is one too many games that seems to have 11 hours of playtime and when I go look at the achievements I can clearly say the actual playtime is nowhere as much.
3) you played a bit of act 2 and act 4, that is it. I am not counting the achievement from act 1 that you can get right after you start the game.
4) if playing games you won on SG is a waste of time to you I don't think this is the right group for you.

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1 month ago
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Hello, I would like to join via Option 2 - by giving away Jurassic Park: The Game.
Is that ok?

1 month ago
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Hi KrissTone, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group on Steam and I will approve it as soon as I see it.

4 weeks ago
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Join request approved :)

4 weeks ago
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Thank you!
I just created the GA.

4 weeks ago
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👍👍

3 weeks ago
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Hello!
Can I join via Option 2?
I'd give away Renoir (https://store.steampowered.com/app/496400/Renoir/)

Thanks! I just applied to join the group

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

3 weeks ago
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Thank you, MouseWithBeer!

I just created the GA.

Have a nice day!

3 weeks ago
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👍

Thank you, you too! :)

3 weeks ago
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Hello! Can I join via Option 1? I have hundreds of games on my backlog... can I play Small Radios Big Televisions? I like the art style a lot.

3 weeks ago
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Can I play Small Radios Big Televisions?

It should be one of you unplayed wins here from SteamGifts though. Only if you haven't won anything yet you can choose any unplayed game from your library. So I'm afraid Small Radios Big Televisions doesn't qualify. I'm not related to the group though so this is not an official answer but I'm familiar with how the group works.

And don't forget to say which game you intend to play BEFORE you start playing ;)

3 weeks ago
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Oops! I thought I had won that one. I will switch to Lethe - Episode One instead. Thanks for the advice!

3 weeks ago
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Well, you won it here and it does have achievements so that's check and check but under How to join Option 1 it also says that the game shouldn't be very short and that's the point I'm not entirely sure about and why you should wait for MouseWithBeer's final Ok.

According to HowLongToBeat Lethe takes ~ 5 hours for a Completionist playthrough which should be ok but I haven't been paying attention what is considered very short for the context of this group so best to wait for MouseWithBeer's All clear before you start.

3 weeks ago
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Yeah, I will just wait for them or another admin to reply to this comment. Until then I will get started on Small Radios Big Televisions. Again, thanks for the help!

3 weeks ago
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My pleasure and have fun with SRBT ;)

3 weeks ago
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I haven't been paying attention what is considered very short for the context of this group

The not being too short of a game requirement is mostly there just to weed out all those open the game and get all the achievements games. Anything over an hour I will be more than happy to accept without any issues.

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Good to know. I assumed as much but I didn't want to make any empty promises ;)

2 weeks ago
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Hi JATDragon, playing Lethe - Episode One will indeed be fine :) Let me know once you beat the game!

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Game beaten! I don't think the game takes 5 hours to beat. It took me about 3 hours of casual playing and I even got optional achievements.

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I am very sorry for the late response!
I have approved your join request now, welcome to the group :)

2 weeks ago
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Thank you! No worries.

2 weeks ago
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Hello, I would like to rejoin the group. I just completed my previous win - Mainlining

2 weeks ago
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Hi makki, sorry for the delayed response. I have sent you a friend request so you I can reinvite you. Message me when you accept it so I don't forget about it.

2 weeks ago
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I accepted. If you need a proof I can upload some screenshot from the game.

2 weeks ago
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Screenshots are always welcome, but I have sent you an invite regardless :)

2 weeks ago
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Screenshot

Thanks for invite.

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No problem :)

2 weeks ago
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Hi.Can i join by playing Thomas Was Alone?

2 weeks ago*
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Hi TeggyBear, sorry for the delayed response. You are welcome to join by playing Thomas Was Alone. Let me know once you beat the game!

2 weeks ago
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Completed :)

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

2 weeks ago
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Tyvm!

2 weeks ago
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Hello, I been playing my unplayed win (Tales of berseria) lately. Progress dont seems to update in the group tool, maybe you guys could check it? i would like to join again. Im around 14 hours in the game, thanks :)

It took me a long time but im getting around it

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Hi ryoga22, sorry for the delayed response. It doesn't update because it only updates games that have been won less than 50 days ago automatically. I manually ran the update now and sent you a friend request so I can invite you to the group again. Message me once you accept it so I don't forget.

2 weeks ago
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hello, can i join the group? I never won a game on steamgifts before because i recently joined...
option 1: can i play "NeuroVoider"?
grtz

2 weeks ago
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Hi triggrhappyninja, sorry for the delayed response and welcome to SteamGifts! You are welcome to join by playing NeuroVoider, let me know once you beat the game!

2 weeks ago
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Hello, I'd like to join through option 1 by playing Kona (https://store.steampowered.com/app/365160). :)

4 days ago
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Hi Arthur13, you are welcome to join by Playing Kona. Let me know once you beat the game.

4 days ago
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Took a little longer than I thought, but I finally did it! The storyline could be a little better but I loved the overall atmosphere.

(I also took a break from it to beat another SG win, https://store.steampowered.com/app/251710/Chainsaw_Warrior/ )

5 hours ago
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Bump, because if I want a game to be played, I give it to this ^ group hence higher quality giveaways => we all share good games. Isn't that the most natural gift giving model we should aspire to? I like to eat good food and cook up good food ^^
Just make sure you follow the rules and eat enough of that dish within 30 days.

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7 hours ago
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And seriously don't bite off more than you can chew :D Don't enter too many giveaways if you don't have the time to play.

7 hours ago
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