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!

3 years ago*

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I have won a giveaway yet i did not receive the gift since the owner activated it :)

7 months ago
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Hi Jimmsss, as you have already been told, you should read group rules/requirements/how to apply before you try to join a group. Once you do so feel free to reply to me how you would like to join.

7 months ago
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im new to steamgifts.com about a week or so i hope to be part of this cool community :)

7 months ago
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Hey there, I would like to join via option 2, giving away Underhero as soon as I enter :)

7 months ago
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Hi Luacs, you're welcome to join the group by giving away Underhero, please send a request on the steam group so I can approve it

7 months ago
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Request sent, thank you ^^

7 months ago
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Request approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!

7 months ago
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Heya,
I've never won anything so don't have any proof I can show of playing a won game. Does that mean the only other way to join is to giveaway a game?

Edit: Actually, nvm I was going to give away a game anyway :). Can I just join via Option 2 by giving away Bridge Constructor?

7 months ago*
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Hi KingRiiya,
you do actually have another option since you don't have any wins. You can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library and play that instead. Let me know which would you prefer, either one works for us :)

No matter which option you pick:

Please put your playtime info public first. If you need the instructions how to do that:

Go to your Privacy Settings and change your "Game details" from Friends Only to Public and make sure the checkbox bellow is unchecked. Here is an example of how it all should look.

If you pick option 2:

Please request to join the group on the Steam here so I can approve it :)

7 months ago
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Hey,

I recently decided I prefer to keep my playtime private so forgot I had that setting on. It's off now.

I think I'll stick with option 2 :)
Request sent

7 months ago
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I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group ^^

7 months ago
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Thanks! Giveaway created :)

7 months ago
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Hi I would like to join by playing Seum speedrunners from hell.

7 months ago
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Hi niboren, you're welcome to join the group by playing SEUM, please tell us once you beat the game

7 months ago
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So i actually need to beat the game, it will take some time as i got stuck on lvl 35 or something but i will try my best.

7 months ago
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If it is too hard to beat you can switch to a different game at any time, you just need to let us know first.

7 months ago
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Could i join giwing away redout enhanced edition instead?

7 months ago
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Sorry, but Redout is marked as free, you will have to choose another one, with 0 or 1 stars

View attached image.
7 months ago
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understandable i just ordered Soulblight from gamehag, but I have had some trouble getting the keys from them. I will let you know when i have it.

7 months ago
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They did not have anny more keys on soulblight and they are a bit slow to mark games as sold out so i got a key for APORIA: BEYOND THE VALLEY instead. can i enter with this giveaway?

6 months ago
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Aporia will work, please send a request to join here so I can approve it

6 months ago
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Approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!

6 months ago
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It's made thanks for having me:)

6 months ago
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Hi

I recently started playing pc games again.
Would it be okay for me to join, even if I haven't won any games yet?
A bit further up I saw I could possible join by playing an unplayed game from my own library?
If so, would it be okay for me to play LostWinds? I just got the game and it seems cute.

This group is appealing to me because I could learn about different kinds of games, but I would only join giveaways of games that I see myself playing.

7 months ago
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Hi EleonoraFalcon, you're welcome to join the group by playing LostWinds, please tell us once you beat the game ^^

7 months ago
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Hi NoSenses

I completed the game, thank you for the link by the way, very handy!
You will see that I didn't get all achievements. I think this happened because I played in offline mode for a bit.
I don't know how I can solve that problem.

7 months ago
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Just to let you know that I'm not ignoring you, your case needs admin revision, I'll come back once Mouse take a look at this (or she will answer you)

7 months ago
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Thank you for letting me know! That's really kind of you.
I wasn't worried ^_^ I thought "I will hear something, when I hear something."

I did play the game again because I didn't like not having all the achievements.
It's a cute game.

7 months ago
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Hello, sorry for the late answer. We will accept the playtime this time, since you did play it again and the achievements seem to be unlocked in a logical order, but I would please ask you to play any future group wins in online mode as offline mode screws with the collection of playtime/achievements stats our website does and usually makes it look a lot like cheating which can make it impossible to deduct if a game was legitimately played, I hope that is reasonable.
And join request approved, welcome to the group!

7 months ago
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Oh my, I didn't know all that about offline mode. I just saw that it existed and decided to try out out. I won't be doing that again!
Thank you for letting me join!

7 months ago
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Sorry to bother you.
I tried looking at the group giveaways, but when I try to look at a specific one I get this error message:
"You do not have permission to view this giveaway, since you are not a member of the giveaway creator's whitelist, or the required Steam groups."

Do I have to do something else?

Edit: Problem solved. I needed to sync with steam again.

7 months ago
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Ah sorry, only seen the message now. I am glad you figure it out in the end what the issue was! If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask :)

6 months ago
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It shows you have earned 100% achievement so maybe they are updated once your account is synced?

7 months ago
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Hi. I think this was a response to me?
They didn't update on their own. I tried closing steam and restarting my computer. But the only thing that worked was playing the game again.
It's a cute game, so I didn't mind ^_^

7 months ago
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Yes it is, sorry i messed up i am using mobile atm
Oh okay well that explains it. Welcome to the group!

7 months ago
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No problem. Thank you for the welcome ^_^

7 months ago
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I'd like to join the group and give some games to people who will play them rather than previously where they have all gone to people who don't play them and give nothing back to the community. I'd also maybe like to win a game from my wishlist and play it.

7 months ago
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Hi sca1980uk, you're welcome to join the group, as you don't have any wins you can choose any game from your library that have achievements if you want to use option 1, or if you want to use option 2 tell me which game you want to give away, and remember that can't be marked as free

7 months ago
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So to join the group as option 1, I've got to play one of my own games?

7 months ago
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Yes, with achievements, not too short, once you beat the story mode or the main campaing, you're ready to join the group ^^ you just need to tell me which one

7 months ago
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Hi!

I would like to join this group by playing the game which is Leopoldo Manquiseil. My "Game details" is public but the checkbox bellow is checked. Does it make any problem for joining the group?

Thanks!

6 months ago
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Hi modebka, which option would you like to use?

And about your question, yes, you need to unmark that option too

6 months ago
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Hi NoSenses, I would like to use "option 1" by playing Leopoldo Manquiseil. I have unchecked the checkmark.

MouseWithBeer, already welcomed me to group. Thank you all. Best regards.

6 months ago
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Hi modebka, I think NoSenses might have missread your comment a little. You are welcome to join with option 1 and playing that game should also be fine buy yes, you need to uncheck that checkmark before we can 100% confirm the game and be a member of the group.

6 months ago
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Hi MouseWithBeer, I unchecked that checkmark just a moment ago. Thank you for welcome me to group. I will play and try to finish Leopoldo Manquiseil as soon as I can. Thanks again, best regards.

6 months ago
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Sorry, I totally missed that part >_<

Achievements

6 months ago
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No problem. :) Thanks for letting me know about Achievements.

6 months ago
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The game will definitely do fine, let us know when you finish the game!

6 months ago
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Hi, if it's ok I'd like to join.
To show my intent, I would like to play Tyler: Model 005, and if necessary do a giveaway as well to appease the masses (Opus Magnum)

6 months ago
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Hi Maya, glad to see you here, you're welcome to join the group by playing Tyler: Model 005, please tell us once you beat the game ^^

6 months ago
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Done! Tyler

edit: ugh, sorry, I forgot to do screenshots. If it makes me ineligible, then I guess I'll play another game: Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe+

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Screenshots are not mandatory, everything looks fine, send a request to join the group so I can approve it

6 months ago
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Thanks, have done now.

6 months ago
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Approved, welcome aboard!!

6 months ago
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sweet, and as promised

6 months ago
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Hello!
I have a question. So before I join in the group, I have to play with all of my games that I won on SG? If yes, then how many hours or % progress or?
Or after joining, won a game, then playing with it?
Thanks.

6 months ago
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Hi Dodzso, only games won within the group are required to be played to stay in, if you want to join, tell me which option you want to use

6 months ago
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If i choose Option 1, and I win a game then I have to play with it, right?
What about the game screenshoots? Where to upload it?
What if I'm getting inactive? I mean enering to 1 game/week. Can you kick me for that?

6 months ago
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If i choose Option 1, and I win a game then I have to play with it, right?

All games won in the group must be played, no matter which option you use, with option 1 you choose another of your wins that is unplayed and you must beat it to join the group.

What about the game screenshoots? Where to upload it?

If you want to upload screenshots you can do it on your own profile as uploading screenshots with the community, our tool automatically detects them and are showed in the page. Although this is not mandatory.

What if I'm getting inactive? I mean enering to 1 game/week. Can you kick me for that?

There's no penalties for inactivity, there's 3 ways to get out of the group, getting kicked/banned for not playing a group win (second kick is a ban), getting banned for cheating (please don't do that) or leaving the group voluntary, if you choose to leave the group will not count as a kick unless you have any unplayed wins, so you can rejoin anytime as well as the first kick once you play your group win(s)

Also I think my first answer wasn't complete, you don't need to beat your previous wins to join.

Please tell me which option you want to use and what game you want to play/give away ^^

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I have another question. i won a game, played 1/1 hour, completed 2 ach out of 33. Playing score 88/100. Is that enoguth?
I just have to reach minimum 55 point?

6 months ago
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When both played time and achievements are in green, chances that it get approved are high, in those cases we only check if the achievements are in correct order, if there's any idle time and small things like leaderboards or statistics if available, just in case, looking at your win it looks good for me so I'll mark it as approved.

About the score, I don't know about Mouse but at least me I don't really take that number in consideration, it's more like an estimate for the user to know if the game will be approved or not, however take in mind that some special cases where that number is too low and will be approved and as the opposite way, too high and get rejected, mostly when there are technical issues or idle time.

6 months ago
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Okay, thanks.
I'll choose Option 1.

6 months ago
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Please choose one of your previous wins, unplayed, with achievements to use as application and tell me which one you picked

6 months ago
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I'll choose Nightmares from the deep 3: Davy Jones
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/F6OeZ/nightmares-from-the-deep-3-davy-jones
I farmed out the cards, so I have 1.3h in game.
And how can I know when I completed the requirements?

6 months ago
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Nightmares from the deep 3: Davy Jones will do fine, please tell us once you beat the game, in this case you need to get the "Completist" achievement, once you get it, you're ready to join the group

Noticed 1.3hs of idle time

6 months ago
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Done.

6 months ago
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Everything seems alright on my end, please send a request to join here so I can approve it

6 months ago
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Request sent.

6 months ago
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Approved, welcome to the group!!

6 months ago
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Thank you :)

6 months ago
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Hi! I'd like to join choosing option 2, I can make a giveaway for Sonic Adventure DX

6 months ago
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Hi ChewbaccaZ, Sonic Adventure DX will do fine, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!

6 months ago
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Done and thanks!

6 months ago
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Hello, I'd like to join with option 2, When Ski Lifts go Wrong

6 months ago
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Hi Spudette, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group ^^

6 months ago
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Thank you for the prompt response and done

6 months ago
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I like to create a giveaway :)

6 months ago
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Hi sinscerly, you're welcome to join the group by giving away a game, you just need to tell me which one

6 months ago
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I would like to create one for:

  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys

If that's okay?

6 months ago
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Do not feed the monkeys will work, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!!

6 months ago
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It's created :)

6 months ago
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hello, i'd like to join with option 2, i'll be giving away Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach

6 months ago
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Hi arahkun, giving away Warhammer will do fine, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group ^^

6 months ago
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done, and thank you!

6 months ago
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Hello, I'd like to join with option 1. I'll be playing Driftland. I've been idling games for during the past week, but I plan to play them later on.

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/7ycwm/driftland-the-magic-revival

6 months ago*
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Hi Wafiiq, you're welcome to join the group by playing Driftland: The magic revival, please tell us once you beat the game

6 months ago
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Human campaign completed. (1/4)
Next Dark Elves.

6 months ago
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I'll ask Mouse if your playtime is already approvable, I would say yes considering the amount of time, but I preffer to check with an admin

EDIT: You will need this achievement for the game to be approved

Side to Side
Win the Final Campaign

6 months ago*
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Yes, planning on obtaining it. Dark elves completed. I find it weird that I haven't obtained the tutorial achievement though. I've replayed the tutorial and still didn't get it.

6 months ago
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Finally completed all the campaigns :D

6 months ago
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Alright, I approved your request. Welcome to the group!!

6 months ago
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Thank you! :D

6 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join with option 2. How about Yono.

6 months ago
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Hi hieeeen, sorry but despite that Yono is marked as reduced and not free, it was technically given away for free on chrono and we don't accept those for option 2, you will need to choose another or do option 1, considering that you have no wins, you can choose any game on your library that is not yet played, with achievements

6 months ago
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I tried to find a room, but all I could find was the apology key from SimCity :(
That's why I'm going to play Riddled Corpses.
Thanks for the advice.

6 months ago
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Playing Riddled Corpses will do fine, tell us once you beat the game so you can join us

6 months ago
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Hi, I'm here to tell you that I'm done with Arcade Mode.

6 months ago
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Alright, looks good on our end, I approved your request, welcome to the group!!

6 months ago
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Thank you!!! ...I know exactly where you're coming from. I should have avoided the too-different genre like Arcade.

6 months ago
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Hi,

I finally finished the game Leopoldo Manquiseil. But, somehow I didn't get the "Completa el juego al 100%" achievement. Maybe the reason is I didn't collect all the object in some levels of the game. When I play a game I try to do my best, so I did my best, but to some extent I did. Because this game is so annoying. It was really hard to me. I died in the game over than 1000 times. :)

I don't know if you guys count the game as finished. But, I uploaded 2 screen shots on Steam, I hope it helps.

Thanks!

6 months ago
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The one you needed was "FIN" which means "END", the one you mentioned is for completionist, and that's not necessary. I approved your request, welcome to the group ^^

6 months ago*
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Thank you so much! ^^ <3

6 months ago
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Hello, I would like to join with option 2. Would Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel work for a giveaway?

6 months ago
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Hi jxcn17, Borderlands The Pre-Sequel will do fine, please send a request to join the group so I can approve it

6 months ago
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Ok I sent a request. Thanks!

6 months ago
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Approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group ^^

6 months ago
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Hello! I'd like to join with option 2. Is "Montaro RE" okay for a giveaway?

6 months ago
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Hi Mikichiro, Montaro RE will work, please send a request to join the group so I can approve it

6 months ago
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Sent! Thanks.

6 months ago
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Approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group ^^

6 months ago
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Done. Thanks for the approval!

6 months ago
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Hi Mikichiro, your giveaway has ended and there are no entries/winners. Please create a new giveaway.

6 months ago
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Will do. I'll try with Montaro now, but I'll keep trying with both Montaro and Montaro RE until I get a winner.

6 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join with option 2. Would Sniper Elite 3 works?

6 months ago
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Hi Naia, yup Sniper Elite 3 will work, please send a request to join the group so I can approve it

6 months ago
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Request sent!, thanks

6 months ago
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Approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!!

6 months ago
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Thanks for the approval! Already added the giveaway Link

6 months ago
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Slowly giving away my spare bundled keys...
I'd like to join under option 2 - I have God's Trigger to give away to start with :)

6 months ago
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Hi cynnix, I approved your request to join the group by giving away God's Trigger, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group ^^

6 months ago
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Thanks!
Edit: Done! Also added a GA for darksiders warmastered edition to share with my whitelist :)

6 months ago*
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Hello, I'd like to join the group with Option #2, giving away Sonic Mania, Life is Strange 1 and Machinarium

6 months ago
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Hi Snesso, I approved your request, at least one of those giveaways must end and be marked as received, considering that all of them will do fine I can allow this but the usual is only one, please make the giveaway(s) as soon as possible and welcome to the group!

6 months ago*
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Thanks, I have created the 3 giveaways :)

6 months ago
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I usually play the games I win here at SG, despite having a long line due to college,

last game game I played here from SG: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive edition

6 months ago
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Hi Lotito, not sure if you're applying or not?

6 months ago
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yes!! i'm sorry i don't make it clear

6 months ago
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Which option would you like to use? Sleeping Dogs is not elegible as you aleady played it

6 months ago
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I choose option 1, and the game I'm going to play first is Animal Super Squad

https://store.steampowered.com/app/703840/Animal_Super_Squad/

6 months ago
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Playing Animal Super Squad will do fine, let us know once you beat the game!

6 months ago
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I finish the game, can you check please :)

6 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group!

6 months ago
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