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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 the group with option B by offering The Return of the Obra Dinn.
Request approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group
Thank you ! The giveaway is made.
I was told to poke someone else about my completion status, but I didn't want to step on anyone else's application comment, so, here's a link to my original application for Grim Fandango and a link to my followup comment about its completion along with screenshots.
(I hope this is an okay way of doing this? I wasn't really sure... what to do.)
Hi TheDruidNym! Gaining all achievements, posting screenshots and writing a review, yup I'd say you've certainly beaten that game! ^^ I guess you'll be right at home in this group. Join request approved!
Thank you ^^
I've finished my original application for Chasm with a screenshot . Hope this is okay!
Hi dixon3133! Looking good, please request to join the group and we'll approve it!
Join request approved, welcome to the group!
Hey there ! I was a member a few month back, missed a played giveaway, and talked about getting back in now that i am more available ! Could i do the option 2 ? Got a couple of keys to put in giveaway !
Will wait for your answer ! Have a nice day !
as long as you played all unplayed pa games they don't require you to do the options
you still need to do 11-11 memories
Ok ! But would it also be a possibility to do the second option in order to get back in ? I might as well give some key, i now i won't play those, but maybe somebody would ! Just making sure, and thanks for the quick answer you gave me !
as i said the mods wont let you until you play that win. I don't think they will make an exception
From the looks of the stats it shouldn't be to hard to do the minimum requirements. Never played it myself thought it would be longer
Oh ok sure ! I'll wait to get back in and then make the giveway for the group ! Thanks !
Hi Czar720. If you want to rejoin the group you will have to play both of your past wins enough (I dont believe either of either of them have been played enough at this point). Once you do so you are welcome to let us know and rejoin one more time.
Hey MouseWithBeer, thanks for the answer ! Sure thing, i'm doing currently 11-11, Gift of parthax might take a moment, i'm not used to this type of game, it's harder than i though ! But i will let y'all know ! Thanks again !
Hi MouseWithBeer ! I have finally finished 11-11, pretty good game, better than expected. On the other hand, i have played quite some times Gift of Parthax, the other one, but i can't lie, i can't go further on this one. I gave it it's fair chance, but the game is quite unfinished/ unoptimize as you can read on the evaluations it have on steam. (the good reviews are either people who played it for an hour, or curators. Not gonna lie i actually liked the first like 4 hours of the game. But at some point, the gameplay is unbalanced, in a way that make that game a torture session. I got as far as the half, with around a third of the achievement.
I hope this would be enough to join the group with those winned game, because i think i rather take a bullet than trying to kill the Summer boss once again haha
Both games are played enough now. I sent you a friend request on Steam so I can reinvite you. Please send me a message when you accept so I dont forget to invite you :)
Hey there! I was kicked previously because of non-played games (lack of time). Now I feel I have more time at hand and would appreciate a second chance (previously won games have been played). Thank you and best regards from Vaco
Hi VacoTM, I can not verify your playtime for Pure mind because it has been removed from the store and not showing up in your library on your profile. Could you prove some proof of playtime? (in the Steam library should show the amount of playtime you got). Some screenshots would be great too.
Hi MouseWithBeer, please check the link https://imgur.com/a/Mr9P1g8
As you said Pure Mind doesn't show up because it's banned from Steam as of November 2019.
Please let me know if it's enough, cheers!
That works, thank you!
Sent you a friend request on Steam so I can re-invite you.
Thank you! Accepted.
Group invite sent :)
Hello) I would like to join by playing Silver Chains
But i have a question - is it Ok if i'll play the same game for PAGYWOSG event?
Or i should choose different game?
Hi Pit0n, you are welcome to join by playing Silver Chains. Yes it is fine. Let us know once you beat the game!
Beated it) Do i have to make a screenshot or "Liberator" achievment is enough?
Congrats! The achievement is enough. Sent you a friend request on Steam so I can invite you to the group (you requested to join before and didn't leave a commend so it got rejected), send me a message when you accept it so I dont forget about it.
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"Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play."
Before playing, you need the approval of the mods to check If everything is alright.
Hi hi67812, as Cassioht already mentioned the LEGO game wont work. As for Skullgirls seems like that one goes under the very short category so I would ask you to pick between Forager, Brutal Legend and The Walking Dead, let me know which one and play it.
Hi, I would like to join the group by giving away Through the Darkest of Times.
Hi MetalHead6666, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group!
Thanks. Giveaway done.
Hi! I'd love to join via option 2: https://store.steampowered.com/app/376300/GUILTY_GEAR_Xrd_SIGN/
Hi lucianacuarelli, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.
Hello, can I join with option 2) - GA for Skyhill? Thanks!
Hi FattalCZ, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.
Oop just saw this, I only enter giveaways now for games that I actually want so naturally I'll be playing all of them! Currently playing through Scribblenauts unlimited that I won last week, not sure if I yet qualify for this though, just over an hour of gameplay + 4 achievements, very much a game to play in short bursts every now and then. Got another one I won a couple weeks back but yet to boot that one up, planning on doing so soon though
Hi skylarkblue1, please reread how to join with option 1 again. The game must be unplayed before you decide to apply with it, then beat it and then you are welcome to join. So if you wish to pick a game to play to join the group with let me know which one.
Ah dang, guess I gotta wait then until whenever I win another game. RIP
You still have more available games to play from your wins if you want to join, took the time to look for you, this ones qualifies
Sword Legacy: Omen
Sparkle 3 Genesis
Full Throttle Remastered
Think there could be more, or well you can wait to win another game or do option 2 ^^
I've played all of them though, they really count? And I wish I could do option 2 but I need money for food rather then buying games to give sorry haha
Steam doesn't report that you have earned achievements in any of those and only one of them has playtime, that could be perfectly idled, any of those can be considered unplayed. Tho if you say they're played already guess would be admin decision, but pretty sure there's no problem at all
huh, I guess I played them while offline then. Idk if achievements will pop when I launch them though but I guess I'll take your word for it.
Republique I was playing last night but yeah, didn't get any achievements from it cause I got called away fast.
Depending on the game, in most cases they will pop up once you're online again. I really suggest you to don't play offline as may be considered cheating (Steam will return the data as the same way if you would have used SAM if you play offline, which is forbidden) and can get you banned. Also wait for an admin to approve your pick
Well in some cases playing offline is the only option :) Steam also is aware of this, after all it is part of how the application works.
Yep, I know, that's why I said may, if the data looks suspicious you may as well need to prove that you actually played the game. Guess that's all I can help you at this point. Good luck with this!!
The only 3 games that show playimte are: Akin, Shoppe Keep and Scribblenauts Unlimited so if you wanna replay any of the rest (if the achievements don't unlock automatically when you start them ofc) you can do that instead of waiting for another win.
As for offline play we ask that the group wins (and ofc the game which you apply with) are played in online mode as this is the only way we can track if the game has actually been played.
With this info in mind let me know what you want to do :)
I would like to join the group via option 1 by playing "The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day"(https://store.steampowered.com/app/406970/The_Uncertain_Last_Quiet_Day/).
Hi LupoSilente, you are welcome to join by playing The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day. Let me know once you beat the game! :)
I've finished the game (it was shorter than I thought).
Congrats! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)
Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
Option 2: I'd like to join, but I can only give away Steam gifts on my region, South America.
Option 1: I'm already playing my last giveaway.
Hi seffard, please pick one of the options:
For option 2 a region locked giveaway is fine (it just needs to have a winner in the end).
For option 1 the game must be unplayed before you apply to join the group. Since you dont have any other SG wins you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your library instead and let me know which one it is.
Let me know which option you want to choose.
Option 2, https://store.steampowered.com/app/1157260/GEESE_vs_CTHULHU/
Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.
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You have Psychonauts, The Walking Dead and Brutal Legend that works to join, if you don't want to wait for another win, or do option 2 as well
Related to this now deleted comment (ignore the comment above this one). Thats fine, you just need to let us know what that game is before you start playing it for it to count.
I would like to join via option 2
the game is https://store.steampowered.com/app/935440/Viki_Spotter_Professions/
If I join, can I put level restrictions on GA, or GA have to be for everyone?
Hi MandalorTheDesperate, you are welcome to join the group by giving away a game for option 2, but 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.
To answer your question, yes you can level restrict the giveaway.
"make sure the checkbox bellow is unchecked" - damn, everything was public for long time, but I didn't even notice this checkbox
Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)
here it is
Thank you for sharing!
I'd like to enter via option 2 with this game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/245280/ENSLAVED_Odyssey_to_the_West_Premium_Edition/
It would mean a lot if someone else enjoyed it like I did and would have time to play :)
Hi GinaTonik, apologies for the late answer, join request approved, welcome to the group!
Not a problem ^.^ Here is the GA link https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/zJ8c7/enslaved-odyssey-to-the-west-premium-edition
Hello, I would like to join by playing shadow tactics: blades of the shogun
Hi sailboat1138, sorry for the late reply. You are welcome to join the group by playing Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, let me know once you beat the game!
hi again, i finished the game
Congrats on beating the game! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)
Edit: approved :)
Do only games won on Steam Gifts apply? Or you can play any game and show proof that you have played it?
If you have played all your wins or none of them applies to join, you can pick any game in your library that fits the criteria, however if at least one of them is still available, it has to be an SG win.
For example in your case, you already played Life is Strange but you still have Postal 2, it must has to be that one unless there's special circustances with that game. Also remember that your gameplay data needs to be public
I won't be able to play Postal 2 because it is atrocious and very absurd. So, I will have to wait for another win and complete that? Or, I can play a random game?
because it is atrocious and very absurd
because it is atrocious and very absurd
Isn't that the whole selling point of the Postal games?
Also don't worry. You wouldn't have been able to play Postal 2 as your entry criteria anyway. You have to comment in this thread and say which game you're gonna play and get it approved BEFORE you start playing it. Please refer to the How to Join section for details.
Oh good! One last question: Does it have to be a game I own on Steam? Or it can be from a different store.
Does it have to be a game I own on Steam?
Does it have to be a game I own on Steam?
Yes, it has to be a Steam game.
Since your only other win apparently doesn't qualify because you've already played it I think you can choose ANY game from your Steam Library that hasn't been played yet.
Just pick a game from your library that isn't too short and has achievements and comment it here; then wait for MouseWithBeer to give you the OK before you start playing it.
Is not really a valid reason but who knows maybe they accept it, if you have health problems, religious material or disturbed by the content I would say go ahead pick another one but is not in my hands anymore ¯\(ツ)/¯ the only criterias are that must be unplayed and has achievements, it fits both and for as long as you have unplayed wins you have to stick to them. The only other reason is if the game is reported broken and can't be finished but this doesn't seems to be the case
religious material or disturbed by the content
religious material or disturbed by the content
To be fair shouldn't people check what they enter BEFORE they win it?
If somebody doesn't want to do that, this might not be the right group for them, wouldn't you agree?
Edit: Sorry, I overlooked your main point that they might not be able to change game for their entry criteria so easy. Yeah, that's potentially true.
Should but don't have to, therefore they can't be forced to play a game they may find disturbing, there may be circustances where the info of a game doesn't tells you if you will find innapropiate content, mostly because it's subjective, what is wrong for you may not be wrong for me. I do remember before Steam has refunds someone asked one for Bioshock Infinite as the beginning of the game included religious content the user didn't find appropiated and was accepted, as there was no info about that before purchasing it. (I am aware that this doesn't apply to Postal 2 as the game is sold as being ridiculously offensive)
Yeah, with Postal 2 normally everybody knows what they're getting into.
I mean it's a game where you can take cats and put them on the barrel of your rifle as sort of a silencer / living projectile for Pete's sake.
The fact they are in bad taste is like the main selling point for the whole franchise 😅
By the way your Shruggie is missing an arm there. You have to put 2 \ for the left arm because a single one is a command and just negates any formating that follows.
I was wondering why that happen, thanks, I can properly shrug now :P
It can be quite helpful at times specially when explaining how to embed pictures properly or other formating.
![Barely legal Bump](http://imgur.com/7b7MnIy.jpg)
otherwise it will always post the picture instead
Apparently you have to put 2; one at the beginning and another one after the exclaimation mark or it will turn it into a clicky.
Hi Hephan, admin of the group here. Please make your playtime stats public on Steam before I can give a judgement of what game can be played. If you need the instructions how to do that:
I have decided to play Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Is it eligible?
Ok, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition will do fine. Let me know once you beat the game! Quick side note since there is multiple game modes in here as far as I know: you are expected to beat the story mode, the rest is completely optional, but welcome if at least tried out.
Hey! I completed the game... I also checked out other content which was available but after the story it quickly became repetitive. Otherwise, the game was like any other fighting game.
Congrats! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it.
Thanks! Sent a request...
Approved, welcome to the group!
Hello I would like to join via Option 2 (but I only can give away RU+CIS gifts)
Hi rht, you are welcome to join with option 2, join request approved, welcome to the group. Region locked giveaways are fine so no worries there.
what if my giveaway don't get 5 entries?..
You don't get the CV, for the group it only matters that it ends with a valid winner, with or without +5 entries
Thank you for sharing! As long as it gets a winner it is fine, but considering you already have 3 entries with over a day left I would assume you will have 5 or more when it ends.
I don't know why I keep overlooking this group; I've been meaning to join for months but always seem to forget. I'd like to join now via Option 1 although I have no unplayed SG wins left. From skimming some of the previous comments, it looks like you guys will accept a game from our regular backlog if we have played everything we've won on this site already.
Assuming that I understood the rules correctly, I'd like to play Republique because it is a game that I won albeit not on this site.
Hi Tiajma, you are correct, if all wins are played you can use a backlog game and Republique will do fine. Let me know once you beat the game! :)
Finished the game with all achievements earned and requested to join the steam group!
Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)
hello i would like to join group but i didn't win any game on SG .
but i have other games in my library that i hadn't play .
so i can play one of them instead.
can i join?
Hi sadeghyazdani2079, yes, please pick a game from your library instead and let me know what it will be :)
i can play any unplayed game you choose .
how about bioshock Remastered?
BioShock Remastered will do fine, let me know once you beat the game! :)
i have a question how much progress should i make to join group?
i like this game but it's a little creepy so it will take some time and by the way achievements for this game looks hard.
can i use ur group tool to see how much i need to do?
To join the group you need to beat the game, in this case getting the achievement Defeated Atlas for what I was able to found will do, if you're not happy with your pick you can choose a different one but in any case there's no time limit, take all the time you need if you want to continue with Bioshock.
The tool at this point can only track games won within the group, so anything else cannot be added, maybe Reforced can manually add them but good luck contacting him, and considering is not that important to track application games don't think it will happen
finally i did it.
i beat the game :D
ok what to do?
Request to join here and reply MouseWithBeer down, she will approve it someday if the gameplay is correct
The game you pick to join the group with has to be beaten aka the main story of it needs to be finished but the side missions/objectives/whatever don't have to be completed.
Only for the games won within the group the playtime requirements listed in the FAQ are valid.
If you are not happy with the game picked you can change it to a different one, but you need to let me know what that game is before you begin to play (and since you have won some games since your original comment you would have to pick one of those 3). And you can take all the time you need.
No sorry, neither you nor me can add any non group wins to the group tool (there is an automatic system in place there that adds the games to the site).
requested to join and completed bioshock remastered.
Congrats on beating the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)
Hey i would like to rejoin the group. :)
Hi NorwegianViking, if I remember correctly I already told you a while back that the situation with Synthwave Dream '85 is fine and to just comment here a while back. Sent you a group invite on Steam now :)
i would like to join the group.
Hi theeee4526, which option would you like to use to join?
edit: last week i won two games; finished the the first one
if it is OK now, i d like to join the group. if it is not, then i m gonna play the second one
I would like to join the group and choose option 1. And for a game, could i possibly choose The Purring quest? Its one of my last wins and i didnt play it, so...
Hi yourshk, you are welcome to join by playing The Purring Quest (note: 4,2 hours of idle time), let me know once you beat the game!
Completed the game but didnt get every achivement because i'll have to go through every level again :(