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 1000 members and over 25000 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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my application for joining the group was rejected earlier (most likely a very long time ago). can I be accepted?
if so, I want to choose Option 1 - Mosaique Neko Waifus 4 https://store.steampowered.com/app/1504020/___4/

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Hi iShini, you never applied to join the group, all you did was sent a join request on Steam without commenting on this thread and that has been declined years ago. Regardless of that you can still join the group by playing Mosaique Neko Waifus 4, let me know once you beat the game.

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done

6 months ago
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Sent you a friend request on Steam so I can invite you. Please message me when you accept it so I don't forget to invite you.

6 months ago
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accepted thank you

6 months ago
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Invite sent.

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5 months ago
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Please keep the toxicity and witch hunting out of this thread, thank you. Their position in the group will be judged once they win something from it (which so far they have not) based on the fact if they played said win or not.

5 months ago
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Hello, I'd like to join with Option 2. Would give away Styx: Master of Shadows, if that's okay

6 months ago
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Hi LOTTO77, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

6 months ago
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Hello! I joined once by making a giveaway, but since I can only gift to one country and no one would enter, I left.
I'd like to try and join again but this time with option 1, playing BalanCity: https://store.steampowered.com/app/462680/ if that's alright.

6 months ago
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Hi Mikichiro, sure that will work. Let me know once you beat BalanCity then :)

6 months ago
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Done! I still have a few achievements left that I'll be trying to get eventually. Request was sent.

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

5 months ago
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Hello I would like to join by option 1, by playing God's Trigger
https://store.steampowered.com/app/488730/Gods_Trigger/

6 months ago
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Hi moochy, you are welcome to join by playing God's Trigger, let me know once you beat the game!

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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.

6 months ago
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Sent thank you : )

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

6 months ago
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Hey, i'm ready to join now with option 2. I would like to give away a HB copy The Messenger if you don't mind...

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HI ProstoArtem, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

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Thank you for sharing!

6 months ago
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I'd like to join with option 2. I got Lucius II ready for horror fans.

6 months ago
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Hi Grobbus, you are welcome to join with option 2. From what I can tell you have requested to join on Steam years ago without leaving a comment so that has been declined so I am sending you a friend request so I can invite you. Please leave me a message once you accept so I don't forget.

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6 months ago
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Hi soyalp104, if you want to join then please read the application topic and let me know which option you would like to join with.

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5 months ago
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You... again? You're persistent, that's for sure.

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5 months ago
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i'd like to join with option 1, i won a ga orwell:https://store.steampowered.com/app/491950/Orwell_Keeping_an_Eye_On_You/ recently

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Hi noam141, you are welcome to join by playing Orwell, let me know once you beat the game!

5 months ago
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did it

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

5 months ago
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What if I would give away a game in the group and it turns out to be a dupe?

5 months ago
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Hi dxgaming000,
if you mean for option 2 then you would have to find a different way to provide the game to the winner or make a new valid giveaway (game has not being given away for free before, has a winner that has accepted and received the game).
For general giveaways standard SG rules apply, you sort that out with the winner in whatever way they are happy with, we don't interfere there at all (and winners are not required to agree to a deletion if that is what you are asking for here).
But generally I would suggest against giving away keys in giveaways that you are unsure of and can't afford to replace the key.

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I want join

5 months ago
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Hi keijogold, if you want to join then please read the application topic and let me know which option you would like to join with.

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Hey, I would like to join the group with option 2. The game would be The Dwarves

5 months ago
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Hi GateroTD, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :) Please make the giveaway as soon as possible!

5 months ago
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Hey! Thanks for accepting. Here is the giveaway

5 months ago
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Thank you for sharing!

5 months ago
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would like to join

5 months ago
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Hi Strongfox, I am sorry, but you are not currently welcome to join.

5 months ago
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i played my won game

5 months ago
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You claiming that you played your win when you obviously just idled it for 5 hours just reinforced my first decision not to allow you to join the group. The answer is still no and it wont change.

5 months ago
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Hello! I love the idea of this group and would like to join via option 2. I would like to make a small giveaway for Scanner Sombre

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

5 months ago
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Done! Thank you for having me :D

Edit: Added another :D

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Thank you for sharing! :)

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5 months ago
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Hi soyalp104, you are welcome to join by playing The Walking Dead: The Final Season, let me know once you beat the game.

Original comment.

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4 months ago
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According to your achievements you have not finished the whole game?

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Now it is actually finished. Join request approved, welcome to the group.

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5 months ago
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Hello! I'd like to join via option 2. I'll make a giveaway for Levelhead

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Hi SmokyMonki, I can't say I have gotten a meme as a join request before :D You are welcome to join with option 2, join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the GA as soon as you can :)

5 months ago
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Thanks and Done. I didnt find any recommendations about Lvl and duration, so I hope Lvl 3 and 24+ hours is fine for entry GA. =)

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Thank you for sharing! There are no limitations about level and duration (it just needs to have a winner in the end) so all good :)

5 months ago
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ty for lettin me in ill make the group proud

5 months ago
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Stop. You have been spamming this thread for some time, now, and it has been made clear to you by the Group Admin that there is no intention of letting you join the group. Both spam and harassment are grounds for suspension, so consider this your official warning.

5 months ago
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mousewithbeer whos this clown?

4 months ago
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Shouldn't this be regarded as an insult to the administration followed by a ban?

4 months ago
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You may have noticed that the Guidelines only prohibit certain kinds of speech, and Support Staff are given no more protection than anyone else.

4 months ago
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But how many more times will he have to comment on this thread before he gets suspended? You told him that spamming/harassment could result in suspension and clearly, he doesn't seem to care because he's still going at it.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

4 months ago
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He has already been suspended. If you notice him doing it again, poke me using this message.

4 months ago
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My gawd, he's dumb as a rock. O_o I know he's trolling, but... you'd think that anyone with an ounce of common sense would stop spamming after being told by a mod that this type of behavior could lead to (another) suspension. But nope. Not him.

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I mean he has been banned on steamrep for almost 3k days and spammed that staff with appeals. Seems like it's just what he does.

4 months ago
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Yeah. A troll gotta troll, I guess...

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Done.

4 months ago
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While I'm glad he's getting punished, will this really stop him? He was already banned for the same exact thing. In 7 days he's just gonna be back at it.

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One would hope he chooses de-escalation. Support Staff are here to facilitate the working of the site and to enforce the Guidelines. On occasion, a user may choose to be recalcitrant. In such cases, permaban is usually the result.

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Some people do not learn as quickly as others.

3 months ago
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I have someone on our group thread that know he is on my BL, blocked on steam and discord after he trolled + wrote me that he will come and "visit me" in City X. I have something active that don't let him get my geo location exactly, so he named the wrong city but in the right part of germany.

He write from time to time (far from as often as the guy in this case) and i questioned the mods if there isn't a possibility to stop that because it's clear he only troll.

The answer were "As long as he don't insult we can do nothing".

So i am very surprised that it is possible to do something
At least if the rules count for all and not only for "VIP's"

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Well... in hi68712's case, it's still only a suspension. I mean, they might eventually pile up if the guy doesn't stop, but... yeah... no incendiary, derogatory comments, no death threats, nothing deemed "serious"... meaning that he'll be able to troll forever if that's what he wants to do, with very little consequences. He's on a four-week suspension. I have a feeling he's going to get back at trolling as soon as his suspension is over. You'd think that after several suspensions, the next logical step would be a ban... but in this case, I doubt this will happen. Because, yeah, he's just trolling in a non-threatening way. Still... I do wonder what's the point of keeping people like that part of the SG community...

Yeah, well... maybe you're just not liked that much by some mods, hence why no actions were taken. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Yes, when someone don't want to learn the lesson after multiple, "short time", suspensions then it is time for other steps.

But i would be happy about a short time one for the other guy. I am sure in nearly all cases such a warn shot is enough that such things stop.
The hi guy is the minority.

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after multiple, "short time", suspensions then it is time for other steps.

That'd be the logical process... but like I said, I doubt he'll get anything worse than suspensions.

But i would be happy about a short time one for the other guy. I am sure in nearly all cases such a warn shot is enough that such things stop.
The hi guy is the minority.

Yeah, that'd be nice if that guy could get something... Even if he's just trolling, he seems that he just won't stop. And if SG is the only way for him to contact you now... yeah, maybe a mod should step in. Even if the guy isn't rude nor aggressive, eventually, it gets annoying. And yes, for most people, a simple warning and maybe a lil' suspension will be enough to stop the bad behavior. That is... if they care about being part of SG. In hi67812's case... he hardly makes GA's nor contributes to the forum. If he isn't more involved, to me, that indicates that he simply doesn't care about SteamGifts. But he probably enjoys the trolling to a certain extent. He's kind of a dead weight. Keeping him around doesn't make sense, imo.

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It doesn't make sense to have a lot of the black sheeps on sg too, from the point of a lot of users (mostly the ones that give something), but it will not be changed because a high member count bring cg money in form of better payments for ads, advertising, clicked (ref) links to shops and raised worth of the site/domain.
Easy as that.

And that count for nearly all business sites, not only here.

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You have a point... Sure, the higher the member count is, the better for CG, I suppose. Still.. how many of those members have ad blockers? Most lvl 0 members don't seem to check and interact in the forum.. no ref links clicked. In theory, having the highest number of members is good but... conversion might not be that good on SteamGifts, if most members don't view/click ads. Still dead weight in my opinion. And if you take into account those who use auto-joiner scripts... I think that very few members of SG have an impact on CG's gain.

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With clicking directly on ad links you are correct with them but the higher member count bring more and higher basic offers and the sites worth is higher with a higher member count.
If they are all inactive or not is there not so important because it is like "i can reach X million users with it" and not "...but there are only 50k active members"^^.

3 months ago
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I know, Masa... ;) You can make data say whatever you like even if that is not true and/or does not reflect reality. Some are impressed by big numbers. And sometimes, it's all that matters.

3 months ago
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Hiya. I'd love a chance to enter the group. I'll play through Skully which I recently won.

5 months ago
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Hi Allison8Bit, you are welcome to join by playing Skully, let me know once you beat the game.

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Hi there. I have completed Skully. Here are various achievements from my playthrough, which took 6.5 hours yesterday

5 months ago
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Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it.

5 months ago
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Request was sent

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Join request approved, welcome to the group!

5 months ago
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Thank you <3

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Can ı join ?

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Bump!

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dead group feelsbad

5 months ago
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Lol, there are plenty of PA giveaways on the main page. How did you miss them?

5 months ago
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because they are a troll who think its funny to mess around in this group for the past couple weeks/months
at least they started keeping their comments instead of deleting it so everyone can see

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Hi Mbricorb,

I have to play everything I have won a steam gift?

For option 1 you have to pick 1 game you have won on SG (that fits the criteria listen in the post), tell me which one is going to be (before you start playing the game) and beat the game. Once you are a member of the group only the games you won from of the group need to get played.

If so, can I play games that are on my computer?

I have no idea what you are trying to ask.

if it's an online game then.... what time do these games get played?

Depends on the game, you need to be specific here.

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Games have minimum system requirements listed on the store page. You are expected to check those before entering a group giveaway. If you enter for it knowing your PC doesn't pass the requirements it is considered your own fault and you are expected to either figure out a way to play it or you would get kicked from the group.

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I would suggest picking a game that you think it should work. But if you pick one that ends up not working, you can let me know that and switch to a different game.

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Sorry, but I am having a really hard time understanding your English. I will try to put this as clear as possible:
if you want to join with option 1:

  1. pick 1 game that you have won on SG that is unplayed, is not very short, has achievements, can be beaten
  2. let me know what game you picked
  3. wait for my approval that the game is OK
  4. beat the game
  5. tell me that you have beaten the game.
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