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!

4 years ago*

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steam group waiting approval :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi AndrewKing, have you even bothered to read how to join?...

3 weeks ago
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Sorry, Accidental duplicate comment. I am aware I do not fit the criterium

3 weeks ago
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Hi! I was once in a group but for that time i couldnt play games that much so we had an agreement that i can return in a group once i beat games i should have beaten. It was half a year ago. Can i still do it to join back?

3 weeks ago
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Hi yourshk, yes you can. But as of right now those games have not been played enough yet.

2 weeks ago
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Hi! What about now?

1 week ago
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I approved Peaky Blinders: Mastermind and clown town 1443.

I dont think Mushroom Wars has been played enough at all and I would like to see some screenshots from that.

I would also like to see some screenshots from No Time To Explain Remastered as something doesn't add up to me.

1 week ago
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Okay, no problem, will make them as soon as i play again. NTTE is too difficult for me so i dont think will play it more than i did already

1 week ago
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NTTE is too difficult for me so i dont think will play it more than i did already

According to your achievements for the game you have beaten it already? So please explain that to me. And you should also have half of the hats too so thats what I would like to see as well.

1 week ago
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I made screenshots, uploaded here
https://ibb.co/N9FvT14 - it says "73% beaten"
https://ibb.co/y0TKtbs
https://ibb.co/TPJ0DbJ
https://ibb.co/F4c0GjL
I actually beat NTTE but forgot about that for some reason

1 week ago
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Thank you very much for the screenshots. The time reported on the Mushrooms wars one seems a bit low, but I checked my own as well and it is not accurate either and you did get most of the levels played so that is fine.

NTTE screenshots look good as well.

Thank you for taking them, I have sent you a friend request so I can reinvite you. Please message me when you accept it so I don't forget.

1 week ago
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Accepted!

1 week ago
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Invite sent.

1 week ago
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hi there, I'd like to join PA group if you agree

3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Hi savaty, please read the instructions how to join the group.

2 weeks ago
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Hi I have red the rules as ever, did I miss some point? fill your beer drink is not in rules lol. You can see I played all the games I won here, even if Im slow on the last orwell one (because Im not the best in english x))

2 weeks ago*
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You have missed this part:

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).

So you need to pick which option you want to join with. If you want to do option 1 you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library (since you have already played your wins).

Hopefully this explains it whats missing :)

2 weeks ago
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thank you for your answer you right I did not specify this point. I could chose both of them, but to make it short I choose option 2 :)

2 weeks ago
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Ok, in that case: join request approved, welcome to the group! :) Please make the giveaway as soon as possible, if you need any help with that let me know.

2 weeks ago
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Ok noted. Thank you for your approval!

2 weeks ago
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I am still waiting for a giveaway from you. Please make one in the next 24 hours or I will have to remove it from the group.

2 weeks ago
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Well done! Sorry I was at hospital today so I had other thinkings scrambling in my little head lol... Thanks for understanding. Toast a beer with me🍻

2 weeks ago*
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I hope all is well! I saw you made a few now so thank you for the giveaways!

2 weeks ago
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its fine for the GAs! and thanks, im healthy but had my 3rd surgery to the arm 1 month ago and potentially becoming handi if I dont follow strictly the reeducational program . That would be too long to explain and uninteresting unless youre a medical student (i know they like beer too lol) but im not dead. Not yet ;)

2 weeks ago
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Oh damn, best of luck with it, I hope the recovery goes well and your arm gets as good as possible!
Yea, not a medical student or in the medical filed at all. I also don't like beer, my username is a complete lie :(

2 weeks ago
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you duped me, Ithough i was talking to a real mouse ;) thank you for your words

2 weeks ago
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Hi!
I was a member 4 years ago. Is there a way to rejoin the group?

2 weeks ago
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Hi Svartsten, you can have a second chance once you play all your group wins enough.

2 weeks ago
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Hello! I'm interested in joining using option 2 and already have sent the request

2 weeks ago
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Hi Librett0, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

2 weeks ago
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Thanks)

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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Hi Sabrewua, you are welcome to join by playing FRAMED Collection. Let me know once you beat the game!

2 weeks ago
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I just finished the game. 1 hidden achievement left. Will use guide because I have no idea what I should to do to obtain it. What about screenshot?

2 weeks ago
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Looks like you managed to figure that last achievement out as well, congrats! I can see that the game has been beaten from the achievements alone so no need for screenshots tho they are always appreciated. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it.

2 weeks ago
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"Your request to join was denied"

2 weeks ago
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I took a look and you have apparently requested to join the group on September 28th without bothering to comment so your request was denied then. I sent you a friend request so I can invite you manually, please message me when you accept it.

2 weeks ago
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Thanks. Probably I just registered on SG and found group on Steam before I found this thread here :)

2 weeks ago
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Hello sir, I just won the game Styx Master of Shadows
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242640/Styx_Master_of_Shadows/
I haven't played it before. Even though I have a Mac and can't play it on it I'll play it when I can get to my other pc. I requested to join the group rn but please don't hastily deny my request. TY <3

2 weeks ago
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Hi tekorkmaz, you are welcome to join by playing Styx: Master of Shadows. Let me know once you beat the game.

I would just like note here than when it comes to group wins "I can't play in time because of wrong OS" is not a valid excuse and you will be kicked if you don't play it in time.

1 week ago
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I know sir, thank you for explaining it. I am also very well aware that Mac is not a gaming system :D regardless I'm hyped and I'll play the game. I'll keep this place posted.

1 week ago
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Please don't call me a sir, I am not one.

For gaming on Mac you do have Wine but I have absolutely 0 experience or know how well it works on Mac (I only used it on Linux myself) so I can't recommend it only making you aware of it in case you didn't know about it.

Sounds good!

1 week ago
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Oh my bad, sorry for calling you like that. Didn't mean to assign genders or anything, it's just something that stuck on my tongue. It happened some time ago and I updated myself to sir/madam but it also might not cut it. I should be using a genderless pronoun or none. I'll be more careful <3

I have another system in Windows and I'll play it there on Tuesday. Thanks for the suggestion btw Mac is my working laptop and I'm on a trip rn but I might try that on small games.

1 week ago
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No worries, not a bit deal, I am just saying :)

Have a safe trip!

1 week ago
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Thank you :) Please be safe as well

1 week ago
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Hello.
Can I join by playing Black The Fall?
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/omBMV/black-the-fall

1 week ago
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Hi star4you, you are welcome to join by playing Black The Fall, let me know once you beat the game!

1 week ago
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Completed.

1 week ago
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Congrats on completing the game! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

Edit: approved.

1 week ago*
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Hey, I was thinking to ask for second chance... Thus I need some some games from my win list to play (too bad I started doing it some time ago, but still there are few titles I really want ot play when I get time)

1 week ago
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Hi Wasari, you already had your second chance and you blew it. You are not welcome rejoin anymore.

1 week ago
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i did? so sry, can't remember :(

1 week ago
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Yup.
Joined 2017-03-27
Kicked for not playing 03/04/2018
Rejoined 15/08/2019
Banned for not playing 25/09/2019

There is a 2nd chance for people to rejoin (as long as not kicked for cheating), but there is no 3rd chance.

1 week ago
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okay if you say so, I will look my wins to see which game I failed :P
I totally respect only 2nd chance rule
EDIT: seems like The Testament of Sherlock Holmes was the one ;(

1 week ago
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Yup, first time it was Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!, second time The Testament of Sherlock Holmes as you already figured out.

1 week ago
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damn, checked that I tried it out once within limit, but guess I didn't really commit to cause

1 week ago
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Hi - I like the idea of this group and would like to join.
I have won this game https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/SMwYi/hidden-town and played trough it in a fast way.
Right now I am write many applications and dont have much time to play all the games I won. But I want to take the chance to join. :)

1 week ago
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Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play.

If you already played the game, then it doesn't count. If you want to join, it might be good to find a time you can actually play a game then apply then.

1 week ago
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allright thank you for the info.

1 week ago
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Hi AiAruKobushi, as MoonQueen3 already helpfully pointed out the game you join with needs to be unplayed at the point you request to join.

Right now I am write many applications and dont have much time to play all the games I won. But I want to take the chance to join. :)

This is a group for people who play their group wins within a month of wining them, if you don't have time to play this is not the right group for you.

1 week ago
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allright, I will try it on a later time then :)

1 week ago
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Sounds good, you are welcome to reapply once you have more time :)

1 week ago
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I want to give away a copy of Relicta, I sent a request

1 week ago
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Hi LegendaryWolfKnight, not sure if you are actually serious here. You have joined the group less than 2 months ago, won 2 games, didn't play them and then left the group after just 18 days in it. You are not welcome to rejoin till you play your wins.

1 week ago
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Stalker much
jk lol 😂

I played one of the games InMomentum and I couldn't play the other one because my good system broke meaning I couldn't install and play it. I left because I thought leaving removed the entries to the giveaways I entered.

1 week ago
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Its literally my job as an group admin to keep track of this...

I played one of the games InMomentum

I wouldn't really call 15 minutes as "playing" a game and its definitely nowhere near enough by group rules to be counted as played enough.

I couldn't play the other one because my good system broke meaning I couldn't install and play it

You could have contacted an admin about that and we could have seen what could be done about it. Leaving without saying a thing is the second worst thing to do after not leaving and just winning more giveaways.

Anyways, what I said still stands. You are only welcome to join back after both of the games are played by group standards.

1 week ago
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Hello,
I just won "Torchlight" today and I'm excited to try it out, hopefully by getting all the achievements (or at least trying to as some of them seem pretty rough) I could enter your group.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/41500/Torchlight/

Thank you in advance for the consideration.

1 week ago
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Hi Flame96, you are welcome to join by playing Torchlight. Beating the game is enough, we don't ask for 100% achievements. Let me know once you finish the game.

1 week ago
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Hello,
I finally managed to beat the game today, it proved to be quite difficult even on the casual "easy" difficulty.

3 days ago
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Could you please provide some screenshots proving the game has been beaten? Because are missing one of the story achievements which I don't think should be missable.

2 days ago
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I uploaded some screenshots of my journey through the game to my Steam profile, and after looking through all the achievements, I think I figured out what the problematic achievement is. "A Lich to Scratch" requires you to beat the Overseer, which is a midgame boss. I don't exactly know why I haven't been given it, but I took a screenshot of me going back to the boss room as proof that he is no longer there.
If there is anything else I should take a screenshot of, please let me know.

2 days ago
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A Lich to Scratch" requires you to beat the Overseer, which is a midgame boss

Yup, thats the one indeed.

Those screenshots work for me, thank you! And since everything else looks fine I will just assume either Steam went down momentarily when you would have gotten that achievement or something else went wrong. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

2 days ago
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Thank you for having me!

2 days ago
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Join request approved :)

2 days ago
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I never win any games.So I want to join this group by option 2. When I join, I will create a Giveaway in the group.In fact,its a good game,but it only supports Chinese.I don't know if such giveaway are allowed?

1 week ago*
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Hi lesliecheung, hmmm I don't think we had such case yet. I generally don't see a problem with that and it think it is perfectly fine but there is a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • You probably won't get many people entering for it. I know we definitely have some people in the group who speak Chinese (not sure if traditional or simplified) but I am unsure of the exact number or can guarantee they would want to enter for it. For the giveaway to be valid for option 2 it needs to have a winner who has marked the game as "received" in the end.
  • Since I don't speak Chinese I would have to largely rely on Google translate to make sure the game has been played enough and correctly by the winner which might result in a lesser level of accuracy. Or possibly ask you for some help translating something I don't quite understand if needed.

As long as you understand and agree with that I am OK with it :)

Also since you haven't won any games yet you can also join with option 1 and play any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library instead.

Let me know what you decide on! :)

1 week ago
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Oh Thanks.Now I know I can join group with option 1.So I will join group with this way and I choice"call of the sea".I've never played this game.This is my achievement of it.
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561199126205919/stats/1042490?tab=achievements

I will finish the game and enjoy it. I'll reply when I'm finished.

1 week ago
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Playing Call of the Sea will do fine! Let me know once you beat it :)

1 week ago
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Silly question before applying: Whats is the point of getting a game you're not gonna play?

1 week ago
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Hi Tenn3801, bragging rights about how many games you own, I guess? I am the wrong person to ask here as I don't really get it either (I might own a lot of games but I have played over half of them already and I plan to play the rest as well no matter how terrible).

1 week ago
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Oh I didnt even finish reading, I was gonna say even the terrible ones. Oh damn you reached the 1k mark nice. From what I've learnt from indiegala bundles, people get games for cards and without cards its not worth the price. Probably accounts for some of the wins here also because free money! I make badges, it costs me to win

1 week ago
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Its not a BLAEO report made by me if I don't shit on at least one game somewhere in there (tho the past few months have been mostly good games) ;)

But you generally get so little money back from cards that I am not even sure it is worth buying a bundle for them unless crazy crazy cheap? Tho I guess on SG you do get them for free instead. But taking a game away from someone who would potentially play it just so you can make 10 cents its just plain sad imo.

1 week ago
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Oh damn I activated this script in steamdb which filled my account with demos and such. Its like junkware. I own(as the badge says ~58 games, most of them I played, even to see if I like. The point is: why get to all these giveaways if youre not gonna play? You can even choose the genre

1 week ago
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I guess Cece above brought up a good point: profit from trading cards. But that is just sad in my opinion.

1 week ago
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I wish I had never filled my acct with all this vaporware low quality unplayable games...
I mean, cards are fine, but the whole point is to have fun playing games right? There's so many titles each year, interesting ideas...

1 week ago
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I think you should be able to remove them from here (If you don't trust my link: your username in Steam -> Account Details -> View licenses and product key activation and then everything that has been added for free should have a "remove" button next to it. It might take a while depending how much stuff there is, but it should clear it up hopefully.

That should be the point indeed, but I guess it is not to some people.

1 week ago
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Yep I can remove them but one by one...and there's like a thousand of them....will take quite some clicking ;) Thanks for the link!
I don't like to judge whatever makes people happy with their stuff. Some people spend thousands of dollars in cars, some in trips, some want the blingey Steam profile with level 9000. But I still think games are meant to be played

1 week ago
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Hello, can i join by playing reventure

1 week ago
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Hi wactuby05, you are welcome to join by playing Reventure, let me know once you beat the game.

1 week ago
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Hey, just saw that I was removed from the group. No issues with that, I have been too busy and despite trying to keep up with won games, I probably did miss one. Could you let me know which one it was? I'd like to give it a playthrough despite no longer being in the group, since the intention of the gifter was that it be played.

5 days ago
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5 days ago
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Ah, that's vey helpful, thanks.

5 days ago
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Thank you for replying to them! Appreciated :)

4 days ago
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I'd like to join if possible :) Option 2, I have a game that could use some love with another owner.

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

1 day ago
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The giveaway has been created! Hope I did everything right! :D

1 day ago
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All looks good, thank you for sharing! :)

17 hours ago
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Hey guys, I've just applied for group. I just got 'Railway Empire' GA, installing now, will probably get all achievements very fast :)
Profile is set to public, all the rules read. Let me know if you need more info. Thanks!

1 day ago
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Hi Tenn3801, you are welcome to join the group by playing Railway Empire, let me know once you beat the game :)

17 hours ago
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Day 1 Progress: I thought It'd be easier.
First screenshot, no achievs, I afked a little to get the chance for the booster pack.
https://imgur.com/a/R88x5MK
After a few hours I managed to get the first mission(Chapter 1) out of 5 complete(cross the rocky mountains with a railway) BUT I didnt get all objectives done so I didn't proceed to Chapter 2.
https://imgur.com/a/mGDSqU2
The game is great. But its very very complicated. There's a lot to micromanage and you realize the track goes 1-way and your trains are lining up because they wanna travel both ways.... its a lot to absorb. If I was in charge of the logistics of a small town, people would be hunting squirrels for food. Tomorrow I'll get this right :)

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