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 800 members and over 9000 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 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!

1 year ago*

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Happy cake day!

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1 week ago
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Thank you, Mouse <3

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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^^ Thanks Yukiin!

1 week ago
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So I won this game and learned of this group
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/IZu2c/the-dark-eye-chains-of-satinav

I am still playing my first win, GTA4, but has no achievments.

I can play Dark Eye to join?

1 week ago
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Hi Machy, playing The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav will be fine to join. Please reply to this comment once you have beaten it.

1 week ago
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I am interested!can i join with Option 2?

1 week ago
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Hi adshanni, yes you can. Please request to join on the group page and then let me know :)

1 week ago
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thanks

1 week ago
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Membership approved, I am looking forward to see what you are going to give away :) Welcome to the group!

1 week ago
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ok,thank you

1 week ago
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I could enter with option 2 and send a request to join the group

1 week ago
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Hi fernandojrd, joining with option 2 will do fine. Please request to join on the group page and then let me know.

1 week ago
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ready and send request to the group

1 week ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please create a giveaway as soon as possible :)

1 week ago
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ready 😎😎

1 week ago
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👍

1 week ago
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I am interested to join using Option 2. I have read and I understand the group rules.

The only issue is that I am Lv 0 on Steam, so I do not have the ability to Request to join on Steam. Is it possible that an admin can add me on Steam so I can join?

1 week ago
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Hi Arcsurvivor, I have sent you a friend request on Steam :)

1 week ago
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Thanks, Accepted.

1 week ago
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Hello, me again so i did finish one of my wins, i have 22 out of 24 achievements unlocked called Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily, Do i qualify?

1 week ago
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Hi Catzuki, no you do not qualify. Your Crime Secrets: Crimson Lily achievements..

1 week ago*
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what? why? is it because i played it offline? sorry then :(

1 week ago
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If it was played offline then it is another story. And no, it can not be played offline as we can not verify the playtime/achievements. And it wouldn't have counted anyways, because from what I can see (I went back 5 months of comments, if I missed it I am sorry) your only comment was "upsy, decline me, i accidetally sent a request, sorry" and you have to comment the game you are going to play beforehand.

1 week ago
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sorry, sorry i won't bother again. :)

1 week ago
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Option 2
While I really like the concept of the group - I probably don't have much time to play in the next months so I said for myself I should not enter your giveaways ;)
Honest reason I'll have a game I would like to share with this group as it should really be played.

I tried to play Maria the Witch as the nice Artwork inspired me but arghh I don't like that kind of play stile.

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We don't have any activity requirements so entering the giveaway only when you have time its not a problem :) That said you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Curious to see which game it is :)

1 week ago
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Finally it's there. As I see we are really a bit picky. When looking at Bedlam I wasn't sure which time frame to give to get 5 entries.

5 days ago
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You got some amazing timing, I sent a warning about a couple of seconds too late. Hope you will manage to get the entries and thank you for making the giveaway :)

5 days ago
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Sorry that that made a dent in our relationship. Felt really a bit bad that I couldn't do it instantly well +2 extra ;)

But glad I had this timing^^ (I was wondering huh? Got a new message but there was none???).

5 days ago
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Oh there is no dent don't worry. As long as the giveaway went up there are no problems what so ever :)

Yea I deleted the comment with the warning as soon as it was posted since I saw I had a new message from you from 30 seconds ago and it wasn't necessary anymore :)

5 days ago
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5 days ago
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Option 1: I have won Bastion 5 days ago and beaten it the same day does that count or do i need to play another game to join? :)

1 week ago
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You need to state a game, then play it if it's approvable :)

1 week ago
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Okay i will play half life 2 which i won do i need some proof that i played it or ?

1 week ago
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Playing HL2 is fine. You can reply back when you've finished the game

1 week ago
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I'd like to pick option 1. So far I've won and beaten one game: Sorry, James. It's quite short, so I'm not sure whether it would qualify.

1 day ago
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news: It would have counted if you would have commented that you were going to play before you played it :/ You can join by beating Psychonauts instead if you wish (or waiting for another win if that game doesn't suit you) or picking option 2.

Edit: or what Reforced said below.

1 day ago*
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Oh, my mistake. I thought I had to play and finish before commenting. I'll pick something else, then!

1 day ago
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You may also choose an unplayed game that has achievements from your Steam library, if you prefer.

1 day ago
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In that case, may I pick An Octave Higher to play as my game?

1 day ago
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An Octave Higher is fine (Y)

1 day ago
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I've finished it! I've gotten 3 endings, but one of them didn't give any achievements. I'll certainly be trying to get some more endings. I'm curious as to how the final illustration will be tied into the story.

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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

10 hours ago
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Hi! I want to give away "The Wolf Among Us" but I want to make sure it'll be played... this looks like a good way to do that. Can I Join?

1 day ago
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Hi aleluist, giving away The Wolf Among Us will do just fine to enter the group. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 day ago
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Thank you very much!

1 day ago
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