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 700 active members and over 5000 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 should 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 you get invited. 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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Huh, I'm surprised I never joined this group. ^^

I've played all the games I won a bit, plan to play them more here and there but I'm pretty stuck on some other games atm. I'd like to give some games away in your group if you'd have me, thanks!

1 week ago
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Hi antocapone! You're welcome to join the group, this may be by creating a giveaway after you've joined that you'd like to see getting played, or by playing one of your winnings. At this moment Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes and Dungeon Siege III (with 1.1 hours playtime but no achievements) seem to qualify for that. Please let me know what you choose. :)

4 days ago
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I'll end up doing both, but for now I'll give away a game if that is ok. =)

Dungeon Siege 3 was pretty decent but I didn't have more time to invest in it so I plan to go back to it. Keep talking and Nobody Explodes looks great but is local MP only so I am waiting for some company to come up to visit, hopefully within the next few weeks. =D

4 days ago
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Giving away a game you'd like to see getting played will do fine. :) I hope it'll find a good home. Membership request approved!

4 days ago
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Thanks!

4 days ago
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Hi, I'd like to join with option 1, the game being Bad Rats the Rats Revenge is this ok?

4 days ago*
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Hi norms! You're welcome to join. Playing Bad Rats will do fine, however I must warn you.. Feel free to pick another game later or just comment when you've finished playing it. Have fun! ^^

4 days ago
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Yes, I have been warned about how poor it is, part of the reason why I wanted to play it once i'd won it! I'll choose a different game if I lose the will to live! Thanks :-D

4 days ago
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Finished it, such a frustrating game! >< :-D

1 day ago
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22 hours ago
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want to get back to the group >o
Left for some personal issues.

4 days ago
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Hi JPDEFO! Invitation was send, welcome back. :)

3 days ago*
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Re-applying.

4 days ago
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Hi Shalandir! You're welcome to join back since you've played your rejected winning (and for 100%, very nice ^^). Invitation was send. :)

3 days ago
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Is there an activity requirement? Like if I don't have a lot of free time, is it okay if I don't enter or create giveaways for a while?

3 days ago
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You are not obligated to do giveaways for this group (only exception is one giveaway if you applying through option 2) nor nobody will force you to enter gibs. You only need to play games you will win, within a month.

3 days ago
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Thanks.

2 days ago
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urbanus is correct, feel free to go on a holiday for a few months and you'll still find yourself as a member when you come back. ;)

3 days ago
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Thanks. The one month rule only applies to giveaways from the group, right?

2 days ago
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That is correct.

2 days ago
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request sent

1 day ago
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Hi Peruvaz! You're welcome to join, but please read the OP first and let me know how you'd like to join.

1 day ago*
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hello, I would like to join the group through option 1. The game I'll be playing is La-Mulana

1 day ago
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Hi Exidan! You're welcome to join, playing La-Mulana will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished the game. :)

1 day ago
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Can I join the group? I can give away a copy of Goat Simulator (key from HumbleBundle) after my current giveaway ends, if anyone wants to play it.

21 hours ago
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Hi Userwithaname! You're welcome to join, you may also pick a game from your Steam library if you wish to enter via option one instead. Please let me know. :)

21 hours ago
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I was planning to give it away regardless, so it's not a problem for me. Apparently, I am only allowed to do 2 giveaways at a time, so I'll have to wait for a day and a half before I can set up the page.

If that delay is a problem, I can do option 1 with the game Satellite Reign instead.

20 hours ago*
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It's your choice, a day and a half isn't the problem, I take your word for it. :) Membership request approved.

20 hours ago
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Awesome, thanks :)

20 hours ago
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Hey, I'd love to request to re-join, if possible?
I'll have to opt for the second option as I don't think I can meet the first condition at the moment. No worries if that would be a problem though!

Cheers :D

2 hours ago
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Hi PeteOzzy! Of course you're welcome to rejoin, no need to go through the application procedure again. Membership request approved, welcome back. :)

1 hour ago
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Thank you very much!

1 hour ago
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I'm very happy to see you around again. ^^

59 minutes ago
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Hey, where were you if you don't mind asking? :)

44 minutes ago
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