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 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!

1 year ago*

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Hi! I would like to join with option 2 and giveaway Day of Infamy. Also i plan on starting to play all my wins one by one starting from the latest(DeerhunterX).

2 weeks ago
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Hi Tulepeeker, joining by giving away Day of Infamy will be fine. I have approved you join request, welcome to the group! :)

2 weeks ago
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Thank you! :D

2 weeks ago
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Considering Im in backlog assassins already this could be another reason to go through my games especially sg won games.
Plus be nice to give away my giveaways to people while will be playing them which will also give motivation to carry on with sg.

I was wondering if I could join with option 1 with club life if I 100% it?
If not I got queens quest which has 2 hours idle time

2 weeks ago
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Hey cece09, simply beating the game is more than enough, but if you want to 100% it I will not stop you :)
Either Club Life or Queen's Quest: Tower of Darkness (like you said, it has 2 hours of idle time) will do fine, just reply back once you finished either one of them.

2 weeks ago
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well i always make sure to 100% my games as much as possible and it wont kill me to finish the whole game i mean whats the point of it if only wanted 1 route.

Ill make sure to reply once i finished it thank you

2 weeks ago
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I do that with mine as well, but I will sure not force anyone to do that if they are not interested in doing so :) You get 2 big thumbs up from me for doing so, not that really helps anything :(

2 weeks ago
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I have finished club life

2 weeks ago
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In that case welcome to the group! Your join request has been approved :)

2 weeks ago
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Hi! I would like to apply by option 1
The game is Go! Go! Nippon! My First Trip to Japan
Actually I started play it yesterday, but only 20 minutes and didn't get any achievements yet (it have 85 🙈), is it okay?

2 weeks ago
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Hi krolik7,
as far as I am aware the achievements for that one only unlock if own DLC for it, do you own any of it? If not I would ask you to please pick a different game.

2 weeks ago
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oh, you are right, I completely forgot about dlcs — that's why it have 85 achievements.. my bad, sorry :|
then can I choose game from my library? (I played all my wins already) — for example, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth (all 3 books)

2 weeks ago
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No worries, since you don't have any achievements and have only played it for 10 minutes you can also go with Luxor, but if you prefer Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth we will accept that one as well. Just reply to me whenever you beat one of them :)

2 weeks ago
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you checked :) yep, I'd love to play Luxor, but I can't, sadly. I'm not able to run it properly on my system — it has some flickering problems and I can't see even a menu (not only I have this problem), but maybe someday..
so, I'll reply you as I finish. thanks for your time and have a good day/night!

2 weeks ago
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I got a handly little script that does it for me. I saw that 3 games didn't have achievements, so I took a look at what they were (I know Battle Time has some not so easy to get achievements so I didn't wanna bother with that one). Shame, I hope you get to play it someday :/ I have played it myself and it is pretty nice.
Ok, enjoy The Pillars of the Earth then and have a good day/night as well :)

2 weeks ago
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Hey, I've got a few giveaways planned for old humble games that I'd like to see people actually play instead of just feeding them to the bots, eg. Last Day of June, AER Memories of Old, Oxenfree.

2 weeks ago
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Hi kathryn, sounds good to me! I have approved your join request :)

2 weeks ago
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What is your stance in regards to shared giveaways? If I've joined a shared PA giveaway through whitelist or other group, am I also expected to follow the rule as PA member or is it allowed to assume that I'm joining through other means and therefore I'm exempted from the playing rule regardless of being a member?

Thanks in advance for answering.

2 weeks ago
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If you are indeed a member of a different group/whitelist you won't get kicked if you don't play the giveaway. How it actually works with the group tool: if you play it, then great, it will be approved whenever we think it is played enough, if you don't once it hits day 31 it gets moved to the unfollowed category and absolutely nothing will happen. If it happens that you get a warning anyways for not playing all you need to say is "member of a different group" and you will get a sorry for forgetting to check and bothering you and it will be moved into unfollowed as well.

2 weeks ago
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It's mostly me who bother you without checking :P

2 weeks ago
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Considering you do most of the warnings, well yea :D about that, time to go smash the approve button a little bit :P

2 weeks ago
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Oh, so it doesn't really make sense to make shared giveaways if the GA creator wants the game played. hmmm

2 weeks ago
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It matters if winner does not belong to any other group, then s/he has to play the game :)

2 weeks ago
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Roger. Don't wanna take that risk then. Thanks for the clarification

2 weeks ago
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I don't have an actual percentage for you, but I can tell you that probably +95% of the time they actually get played (also the winner needs to actually be in the other group, just it being a shared giveaway is not enough). There has been a total of 52 games set to unfollowed in almost 2 years this group exists (out of 11,439 total giveaways, shared and non shared) and I know for a fact that at least a couple of those are under unfollowed for different reasons.
You can also do what I tend to do and make the giveaways shared between groups that focus on playing games, so if PA doesn't force them to play another one will :)

Edit: Morikalina 2fast4me

2 weeks ago
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Got it. Thanks MouseWithBeer!

2 weeks ago
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Honestly, I'm kinda disappointed by that. If I was to join a shared giveaway where I'm both a member of PA and some other group(s) and ended up winning, I'd consider it my duty to play the game within a month... because I'm also part of PA.

To me this just sounds like the perfect excuse to weasel out of an established group rule.

2 weeks ago
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I would also prefer it to be mandatory to play but I don't make the rules, I can only express my option and I have done so in the past. But at least I am happy to say that almost everyone ends up playing their wins anyways. I have replied with some numbers to Janediel, not amazingly accurate, but it gives you an idea.

2 weeks ago
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I've sent almost forty games so far and only one has ever been played, even though every giveaway I ask in the description for people to not enter unless they really want to play the game. So I'm all for a group like this. I got games to give away that I want played. So uhh, option 2 on the how to join if you would please.

btw What do games given away through your group average in entries? I'll get at least five each, right; for it to count towards contributor level?

1 week ago
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Hi MountainWulf, you are welcome to join with option 2! I have approved your join request :)

The average number of entries per giveaway is 53 according to SG here. From experience I would say it tends to vary quite a lot depending on the game (if it was bundles 283422 times before, is it an asset flip quality of game), the contributor level it is set to and if it is shared with any other groups, but for the most part there should not be any problems getting 5 entries. If not you always have the option to delete the giveaway before it ends.

6 days ago
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Yay, Thank you. Hope the people in the group love hidden object games, because I got a lot of those to give away first.

6 days ago
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Hey, just for the heads up, I gave away a couple of old bundled hidden object games (neither had achievements - if yours have achieves more people will probably be interested) in the group last week - they got 7 entries each - so I'd recommend you leave them open for at least a day or so, so everybody gets time to see it if you want to make sure they get the 5 entries :D

6 days ago
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That sounds like a good idea, thanks. I tend to set games for the next day, because I'm so forgetful. But I suppose steamgifts reminds me anyways, so I'll just have to make the giveaways longer.

6 days ago
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Damn, I don't like hidden objects :(
1 less entry for your giveaways :P

6 days ago
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I love HOG games so I pretty much buy every bundle with them and give my spares to PA. If they have been bundled a couple of times I always got more than enough entries in less than 12 hours, if they have been bundled many many times it can be a struggle so I tend to throw this HOG group in the mix and always get enough entries as well. Hope you will never encounter any issues :)

5 days ago
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Heh, out of curiosity checked out your giveaways. Turns out I have won a game from you (Grim Legends The Forsaken Bride) :D And I finished that one within three days ^^
btw. looks like I forgot to say thanks back then :D so, one late thank you for you

6 days ago
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Amazing that you came across this, you were the one that actually played one of the games I gave away. So thanks to you actually.

Love the avatar btw

6 days ago
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Hi, I would like to join just to give out some games I would want people to play if that's possible.
So applying for option 2. :D
I got some really good games from HB, does it counts :)?

6 days ago
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Hi SerasWhite, you are welcome to join with option 2, join request is approved ^_^
As long as one of them has less than 2 stars, it counts :P

6 days ago
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Hello,
I choose the Option 1 and the game LUP.
I've been kicked a year ago (since I didn't answer to your question and didn't touch steamgifts after that), so i need you to invite me/remove the "You have been kicked" message

5 days ago
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Hi yanivleg, Lup doesn't have any achievements and therefore it wont do. Out of your wins The Darkness II and NBA 2K17 have achievements so please pick one of them.

5 days ago
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Okay. I'll pick The darkness 2

5 days ago
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Don't forget to reply back when you are finished ^_^

5 days ago
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Ok, will start to play it now!

3 days ago
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Got stuck after an hour.
If it's still not enough I will try to play more.

3 days ago
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The HowLongToBeat time for the main story is 6 hours so no, it is not enough. To fulfill the join requirements of option 1 you actually have to beat the game.

3 days ago
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Finished

2 days ago
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Can you explain why a lot of achievements are unlocked at the same time?

View attached image.
2 days ago
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Can it be because I was playing offline?
Me and My friend did a challenge where we play a game we choose (single player) and play it without network connection to not be distracted and the winner gets 5$ steam gift card.

If you can't accept that I'll play NBA 2k17 but just take in mind it will take me a few weeks to finish it (40 hours).

2 days ago
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Well, then all achievements should have unlocked at the same time; but there are some unlocked 15 minutes before, e.g. 15 dec @ 6:38PM and 15 Dec @ 6:45PM etc. So offline play doesn't seem plausible.

1 day ago
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I played 30 minutes ~ online.

Well, I can understand that. How much hours/ achievements in NBA 2k17 will be enough? 38hours or I can do a bit less. Online only this time*

1 day ago
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Even if you played it online for 30 minutes it still doesn't add up (the first 3 achievements were unlocked at the same time already) + which achievements were unlocked vs which ones were not doesn't add up either. I am sorry but I simply can't agree to let someone in the group that I don't trust that they didn't try to cheat their way in in the first place.

If you legit did play it I am very sorry, but there is just one thing too much that doesn't add up and I don't want to risk having to kick any more people out of the group for cheating.

23 hours ago
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Am I blacklisted?
I mean, I really want to be a part of the group and I honestly didn't know that the achievements were unlocked at the same time until you showed me...

I'm really sorry If I did something wrong...

1 day ago
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Hi! I want to join your group with option 1:) I'd like to play "The Way" i think.
Thanks for the answer!

5 days ago
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Hi kotermark, you are welcome to join by playing The Way (note: 6,0 hours on record before today). Please reply back once you have beaten the game.

4 days ago
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Hey wana join with option 2) will post 2-3 game giveaways when I get the keys (should be quick)

4 days ago
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Hey IBC, you are welcome to join with option 2, but the giveaway needs to be done right after you enter so reply to me once you have the key for one of them and I will approve your join request ^^

3 days ago
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These will be the games I'm gonna gib.
Looks ok?

Operation Flashpoint Red River
The Invisible Hours
Gloom
Songbringer

3 days ago
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More than OK. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

3 days ago
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Smashing :D

3 days ago
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can i join please

2 days ago
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Hi PhantonGuilterio, you can, with which option would you like to join?

2 days ago
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Option 1

2 days ago
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Ok, and which SG win will you play?

2 days ago
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Curling World Cup

2 days ago
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Please read the how to join section again. You already got all the achievement Curling World Cup yesterday.

2 days ago
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already, Yes

2 days ago
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what about Call of Juarez® Gunslinger

2 days ago
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You already played that too. Please pick an unplayed win.

2 days ago
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2 days ago
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sorry I did not read it properly

2 days ago
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hye,what about Sniper Elite V2 ..i haven't played it yet

2 days ago
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Yes Sniper Elite V2 will be fine. Please reply back to me once you have beaten it.

2 days ago
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okay :D

2 days ago
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can i join now

4 hours ago
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I took a look at the achievements and it seems like you have not completed the story yet? You are still missing:
Master Sniper
Uncover Wolff's plan

Veteran Sniper
Discover the location of the V2 launch site

Feared Sniper
Destroy the V2 rocket

Legendary Sniper
Prevent Wolff from escaping

If I am wrong and you have finished the story let me know.

1 hour ago
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oh i need to complete the story

3 minutes ago
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ok then

2 minutes ago
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sorry about 0.4 hours i'm idle game

2 days ago
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is it good

2 days ago
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Can I join the group with option #1 with a game that I'm playing now? The game is Tropico 4.

2 days ago
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Hi GarionPR, sorry but it needs to be a gave you haven't played before. Since you don't really have any other SteamGift wins that would fit the criteria for option 1, you can choose any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library and play that instead. Just comment the name of the game before you start playing :)

2 days ago
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Then Rise of Insanity is ok?

2 days ago
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Yes Rise of Insanity will be fine, please reply to this comment once you have beaten it :)

2 days ago
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I used to be in the group and was loving it... Then some bad things happened in my life and I didn't manage to play the games I won (2 I think). Can I be reinvited if I play them?

2 days ago
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Hi pampuch721, hope you are doing better now!
Yes you can. You got these 2 to left to play:
Space Hulk Ascension
Total Pro Golf 3
Let us know once you are done with them :)

2 days ago
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Thank you!
I've just got to recall the issue I had...
The site was not updating anything for these 2 games I had to play :( I have played the Golf game long time ago and it has never counted my playtime (it was about 250 days ago!). Same goes for Space Hulk.
Now I have enough stats for both games and they are still red. Hope you can help me and I could get invitation to the group again :)

1 day ago
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The tool doesn't update stats once they are set to rejected. I have forced them to update now and approved them both :) Sending you a friend request on Steam so I can invite you to the group again :)

1 day ago
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Thank you! :)

1 day ago
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