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 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 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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Hi, I'd like to join with option 2 since I haven't won anything yet.
Anyway I planned to play ALL games I'll win whether in the group or not :)

2 weeks ago
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Hi Histoire! You're welcome to join. Please do set your Steam playtimes to public first. Joining by option two is possible, but you may also pick an unplayed game from your Steam library with achievements if you wish. Please let me know. :)

2 weeks ago
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It's done !
So if I can play an unplayed game it will be Stories : Path of Destinies. Thanks :)

2 weeks ago
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Great, as for that game, you've already started playing it on the 12th of May, so please pick another..

2 weeks ago
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Aw too bad, I just touched it a bit, well I'll consider to play it later,
Then Silence that I've got from the last HumbleBundle would be good ? :)

2 weeks ago
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I just finished the game, it was a great story.
I liked graphisms, soundtracks, the kids on drugs ...
Well, I chose the truth over the happiness, might play it again later to discover all the endings :)

3 days ago
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Hi Histoire! Silence will be fine. :) And as for your second comment, seeing you've already played it now, your membership request was approved! Welcome to the group.

3 days ago
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Thanks, I really appreciate, the idea of the group is awesome :)
I'll make sure to give away some games I do love

3 days ago
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If I qualify, I'd like to apply via Option 1 with the the any unplayed game in my profile variant [unless by Luckamancy me posting here causes me to suddenly win a giveaway], with the game I'm selecting being Yooka-Laylee.

If I'm seeing everything correctly that would be about 10 hours of play time and at least 4 achievements [achievements gotten by 60% of people] (although personally I'm sure I can get at least 12 in that time)?

2 weeks ago*
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I am now at more than 10 hours with 20 achievements. Let me know if a) for applying it takes more than the effort mentioned on the website or b) if I need to work on my SG stats before I'd be accepted.

1 week ago
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I am now officially declaring my temptation for requesting to join before my application has been acknowledged as I've 100% the game. I'll probably wait until Friday before doing so unless if it is otherwise acknowledged or declined due to needing to improve my SG stats.

EDIT: I have requested to join

1 week ago*
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Hi goplayer7! You're welcome to join by playing Yooka-Laylee. Seeing you did so (and congratulations on the 100% also ^^) I've approved your membership. Welcome to the group! :)

3 days ago
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Thank you, I look forward to being part of the group.

3 days ago
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Hey, I'd like to join via (Option 2) [currently not much time on my hands & am picky].

1 week ago
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Hi Nyuels! You're welcome to join by giving away a game you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved. :)

3 days ago
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I would like to join, played Bing Bong XL

1 week ago
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Hi HeadfullEyeballs! You're welcome to join, however for option one please pick a game you didn't play yet.

3 days ago
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Hey, can I be a part of this group? I will do a giveaway!

1 week ago
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Hi kurdtcobain1994! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Membership request approved. :)

3 days ago
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Hi sounds like a cool group :D Option 1: I just 100% 'starting the game' which I won here a couple days ago. Ill do Option 2 too though

1 week ago
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Hi marco4838908350! You're welcome to join. As for option 1, that game is too short (more a meme game). But joining via option 2 is fine. Please do set your "Total playtimes" on Steam to public first (the checkbox below game details).

3 days ago
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Yeah fair enough! It is about 15 minutes long. I've only won a couple games on here so don't have many to show. Done the total playtimes :)

2 days ago
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Option 1

1 week ago
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Hi Korrie! You're welcome to join by option one. What game will it be?

3 days ago
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I'm interested in this idea. I'd like to join the group if possible. I am going to play The Walking Dead as I have it even downloaded. I will return when I finish it! Thank you <3

1 week ago
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Hi, is Grim Fandango long enough to count as Option 1? I started it today and just finished it (though im fine with making giveaway anyway).

6 days ago
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Just commenting again to say that I finished strider, as promised.

3 days ago
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All right, I'm going to give "Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series" a go, hopefully it'll run well enough on my PC.

3 days ago
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Hi! I'd like to join using option 1 if possible. Can I join playing SOMA?

2 days ago
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Hey there, I'd like to join via Option 2 :)
Requested to join. :)

2 days ago
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may i join? some1 link me this group during that discussion https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/G1Z6a/any-tips-on-winning-giveaways#3lmFKo6

1 day ago
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Hi. Read the first post.

1 day ago
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so i have not won anything yet. so should i wait until i win something that i can play/beat than take a screenshot of me beating the game?

1 day ago
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I think you can choose an unplayed game from your steam library, however don't take my word for it. Wait for an admin to help you then :)

1 day ago
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Group needs some cleanup already I guess :)

1 day ago
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