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 850 members and over 14500 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!

3 years ago*

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Hi, I would like to join, playing recent steamgift winned "Suicide Guy".
TNX

1 month ago
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Hi Rulesless, you are welcome to join the group by playing Suicide Guy. Let me know once you beat the game.

1 month ago
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2 weeks ago
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Alright, I approve it, welcome to the group

2 weeks ago
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Thanks :)
Only I will enter in giveaways rally interesting for me, but I not think to complete e.g. Syberia3 in one month! :P
And my next giveaways will be for this group with very interesting games!

2 weeks ago*
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I would like to enter, I'll make a giveaway for NITE Team 4 - Military Hacking Division if I get accepted.

1 month ago
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Hi, Filipi, you can join us by giving away NITE Team 4, I accepted your request, please make your giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group :)

1 month ago
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Thanks, I've made the giveaway: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/I5uO3/nite-team-4-military-hacking-division

Are region locked keys allowed to be gifted in this group by the way? Do I need to monitor my winners myself as well, or do the group mods do it?

1 month ago
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Thanks for the giveaway!!

There's no problem with region locked keys, as some users already made restricted giveaways in the past, however remember that this will reduce the amount of users that can join and you may not be getting CV if the giveaway doesn't get 5 entries.

You can approve (but only approve) plays of the giveaways you made but in any case if you don't or you forgot to do it so, we are checking on all giveaways if they are played or not so you don't have to worry about it

1 month ago
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Thank you for the giveaway!

To answer your questions:

Are region locked keys allowed to be gifted in this group by the way?

Yes, you are free to give away anything you wish no matter the restrictions.

Do I need to monitor my winners myself as well, or do the group mods do it?

You can approve giveaways yourself on our group website if you wish to do so, but otherwise we, the mods, will take care of it :)

Edit: NoSenses was 1 minute too fast :D

1 month ago
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oh you both were on that together. Just slightly to slow

1 month ago
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Oh I didn't know I could approve GA's myself, if that takes workload off the mods I'll do that from now on :)

1 month ago
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👍
You can find the whole list of your giveaways here in case you weren't aware of that as well (easier than looking through a huge list on the progress page) :)

1 month ago
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Looking to join, I've already played all of my 3 wins, but you can look at my achievements on "Deponia: The Complete Journey" and see that I'm making my way through, almost done with the second chapter. I just had to reset to factory so I lost my screenshots, but I'll get a get up good one up.

2 weeks ago
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Hi Boomdaddymac6644, sadly Deponia has been played too much already before you applied to join to count for a join application game. Since you have already played all your wins you can pick any unplayed games with achievements from your Steam library instead and play that for option 1 (you just need to let me know the name of the game before you start).

2 weeks ago
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Sounds good I'll go for "Surviving Mars"...been waiting to play that one...and a bunch, but there are a bunch of events and new content in some of my main staples. Good excuse

2 weeks ago
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I hope you will enjoy Surviving Mars then :) Let me know once you beat the game!

2 weeks ago
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Actually I just won Infested Planet, Ill switch to that one

2 weeks ago
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Alright, Infested Planet will be good, tell us once you beat it

2 weeks ago
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Beat it

2 weeks ago
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Approved, welcome to the group!!

2 weeks ago
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Thanks! I'm in the group on steam but I'm getting the no permission cause youre not in group msg...what did i miss?

1 week ago
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You need to manually sync you account here.
Just press "Sync Account" button

1 week ago
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Ah ha, thanks again...stay health out there everyone!

1 week ago
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Interested in joining the group, planning on doing option 2 (Syberia 3 giveaway). Before I join, I had a question regarding the games that are won.

If a user wins a game, is there a minimum threshold of how far they need to progress in a game? How exactly is this measured?

Does the user need to unlock all achievements for it to count? Do they need to spend a certain amount of time in game? Both? How is this determined?

Also, what about games that lack achievements that are very long, like Muv-Luv Alternative. How do you decide the playtime is enough? Thanks.

2 weeks ago
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Hi ChiefGooley

You can find the answer for most of your questions in the FAQ, but in any case I'll answer them here as well with some examples

If a user wins a game, is there a minimum threshold of how far they need to progress in a game? How exactly is this measured?

There's not an standar for all games, cause there's some games that lacks on some information, in those cases we do 50/50 based on the group tool that uses several Steam APIs so we can check how much an user have played, how many achievements and, if applicable, we also compare statistics that some games have, for example the game Magicat tracks an accumulative of the points of all the levels, with this I can determine very precisely how many levels (and even which ones) the user played, so we compare this data with either our experiences if we already played the game (which we indeed used on some giveaways in the past) or with the information we get from AStats, HLTB, Completionist.me, SteamSpy, and Steam itself, if the data looks good, we approve it

Does the user need to unlock all achievements for it to count? Do they need to spend a certain amount of time in game? Both? How is this determined?

Isn't neccesary to get all achievements, we don't want to force the users to complete a game they don't like, but we want our user to at least give their wins a decent try, so we check both, the minimum of approval if applicable it's at least half of the hours to beat the game (main story) and also get a considerable amount of achievements that have a ratio of 60% and above, we determine this with the tools I told you above

Also, what about games that lack achievements that are very long, like Muv-Luv Alternative. How do you decide the playtime is enough?

In those cases would be good (but not mandatory) if the user upload some screenshots, so we can check how far the user have advanced, we also check for averages on steam and if applicable, statistics

Regarding to your application, I have to ask you to set your profile to public, either way we will not be able to determine if you play any of your wins

2 weeks ago*
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Thanks for the quick response, my profile set to public now. Tell me if there is anything else I need to do to join.

2 weeks ago
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Syberia 3 will be good, send a request to join so I can approve it

EDIT: Approved, please make your giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group :)

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2 weeks ago
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Thanks for the giveaway!!

2 weeks ago
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I wish to enter.

I choose option number 1. Possibly I would also like to do giveaways too, I hope for approval.

Thanks (:

2 weeks ago
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Hi IamBackbrow

Sure option 1 will do fine, which game would you like to play?

2 weeks ago
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i wish to enter too.
i choose option 2 (9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek).

2 weeks ago
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Hi ezovic

9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek will do fine, I approved your request, please make your giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group :)

2 weeks ago*
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I wish to enter, i choose option 2 (evergarden)

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago*
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I am really sorry, there was a misunderstood while I was checking something, I'll leave your apply to Mouse

1 week ago
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Hi c3powa, I am sorry, there has been a mistake. You are welcome to join the group with option 2. Since your join request on Steam has been rejected by NoSenses already, I sent you a friend request so I can invite you directly to the group.

1 week ago
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Option 2

1 week ago
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Hi TinyLuther, you are welcome to join the group by giving away a game for option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

You can find our FAQ here and our website where the giveaway progress gets tracked here.

6 days ago
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Thank you! Giveaway is ready

5 days ago
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👍 thanks for the giveaway!

5 days ago
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6 days ago
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hey, i would like to rejoin the group and choosing option 2.

6 days ago
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Hi iubjaved, you still have 2 wins that aren't approved yet, SpaceMerc and Razenroth, once you play those games you are welcome to join the group again

6 days ago
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i will try to finish playing them, thanks for the reminder

6 days ago
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Btw, i am playing spacemerc and theres no way to snap a screenshot in game!!

6 days ago
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Screenshots are not mandatory

6 days ago
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alright.. also know that these achievements are kinda hard to unlock.. any of em really

6 days ago
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Hi,

I played both of the games for quite sometime but my progress isn't updated on the tool that you posted.

5 days ago
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That's because those giveaways were too old so they need manual update, which I already did, I have a question to ask to Mouse, once she answers me I'll add you

5 days ago
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alright.. also note that i couldnt make screenshot on spacemerc game but i did on the other title..

thank you

5 days ago
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I have sent you a friend request so I can readd you to the group.

5 days ago
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thanks!

5 days ago
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hey, i would like to join the group and i choosing option 2 (Punch club)

5 days ago
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Hi PhantonGuilterio, you have some balls to try to ask to rejoin the group after being banned form it. The answer is no.

5 days ago
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how do i get unbanned...i am already change...That's a long time ago

5 days ago
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You don't get unbaned and you are not welcome to join back ever again.

5 days ago
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Fair enough..i will apply next year then

5 days ago
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You will get the same answer, so I really suggest you to don't

5 days ago
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Hi!
I would like to enter by option 1. Can i choose The Flame in the Flood?

3 days ago*
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Hi alayersoffe, you're welcome to join the group, but before, I have to ask you to set your profile data to public, or we will not be able to check if you play your wins, also Flame in the flood was been given away for free before, so it doesn't qualify for your application giveaway, you will have to choose another, you can check if the game does have two stars while creating a new giveaway, if it does, we cannot accept that one for your entry

3 days ago*
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Oh sorry, I crossed cables, I was thinking about a giveaway, yes you can play Flame in the flood, but you need to change your data to public anyway

3 days ago
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Yep, I'm sorry, I change my profile to public

3 days ago
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Playing Flame in the flood will do fine, let us know once you beat the game!

3 days ago
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3 days ago
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Hi Ennas, you're welcome to join the group using option 1, which game would you like to play?

3 days ago
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3 days ago
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You can choose any unplayed game on your library in that case

3 days ago
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3 days ago
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Yeah well, there's a problem with that game, there's not a main goal on those games, and we cannot determine if you have beaten it or not, so I'm sorry but I have to ask you to choose a different one, with achievements and with something we can use to determine if you played it

3 days ago
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while they may have deleted all their comments at least we now know they were called ennas

1 day ago
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Hi!
I would like to join the group with option 1. I will be playing The Escapists 2.

2 days ago
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Hi Msshll, you're welcome to join the group by playing The Escapists 2, tell us once you beat the game

2 days ago
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Done!

1 day ago
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Alright, I approve it, welcome to the group!!

Remember to sync with steam so you can see the giveaways

1 day ago
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Thanks!

1 day ago
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