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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Hello. I would like to join the group with option B by offering The Return of the Obra Dinn.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/653530/Return_of_the_Obra_Dinn/

3 weeks ago
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Request approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group

3 weeks ago
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Thank you ! The giveaway is made.

3 weeks ago
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I was told to poke someone else about my completion status, but I didn't want to step on anyone else's application comment, so, here's a link to my original application for Grim Fandango and a link to my followup comment about its completion along with screenshots.

(I hope this is an okay way of doing this? I wasn't really sure... what to do.)

3 weeks ago
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Hi TheDruidNym! Gaining all achievements, posting screenshots and writing a review, yup I'd say you've certainly beaten that game! ^^ I guess you'll be right at home in this group. Join request approved!

3 weeks ago
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Thank you ^^

3 weeks ago
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I've finished my original application for Chasm with a screenshot . Hope this is okay!

3 weeks ago
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Hi dixon3133! Looking good, please request to join the group and we'll approve it!

3 weeks ago*
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Join request approved, welcome to the group!

3 weeks ago
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Hey there ! I was a member a few month back, missed a played giveaway, and talked about getting back in now that i am more available ! Could i do the option 2 ? Got a couple of keys to put in giveaway !
Will wait for your answer ! Have a nice day !

3 weeks ago
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as long as you played all unplayed pa games they don't require you to do the options
you still need to do 11-11 memories

3 weeks ago
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Ok ! But would it also be a possibility to do the second option in order to get back in ? I might as well give some key, i now i won't play those, but maybe somebody would ! Just making sure, and thanks for the quick answer you gave me !

3 weeks ago
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as i said the mods wont let you until you play that win. I don't think they will make an exception
From the looks of the stats it shouldn't be to hard to do the minimum requirements. Never played it myself thought it would be longer

3 weeks ago
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Oh ok sure ! I'll wait to get back in and then make the giveway for the group ! Thanks !

3 weeks ago
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Hi Czar720. If you want to rejoin the group you will have to play both of your past wins enough (I dont believe either of either of them have been played enough at this point). Once you do so you are welcome to let us know and rejoin one more time.

3 weeks ago
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Hey MouseWithBeer, thanks for the answer ! Sure thing, i'm doing currently 11-11, Gift of parthax might take a moment, i'm not used to this type of game, it's harder than i though ! But i will let y'all know ! Thanks again !

2 weeks ago
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Hey there! I was kicked previously because of non-played games (lack of time). Now I feel I have more time at hand and would appreciate a second chance (previously won games have been played). Thank you and best regards from Vaco

2 weeks ago
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Hi VacoTM, I can not verify your playtime for Pure mind because it has been removed from the store and not showing up in your library on your profile. Could you prove some proof of playtime? (in the Steam library should show the amount of playtime you got). Some screenshots would be great too.

2 weeks ago
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Hi MouseWithBeer, please check the link https://imgur.com/a/Mr9P1g8
As you said Pure Mind doesn't show up because it's banned from Steam as of November 2019.
Please let me know if it's enough, cheers!

2 weeks ago
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That works, thank you!
Sent you a friend request on Steam so I can re-invite you.

2 weeks ago
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Thank you! Accepted.

2 weeks ago
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Group invite sent :)

2 weeks ago
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Hello) I would like to join by playing Silver Chains
But i have a question - is it Ok if i'll play the same game for PAGYWOSG event?
Or i should choose different game?

2 weeks ago
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Hi Pit0n, you are welcome to join by playing Silver Chains. Yes it is fine. Let us know once you beat the game!

2 weeks ago
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Beated it) Do i have to make a screenshot or "Liberator" achievment is enough?

2 weeks ago
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Congrats! The achievement is enough. Sent you a friend request on Steam so I can invite you to the group (you requested to join before and didn't leave a commend so it got rejected), send me a message when you accept it so I dont forget about it.

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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"Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play."

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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Before playing, you need the approval of the mods to check If everything is alright.

2 weeks ago
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Hi hi67812, as Cassioht already mentioned the LEGO game wont work. As for Skullgirls seems like that one goes under the very short category so I would ask you to pick between Forager, Brutal Legend and The Walking Dead, let me know which one and play it.

2 weeks ago
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Hi, I would like to join the group by giving away Through the Darkest of Times.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1003090/Through_the_Darkest_of_Times/

2 weeks ago
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Hi MetalHead6666, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group!

2 weeks ago
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Thanks. Giveaway done.

2 weeks ago
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Thank you!

2 weeks ago
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1 week ago
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Hi lucianacuarelli, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

1 week ago
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Hello, can I join with option 2) - GA for Skyhill? Thanks!

1 week ago
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Hi FattalCZ, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

1 week ago
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Oop just saw this, I only enter giveaways now for games that I actually want so naturally I'll be playing all of them! Currently playing through Scribblenauts unlimited that I won last week, not sure if I yet qualify for this though, just over an hour of gameplay + 4 achievements, very much a game to play in short bursts every now and then. Got another one I won a couple weeks back but yet to boot that one up, planning on doing so soon though

1 week ago
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Hi skylarkblue1, please reread how to join with option 1 again. The game must be unplayed before you decide to apply with it, then beat it and then you are welcome to join. So if you wish to pick a game to play to join the group with let me know which one.

1 week ago
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Ah dang, guess I gotta wait then until whenever I win another game. RIP

1 week ago
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You still have more available games to play from your wins if you want to join, took the time to look for you, this ones qualifies

Republique
Sword Legacy: Omen
Sparkle 3 Genesis
Darkness II
Full Throttle Remastered
Tacoma
Violett Remastered

Think there could be more, or well you can wait to win another game or do option 2 ^^

1 week ago
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I've played all of them though, they really count? And I wish I could do option 2 but I need money for food rather then buying games to give sorry haha

1 week ago
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Steam doesn't report that you have earned achievements in any of those and only one of them has playtime, that could be perfectly idled, any of those can be considered unplayed. Tho if you say they're played already guess would be admin decision, but pretty sure there's no problem at all

1 week ago
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huh, I guess I played them while offline then. Idk if achievements will pop when I launch them though but I guess I'll take your word for it.

Republique I was playing last night but yeah, didn't get any achievements from it cause I got called away fast.

1 week ago
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Depending on the game, in most cases they will pop up once you're online again. I really suggest you to don't play offline as may be considered cheating (Steam will return the data as the same way if you would have used SAM if you play offline, which is forbidden) and can get you banned. Also wait for an admin to approve your pick

1 week ago
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Well in some cases playing offline is the only option :) Steam also is aware of this, after all it is part of how the application works.

1 week ago
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Yep, I know, that's why I said may, if the data looks suspicious you may as well need to prove that you actually played the game. Guess that's all I can help you at this point. Good luck with this!!

1 week ago
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The only 3 games that show playimte are: Akin, Shoppe Keep and Scribblenauts Unlimited so if you wanna replay any of the rest (if the achievements don't unlock automatically when you start them ofc) you can do that instead of waiting for another win.
As for offline play we ask that the group wins (and ofc the game which you apply with) are played in online mode as this is the only way we can track if the game has actually been played.
With this info in mind let me know what you want to do :)

1 week ago
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Hello.
I would like to join the group via option 1 by playing "The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day"(https://store.steampowered.com/app/406970/The_Uncertain_Last_Quiet_Day/).
Thanks.

1 week ago
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Hi LupoSilente, you are welcome to join by playing The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day. Let me know once you beat the game! :)

1 week ago
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Hi.
I've finished the game (it was shorter than I thought).

1 week ago
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Congrats! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

1 week ago
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Thank you.

1 week ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

6 days ago
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Option 2: I'd like to join, but I can only give away Steam gifts on my region, South America.
Option 1: I'm already playing my last giveaway.

5 days ago
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Hi seffard, please pick one of the options:
For option 2 a region locked giveaway is fine (it just needs to have a winner in the end).
For option 1 the game must be unplayed before you apply to join the group. Since you dont have any other SG wins you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your library instead and let me know which one it is.

Let me know which option you want to choose.

5 days ago
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5 days ago*
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

5 days ago
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ill try and win somehintg new and play it to get in :D

4 days ago
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You have Psychonauts, The Walking Dead and Brutal Legend that works to join, if you don't want to wait for another win, or do option 2 as well

4 days ago
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Related to this now deleted comment (ignore the comment above this one). Thats fine, you just need to let us know what that game is before you start playing it for it to count.

4 days ago
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man this is tough but ill get there

3 days ago
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I would like to join via option 2

the game is https://store.steampowered.com/app/935440/Viki_Spotter_Professions/

4 days ago
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If I join, can I put level restrictions on GA, or GA have to be for everyone?

4 days ago
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Hi MandalorTheDesperate, you are welcome to join the group by giving away a game for option 2, but please put your playtime info public first. If you need the instructions how to do that:

Go to your Privacy Settings and change your "Game details" from Friends Only to Public and make sure the checkbox bellow is unchecked. Here is an example of how it all should look.

To answer your question, yes you can level restrict the giveaway.

4 days ago
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"make sure the checkbox bellow is unchecked" - damn, everything was public for long time, but I didn't even notice this checkbox
fixed

4 days ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

3 days ago
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Thank you for sharing!

3 days ago
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