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 1000 members and over 25000 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!

4 years ago*

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Interested in joining with option 1. Just started Fae Tactics last night. It'll probably be a bit before I finish it but I'll try to upload some stuff once I start hitting achievements.

1 month ago
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Hi TheBurningSamurai, apologizes for the late reply, life got very much in the way. Sadly as you started Fae Tactics before you commented here it won't work, but you are welcome to join by playing a different unplayed win. You just need to let me know which win before you start playing it :)

1 month ago
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Idk if Pop-Up Dungeon has a story mode but I can always start that one too, if that counts :)

1 month ago
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It does seem to have some ending achievements so Popup Dungeon should work indeed. Let me know once you beat it :)

4 weeks ago
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Finally beat it! Got some screenshots too but idk how to upload that to a post.

1 week ago
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Here are the instructions how to upload screenshots to Steam under "Upload Steam Screenshots to Steam Cloud". Just make sure you set the visibility to public so I can see them.

1 week ago
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Ok. I uploaded the ones for beating the game n' stuff.

1 week ago
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Thank you for uploading them! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

1 week ago
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I'd love to join with option 1! Would Little Nightmares work? I hope i can actually run it... unfortunately whilst i have a few games in my library that i haven't played, i have loaded them up just to test if i can actually run them on my potato pc....

1 month ago
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Hi insidiousfeline, you are welcome to join the group with option 1, but please make 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.

I can't give a green light on a game till I can see if it was played/not played. Generally if it was played for literally 2 min to just check if it works it should be fine too, but I would need to see.

1 month ago
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Oh jeez, done. Just don't shame me for the embarrassing amount of time ive spent playing stardew valley....

1 month ago
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Oh no, Stardew Valley is a great game so no shame there!

Little Nightmares will do fine, let me know once you beat the game! In case the game doesn't end up working for you let me know and you can pick a different game instead :)

1 month ago
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Damnit my computer killed itself right at the end of chapter 1 and killed my save file. Guess I'll try play Aragami or Echos?

1 month ago
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Oh damn, thats unfortunate :(

Either Aragami or Echo will be fine. I hope at least one of them works, let me know!

4 weeks ago
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Hi! If you'll have me, I'd like to join by supporting the cause with a Battlestar Galactica Deadlock GA.
I sent a request on steam, let me know if that works for you!

3 weeks ago
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Hi ToatsMcGoats, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the GA as soon as you can :)

3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Thank you for sharing! :)

3 weeks ago
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My pleasure!

3 weeks ago
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Hey, I'd like to create giveaways to help support the cause

2 weeks ago
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Hi LegendaryWolfKnight, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the GA as soon as you can :)

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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Thank you for the giveaway :)

2 weeks ago
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hello, can I join by option 1?
will play Curious Expedition
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2 weeks ago*
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Hi JUGEMEEENT, you are welcome to join by playing Curious Expedition, let me know when you beat the game :)

2 weeks ago
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finished

1 week ago
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Congrats on beating the game. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

6 days ago
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hi there. i'd like to join by option 1, i will play Book of Demons https://steamcommunity.com/id/mirtoff/stats/449960/?tab=achievements

2 weeks ago
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Hi Mirtoff, you are welcome to join by playing Book of Demons, let me know when you beat the game.

2 weeks ago
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Done playing :)

2 weeks ago
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From what I can tell you have not beaten the game.

2 weeks ago
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Okay lets try again, i just finished my first walkthrough (its rogue-like game btw), and even got one screenshot =)

2 weeks ago
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I don't see any screenshot? Could you make sure the privacy settings for it are set to public?

Looking at the achievements it is fine now, tho it does kinda leave a bitter after taste that you tried to claim the game was beaten when it was not even close.

2 weeks ago
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Oh im sorry, i got it wrong. I thought just playing will be enough.. Before i realised the game is really interesting =) And yeah, its stupid but i forgot to download screenshots first, now there they are :)

2 weeks ago
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Thanks for the screenshots! I accepted your join request, welcome to the group! Please make sure to check FAQ about what it is considered as played enough for your group wins so there are not any misunderstandings later. And if you have any questions feel free to ask :)

1 week ago
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Thanks!

1 week ago
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2 weeks ago
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Hi OnlyAhri, please put your Steam profile to public first as I can't do any of the necessarily checks otherwise.

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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I am afraid you are not welcome to join, sorry.

2 weeks ago
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1 week ago
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Not sure if this counts as "calling out" under SG rules, I would delete it if I were you just to be sure.

1 week ago
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AFAIK it's not considered calling out.
When somebody asks "Why am I blacklisted?" or "What did I do wrong?" it's completely fine to answer their question.

1 week ago
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Yea but I am not sure if it works that if a person who the question was not intended for answers? Because it could be correct, it could be something completely out there? I really don't know, I just don't want anyone to get suspended for just trying to help with answering PA related stuff :(

1 week ago
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Ty. I deleted. That rule has been very confusing to me.

1 week ago
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Not sure if this counts as "calling out" under SG rules, I would delete it if I were you just to be sure. But thank you for replying to them.

1 week ago
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Because looking at both your SG and Steam profile left me with no faith that you would actually follow the group rules.

Now please STOP bothering Morikalina on Steam about it. You won't get a different answer from him than you did from me. And behavior like that definitely confirms to me that I made a good choice about saying no.

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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always fun seeing deleted comments that aren't really secretive bcuz you said their name

1 week ago
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I assume you probably can't see it as a normal member but all comments are also backed up on the group tool so I know exactly what they said as well :D

1 week ago
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Hllo, may I join for option 1?
Will play Dark Devotion
or Succubus Cafe :D

2 weeks ago
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Hi StellaGibson, you are welcome to join by playing Dark Devotion (note: there is 2,8 hours of idle time on record). Let me know once you beat the game!

2 weeks ago
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I would like to join

2 weeks ago
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Hi ELGADO26, please read the instructions how to join.

2 weeks ago
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Howdy folks!! I'd like to apply for the group with both entry options. I know it is not necessary to. But I wanna get my "PAGYWOSG" for October out of the way early. For the group giveaway - Drake Hollow . And for the game I'll be playing - Costume Quest 2 with 11.6 hrs idled already.

1 week ago
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Hi ArsenalGunna, sorry but joining with both is not an option. Please pick one of them and let me know which one.
You can either decide to join with option 1, play Costume Quest 2 and then give away Drake Hollow if you still wish to do so (but not needed) when you join the group.

or

Join with option 2, give away Drake Hollow ... and well, play Costume Quest 2 whenever you wish to do so :)

Let me know what you decide :)

1 week ago
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Ok, no problem. I will play Costume Quest 2, then make the giveaway afterwards.

1 week ago
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That works! Let me know when you beat the game then :)

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

6 days ago
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Thanks a lot!! Request sent. :)

6 days ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

6 days ago
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Bump

1 week ago
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If I have played all my wins on SG, what should I do?

1 week ago
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There are two options to join ...

1 week ago
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I realize, but it's strange the #1 option did not predict that someone could have played their games already. If I will need to make a GA, so be it, but I want to make sure

1 week ago
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Well Option B exists for people like you or people who haven't won anything yet etc.
Afaik you also can play some game you haven't won here. But creating a giveaway is your sure bet to get in.

1 week ago
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You can play a game in your library that is not in your win list. At least that's how I was able to join

1 week ago
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Happy cakeday :)

1 week ago
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Hi DecadentHamster, If someone has played all their wins they can join in by playing a game from their Steam library for option 1. But I am going to disagree that this is the case for you. You have 4 minutes of playtime on Purrfect Date, I would pretty much consider that as not played.

1 week ago
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I forgot about that game, read after accepting that it has less than pleasant moments and regretted. Can I think about it?

1 week ago
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Not sure exactly what you mean with less than pleasant moment as it can mean a lot of things. But I can say that at least in my playthroughs I don't remember there being anything weird (ignoring the obvious fact that you try to date cats, but thats literally the point of the game) but I haven't explored every option.

And yes, of course. Let me know what you decided when you do.

1 week ago
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A Hamster and Mouse conversation about cats, pretty interesting one would say.
ps. Sorry, I just could not resist >_<! Cheesiest Regards

1 week ago
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Funny things like this happen a lot when you have an animal username. I also had a chat with a Penguin and Duck yesterday :D

1 week ago
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Hahaha, Is it SG Animal Crossing now? XD

1 week ago
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Those actually werent on SG, but yea, I feel like I might live in a zoo with all the animals around :P

1 week ago
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After discussing the matters in private about the issues with Purrfect Date, you are welcome to pick an unplayed win from your Steam library to play that instead if you wish to join with option 1. Just let me know what it is before you start playing it :)

1 week ago
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I'd like to pick Nex Machina then. Got it once in a bundle, looked super cool, but didn't work properly on my PC back then. But it's better now, and Black Mesa works smoothly, so Nex Machina should too :D I have 2,1 hours in it, but it was 0,1 hours of "oh it's unplayable" and 2 hours of idling

1 week ago
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Nex Machina (note: as stated there is 2,1 hours of idle time on it) will do. Let me know once you beat it :)

1 week ago
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Hey there, I beat Nex Machina (on the lowest difficulty, but still) and uploaded the levels list to my Steam account

1 week ago
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Any difficulty is fine so no worries about that?

uploaded the levels list to my Steam account

Do you mean as on a screenshot? Because if that is so I can't see any screenshots for this game on your profile so you might have the privacy settings for them set wrong.

Anyways, join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 week ago
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Fixed, should work now :D And thanks!

1 week ago
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Yup, I can see it now, thanks :)

1 week ago
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I would like to join with [option 2] by supporting the giveaway for members.

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

1 week ago
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Hi MouseWithBeer,
I like the idea of this group.

I reserved a key for game Ring of Pain which has 92% on Steam with 1,864 votes. I believe some people of the group would like to play it. I'm not a fan of card game so much so I wouldn't probably appreciate it. That's about the option 2.

But in the last months I also try to play won games. I finished Zombo Buster rising, Scanner Sombre or Beyond Earth. Willing to enter only the group GAs I’m really about to play.

1 week ago
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Hi OndrejVasicek, you are welcome to join with option 2! I have approved your join request, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as you can.

And I know you didn't ask for it, but as a side note if you need some motivation/organization for games to play I can suggest BLAEO and PAGYWOSG if you are not aware of them :)

1 week ago
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Thank you MouseWithBeer. GA created
I use a great app Playnite for managing my libraries and here in Czech republic we have something like gaming challenge every year - it motivates you to play games with different characteristics.
But I will definitely look to the two links. I already know I’ve heard about the BLAEO.

1 week ago
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Thank you for the giveaway!

I heard of Playnite but never actually used it myself (doesn't support my OS), but it does look great :D

1 week ago
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Hi! I would like to join with option 1.
The game that I would like to play is "Project Warlock"

I have to apologize because I pressed "Join group" on Steam before reading all the rules sad face

As soon as I finished the game I'll post again

1 week ago
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Hi StellaDelMattino, you are welcome to join the group by playing Project Warlock. Let me know when you beat the game :)

I have to apologize because I pressed "Join group" on Steam before reading all the rules sad face

No problem about that, since you commented on this thread it is perfectly fine if you requested to join on Steam :)

1 week ago
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Hello I would like to join with first option by playing Atomicrops

21 hours ago
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Oh well, I have been beating at least one win per month since a long time ago, but I had no clue about this group (already beated 3 games this month xD).

I would like to join with Option 1, for which I will play Crimsonland https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198415650031/stats/appid/262830/achievements

I guess I have to wait for an answer before starting playing it, so I will wait for confirmation).

16 hours ago
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