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!

5 years ago*

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I would like to join with option 1, just started Life is Strange. I am also playing it for 'play a game you won on SG' this month, so if you'd rather I play something different, I also have Legend of Homebody.

2 months ago
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Hi Twomal, Life is Strange wont work because you have started playing it before you commented on the thread. Legend of Homebody will work fine however. Let me know once you beat the game!

2 months ago
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Hello. I'd like to join with option 1. I'm going to play my last won game The Little Acre

2 months ago*
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Hi Trinity1999, please read the group rules again.

You need to set and keep your Steam privacy settings for My profile and Game details public

2 months ago
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Done. Sorry, completely forgot that I changed several settings when I was working at home for some time.

2 months ago*
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Thanks! Playing The Little Acre will do fine. Let me know once you beat the game!

2 months ago
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I finished the game.

2 months ago
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Congrats on beating the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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i like to join with 1. option last won game (kingdom of corrupts )

2 months ago
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Hi polatgang, you are welcome to join by playing Kingdom of Corrupts. Let me know once you beat the game and please upload some screenshots of your progress as well.

2 months ago
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Hi, may I ask why was I removed from the group?
It might have taken me quite a bit of time to finish the game but I was playing it whenever I had time.
I know I was distracted with YuGiOh but the game is finished now and I'm starting another one I won.

2 months ago
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Hi Nergeyn, you kinda answered your own question there. You got kicked because you didn't play a game in time.

2 months ago
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The thing is that even if I didn't finish it within a month, I was still playing it.
I have other wins of this group I'm still playing too.
It's just that I don't have that much time sometimes, so I would like to ask if I can enter again.

2 months ago
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The minimum amount that a game need to be played is very clearly stated in the rules and the same for everyone. You didn't have enough playtime till over 10 days after the giveaway time has ended.

Considering this is the 2nd time you got kicked out, you are not welcome to rejoin anymore.

2 months ago
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Understandable, sorry to bother then.

2 months ago
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Question not found on faq: Can the winner exceptionally ask for more time to play a game? For a special situation when they wont have the month time to play it, but dont want to miss the opportunity to a winner reroll because of reasons, like a rare game giveaway for example.

2 months ago
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Good question. The giveaway creator has the option to approve a giveaway if they are happy with it not being played in the month of time if they wish to do so, but we wont track it anymore after that as keeping track of a bunch of different giveaways with different deadlines would be a nightmare. We did whoever made a couple of exceptions in the past for really unexpected, unresolvable and not the fault of the user situations (war, serious disease) that happened after they have won the game, but in that case the giveaway status just get frozen till they can finally play again and are not allowed to enter any more giveaways in the group.

2 months ago
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I am willing to follow the group rules that have been made, for your profile I always open all my profiles and I will be committed to playing the game I got from this group, any game for 1 month full and will not forget to thank you for the maker

2 months ago
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Hi zenzen78, please read the instructions how to join the group again.

2 months ago
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I've been part of the group before but didn't care about the rules neither speaking properly enlgish back then to be honest,
Can i get a second chance ?

2 months ago
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Hi Savaryna, looking at your history with the group and the fact you still haven't played the wins from back then and you owe a giveaway to the group I am gonna go with a no.

2 months ago
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we can solve that :)

2 months ago
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I am sorry, but I have 0 hope you actually plan to play by the rules this time as you have showing nothing that proves that other than words. So my answer is still gonna be no.

2 months ago
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i will, i just need a second chance to prove it!

2 months ago
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I could make a whole list of reasons why you are not getting one, but I will just spare my time and just say no, you haven't shown anything that would tell me you deserve one.

2 months ago
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The thing is everything was before, I wouldn’t ask for a second chance if I wasn’t serious about it, if you think i wanna waste your time or anyone else time you are wrong.
I just want to join back, repair my mistakes and prove it out.
But without getting a second chance I won’t be able to do that.
Cheers!

2 months ago
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I'd like to apply to the group - and I'll go with the second option, since I didn't win anything yet. I have a key for Antichamber in my library, which I'd really like to see played.

2 months ago
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Hi makecoffee, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as you can.

2 months ago
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Done so :) Thank you for the invitation!

2 months ago
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Thank you for the giveaways! :)

2 months ago
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Hey, I'd like to join with option 2. I've still to win my first GA (here or on any other GA site I ever joined :)), but I will gladly offer some spare keys for Timore 5 and War of the Human Tanks if I'm allowed to join.

2 months ago
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Hi realschrambo, 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.

2 months ago
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Done!

2 months ago
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Thank you. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as you can!

2 months ago
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Thank you! GA's are up!

2 months ago
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Thank you for the giveaways! :)

2 months ago
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can i join ?

2 months ago
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Hi MrTrk, please read the instructions how to join.

2 months ago
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Your request to join was denied ;)

2 months ago
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Because you have requested to join before without writing a comment. Considering you are apparently unable to follow instructions how to join you are not welcome to join the group.

1 month ago
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I would like to join the group with the second option. I have a spare Medal of honor steam key for the Giveaway.

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

2 months ago
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I would like to join with option 1 by playing through Waking Mars

1 month ago
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Hi aza3l12, you are welcome to join by playing Waking Mars. Let me know once you beat the game!

1 month ago
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Hello, I've finished the game

1 month ago
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Do you have/can you take any screenshots showing that you have beaten the game?

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Lovely, thank you so much! Join request approved, welcome to the group! And sorry for the delay :(

1 month ago
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Thank you!

1 month ago
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I'd like to join with option 1. Kingdom of Corrupts

1 month ago
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Hi aharunu, you are welcome to join by playing Kingdom of Corrupts, let me know once you beat the game!

1 month ago
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MouseWithBeer, just curios, what usually happens when it's nearly impossible to finish won PA gift due to technical reasons?
I'm talking about Dark Future: Blood Red States to be precise, not only this crap is a buggy mess itself, it also crashed no less than 10 times in my 4.7hrs playtime.

1 month ago
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Hi ngrazer, well it depends where the issue is and if it can be fixed. If you have any issues with a game it is best if you contact me somewhere on SG about it and I will take a look and discuss the issue with you. In the case of Dark Future: Blood Red States your playtime is good enough to be approved anyways so I just went ahead and did that. You are sadly not the only person who had an issues with that game :/

1 month ago
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Hello, I'd like to try joining via option 2.

1 month ago
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Hi redlilies, sorry for the late response. You are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make a giveaway as soon as you can.

1 month ago
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may i join via option 2 with giveaway of GAI Stops Auto: Right Version Sim

1 month ago
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Hi shiranui112, you are not currently welcome to join.

1 month ago
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ok

1 month ago
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Can I join in..? I won the PGA Tour 2k21 game a few days ago and I really want to play that game, that game until now I'm still playing it already 19.2 hours I've played that game, the game I got from SG I will definitely play it not only for my library collection Just me, and I have a commitment about appreciating a gift from someone

1 month ago
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I have already answered you a few weeks ago. If you are unable to follow the instructions how to join then the answer is no.

1 month ago
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What up baby I’m back

1 month ago
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So we see. Considering that your application has been pre-rejected, and that you have been repeatedly asked not to post in this thread, and that you have been repeatedly suspended for ignoring those requests and continuing to harass the OP, I am wondering if the only way to keep you from posting here is to permaban you. That would be the logical next step.

P.S. (The smart thing to do would be to delete your comment and not post in this thread unless and until Mouse or Reforced specifically asks you to do so.)

1 month ago*
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Hi, I was already a member before, left when clearing groups on Steam as I was not using steamgifts. Would like to join back, if possible :-)

1 month ago
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Hi RussellCZ, I have accepted your join request, welcome back to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Thank you!

1 month ago
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can i join with option 1

1 month ago
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Hi polatalemdar, you have asked a month ago and haven't beaten the game yet, so no, till you do that.

1 month ago
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Hello, I'd like to join with option 2.
I also really like the idea of your group, since I see every day people with several thousands of games but that don't play games at all (idling for cards doesn't count)
What's the point in hoarding games? :)

1 month ago
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Hi Kurajberovic, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, please make a giveaway as soon as you can :)

As for your question, I am the wrong person to ask here because while I do have a lot of games I do actually play them :D

1 month ago
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Thanks for having me! I'll make one now. I hope it's okay that I include another group also.
Good, it's better that you don't have an answer and are playing your games instead of hoarding for your next of kin :)

1 month ago*
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Ideally the first one should have been group exclusive (afterwards if you make more it doesn't matter), but since its unlucky 7 it is fine, I will accept it as a option 2 giveaway anyways :)

1 month ago
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Thanks, great to hear it! What's your policy on DLC giveaways? Guess they are out of the question since this is a group dedicated to playing the actual game, but in some cases you can get DLC-tied achievements and thus you played the correlated DLC. Just curious :)

1 month ago*
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DLC giveaway are fine, we just track the playtime on the base game (the website wont track it properly, but we manually make a note what was the state of whatever game belongs to the DLC when the DLC is won). How much playtime/achievements would be required is determined on case by case basis (depending on how long the game is, what achievements it has, has the person played it before,...) but they are generally more lax than the requirements for games.

Only exception here is soundtrack DLCs. You are still free to make giveaway for them, but they will get auto approved as played because there is absolutely no way for us to check if something has been listened to or not.

1 month ago
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Alright, good to know. Appreciate the detailed information. Will make a few once my activate GA's end. Yeah, fair point on soundtracks :)

1 month ago
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No worries, if you ever have any more questions please feel free to ask!

1 month ago
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Could I rejoin after finishing my games?

1 month ago
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Hi rodasa, no, you already used your 2nd chance to rejoin. You are not welcome to rejoin the group ever again.

1 month ago
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Option 2 please

1 month ago
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Hi Lilyhia, sorry for the delay answering. You are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make a giveaway as soon as possible.

1 month ago
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Could I join under option 1 with Now You See - A Hand Painted Horror Adventure? If that is considered too short to play then I also have The Sexy Brutale I could play which is longer.

1 month ago
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Hi MysticMusician, sorry for the delay answering. Playing Now You See will do fine! Let me know once you beat the game :)

1 month ago*
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I have beaten the game, as well as posted some screenshots from the game and the end credits on my profile :)

1 month ago
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Congrats on beating the game and thank you for the screenshots! I have approved your join request, welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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Thank you!

1 month ago
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I have a question: If I'm very busy for a month or two, do I need to leave the group and rejoin later or is not joining giveaways enough?

1 month ago
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Hi amusedmonkey, we don't have any activity requirements, so whenever you know you wont have time to play games just don't join any group giveaways and all is good :)

1 month ago
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Understood. Thank you, this makes things easier. I barely have time for anything these days.

1 month ago
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No worries, if you have any more questions please feel free to ask :)

1 month ago
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