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Community rules and guidelines.
During these years Akatsuki and its members have been growing, changing and getting better.
We love giving away unbundled games and we love to play the games we win.
N.b.: Unlike previous recruitments which lasted only 7 days, this one will remain open for an unlimited period.
What's so special about Akatsuki?
Akatsuki is a non-ratio group, based instead on a three-months cycle basis.
For the first two months, members create mandatory monthly gifts.
On the third month, we introduce ways to mitigate the luck/misfortune mechanics, trying to "help" unlucky members who have won less during the cycle (they won't have to create gifts for this third month) and "asking for more" to lucky members as well (they will have to create more gifts). Also, In order to avoid extreme luck cases, we have limitations to the maximum number of games you can win in a cycle (8 gifts max).
Finally and most importantly, one of our primary goals is seeing people playing the games they get in our group. We do not want that people enter giveaways only to get a +1 in their library, or because they simply like to gamble and no more than that, or to farm cards or similar reasons. We want winners to play (or convincingly try) the games they win!
Annual cycle format
Akatsuki has a fixed cycle format where normal cycles are spaced out by special events and a month of general pause in August. Here we display the current structure of a standard year in our group:
January - February - March (Cycle 1)
April - May - June (Cycle 2)
July (Summer event)
September - October - November (Cycle 3)
December (Santa event)
The Summer event and the Secret Santa event are optional and members decide whether to participate or not. After the events play out, cycles resume normally.
Special events have specific rulesets that will be published when related announcements will be posted on the Steam group forum.
Here are some GAs you can find in our group, this month:
Deliver Us Mars
High On Life
UNCHARTED™: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Resident Evil 4
The Last of Us™ Parte I
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION
and many more, you can check all games here
Please read our candidacy requirements and follow carefully the instructions. If you fail to do so, we won't evaluate your candidacy and you won't get a reply.
So, who are we looking for?
We are also mindful of the fact that our members buy each gift directly, whether on Steam, Humble, Fanatical or other officially recognized vendors. We don't accept members who would be providing their monthly gifts via licenses acquired from developers/publishers/your curation/etc...to do so would be counter to our overall premise, and would be decidedly unfair to all our members, who do abide by said rule.
Experienced SteamGifters already know this group and are invited to check our rules here below and see if they would like to apply.
Have you never been part of a group like this and/or you have never given away good unbundled games but you are willing to?
Well, you can always apply and we will have a chat, trying to see if you are truly made for our little group :-)
In the past we have given nice opportunities to new recruits who are now solid members of Akatsuki!
All candidate members MUST advance their proposal together with ideas about their first 3 possible gifts for their 3 first months in the group and write them down here (otherwise we won't take into account their submission).
Skull18, Wintermute75, Ernesttico
Rules for new recruits
N.B.: Don’t add the admins on Steam to ask privately if you can join the group. The procedure is fairly straightforward: submit an application in this thread and we will reply here
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Mid of September bump! ^^
End of September Bump! ^^
can I become a member?
You need to do something to become a member.
Read the Opening post carefully, then you know what you have to write in your request to become a member. ;)
I thought about the council, cuphead and may be res evil 2.
Best group in the world for sure <3
+1 , really the best group! :)
I want to submit my application
the council complete season
they are billions
Cuphead and the Council were bundled and therefore not valid for our rules.
I didn't know that I will change the games
because you probably haven't read the rules.
nope I did. which website you use to check if game was bundled? ITAD?
It is all good:) thanks for reply
Tails of Iron
They are billions
Thank you for your interest. After examining your profile we admins think you would have a hard time in the group. Sometimes even games released less than one year ago don't get the minimum amount of entries required. Thank you anyway for applying and have a great day!
Thabk you for your reply. I ll consider that and will try to reapply if u want mind
Oh and just a quick hint:
you can check the Steamgifts-Group Site here:
there you can check the group wishlist.
For giveaways usually it is best to take games that are on the wishlists of the group members at least 8 times.
Everything below this COULD make it difficult to get enough entrys for your monthly giveaway.
And of course what Skull18 said, that the games also shouldn't be TOO old(and shouldn't have been already bundled).
When you pick games that are newer and more wishlisted you have no problem to get the needed entrys. ;)
okay my new attempt! Xd
cult of the lumb
Hi Acsac. We suggest you to let more time pass (at least six months, I'd say) before reapplying again. In your case the main issue is not only the quality of the GAs you proposed but your ratio of created/win GAs that is only 0.56. Thanks again!
sure! thing to work at than xD
Mid of October Bump! :)
end of October Bump for our lovely little group! :)
Start of November Bump!
and even more bumpedibump!!!!! ^^
Hello! Can I join?
But when i look at the games you've given away i don't think the admins will see you fit for our group!
You really think I given bad games?
Best group on SG! :)
Start of December Bump!
Mid of December Bump!
can i join ?
Akatsuki Start of New Year Bump!
Mid of January Bump! :)
Can I join to your group now?
End of January Bump!
Start of February bump! :)
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