Our little group was born 5 years ago.

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)
August (Pause)
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:
Soulstice
Cult of the Lamb
Tactics Ogre: Reborn
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
TUNIC
Lost Judgment
SIGNALIS
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Asterigos: Curse of the Stars
Ghost Song
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Have a Nice Death
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
Forspoken
The Callisto Protoco
Marvel's Midnight Suns
Hogwarts Legacy

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?

  • Generous people who love to give games away and play the gifts they receive
  • Users who are at least lvl 5 on SteamGifts
  • People who already gifted unbundled games, which are fit for the group.
  • People who try and play their wins and don’t use those games only to farm cards.

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).

Admins:
Skull18, Wintermute75, Ernesttico
Mods:
BojanNS987

USEFUL LINKS:
Steam Page
SteamGifts Page
Rules
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

4 years ago*

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Mid of September bump! ^^

2 months ago
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End of September Bump! ^^

1 month ago
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+1 ^^

1 month ago
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can I become a member?

1 month ago
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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. ;)

1 month ago
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I thought about the council, cuphead and may be res evil 2.

1 month ago
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October Bump!

1 month ago
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Best group in the world for sure <3

1 month ago
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+1 , really the best group! :)

1 month ago
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I want to submit my application
the council complete season
cuphead
they are billions

1 month ago*
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Hello Acsac.
Cuphead and the Council were bundled and therefore not valid for our rules.

1 month ago
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I didn't know that I will change the games

1 month ago
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because you probably haven't read the rules.

1 month ago
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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
Outer wilds

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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!

1 month ago
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Thabk you for your reply. I ll consider that and will try to reapply if u want mind

1 month ago
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Oh and just a quick hint:
you can check the Steamgifts-Group Site here:
https://www.steamgifts.com/group/7Ypot/akatsukigamessteamgifts/wishlist
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. ;)

1 month ago*
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okay my new attempt! Xd

cult of the lumb
prodeus
stray

1 month ago
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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!

1 month ago
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sure! thing to work at than xD

1 month ago*
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Mid of October Bump! :)

1 month ago
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end of October Bump for our lovely little group! :)

4 weeks ago
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Start of November Bump!

3 weeks ago
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Bumpo :3

2 weeks ago
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Bump!

2 weeks ago
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Bumpedibump! ^^

2 weeks ago
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Bumpedibumperino! ^^

1 week ago
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and even more bumpedibump!!!!! ^^

1 week ago
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Hello! Can I join?

1 week ago
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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. ;)

But when i look at the games you've given away i don't think the admins will see you fit for our group!

3 days ago
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Bump!

3 days ago
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Bumpedibump!
Best group on SG! :)

3 days ago
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