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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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Can I join?
I am on my way to lvl 5, and was lookin for a new group to join (of course, as soon as I reach lvl 5) and saw your group.
I wanted to ask if u count HB monthly games as unbundled and if there is a value limit?
reading the rules might answer your questions ;)
but to make it easier for you - HB Monthly (and any other bundle) games are considered bundled in this group, and the game must be worth at least 15 points to be considered valid for a monthly giveaway
Can i join the group?
All candidate members are encouraged to 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. This will help the Admins and Staff outlining, even if roughly, what kind of candidacy they are going to evaluate.
Fallout New Vegas ultimate edition, fallout 3 goty EU, fallout classic collection
sorry but these games would not reach the minimum of entries for our rules.
In addition I think you haven't read the rules, the games with restrictions like in this case fallout 3 goty EU are not allowed, only ROW games.
ok I understand , maybe some other time i will try , thanks for your time
No problem, have a good day
This comment was deleted 3 years ago.
Could ı join?
1- Football Manager 2020
3-Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Hi the first game is ok, but the other are considered bundled for our rules
commenting so i dont forget this ;3 need to get 3 games lol
could be interesting.
i was thinking of prey, aven colony and dishonored 2.
Hi, sorry but those games wouldn't work in our small group.
I'll explain, we are 24 users and:
Prey only has 2 wishlists and 20 users already have it in the library
Dishonored 2 only has 3 wishlists and 17 user already have it in the library
I can assure you that all the games you have listed, would not be able to reach the minimum number of entries necessary to be a valid gift in the group.
I'm not sure, if I can meet all the requirements in the future, but I would give it a try.
hello, I would like to join your group, thx
I'm sorry but in your 5 years on steamgifts, you have won much more than what you have given (38 donated and 704 won), so your profile does not reflect the type of user we are looking for in our group. Thanks for your interest.
no problem ;) good luck with the group :D
can i join?
We alltime love to see new members but(!) these members should at least read the first post in this topic:
"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.
All candidate members are encouraged to 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. "
could i try :D
If I fit your conditions I'd be interested to join :)
"All candidate members are encouraged to 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. This will help the Admins and Staff outlining, even if roughly, what kind of candidacy they are going to evaluate."
oh, I missed that part. my bad. That's pretty hard for me to decide that in such advance. I am a student haha, so I'd grab whatever would be on sale in that month. Well, too bad then :) Maybe next time
Kudos to everyone giving away non-bundled games!
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