What is Steam?
Steam is a digital distribution platform tailored to gamers and game developers. While it initially catered to PC games, the platform soon expanded its availability to home video game consoles such as the Xbox and Sony PlayStation. In Steam, gamers can log in to the website to conveniently purchase and play games online, a better alternative to buying physical copies of the games and manually downloading it on the computer.
Steam is also a convenient platform for game developers, whether for huge gaming companies or small indie creators. Any developer can partner up with Steam to add their games to the platform, as well as easily engage and inform the gaming community through a store page. If game developers wish to update or fix their game, they can use Steam to release “game patches” for players to download. This allows game developers to improve their games without enforcing a recall of their product.
Current Steam Client UI