PC video games distribution via compact disc, also known as CD, are now in the past. In this new era for the digital world, video games are now being distributed online.
There are lots of platforms that you can buy PC video games, and one of the most popular platforms is called Steam.
What is Steam for PC gamers?
Steam is a social website where you can buy, play, and even discuss a video game. But don’t just take Steam as an ordinary website where you can buy games.
As time goes by, Steam has become one of the most populated community for PC gamers where they can socialize online. With Steam, you can also get in touch with your friends, play co-op with friends, and even with strangers.
What is Steam for video game publishers?
As stated above, Steam is one of the most popular platforms for gamers. This is where video game publishers can distribute their games. Video game developers and publishers can share their project on Steam to allow players to test their games before officially releasing it.
In addition, publishers and developers can also set their own video game price, genre, and distribution restriction. Steam supports almost all currency available in the world, which is why this platform is the first choice for indie video game developers.
What OS does Steam supports?
Initially, Steam is only available on Windows PC. But as the time goes by, Valve released Steam on MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.