What is steam?

Juan I. Hernández
2 min readMay 22, 2019

I want to write about a platform that I use a lot: Steam. Steam is a distribution platform of videogames for computers. It is a very useful site since it does have most of the popular games of the market, and makes them available very easily for people.

It’s very simple to download a game, and that’s what makes it so valuable. First you should go to the website: https://store.steampowered.com/. Then click on that button to download the desktop application where you’ll use your games.

Now, once you’ve installed the application you can enter the store from it. It is the same as the website one, but here is where you’ll manage the games you buy. This is excelent since without steam you should manage each game location. Also it helps you with the installation process, since without steam you’ll probably en up with a lot of files you don’t use and an executable. In other words, it makes the process a lot more enyojable and easy.

Also you can add your friends by sharing your usernames, and if you play an online game steam connects you with them automatically. This is a real time saver. And if that doesn’t convince you there’s something even better that most surely will. Steam works as a giant marketplace for games. And by being so massive it can give ocassional discounts for the games you want. So if you’re not in a hurry to buy a specific game, most certainly steam will give you a big discount throughout the year, and it will be better than the ones a physical store could ever give you.

In conclusión, it is a great platform if you like gaming.