Steam for iOS and Android Video Demo

Shaun shows us what's up with the new Steam app for the iOS and Android.

Discussion

73 comments
HyabusaRyu
HyabusaRyu

never tell your password to anyone !!!

MrOnage
MrOnage

@666NightsInHell you forget the part where china phones have a crappy processor, so you can't run any game smooth.

MrOnage
MrOnage

@Aladrael there are no android/ios games on steam.

MrOnage
MrOnage

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Aladrael
Aladrael

Very nice,i wonder if we'll be able to browse and purchase games for our iOS and Android systems via steam mobile?

ValleyofDoom
ValleyofDoom

Very cool concept and awesome they're putting it out there, but just like any other app - It's a useless app, like almost all the other ones.

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

This is cool. Chat with firends and buy some games when you have down time away from home.

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

All they need is voice chat support and this App is beast.

shaunmc
shaunmc moderator staff

@Toysoldier34 I'd say a mix of the two. You get a lot of random games for being in the press, but I also buy a lot of stuff as well (like Dustforce).

rmartinezdl
rmartinezdl

@ranbla Uhm, some of us have friends and needed this app to reply to chats and stuff. // On the other hand it would be awesome to be able to trade! :D

666NightsInHell
666NightsInHell

ios dont have future, too expensive, android is cheap for everyone, dont support overpiriced crap advertised iphones with less functions then any cheap china device.. search the web for that

Tekknight
Tekknight

I about to get an android phone... I was thinking maybe they had a section for games that could load to your phone. Some on the go Braid would rock. I know how hard that would be, but 5 years ago 3D games on a phone was unheard of.

usermikey
usermikey

Stargate Online people play that too. just putting that out there...

ranbla
ranbla

Steam is fine. I don't see a real need for this app. Sure, it's kind of cool, in a useless sort of way, but that's about it.

slimskelter
slimskelter

I used to think Steam was a terrible thing, and it was unorganized and annoying. But now, I love it. PC gamers can benefit so much from it. Great game deals, online community options, and more. If you buy a game from Steam or a game that is Steam enabled, Steam recognizes whenever you don't have the game installed on another pc/mac and asks if you want to download and instal it. You never have to pay for a second game if you lose your original and so on.

msfan1289
msfan1289

this is really cool,cant tell you how many times i missed steam sales because i was at work, now i can buy any game anytime! YAY STEAM!

Chofee
Chofee

Why would anyone be playing Star Trek Online is beyond me.

Link3301
Link3301

Now can we get steam gift cards.

nate1222
nate1222

Figured this was coming. Hell, Amazon sells goodies for iOS and Android. Took Steam long enough to jump on board.

Sergeant_
Sergeant_

This is looooooooooooong over due

Sandulf29
Sandulf29

quite cool but need beta invites -__-

Shebuka
Shebuka

We really need html 5 support for videos... Can't see anything from my WP7... Still it's cool news. When a Steam client on WP7?

grgolj_blaster
grgolj_blaster

I used to buy cheap indie games to complete summer achievements. Now I'm planning to buy an Android phone just to be able to install Steam on it. What is wrong with me?!

MooMooChicken
MooMooChicken

Damn, I had high hopes to be playing Skyrim on my phone in another month.

JAHBU
JAHBU

wow...i will be broke forever now...thanks steam!

badstyle
badstyle

Thought this was gonna be an OnLive styled mobile gaming platform through steam. Oh well... Guess I have high expectations - not bad a guess for what it is though.

SpotonRisotto
SpotonRisotto

Cool I guess... Good for travelling deal whores...

Cillah187
Cillah187

Star Trek Online.. That's disgusting.

xshadowzz
xshadowzz

This is amazing! :O Finally I can check for cheap steam deals without access to my PC.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@shaunmc Do you buy all the games on your Steam account, is that just a perk from Gamespot, or some mix of the two?

maceman1984
maceman1984

@bgghgubcjhgknjk: Where do you see a library option? The only thing close that I could see is when you go into the profile and there are your recently played games, but no option for your full library. Also, its a closed beta, that usually (not always, but usually) means that they are just polishing and ironing out any bugs, not adding features.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I was looking for this when I first got my iPhone 4S. I wanted an easy way to be able to buy the holiday sales when I was out of town for the holidays. I was able to use the normal browser on my phone to make sure I didn't miss out, just want as smooth as it could have been.

itchyflop
itchyflop

had to come withthe phones getting ever more powerful...great :)

YSDG
YSDG

AT LAST!!!! A PROPER STEAM APP!!!!

Practice
Practice

This is great. Now I can chat with my friends when I'm away from my computer.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

I can't imagine I would use such a thing very much, but it seems neat.

selbie
selbie

Shame they didn't try to make an app for WP7 as well >__>

bgghgubcjhgknjk
bgghgubcjhgknjk

@Sadek They have already confirmed they are definately not going to release any portable games so I believe this is just going to be the only mobile thing valve will make for sometime. @maceman1984 This is only the beta so they may have it in the final version but also if you notice they had a library icon so maybe that's where it is. I've personally been waiting for this for ages so when I don't have access to my laptop I can check what my friends have been doing and so I can buy things when they're on sale, Hope they release this in a month or 2

maceman1984
maceman1984

I am surprised that no one mentioned this, but, wtf?!? No achievements? That is pretty much the only reason that I use a steam mobile app to begin with.