Beta Steam Mobile for Android and iOS Released

on January 26, 2012 4:30 PM

And here’s the best part: it’s currently free. Steam Mobile currently has the functionality to allow users to chat with one another, view a small selection of gaming news, browse games and profiles, and also purchase games while not at your computer. Did you just hear about an awesome game you don’t want to forget to buy? Well, now there’s an app for that.

According to Valve company president and co-founder Gabe Newell, this app has been requested by fans for years.

He also says about the project

Mobile is changing the way people interact, play games and consume media, and the Steam app is part of our commitment to meet customer demands and expand the service functionality of Steam to make it richer and more accessible for everyone.

So far there seems to be no hint of a potential capability of using Steam Mobile to purchase games for your device, probably due to tricky terms of service rules dealing with competition. In the meantime though, it’s still pretty darn convenient.


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Originally hailing from the magical land of Delaware, Emily took a knowledge-based pilgrimage to NYC and will never go back. Known as "buttmage" to her friends, she is a cosplayer with a penchant for sarcastic females and girly men. Lives unapologetically. Loves Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Prince of Persia. and anything with a good story.