Steam Adds Tags to Improve Discoverability

Valve has added another new way for customers to discover new games on Steam: Tags.

In a press release, Valve announced the new tagging functionality, which will allow users to tag games with “genres, themes, attributes, or any other term or phrase.” Each product’s most popular tags will be shown on its Steam page. This means if you’re checking out Descent (which you should totally do, that game is awesome), you can simply click on the “Old School” tag to browse all the games tagged by users as “Old School.” Games like Rise of the Triad and Legend of Grimrock are suddenly at your fingertips.

Steam’s large selection has always been both a blessing and a curse, and the addition of tags should make it easier to discover new games that fit genres you enjoy. Hopefully, as more games continue to hit Steam, Valve will continue to create new ways for gamers to sort through them without a lot of effort.

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2 Comments on Steam Adds Tags to Improve Discoverability

T. Jetfuel

On February 13, 2014 at 5:47 am

Looking forward to games getting tagged “Exactly as good as Lego Harry Potter” and “Bicycle Fish Rain”. It will be very helpful.

Ron Whitaker

On February 13, 2014 at 6:04 am

@T. Jetfuel – Yeah, you can always count on the internet to screw up a good thing. Hopefully there will be enough people using tags properly to make stupid tags get buried.