ARK: Survival Evolved - Valve
Play ARK: Survival Evolved for FREE starting now through Monday at 10AM Pacific Time. You can also pickup ARK: Survival Evolved at 80% off the regular price!*

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play ARK: Survival Evolved. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

*Discount offer ends March 9th at 10AM Pacific Time
Dota 2 - Valve
- Fixed a bug with combining Bloodstone or Rapier when some components were in your backpack.
- Fixed the interaction of backdoor protection and Lone Druid's Bear and Brewmaster's Primal Split.
- When selling stacked wards both sentry and observer wards now restock correctly.
- Fixed a bug where a gem stolen from the enemy team would credit the wrong player with bounty for wards killed.
- Fixed a bug where a creep killing a ward did not award bounty gold to the player who placed the detection.
- Fixed the interaction of Lone Druid's Spirit Bear and Magic Lamp.
- Dark Seer's Surge and Legion Commander's Press the Attack with the AoE talents will no longer cause the caster to pivot when self-casting.
Steam Blog - paulf
We've just released new features designed to make Search more powerful and easier to use. With new filtering capabilities and quality of life improvements, Steam Search is now even better at helping you browse for new games, or narrow in on exactly what you're looking for.

Steam Labs
Today's changes to Search were made as part of Steam Labs, an initiative where we try out upcoming changes and gather feedback on their usefulness.

By developing new features in Labs we're able to experiment more, without impacting everyone who uses Steam. This means we can try things which might not work out, and can receive user feedback much earlier in the development process. Not everyone uses Steam the same way, so the feedback we receive in Steam Labs helps us serve a wider audience.

Our Search experiment started as an exploration of new ranking algorithms, but based upon user feedback it expanded to include the many quality of life improvements in today's release. While large features often get the most attention, smaller changes are essential for a smoother user experience.

What is Search, Anyway?
Steam Search does more than just looking up games; it's a powerful tool that drives many of our discoverability features, including Top Sellers and Specials pages. Today's features are available anywhere the Search tool is used across the store.

Narrow by Price and Special Offers


Search now supports setting a maximum price, and a filter to only see special offers. If you're looking for a game in your budget, or hoping to discover just the right thing during a sale, this control will help you find the games you want.

Include and Exclude by Tag


We've introduced new ways to leverage tags to find the games you'll love. Tags now show a preview of how many results will be returned, making it easier to see which are most relevant to your search. By popular demand, it's also possible to exclude tags from your search. If you're a fan of survival games, but not horror or zombies, you can now search to your exact taste.

Our 'sort by relevance' algorithm will also place heavier weight on tags you've requested, meaning you'll see more relevant results up front, making it easier to find compelling titles, independent of whether they're popular.

Hide Games You Already Know


We've heard from you that it can be frustrating to browse through search results that include a lot of games you already know about. Our new filters allow you to hide games that are ignored, wishlisted, or already in your library. These controls can be enabled or disabled without reloading your search, and their settings are preserved between searches.

Exclude VR-Only Games


Search is all about finding games that are relevant to you. If you don't own a VR headset, then seeing VR-only titles may not interest you. It's now possible to exclude these titles from your search, while still seeing VR-supported titles you can play without a headset.

Infinite Scroll


Rather than having to manually click through pages, we now automatically load more results when you scroll. Your search, and the position in it, will be remembered if you click on any result, and then return to the search page using your browser's back button.

For those who prefer the older paginated view, infinite scroll can be configured via your Store Preferences.

Find Games in Your Language

If you're using Search in a language other than English, then your language will be shown first in the language filter control, and that control will be moved to near the top of the search page.

Future Development
We've received a lot of amazing feedback during Search's time in Steam Labs, so this isn't the end of our Search improvements. If you would like to help us design and refine new features, head over to our Steam Labs page and try out the experiments that catch your interest. We'd love to hear from you!

Try the updated Search now!
KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story - Valve
KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story is Now Available on Steam and is 10% off!*

The Way of the Samurai is forged in battle! Help the swordsmith Dojima pay off his debt after his beautiful daughter is taken as collateral by crafting swords by day and exploring mysterious, twisting dungeons for valuable materials at night.

*Offer ends February 26 at 10AM Pacific Time
The Beast Inside - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 25% on The Beast Inside!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Thursday at 10AM Pacific Time
Chef: A Restaurant Tycoon Game - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 40% on Chef: A Restaurant Tycoon Game!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Thursday at 10AM Pacific Time
Steam Blog - AndrewL


The first month of the new decade is in the books, and with that we'll be looking at the top 20 games released in January 2020. As a reminder, we measure monthly top releases by looking at revenue generated during the first two weeks after launch. We'll also be featuring the top 5 free-to-play releases, measured by the total number of unique players acquired during their two-week launch windows. Scroll down to view the lists or check out this handy sale page.

Game development is global
If you've followed our previous posts, you know that we like to highlight the developers who are creating these awesome products. Every month, it's remarkable to see how diverse the representation of developers is from around the world. In the past six months alone, top releases were developed in more than 30 different countries across six continents. This diversity ensures that no matter where players live, it's easy to find games with familiar language use, regional pop culture references, local themes & settings and all sorts of other variety that simply wouldn't exist if developers were all from one region. January's new releases brought a surprising amount of content from one region in particular. More than half of January's top releases were developed in Asia, with eight titles coming from Japanese development teams.

The prevalence of Asian products in January likely comes from a huge variety of factors: change in geographical spending, impact of the Lunar New Year holiday, differences in developer release schedules, and certainly a bit of coincidence. The most exciting part of this surge comes when looking at the products themselves. Anime themes and JRPG elements often perform well with players on Steam, and January included six products from classic anime franchises - Dragon Ball Z, Atelier (3), Utawarerumono and Super Robot Wars. Another exciting thing about these top titles was that almost half of them launched without English localization for either audio or text. Not too long ago, including English support at launch was a requirement for success on Steam. English-speakers are still a huge part of Steam's audience, but the success of January's top releases reinforces the fact that now, more than ever, Steam players come from all over the world and will support a huge variety of language options.

Many first Steam releases on the list
One trend that didn't change this month is that of new developers finding success when bringing their first product to Steam. We're excited to welcome 10 development teams on this month's list who are launching their very first product on Steam. Some of these teams have worked together for years, bringing games to other devices or platforms, while others are working together for the first time. Congratulations go out to AQUAPLUSFantastic Passion, Ghostpie Studio, 汉家松鼠 Han-Squirrel StudioPyro Studios, Scavengers Studio, Skookum Arts, Soccer Manager Ltd.Steel Sky ProductionsStudio 8 & Yippee! Entertainment

2010 was a long time ago
Finally, it's not very often that we get the opportunity to take a look back at an entire decade and reflect on how much has changed. For those who are nostalgic, curious or even looking for a classic game to explore, we thought we'd look at the top games debuting in January 2010 (sorted by release date). The list for January 2010 is quite different from our normal format, as it contains just 11 games, which happens to be every single game that released on Steam that month. Of these 11 games, only three of them would have charted on today’s Top 20.

Wings of Prey
Zero Gear
Gothic II: Gold Edition
Greed: Black Border
Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy
Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000
Dark Void
Bob Came in Pieces
Hotel Giant 2
Mass Effect 2
Toki Tori


January's Top Releases
Here is the list of January's top releases ordered by release date (we've organized this list on a sale page too):


部落与弯刀 / Sands of Salzaar
汉家松鼠 Han-Squirrel Studio (China)


港詭實錄 / Paranormal HK
Ghostpie Studio (China)


SUPER ROBOT WARS X
B.B.STUDIO CO.,LTD. (Japan)


GemCraft - Frostborn Wrath
Game in a Bottle (Hungary)


Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. (Japan)


Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. (Japan)


Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. (Japan)


some some convenience store 썸썸 편의점
TALESSHOP Co., Ltd. (Republic of Korea)


DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT
CyberConnect2 Co. Ltd. (Japan)


ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. (Japan)


DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game
NASPAPA GAMES (Japan)


Temtem
Crema (Spain)


Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
AQUAPLUS (Japan)


The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Skydance Interactive (US)


Commandos 2 - HD Remaster
Yippee! Entertainment (UK) Pyro Studios (Spain)


Warhammer Underworlds: Online
Steel Sky Productions (Australia)


Coffee Talk
Toge Productions (Indonesia)


The Pedestrian
Skookum Arts (US)


Astellia
Studio 8 (Republic of Korea)


Not For Broadcast
NotGames (UK)

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January's Top Free Releases


Darwin Project
Scavengers Studio (Canada)


Coloring Game 2
L. Stotch (Russia)


Soviet Jump Game
Fantastic Passion (US)


Grim Clicker
EvilCharm Games (Russia)


Soccer Manager 2020
Soccer Manager Ltd. (UK)

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If you're curious about previous months, here are more Top Release lists:

Cheers!
-The Steam Team
Azur Lane Crosswave - Valve
Azur Lane Crosswave is Now Available on Steam and is 20% off!*

In the middle of each nation's normal training routine, a Joint Military Exercise was enacted. A select few from each nation were chosen to participate in this rigorous event. But, how did this event come to be? Are there other ulterior motives at play?

*Offer ends February 20 at 10AM Pacific Time
Client Update - Valve
General
  • Fixed non-Steam games sometimes appearing unavailable for Remote Play
  • Fixed steamwebhelper CPU/GPU usage in Steam overlay while the overlay is not visible

Library
  • Fixed Activity section not appearing in game details when Family View is enabled
  • Fixed "Load More Activity" button not loading more activity
  • Fixed some display errors for soundtracks with track names containing unusual characters
  • Added support for playing back soundtracks containing .m4a content
  • When installing a game, Steam will now immediately sync your Steam Cloud files in the background instead of waiting potentially until the first launch of the game.
  • Minor layout and visual changes
  • Stop showing "library in use" message for non-Steam games when a shared library is being used

Big Picture
  • Fix issue with the Big Picture Overlay in games w/ launchers
  • Fixed crash when viewing Community Connect in Library
  • Fix an issue where the on-screen keyboard would not work with mouse or touch input when a controller is attached
  • Add a Capslock/Altlock mode to the on-screen keyboard which is enabled by double tapping the shift/alt keys.
  • Remove the “Turn Off Controller” option from the power button menu for controllers which don’t support the feature
  • Add filter a for Steam Play white-listed games to the Big Picture Library’s filter list on Linux

SteamVR
  • Hide games hidden by Family View from SteamVR (prevents them from showing up in SteamVR Home and other VR quick launch game lists).
  • Hide automatically created VR shortcuts when the original manifest has marked them hidden.
  • Mark hidden shortcuts to VR games as hidden in manifests created by Steam.
  • Steam overlay will now show download status when starting an application that is updating or installing.
  • Eliminated spam related to the desktop overlay on Windows 10
  • Fixed issue with Quick Launch in SteamVR showing certain overlay applications

macOS
  • Fixed intermittent Steam client and overlay crashes for certain system configurations
  • Fixed some keyboard control keys not being handled correctly by Big Picture browsers

Remote Play Together
  • Added ability to invite players by dragging them from the friend's list into the Remote Play Together window.

Steam Link
  • When a Steam Link connects, the default view is recent games that are optimized for the connecting device. This can be changed in the advanced streaming settings on the Steam Link app or hardware.

Linux
  • Fix diagnostic tool helper processes blocking until they time out on Ubuntu 18.04

SteamNetworkingSockets
  • Fix a bug with multiple P2P connections from the same peer
Shortest Trip to Earth - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 50% on Shortest Trip to Earth!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Friday at 10AM Pacific Time
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