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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
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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?

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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
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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Original Soundtrack - Valve
Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Original Soundtrack is Now Available on Steam!

Take in the mysterious and exciting new melodies of the frigid Hinterlands with the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Original Soundtrack
Dota 2 - Valve
We are making our smurf detection system more sensitive in this update. This change will much more proactively target potential smurf accounts, but may on rare occasion give a normal player extra MMR.
Dota 2 - Valve
- Neutral items held by Lone Druid's Spirit Bear now show as held by Lone Duid in the neutral items tab.
- Neutral items that have been consumed now show as "Consumed" in the neutral items tab.
- Neutral items that have been dropped on the ground outside the fountain, or are otherwise unaccounted for, are shown as "Unknown" in the neutral items tab.
- When you open the shop, if you had the neutral items tab open last, open the basic tab instead.
- The "Show Popular Items" button (star icon) in the shop is now a saved preference, and will not default to enabled when you start a new match.
- Toggling the "lock combining" option on items carried by the courier will no longer cause the courier to return to base.
Overcrowd: A Commute 'Em Up - Valve
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