We've spent some time in the past week updating the look and feel for the entire site and adding functionality to the Steam Analysis tool. Of note is the new "value analysis" tool, which will give users an idea of how much money they might've spent on Steam items. We've also tried to make the tool more user friendly in general. Hit up the contact section in the menu bar to send feedback!
About a month ago, we released the first Steam Analysis tool to reddit. From there it got picked up both stateside and abroad by gaming news sites, forums, and communities.
We spent some time reading the reactions of the user base and were happy to see that it was quite a conversation starter; no matter the locale, a lot of Steam users have quite a bit of backlog and a lot of them are dedicated fans of certain games.
We were also glad to see a lot of good feedback about the tool itself. Among the most popular request was a more explicit comparison to Steam friends. Not wanting to let down the awesome Steam community, we spent some time planning the new tool and finally got around to coding it. Check it out here.
This evening I began working on a more visually appealing layout and logo. All in all, a good use of a night.
Valve Corporation's Steam is the premier digital distribution and communications service for PC games. At the time of this writing, Steam is estimated to control a whopping 70% of the video game digital distribution market.
Steam logs gameplay data in a user profile, however it displays the data serially, so it's not immediately obvious what sorts of trends can be found in a given profile. We decided to code a Steam Analysis application to visualize this data. Check it out.
Some questions that we're trying to answer with this application are:
This site will be used primarily as a place to gather ideas and show off some random projects. Look forward to some more posts in the near future.