Valve goes retro for Steam’s 20-year old anniversary

Steam Valve 20 year

Steam’s newest anniversary brings back an iconic layout for the store, as well as a whole event.

An event page was released showing a retrospective of Valve’s releases, alongside the UI changes and some deals.

If you scroll to the bottom of the event page you can also find some freebies, including stickers, backgrounds, and animated profile pictures.

You can view the announcement and video below:

Valve launched Steam on September 12, 2003, and we’re super proud and incredibly grateful for what we’ve been able to do in the 20 years since. Steam’s success is a direct result of the players and developers around the world who use it.

We thought it would be fun to look back at the top releases on Steam each year (many of which are on sale as part of this celebration, including all Valve titles!) and added some fun facts for both Steam and pop culture in general (in art or text form, or both). But, like, give us the same leeway you might with an aging grandparent: the dates and facts below are as correct as our collectively aging memories will allow.

Man, we’re old.

Anyway, if reading a novel wasn’t what you had in mind during your free time, feel free to use the ‘years’ menu to jump around to one that interests you. And at least scroll to the end, we might have something in there that directs you to free stuff.



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