If you have ever looked for a game on Steam, you know that it can be challenging if you don’t have a specific title in mind. If you just want to find a game based on something vague like FPS or a genre, the search can be tedious. Valve has announced a new way to search Steam that should make discovering new games and software much easier.
Valve has added a new beta service to Steam that will make discovery much easier. The new service is called Steam Tags. Starting now, users can search the Steam catalog using tags. Customers can also tag the content they like with their own tags as well. The tags can include genres, themes, attributers or any other term or phrase.
Steam will take the most popular tags for any product on the site and add them to the products making it easy for users to search content with that same tag. The user-defined tagging system is in beta now and accessible to any Steam user.
"As the catalog of products available on Steam continues to grow, we want to ensure that it is easy for customers to find the particular types of games or software they are looking for," says Al Farnsworth of Valve. "With this new feature, we are providing another powerful tool to help organize and browse products on Steam."
To start tagging on your own just go to your favorite games on the Steam service, and add your tags. Keep in mind, only the most popular tags will be kept by Steam so if you tag with things others don’t agree with, they will likely never be kept.