has changed the way many people play games by delivering hundreds of titles through the cloud. Today, Valve
(maker of Steam) announced a closed beta of a Steam app for iOS and Android.
If the above gets your heart pounding with the possibility that you’ll soon be able to play Steam games on your mobile device, this part of the press release will bring that heart rate right back down:
With the Steam app, gamers around the world may chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favorite games, read the latest gaming news, stay up to date on unbeatable Steam sales, and more.
Alas, there will be no gaming with this app. Oh well, the app does have a lot of great functionality that will be much appreciated by Steam users. Being able to participate in the Steam community, read up on games you’re interested in, and getting notices about sales while you’re sitting in the dentist’s waiting room is desirable, especially as the app will be free.
If you want to jump in on the beta, download the app from the App Store or Android Market and log in to your Steam account via your mobile device to express your interest.