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A Guide to Steam

Steam is a computer gaming digital distribution platform and storefront. It is the biggest platform for desktop - or laptop-based gaming, with a range of more than 30,000 games available.

The platform has become a lively social environment for many gamers, and allows people to trade, sell and buy gaming items for real money. Valve, the developers behind Steam, have also released different hardware that works with the platform, including the Steam Deck – a hand-held console that lets users play their favourite games while away from their computer.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as potential scams, contact with strangers and in-app purchases.

(PDF version at the foot of this page)

guide to steam