Appy days – the official Steam app arrives on Windows phone


I had a Windows phone for a while. I still get the flashbacks. However if you’re a complete masochist, you might be still using one. If that’s the case, you might be excited to know that the official Steam app is finally coming to the hipster handsets. 

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In true Windows phone fashion, this release is one with limited functionality, so you won’t get everything you get on other devices. You’ll be able to authenticate your Steam Marketplace sales at least.

Here’s what the app will let you do:

  • Ensure the security of your account with Steam Guard multifactor authentication
  • Send and confirm trades with friends
  • Sell your in-game items in the Steam Community Market straight from your Inventory
  • Browse the Steam storefront and keep up with the latest games, promotions, and sales
  • Remotely download and install your games straight to your PC at home

It’s likely Valve are testing the waters to see if it’s worth the effort, and if it turns out it is then we’ll see it eventually match the funcionalities of the app on other operating systems.

Let’s hope they’re not planning on… *looks at the camera and winks, the light of a thousand suns twinkling from my eye*… phoning it in.