Mistabullit Jan 4, 2013 @ 6:54pm
Touch Enabled Games flag..
I would like to see a flag or filter for touch screen games I have so that I don't have to go through my giant list one by one to find the games that are ios ports or have been updated to support touch inpuit.

So far the biggest title to do this is Civ V, whilst others could easily follow.

Sure, like controller input, this method will not apply to all titles, but there are scores of games on your service that have touch brothers on ios.. It would be good to know which ones I could be tapping on my way to work.
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ReBoot Jan 5, 2013 @ 6:03am 
At first, I thought "What the hell are you talking about, there are no touch games on Steam Anyway". But then, it was clear what you mean. A game which can be controlled with the mouse only without any keyboard help is already "optimized for touch". Yeah, count me in.
Oxy Jan 5, 2013 @ 6:06am 
A Filter For Touchscreen games Would Be Very Good For You And Valve as they will gey more money for more advanced games.
helloar14 Jan 5, 2013 @ 12:29pm 
Yeah, count me in too. Steam with touch is my biggest hope for this year (the big picture mode is already awesome when displayed on tablets).
Mistabullit Jan 6, 2013 @ 7:43pm 
I nearly dropped more money on Anomaly for the iPad, but then remembered I had it for Steam. I just don't want to have to re-buy good titles I already have on steam if these things can be adapted to the next wave of touch pad laptops and desktops. Let's hope the gang at Steam see the value in this, like it or not, the os that most of the people access Steam on is getting touch friendly, and Steam, as far as I can see is in the position to deliver the best gaming content for touch on win 8.
BOT Xavier Feb 5, 2013 @ 7:09pm 
I tried Anomaly on a windows 8 tab.
Not so touch friendly.
Mistabullit Feb 25, 2013 @ 8:02pm 
Here is a good review of things on Surface Pro from one of the guys at Penny Arcade http://www.penny-arcade.com/2013/02/24/the-ms-surface-pro

They mention Civ V on the device amongst other big banner titles including Portal 2 from Valve.
stitch0131 Mar 6, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
yes, with more windows 8 tablets coming out (and games in the windows shop being crap) this would be an awesome addition to steam. Need some good games to put on my atom powered tablet :D
Mokagino Mar 28, 2013 @ 7:25am 
Hi, Do you know if steam got more titles that works great with touch?
btw, i'm in GDC and saw Valve/Steam booth. i will go over today and tell them about the idea.
Mistabullit Mar 29, 2013 @ 9:01pm 
Not sure.. But there are a plethora of iIOS and iPad titles moving in through the greenlight process.. Would be good to have Fieldrunners 2 and others work as they would on the iPad. This way I can convert all my gaming to Windows/Steam and not need to worry about so many different marketplaces.
SoundBlstr May 15, 2013 @ 10:35pm 
I completely agree with this suggestion. I've been playing quite a few point-and-click adventure games on my Surface Pro. Many of them work fine using either touch or the stylus. It would be great to have an icon similar to the controller support icon to show whether touch is partially supported or fully supported. The only issue I'd anticipate is that there's a wide range of support on existing games. Many games require awkward double-taps of the stylus to register a click-- making gameplay possible, but not ideal. However, I expect that if Steam became more touch-friendly, we could expect many ports of iOS/Android games, and have an alternative to the Windows Store.
SublimeAnarky Oct 27, 2013 @ 3:37pm 
Shameless bump. this discussion kinda died a natural death. but with the increasing number of touch input ready win 8/8.1 devices in the mkt today, i think this becomes even more relevant for a platform like steam.
Mokagino Oct 28, 2013 @ 12:32am 
I'm with you. really liked what I saw in CIV5 and want to see more ouch screen games
FredEffinChopin Dec 23, 2013 @ 9:18am 
Bump. This tag is only going to become more necessary over the next couple of years, may as well get it going sooner than later.
P3cMkr Dec 26, 2013 @ 12:14am 
Love the idea, I too, am an owner of win tab running 8.1, its great on every aspect, except games. With pretty much no access to IOS games market and with Android guys sideloading their games, Steam could really use win 8 as an opportunity to tap onto mobile gaming market. Also, I don't think touch-based games piracy would be a huge concern as long as the touch based version of the game is exclusive on steam.
SublimeAnarky Dec 26, 2013 @ 1:57pm 
Good point. Devs not wanting to tie themselves down to the windows store might use steam as a more familiar shop window to the same market. Now, if only valve would at least get a touch based game flag indicator to their 'feature' list for titles available - that'd be a good first step.
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