[NM] Steam Launches Steam Lab Experiments

Valve is constantly working on improvements to Steam store visibility. After all, hundreds of new games are launching on the service every month, and sometimes dozens of games launching every single day. The average user just can’t keep up!

This week Valve launched the Steam Labs, three experiments being presented to the community as ideas on how to improve visibility. The first idea comes in the form of micro-trailers; five second clips of video game footage on a big page where the user can simply go down the list of recently released titles.

“Absorb every game in the Steam catalog in just seconds. Micro Trailers are six-second looping videos designed to quickly inform viewers about titles on Steam with a presentation that’s easy to skim. This experiment is a fancier version of the Twitter bot of the same name.”

The second idea is an interactive recommender, a slider that shows you recommended titles based on your library as well as your weight by popularity and release date.

“This experiment looks at how much you’ve played each game in your Steam library, and uses the magic of machine learning to recommend games you might like. Filter your results by picking games that are popular or niche, and drill down by release date and tags.”

And the third idea is an automated show about games, kind of like #1 except presented as something of a very long, half-hour clip show of six second clips of recently released games.

There are certainly more experiments to come. Check out the Steamlabs and see how it works for you at the link below.

Source: Steam

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