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Valve / Steam Has Added LGBTQ+ Tag and Hub Page

by Aiman MaulanaJune 27, 2019
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Valve / Steam Has Added LGBTQ+ Tag and Hub Page

Steam Has Reached a New Milestone

The tag system has been a very important part of Steam as it allows gamers to find titles related to the tags. It’s  It’s not something that anyone can simply add however as Valve / Steam will have to approve it themselves. Well, recently, they have approved and officially added the LGBTQ+ tag on their platform.

The change to the system can be credited to an independent developer named Yitz, creator of hand-drawn RPG Nepenthe and upcoming “visual poem” To The Dark Tower, after he brought up the issue on the Steam developer forums. He’d realized an LGBTQ+ tag would make perfect sense for To The Dark Tower, only to find that there wasn’t one.

When he contacted Steam, the email they sent back stated: “If you have something in mind that isn’t already a public tag, please let us know in the Steamworks Discussions.” He soon started a thread there and it triggered a huge discussion with plenty of mixed feedback, although plenty were in support of the tag and its importance to devs regardless of how it could be misused. Not long after, a Valve employee responded to Yitz’s Steamworks thread and informed him that Valve had added “LGBTQ+” as a globally-approved tag, along with a brand new hub page.

While there still isn’t much available under the label, it’s only a matter of time for it to be populated with a healthy amount. Indie developers can have their own games classified under the LGBTQ+ tag without worries anymore and simultaneously increase visibility of their work on the platform.

If you want to check out what’s already included in the tag, click right here.

Pokdepinion: Well, as the world progresses forward, it’s not a surprise to see everything else follow suit sooner or later.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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