Steam is an endless well of games. Navigating the Valve platform is a joy, because one finds games here and there, which sometimes are even unknown. The banners of the titles sometimes invade the screen almost completely, and it seems that Valve will fight this soon by making a series of adjustments to change the rules on which header images are built.. “Our goal is for customers to find games to buy and play on Steam as clearly and directly as possible. Lately, we’ve seen game developers include more text, award logos, and even review scores in resource images.” graphics. And so we realized that our guidelines have not been as clear as they should be,” they comment from the official statement.
Valve, as you can see in the image that we have left you here, wants to fight with the small logos, the overloaded display of prizes and ratings and even against the additional English text that is published on many occasions. That is why the company has established a new set of rules for these header images that will come into force as of September 1. In other words, developers have less than a month to get up to speed with the important changes that are coming:
Rules of graphic resources in the store
- The content of the basic graphic resource capsules on Steam is limited to the graphic material and the name of the game, as well as any official subtitles.
- It will be possible to include new important updates and seasonal events through artwork substitutions.
Rules of graphic resources in the library
- Capsule: This image must include the game logo. You can also include the subtitle. There should be no other text.
- Main Image: This image should include graphic material only. This resource should not include text of any kind.
- Logo: This image is just the game logo on a transparent background. Without any other text.
General rules of graphic resources
- Images must include a legible logo or product name and have accurate dimensions.
- All images in the capsule (for the store and for the library) must be PG-13 rated.