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Steam might be a few weeks away from trialing its new Steam Library layout, but eager developers can start uploading and previewing new assets today.Â

Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 12, 2019

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Steam might be a few weeks away from trialing its new Steam Library layout, which will employ a more visual style to help users easily spot new content and communications from developers, but devs can start uploading and previewing their new assets today. 

A post on the Steam blog explains the thinking behind the new layout, and serves up a number of library asset templates that developers can use to ensure their game page is looking fresh when the public beta begins in a couple of weeks. 

As part of the changes being ushered in, Steam will let developers add bold hero banners and logos to their product pages, while the library home page will feature new capsules (as shown below). 

Those keen to make the most of the tweaks should check out the Steam blog, which covers everything from image sizing and orientation to logo placement. Anyone who doesn't update their branding assets will find themselves at the mercy of Steam's 'fallback treatment.'

"Steam will create a fallback treatment for both the capsule and header treatment, but adding your branding assets is the best way to showcase your products in your customer’s Steam libraries," reads the blog. "This treatment will apply to all products on Steam, so we encourage you to back-fill older products so they look their best."

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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