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Blog posts about SteamDB

How and why we moved graph storage to InfluxDB

In case you hadn't figured it out by the dedicated menu dropdown, we like stats. The most interesting (and most popular) stats we track are of how many concurrent players are using a specific app at a specific time.

A simple primer to Steam’s DB

A quick, semi-comprehensive guide as to why there’s probably more ‘Signs of Linux Support’ and ‘Game Possibly Works’ listed on the Linux Games page than there needs to be.

Remote Control & 2014

CES is coming up next week, Valve said there will be a number of third party manufacturers revealing their Steam Machines. Valve also has a decently sized booth at the event, so we might see some new stuff from Valve themselves as well!

Changelog for September 21, 2013

Our IRC bot has been merged with the updater that keeps this site up to date and has been renamed to "Steam Database Backend" which can be found on GitHub. As part of this merging process, most of the code has been rewritten to fix some bugs, improve readability and performance.

Changelog for June 30, 2013

You can now directly go to an app/sub if you know it's ID. Simply press ctrl+enter to go to the app page or ctrl+shift+enter to go to the sub page for the ID you entered.

Depots & Changelog for May 9, 2013

Depots are no longer available through PICS (minus depot 7 and 8), this meant we were stuck with a whole lot of apps that would never get updated again. Old depot pages will display history and what subs they are included in (if available).

Forum, Graphs & Changelog for April 30, 2013

Last week, OpenSteamWorks suffered a loss of data due to a hardware failure. Amongst other things, they hosted game graphs that show how many players were playing applications. When it was apparent that it would not be coming back any time soon, we decided to make our own version of this.

Changelog for April 1, 2013

Earlier today, after implementing a new method of gathering information (MDD) an entry called "Half-Life 4" appeared in our database.

SteamDB: Why, When, Who

We do what we do because we love information, and making it accessible for the everyday Joe.

Changelog for March 16, 2013

Not a lot of changes today, major history updates though (which I'm sure some of you will like).

Store Prices

Some people were asking us how we are getting all these prices in such a neat way, including different countries. So, here's a blog post explaining that!

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