Steam Direct
Joining The Steamworks Distribution Program
Welcome to Steam Direct! This new submission path is designed to provide a streamlined, transparent, and affordable route for new game developers from anywhere in the world to bring games to Steam.

Below describes the steps necessary for becoming a part of the Steamworks Developer Program to distribute your game, VR experience, or video through Steam. For common questions about this process and more details about releasing on Steam, please see the Getting Started documentation.
What To Expect
There are a couple of steps along the path to getting your game up and ready for distribution via Steam. Here is a general overview.
  1. Sign the digital paperwork. You’ll need the information as detailed below.
  2. Pay the app deposit fee with any supported Steam payment method as detailed below.
  3. Complete the paperwork with your bank and tax information as well as identity verification so that we know who we’ll be doing business with.
  4. Now you have access to Steamworks and can begin preparing your title for release. You’ll need to build your store page, upload your builds, configure any Steamworks features, and enter your desired pricing. We’ve worked hard to streamline our tools and document all the features and functionality available to you. Check out the Steamworks documentation for more details.
  5. Before your store page or game build can go live, there is a brief review process where we run your game, look at your store page, and check that it is configured correctly and running as expected and not doing anything harmful. This takes between 1-5 days.
  6. There are a couple of additional timing requirements before you can release your first few titles on Steam:
    1. A 30-day waiting period between when you paid the app fee and when you can release your game. This gives us time to review your information and confirm that we know who we're doing business with.
    2. You’ll need to prepare your store page and put up a publicly-visible ‘coming soon’ page for at least two weeks. This will help you start building your audience of interested customers that can wishlist your game or participate in discussions. This also gives you the opportunity to practice how you talk about your product so that you can have the best presentation when you hit the ‘release’ button.
  7. Now you’re all set to release. The release controls are now in your hands and you can update whenever you want.

Informasjon du bør ha for hånd:
Vi trenger nøyaktig bankinformasjon, som SWIFT-kode, BIC/IBAN-nummer og bankens navn/adresse. Dette kreves for at vi skal kunne sende deg betaling for salg av applikasjonen.

Vær oppmerksom på at kontohaverens navn på din bankkonto må samsvare med navnet din juridiske identifikasjon beskrev ovenfor. Hvis du registrerer deg som en bedrift, og du ikke har opprettet en bankkonto for din bedrift, må du gjøre dette før du kan fortsette.

You’ll be directed through a brief tax questionnaire to determine your tax status and withholding rate. The information you need in order to complete the questionnaire will depend on whether you are signing up as an individual or as a company, and where you or your company is located. US citizens and corporations will need information similar to that found on form W-9. Citizens and corporations in a country with US tax treaty status will need information similar to that found on form W-8BEN.

All required information is necessary to get you set up in Steamworks. Click here for more details on tax withholding.

Product Submission Fee
In order to get fully set up, you will need to pay a $100.00 fee for each product you wish to distribute on Steam. You can pay this fee with any payment method supported by Steam in your region.

This fee is not refundable, but will be recoupable in the payment made after your product has at least $1,000.00 Adjusted Gross Revenue for Steam Store and in-app purchases. Payment of revenue from sales and repayment of fee may be withheld if deposit payment is charged-back, refunded, or otherwise identified as fraudulent.

Regler og retningslinjer
Vi har noen retningslinjer om hva slags innhold som kan distribueres via Steam. Vennligst ha disse retningslinjene i bakhodet når du velger om du skal gå videre med distribusjon.

Hva du ikke kan publisere på Steam:
  1. Voksent innhold som ikke er korrekt merket og aldersfiltrert
  2. Injurierende eller ærekrenkende uttalelser
  3. Innhold du ikke eier eller har tilstrekkelige rettigheter til
  4. Innhold som bryter lovverket i jurisdiksjoner det skal være tilgjengelig i
  5. Innhold som utnytter barn på noen som helst måte
  6. Programmer som kan endre kundenes datamaskiner på noen som helst måte, slik som skadelig programvare eller datavirus
  7. Programmer som forsøker å urettmessig tilegne seg sensitiv informasjon, slik som innloggingsinformasjon for Steam eller finansiell informasjon (f.eks. kredittkortopplysninger)

Accepted types of content
We are currently accepting the following types of content: Games and VR Experiences. Non-game software is not currently accepted through Steam Direct. If you have a non-game software that you wish to bring to Steam, please see Distributing Non-Game Software.

I tillegg til de ovennevnte punktene må innholdet du publiserer på Steam, selvsagt også overholde Steams distribusjonsavtale, Steams abonnementsavtale, Steams Online Conduct og Steams retningslinjer for personvern.

Sign in to get started
Click the button below to sign in with your Steam account and begin the Steam Direct sign-up process.