Steam Integration

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I have an idea for a way to integrate steam games. You simply type "steam %APPID%" and it would come up with a banner. I made a mockup [http://i.imgur.com/cpJC8kT.png]. So it would show the banner. Oh yea it would show a link at the bottom right.

This data could easily be extracted once the APPID is known. I honestly just dont know how to get the APPID from the name of the app. However, DuckDuckGo automatically finds the link to the appid so I guess if I could access default search results this could work.
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• posted 3 years and 2 months ago Needs More Definition

jkanarek
Are there other things you could do besides just displaying the art? Like, does the API share platform and cost information? Also why use ID as the query space and not the name of the game?
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AdamSC1
If I am not mistaken the problem with the Steam API is that it is fairly basic unless a user is logged in:

https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki...

It doesn't seem to be designed to link up nicely in this way - it seems really more designed for apps/games that integrate into steam to change the player experience.
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jkanarek
Got it. Maybe there is another API that covers Steam's inventroy well....
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Jag
Maybe we could use SteamDB? https://steamdb.info/app/232790/
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AdamSC1
Ah good call Jag! I forgot SteamDB was a thing!
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