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Steam is a video game digital distribution service by Valve. It was launched as a standalone software client in September 2003 as a way for Valve to provide automatic updates for their games, and expanded to include games from third-party publishers.


We do not endorse this platform but do recognize it’s value and place in the community.


Simply install with:

guix package -i steam libsteam

Take note of the package notes:

This package provides a script for launching Steam in a Guix container which will use the directory $HOME/.local/share/guix-sandbox-home where all games will be installed.


Simply launch. It may take up to a minute for Steam to show. It usually starts with a ~ 250 MB update. After that you will be able to login as usual.

This should work for most, if not all games with Linux support.

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