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Steam is a digital distribution platform created by Valve Corporation. It offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, social networking services, and even video stream function. Steam provides its users with installation and automatic updates of games on multiple computers, as well as various community features. Said features include: friends lists, groups, cloud saving, and in-game voice and chat. Though initially developed for use on Microsoft Windows, versions for OS X and Linux were later released. Mobile apps (with the main software) were released for iOS, Android, and even Windows Phone.
Steam is currently the largest digital distribution platform for PC gamers with almost 75% of the market space. It has over 130 million registered accounts (with over 13 million concurrent users). The success of the Steam platform has led to the development of Steam Machine micro-console, as well as SteamOS. Steam’s user-friendly design and frequent sales, only increase its popularity among PC gamersShoot 'em up game (also known as shmup or STG) is a subgenre of the shooter video game genre. In a typical shoot'em up, the player character single-handedly engages large numbers of enemies, often in a spacecraft or aircraft. Players actions are limited to shooting and dodging their attacks, as well as collecting various power-ups. dodging their attacks.
In the best shoot 'em up games the player have to memorize levels and enemy attack patterns. This requires good reaction time and precise control over the player’s aircraft.
Shoot’em up games are one of the oldest video game genres. They gained their popularity in the early 1980s thanks to games like Commando, Asteroids, and the all-time favourite Space Invaders. Because of their casual character, they’re still very popular among gamers - a fact many indie developers use to their advantage.
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