What Should I Play

Does the Steam store and library make you feel overwhelmed?

Play

Explore games from your steam library

Buy

Find new games to add to your library

How it works

I started this website from my own desire to solve two major issues I had with steam:

1. Thanks to incredible sales and websites like Humble Bundle, many steam users, such as myself, have been able to accumulate games at a rate much faster than we could enjoy them.

2. Finding new games on steam store works fine until you want to find games with specific genres or styles. Because of steam's inconsistant tagging, there are too many false-positives and too many applicable games that don't appear at all.

With What Should I Steam, by providing a steam ID or logging in through steam, we can search through steam's massive library of games to quickly deliver content that you might actually interest you! With uniquely constructed and detailed scoring algorithms, you are able to find games that cater to very specific interests and play styles.

By implementing both a buy and a play section, you can search exclusively for games that you do not own but want to, or games that you do own but haven't discovered yet.

News & Updates

May 22nd, 2017

Added About page. Site getting ready for public launch.

May 21st, 2017

Responsive design cleanup, site now works decently on mobile with all features!

May 19th, 2017

Lots of bugfixing, implementation of Buy feature is complete, continuing to polish styling. Public production website is quietly spun up for testing and beginning of moving to production environment. 😄😥

May 14th, 2017

Play feature is 95% code-complete. All presets have finally been implemented. HTML5 video volume caching was added. Find feature has been completely removed from the site in favor of a strictly Play vs Buy model.

April 25th, 2017

After a small break and a lot of pondering, a solution for scoring games based on a multitude of factors is devised and implemented. Results for the first few presets are very promising and the scoring framework allows very specific categories to be constructed. My most complex category "immersive puzzles" has been constructed from my experience with games like Portal 2, Talos Principal, and Zachtronics games.

March 25th, 2017

Steam website scraper written and initial DB pull completed, building a dependent network of information to rank and match games by information available on steam game store pages. Results are still very poor because of the inconsistant nature of steam's website information.

March 19th, 2017

First DB draft and genre-matching tests are finished. Results are disasterous, with over 50% of games being mismatched to a category and many games missing. This is due to the disorderly nature of steam's API.

March 14th, 2017

First functional DB cache for user games and steam games is live, cutting down API calls and increasing speed. This is the first step to being able to filter game results because of decreased reliance on steam's web API.

March 10th, 2017

Work on What Should I Steam begins. Random game selection with crude UI and steam API to get user's games is functional.