Grab your wallets and get ready to live off ramen for the next few weeks, gamers: The Steam Summer Sale has begun.
The 13-day sale kicked off today offering “huge savings across the entire catalog.” Grab what you can until July 5 at 10 a.m. PT, unless otherwise specified.
Until then, you’ll find discounts on “thousands of products, including games, videos, and software, as well as the exclusive Summer Sale trading cards and sticker book,” Valve wrote.
Gamers were so excited about the sale that they hosed the Steam Store on Thursday. Naturally, people complained on Twitter.
Damn, Steam Store Functionality is 100% off for the Summer Sale, steep discount pic.twitter.com/JEJpoY96oa
— The ?BONF (@TheXbone) June 22, 2017
I love Day 1 of big Steam sales pic.twitter.com/PAyQLx7Ir6
— Johnny??Takigero (@ACBlackJ0ck) June 22, 2017
When the Steam Summer sale takes down the whole service and you’re trying to push out an important game update pic.twitter.com/g3jSlJlAmJ
— tinyBuild (@tinyBuild) June 22, 2017
AHHHH STEAM STORE PLEASE START WORKING AND LET ME GIVE YOU MY MONEY
— Rory Allanson (@RoryA123) June 22, 2017
PCMag Senior Editor Matthew Humphries lamented there was “no excuse” for the store to go down.
It’s Steam Sale day, Valve knew this, they planned it, and yet they can’t cope with the load so Steam is down. No excuses for this really.
— Matthew Humphries (@mthwgeek) June 22, 2017
Meanwhile, today’s highlighted deals include half off Torment: Tides of Numenera (now $22.49), Grim Dawn ($12.49), Aragami ($9.99), Tyranny ($22.49), and Hyper Light Drifter ($9.99). Valve is also offering 70 percent off 2017 BAFTA Game Awards nominee ABZÛ (now just $5.99), 80 percent off Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ($14.99), and 63 percent off Mafia III ($14.79).
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so be sure to head over to the Steam Store often to check out all the discounts.
Meanwhile, Valve earlier this month offered new details about its new developer verification process called Steam Direct. With Direct, a developer will have to submit paperwork and pay an application fee in order to publish their game on Steam. There were reports that that fee could go as high as $5,000, but Valve has confirmed it will charge $100 per game.