Well, sort of.
By Alice Lynton on August 10, 2014 at 11:15 am
Let me paint you a couple of really specific pictures here. Let’s say you’ve been playing a lot of a certain game – let’s agree to call it “Ryskim”. Maybe you’ve been playing it a little bit too much and you don’t particularly want your significant other to know just how little you did last weekend while he was away at a rugby camp.
Or let’s say you’ve got something a little bit shameful in your games collection. There’s nothing precisely wrong with your adorable platformer about tiny horses, but you kind of don’t want your mates to know it’s there.
In both of these situations, your best bet is to make your Steam profile private, uninstall the game from your computers, and move to Alaska. But in the interim, there’s this: the latest Steam beta client adds a new “hidden” filter to your games library.
Nominate games to belong to this category and they won’t appear anywhere else. It won’t stop them being found when you share your library or your Steam profile, but for the casual onlooker, they’ll be invisible. Which might help you get on with that project you’re on deadline for, too – just a little psychological barrier between you and Ryskim.
Visit Steam for more details on this feature and other tweaks added in the new beta client.