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Steam Site License Requirements and Sign Up Instructions

Steam Site License Requirements and Sign Up Instructions


Onboarding

As part of the Steamworks onboarding process, you will be required to complete the following steps:

  • Provide information about your organization.
  • Electronically sign the Non Disclosure Agreement and the Steam Site License Program Agreement. The NDA is required to access the Steamworks partner portal.

Company Identification

When entering your company information, you must follow these guidelines:

  • Enter your legal first and last name. Do not enter an alias or nickname.
  • The Company Legal Name must be the legal entity that will be signing the Steam Site License Program Agreement.
  • The company name you enter must match the name as written on official documents with your bank and on United States IRS tax documents or foreign tax documents, if applicable.
  • You should not enter a Doing Business As ("DBA") or "friendly name" or alias/nickname for your company name.

Company Types

You will need to provide both the legal company name and company form to onboard to Steamworks. An example of a Company Form is "A Quebec limited liability partnership" or "A Washington State corporation" or "A Sole Proprietorship". If you own the organization as an individual, indicate "Sole Proprietorship" and enter your legal first and last name as the Company Name. Do not enter a "Doing Business As" (d/b/a) or "friendly name."

Note: While we can work with non-US corporations and non-US sole proprietorships, we are unable to work with partnerships that exist outside the US, if such a partnership is taxed at the individual partner(s) versus the partnership level.

Prerequisites

In order to sign up for the Site License Program, you will need to have either a new Steam account or an account that has not purchased or activated any Steam products. This is the account that you will use for signing digital paperwork and for configuring and managing your site(s). This will be referred to as your Master Account.

To create a new Steam account, please visit the Steam website.

Signing up

  • To get started with the digital paperwork, please visit Steamworks partner website and sign in with the empty Steam account (Master Account) that you intend to use for signing the paperwork.
  • Select the Steam Site License Program Sign Up button to start the sign-up process.
  • Follow the instructions and provide your company information, agree to the Valve Non Disclosure Agreement, and agree to the Steam Site License Program.

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