Valve is holding the Steamworks Virtual Conference later this month

Valve is holding the Steamworks Virtual Conference later this month

PC games giant Valve is hosting a conference for Steam developers later in April.

The Steamworks Virtual Conference – called Building a Community – is set to take place on April 20th. The firm says that the intention is to "provide Steam developers with a venue to exchange ideas and experiences in building a community through communication."

By the sounds of things, this is the first of many b2b events under the Steamworks Virtual Conference banner, but that's purely speculation on our part. Some of the videos and presentations shown during this show will be publicly available after the fact.

"Steam’s slate of built-in communication tools has expanded considerably over the past couple of years. With these new tools, Steam developers have published over 500,000 posts in just the last 18 months," Valve wrote.

"These range from news items to events to product updates, and have generated over 1.2 billion views from Steam users.

"The one-day conference will feature multiple opportunities for developers to share their personal experiences with this toolset, and hear more about it from those on the Steam team."

In order to sign up to the show and see what's happening, head here.

Valve recently rebranded its Steam Game Festival series of showcases to Steam Next Fest. The next of these is being held on June 16th.

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