• What is a Steam key and how do I download/activate a game?

    What is a Steam key?

    A Steam key is a unique code that will allow you to download a game from the gaming platform Steam, and then play it. You can download Steam here: https://store.steampowered.com/about/.


    Where can I buy a Steam key?

    You can purchase Steam keys for our games through our webstore at https://shop.rebellion.com/. After you have made your purchase, you will be automatically sent an email containing your Steam key(s).

    If you have pre-ordered a game, the key will be emailed to you on the week of launch.


    How do I activate/use a Steam key?

    This is a thorough tutorial on how to install a game via Steam key. If you only need to know where to input your key, please see steps 1-3 (for this example we use Evil Genius 2).


    1. Make sure you have Steam installed and are signed in to your account. Open Steam and select 'Games':



    2. Then 'Activate a Product on Steam':



    3. Then click 'Next', and on the next page 'Agree' in reference to the license agreement​​. Then copy the Steam key that was sent to you by email when you made your purchase and paste it in the 'Product Code' box:



    4. Then click 'Next', and once you see the screen below 'Finish'.



    5. Then choose your desktop and shortcut preferences and click 'Next'.



    6. ​Then accept the License Agreement and click 'Finish'. Steam will then begin the download and installation of your game. You can check the progress by clicking 'Library':




    7. And then 'Downloads'. This will take you through to this screen:




    Once this installation has completed you can then play the game.


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