Now here’s a thing I’ve dreamed of for a while, and about as good as it gets, what with the slow death of Project Ascension. The first publicly available branch of GameRoom has been released, a freely available launcher which combines your entire PC game library into a single client.
If you’re anything like me then you often forget what games you’ve got lurking in GOG, Origin or Uplay, or in the case of Battle.net I forget the client even exists. GameRoom hopes to sidestep all this by plugging into practically all clients, tracking what games you’ve got, how long you’ve played them and you can also launch a game using it.
From the looks of things GameRoom might still be a little rough around the edges in this version, but the basis is there for something decent. Where it excels over just adding non-Steam games to your Steam library is it doesn’t matter whether the game is installed or not, GameRoom keeps track of them all and automatically imports them.
The big downside is that it does require Java to run at this stage. I thought I’d seen the back of that and its pesky updates.
I’ve gave it a brief whirl and it’s a bit fiddly at this stage, but the groundwork is certainly there for a simple client to oversee all your games. It's available to download from the GameRoom site now.