2023 November Retrospective

Now that November is all said and done, the glorious month of December can begin, which is the month of the year when nothing really gets done.

A while back, I wrote a tiny Tamper Monkey script that would inject some extra buttons into Steam App pages. I did this to make it easier to launch tools like Steam Spy, without having to go through the pain of searching for a particular game by its game id and so forth.


I ended up cleaning it up a little bit and added Gamalytic into the mix, as can be seen in the screenshot above.

You can find the integral source code below. It’s not much, but it’s honest work.

// ==UserScript==
// @name         Extra Steam Buttons
// @namespace
// @version      0.2
// @description  Adds extra buttons to Steam.
// @author       Mihail Szabolcs
// @match*
// @grant        none
// ==/UserScript==

    'use strict';

    const add_button = (title, url, margin, match_id_only) =>
        const el = document.querySelector('.apphub_OtherSiteInfo');
        if(!el) {

        const a = el.querySelector('a');
        if(!a) {

        const button = a.cloneNode(true);
        const path = a.href.match(/\/app\/([0-9]+)/)[match_id_only ? 1 : 0];

        button.href = url + path; = '_blank';

        if(margin && margin > 0) {
 = margin + 'px';

        const text = button.querySelector('span');
        if(!text) {
        text.innerHTML = title;


    add_button('Steam Spy', '');
    add_button('Steam Charts', '', 3);
    add_button('Gamalytic', '', 3, true);

If you were wondering what on earth is Suika Game. Well, it appears that it’s the next best viral game out there. It’s a combination of Tetris and 2048.

The official version is available on the Nintendo Switch Store.

It’s extremely addictive, so be careful. Consider yourself warned! Maybe it’s time for a new DOS & boot-able viral game. You’ve heard it here first.

Almost forgot, I also ended up trying out yet another vampire survivors-like this month called Death Must Die.

I will have to make list or some sort of a top of all the vampire survivors-likes that I ended up playing during the past year and a half or so.

There’s a TODO item for the final retrospective of the year at end of December.