Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Steam Launches Beyond Games

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the first Software titles have launched via Steam, marking a major expansion to the platform known as a leading destination for PC and Mac games.

The Software titles now available via Steam are:
  • ArtRage Studio Pro
  • CameraBag 2
  • GameMaker: Studio
  • 3D-Coat
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • 3DMark 11


Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space so your files may travel with you.

GameMaker Studio, for example, features integration with Steam Workshop that allows GameMaker users to share their work via Steam. To celebrate the launch, all Software titles on Steam will be available for 10% off their regular price throughout the week.
For more information, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/software
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13 Comments on Steam Launches Beyond Games

#1
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
It's a good start, but until Steam starts offering licenses for operating system and professional apps for 50% - 75% off during their sales it's not a showstopper.
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#2
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
So how does steam status work with these? "Bjorn_Of_Iceland is now playing 3DMark 11"?
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#3
DannibusX
That's a pretty good start. I can't wait to see what happens with this.
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#4
Absolution
Interesting line up there, the art/3d modelling software. Might be popular with those who submit items to the steam workshop.
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#5
Irony
Me and a friend had just been discussing how 3dmark11 should be on steam when I found this. It'd be cool if they added more benchmarks and such
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#6
Depth
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
So how does steam status work with these? "Bjorn_Of_Iceland is now playing 3DMark 11"?
:roll:

Lets hope it doesn't integrate a video player

"Depth is now playing Horny Housewives 3"
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#8
Isenstaedt
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
So how does steam status work with these? "Bjorn_Of_Iceland is now playing 3DMark 11"?
What does Steam says when you launch Source SDK? It is not a game either.

Moreover, I don't know if Steam allows running two games simultaneously. What if you want to run two different programs at the same time?
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#9
Covert_Death
by: Depth
:roll:

Lets hope it doesn't integrate a video player

"Depth is now playing Horny Housewives 3"
lol this 1000x
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#10
hardcore_gamer
by: Isenstaedt
What if you want to run two different programs at the same time?
Like "Horny Housewives 3" and "how to clean your Key Board".
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#11
WhiteLotus
Dear Valve,

Please make Steam an OS to which we can play games on.

Thank you
Every gamer ever.
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#12
tacosRcool
I do like this idea. I wonder what other software they are gonna sell soon
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#13
Fourstaff
I thought we can order pizza through Steam now :/
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