Valve is known for it’s popular PC titles, such as Half Life, Counter Strike and Left4Dead. So the announcement that it’s first Software titles have launched on Steam via Beyond Games, marking a major expansion to the platform, is a curious one. Are these technically their first software titles? Or the first software titles on Steam?
Or it could just be the first Steam Software Store titles. Regardless, the Software titles now available via Steam are:
– ArtRage Studio Pro
– CameraBag 2
– GameMaker: Studio
– 3DMark Vantage
– 3DMark 11
Many of the launch titles will be taking advantage of popular Steamworks features, which according to the PR release includes, “easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space so your files may travel with you”. A lot of these software are quite interesting, especially in that they’re used to for graphical benchmark tests on GPUs. Of course, GameMaker: Studio is the most compelling release.