Steam Opens up to Non-game Software

Kotaku reports today that Valve’s leading PC games platform will be welcoming non-game software into the Steam platform. This is the first steps for Valve  directly competing against Apple, Amazon, and Google’s digital software platforms.


Adobe is not confirmed yet… don’t get too excited


The Software titles coming to Steam range from creativity to productivity. 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.

More Software titles will be added in an ongoing fashion following the September 5th launch, and developers will be welcome to submit Software titles via Steam Greenlight.

“The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games,” said Mark Richardson at Valve. “They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests.”

I for one, welcome our new digital overlords if it means I can get Steam sales on thousand dollar software. the inclusion of Steamworks and SteamWorkshop support also seems like an interesting new addition for Productivity and Creative software.

Now about that Steam OS valve?
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Platform: PC  | Publisher: Valve Software.| Developer: Valve Software | Category: Digital Platforms
Release Date: September 5th 2012