Valve's takeover of everything PC software begins here
Valve's expansion of Steam into non-gaming software has begun today, as a suite of creative tools is now available for purchase on their storefront. The software titles include DirectX 10/11 testing packages, and tools for painting/drawing, 3D modeling, and photo editing. To celebrate the event, each of the titles is 10% off for the first week of availability. The new, expanded platform is aptly named "Beyond Games," comfortably reminding users that Steam is still all about games, but also... beyond.
Here's the official list of the software Valve released today:
ArtRage Studio Pro
Valve wants to point out that "many" of these programs includes Steamworks features like saving to the cloud and automatic updating, thought this is mostly notable because Valve doesn't state "all". Make sure to check each product before purchase to see what Steamworks features are included. GameMaker, however, goes above and beyond and allows users to share their work via Steam.
Further software releases have yet to be announced, and the front page for Beyond Games doesn't even feature a tab for "Coming Soon," yet. Expect more, likely soon, as Steam's Greenlight project gets up to full speed.
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Oct 03, 12 at 9:47am
I hope they have the same sort of Crazy Holiday Sales for this stuff too ..then perhaps I'll consider it
Oct 03, 12 at 3:08am
I can see Adobe selling their Adobe Cloud subscription through Steam at some point. The ability that for $49.99 a month to get access to every Adobe product would be too good to pass up for many designers, having the subscription service advertised through Steam would get it so much traffic.
I like this move towards software. I'm also liking that a lot of it is gaming related.. Gabe Newell just last week was talking about "the best way to get into the industry is to give yourself a job, make your own game" and now Steam is offering some basic tools to do that. It's a great move..
Oct 02, 12 at 5:39pm
Shadow of Death
Lorx - Here is an idea. Why the hell doesn't Steam already have it's own integrated video capture software? I mean, I know they have something for making movies in Source games, but they've already got integrated screencapture ability, so I think at some point they should expand that to video capture.