Steam begin sale of productivity software alongside games

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steam-software.pngSteam, Valve’s premier digital download service for gamers, has now expanded to include non-gaming software among their wares.

A small collection of six titles hits the store initially, and unsurprisingly all are focussed towards gamers and those wishing to make supplementary content and their own games for the wider Steam community.

They include ArtRage Studio Pro, CameraBag 2, GameMaker: Studio, 3D-Coat, 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark 11.

Landing a little later than the originally proposed September launch date, non-gaming software is currently only available to PC users of Steam, though a Mac launch is expected to follow shortly.

Productivity software through Steam will enjoy the same sale (and bizarrely, achievements) as gaming software on the platform. To kick off proceedings, all six software suites are currently reduced by 10% from their usual asking price, until October 9th.

Gerald Lynch