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Steam launches their software store

Steam launches their software store

Steam Software StoreValve just announced that Steam has grown beyond games, and with that, their software store has launched.

The lineup is light, featuring only seven titles, but this will undoubtedly grow very quickly.

Apps featured on the Steam software store will also feature Steamworks integraton including automatic updating and Steam Cloud saves. The store will offer applications for both Mac and Windows.

The seven applications currently available are:

  • ArtRage Studio Pro
  • CameraBag 2
  • GameMaker: Studio
  • 3D-Coat
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • 3DMark 11

These applications range from free to $89.10. We’ll most likely see Steam’s very successful “Sales” model applied to applications, and publishers will probably jump at the chance to get their software Green Light-ed on Steam because it will introduce many older or less-than-popular applications to a larger audience.

Steam Software is available immediately.



  1. AlexDeGruven
    AlexDeGruven Oh man. Steam sales just got exponentially more dangerous for me.

    Guess it's time for that second job.
  2. CB
    CB Tried to install demo for artrage, got error message. :(
  3. Soda
    Soda I suddenly have this vision of my C drive dying with all my data on it. I replace it, reinstall windows, and install Steam. Open steam, select all my apps and games, select download and install, go to sleep. When I wake up, everything is the way I remember it. Not to mention automatic updates.
  4. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx Steam cloud saves? That's frigging excellent!
  5. ZangHing Nice, now that just looks like its gonna be good. Wow.
  6. fatcat
    fatcat if disc media wasn't dead before, it soon will be now.

    now if EA/Blizzard and Steam would just kiss and make-up
  7. BHHammy
    BHHammy And so it begins.

    It's a beautiful thing.
  8. NullenVoyd
    NullenVoyd I knew it was coming but I'm still scared.
    *gently caresses his AOL for DOS diskette*
    I'll always love you my sweet.
  9. Signal
    Steam launches their software store
    It's as if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
  10. ardichoke
    ardichoke I'd be scared for my wallet, but honestly, I'm a billion times more likely to impulse buy video games than utilities.
  11. Bandrik
    Bandrik My body is ready.

    My wallet is not.
  12. CB
    CB Got artrage demo to install, it's pretty nice with my wacom. I'll get the full version sometime if it goes on sale.
  13. Theironhand
    Theironhand Great! I can't wait to see what else Valve comes up with in the future.
  14. Bandrik
    It's as if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

  15. Thrax
    Thrax Excellent use of a classic.
  16. Bandrik
    Excellent use of a classic.
    *bows* It was either that, or pulling out this one again. Both seemed appropriate.

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