During August this year, it was reported that Valve was gearing up to break itself free from a games-only orientation and had revealed plans of launching software titles on Steam. It was stated that the popular digital distribution company would launch these non-games apps in the month of September. However, after a brief delay, these titles are finally making their way onto Steam.
The company has finally started rolling out software on its platform. The initial launch includes only a handful of software but Valve is will be expanding the list in the coming days.
The initial software titles launches on Steam include editing software such as 3DMark 11, GameMaker: Studio, CameraBag 2, ArtRage Studio Pro and others. For the editing-savvy, the good news are that these titles are available for a 10 percent discount until the end of this week, probably as an incentive to draw consumers to this new section.
The company plans to accept more software titles from developers and roll out them out on the Steam engine. If you wish to lay your hands on the first crop of titles, you can navigate straight to Steam’s software page and indulge yourself. The timing of these Windows software is also interesting, given the fact that Microsoft is about to roll out Windows 8 by the end of this month.