Steam launches non-game software store

Its digital distribution storefront will now feature productivity and creativity software; launch titles include 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark 11.

Valve has expanded its Steam digital storefront to include non-gaming software, launching the first wave of titles today.

Steam has launched a series of non-gaming software tools.

The range of creativity and productivity software tools that currently available for download through Steam include:

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

Valve has said that many of these launch titles will take advantage of Steamworks features, including automatic updating, and the ability for users to save their work to their personal Steam Cloud space. GameMaker: Studio also features integration with Steam Workshop, which allows users to share their work via Steam.

To celebrate the launch of its non-gaming software on Steam, Valve will be making all launch titles in the range available for 10 percent off their regular price throughout the week.

Steam currently boasts more than 40 million users, and the service also recently added a free filmmaker tool.

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uninspiredcup
uninspiredcup

I shall order the pad right now; my life will be enriched.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Too bad I stand with the majority of people in not even caring because we intensely dislike everything Steam stands for barring their occasional price cuts.

mantheman2
mantheman2

well steam is the biggest piece of shit ever, if you dont have uncapped internet you shouldnt even consider the thought of getting a game that has anything to do with steam... even saying the name steam i can see internet data just going and costing me money. please, steam, fuck off!

sincerely, a guy who just wants to play a game with the money he paid for it, not internet bills included

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

And apparently these apps also have Steam achievements! Color me surprised.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

the software that they added looks awesome ive been drooling over ArtRage Studio Pro....

ive always been enticed with painting/drawing on my computer...

less set up & less mess....

dont get me wrong, i will always enjoy painting in real life but when i want a lazy day of not setting everything up or cleaning up, then this is the way to go for people who dont have an art room in their apt, house, or condo...

fogopop
fogopop

Non-game software? So they'll have "Angry Birds", the majority of Wii's software, and "Farmville"?

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

I can't wait for Photoshop, 3DS Max and AutoCAD to go up there, simply because seeing price tags of $3,000+ on Steam would be kind of funny to me.

Zonno
Zonno

I see a lot of new stuff in going on in Valve. Greenlight, The Big Picture and now developing tools and software which are all leading to a more comprehensive program. That's positive. Can we buy stocks somewhere?

 

Hopefully they'll be able to take over EA someday so we can play BF3 on steam.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

every day Valve is making itself into an even bigger powerhouse

tweezzzy
tweezzzy

THIS JUST IN....VALVE TAKES OUT ADOBE AND AUTODESK AND BECOMES THE INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR EVERYTHING. MORE NEWS AT 11....im just waiting for Valve Stores to start popping up next to Apple Stores and Microsoft Stores in malls across america.

fillup0
fillup0

Nothing wrong with Valve expanding their business, they are definitely big enough to do it. Apart from the free software, I don't think I will be using this.

anhnhay
anhnhay

is bestter iF VALVE buy EA, Activition

anhnhay
anhnhay

STEAM FTW. STEAM >>>>>>>>>> ALL online services

VALVE FTW. VALVE>>>>>>>>>> ALL DEVELOPER

nate1222
nate1222

I don't have a problem with it. As long as they don't start mucking with the games. Hell, Amazon has been carrying digitally distributed games, music, movies and books for years now.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Stupid.

 

I have Google, I do not need any other thing to find programs.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

seems pretty nice that they are adding non-gaming software looking for more expanding on software from steam

emperiox
emperiox

No game creation apps or Nero or musicmaker apps or antivirus programs? WTF Steam, get on it!

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Valve / Steam become one-stop everything

 

Gaming, Software, Mods, Patch, DLC, Linux, Windows, Mac, Dedicated Server, Indie, Desktop, Laptop, Living-room.

 

what's more?? Bathroom,, Kitchen,,

Nuoooo,,,

 

SolidTy
SolidTy

Pricing will be a tricky thing to handle, but people should be happy.

risako9
risako9

Yes!!! i hope they include non-games on sale!

DevaGolgotha
DevaGolgotha

Steam should open a game store franchise.  they'd make a shitload of cash for just being Steam.  Anyway, they should do it and sell old game systems!  But that's mainly because I want a decent SNES...

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

Good move, one or two years from now it is going to be interesting to see how much has this aspect of Steam evolved, but most importantly this new element must embrace Steam culture: Massive SALE discounts on Summer and Holidays seasons! 

gplayer5
gplayer5

I'm glad steam is expanding. After the refusal to the buyout from EA, I have a lot of respect for them. Unfortunately, all those products they offer are easily pirated... =/ I wish them good luck though.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

Sounds interesting! I feel that Steam is slowly turning into a hub for aspiring and new game developers. It's good to see a company that actually encourages indie content and supports it like Valve

PetJel
PetJel

Noticed this earlier. Cool, but bloody expensive though.

 

For good reasons ofcourse =) it's expensive in a rl store too.