Steam introduces Early Access

New system allows users to purchase select unfinished games and immediately begin playing while still in development.

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Valve today announced a new Early Access system that allows users to purchase select unfinished games and immediately begin playing while development continues.

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According to Valve, the goal of this new system is to give players a chance to interact with developers and provide feedback to assist in the game's development.

"This is the way games should be made," Valve said.

There are 12 supported titles at present, including Arma III and StarForge, though Valve said the library will be expanded "over time." The full list of Early Access games is below.

· 1… 2… 3… KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby)
· Arma III
· Drunken Robot Pornography
· Gear Up
· Gnomoria
· Kenshi
· Kerbal Space Program
· Kinetic Void
· Patterns
· Prison Architect
· StarForge
· Under the Ocean

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