Steam to expand beyond games

Productivity and creativity software to appear on Steam next month

Valve has announced that they will be releasing more than just games on Steam from next month.

They will be publishing a selection of creativity and productivity packages over Steam complete with full Steamworks functionality including auto-updating and saving to the Steam Cloud.

Valve's Mark Richardson said, "The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games. They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests."

Packages will begin arriving on Steam from September the 5th with developers given the opportunity to bring their software to Steam via Greenlight.

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