Steam Now Sells Software

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As promised, Steam now sells more than just games. Right next to the games tab now in your Steam browser, you can access the Software tab (where everything is 10% off until 10AM PST 10/3/12.) The available products as of now, including descriptions, are as follows:

  • GameMaker: Studio Family of Products – Caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally allowing them to create casual and social games for Steam Workshop, iOS, Android, desktop and the Web (HTML5) in record time and at a fraction of the cost!
  • 3D-Coat – The one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model. Included Voxel Sculpting allows you to start sculpting without restriction using voxel technology – no worries about topology.
  • ArtRage Studio Pro – A stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer. Its wide range of artistic tools lets you get right down to the creative process without forcing you to learn complex or technical controls. It’s like real paint without the mess!
  • 3DMark Vantage (and 3DMark 11 for DX11) – Test your PC’s performance with 3DMark, the world’s most popular gaming benchmark and graphics test. Featuring two stunning graphics tests and two CPU tests, 3DMark Vantage is the industry standard performance test for DirectX 10 graphics cards and gaming PCs.
  • CameraBag 2 – A desktop photo app with a whole new approach to photos. Redesigned from the ground up, CameraBag 2’s Analog Engine pairs a full suite of photographic tools with the high quality filters and vintage simulations the series is already known for.
  • Source Filmmaker (available already as of 7/10/12) – The movie-making tool built and used by us here at Valve to make movies inside the Source game engine. Because the SFM uses the same assets as the game, anything that exists in the game can be used in the movie, and vice versa.

This marks the continuation of the recent trend Valve has been headed to expand their reach. News about possible hardware developments, the new Big Picture feature that optimizes Steam for TVs and Controller support, Greenlight voting by consumers on games, and now this. Overall, Steam continues to deliver the best to PC gamers.

What do you think of this news? Do you plan on getting any of these programs? Let us know in the comments below!

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