Like the whole idea of an app marketplace, but not crazy about the idea of Microsoft or Apple holding the only keys to a platform’s walled garden? Well here’s a bit of good news – Valve, the company behind the major game marketplace for Windows, Mac, and soon Ubuntu called Steam has announced that they’ll be adding a dedicated section for programs and applications right alongside games starting September 5th.
Valve had this to say about the new features on their company blog:
“The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games,” said Mark Richardson at Valve. “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.
Developers will be able to submit their applications via Valve’s newly launched Steam Greenlight program. There’s no word yet on what platforms this will be supporting at launch, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to presume that this’ll be available for both Windows and Mac users.