Valve Kicks Off Non-Game Software Sale on Steam
10/02/2012 | by Paul Lilly

Big things have been happening on Steam lately, not the least of which is the recently unveiled 'Big Picture' mode for HDTVs (see our How To guide on enabling this feature). Valve also recently overhauled the Steam community, then announced plans to offer Steam on Linux in a limited beta run with just 1,000 users. If all that weren't enough, starting today, you can purchase non-gaming titles on Steam for the first time.

For the first week, all non-game software on Steam will be offered at a 10 percent discount, a deal that expires on October 9th at 10AM Pacific Time. Launch titles include:

ArtRage Studio Pro
CameraBag 2
GameMaker: Studio
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 11
Source Filmmaker

As time goes on, Valve will add more non-game software to Steam, though it remains to be seen if it will venture beyond mostly game-related content. For the time being, the above is what there is to choose from, many of which will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, like easy installation and automatic updating.