Valve's Plan To Get More Mac Games On Steam Just Sane Enough To Work

The creator of Half-Life, Team Fortress and Portal has a plan to increase the number of Mac games that are available through its digital distribution service, Steam. Valve plans on giving away* "some" of its Mac-specific game code to developers.

*The only real catch here is that Valve will be helping out those game creators who also sign on for Steamworks integration, the company's social networking, matchmaking and dev tools software.

The gratis graphics code that Valve plans on sharing with other is, Valve's Jason Holtman tells GamesIndustry.biz, "the real hard work in a making a Mac version."

Valve began shipping Mac OS X versions of its games in May, with Portal, Counter-Strike, Team Fortress 2 and Day of Defeat now available for Apple hardware.

Valve to release Mac graphics code to developers [GamesIndustry.biz]


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    Alien Swarm for mac :)
    I really want to play it with a friend of mine

    Well, it's good to see that valve is trying to justify the high amount of money people have spent on those white paperweights.

      I'm honestly curious. Do you manage to feel that loathing every time someone mentions an apple product or is it just an automatic reflex now?

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