Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Steam Free to Play games.


Good news on Steam today. Check out the release Valve put out on their website.
Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today introduced support for Free to Play (F2P) Games on Steam with the launch of five F2P games.

Available immediately, the launch titles are Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valliant Arms (AVA).

Beginning tomorrow (Weds) with Spiral Knights and concluding Sunday with AVA, each of the five launch titles will offer exclusive in-game content to those who try the "F2P game of the day" on Steam. In game transactions in all of the titles will be supported by Steam's micro-transaction backend system that is available to Steamworks partners and currently used in Valve's Team Fortress 2.

"The introduction of Free to Play games is another example of the constant evolution of Steam," said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. "Free to Play games offer new game genres and game experiences for customers, while offering developers and publishers new revenue opportunities and the ability to reach customers in areas of the world where the traditional packaged goods model is less popular than F2P."

Specific details on the F2P games of the day and their exclusive in-game content will be made available in the coming days.

Steam is a leading platform for PC & Mac games and digital entertainment serving over 1,500 games to over 30 million active accounts worldwide. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com.
 If you haven't installed Steam yet, here is a great reason to. I'm installing Champions Online and  Alliance of Valiant Arms to check out. AVA looks to be pretty good. Which ones do you plan on installing? Let me know if you have played any of the games.

24 comments:

  1. Steam is setting the bar so high for console gaming. I don't think I can go back. Steam FTW!

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  2. dude your right , dunno what they are gonna do next :)

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  3. valve, that's a good enough reason for me

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  4. I haven't been able to check any of these out but I would hope at least one of the five would suit my interests. I will have to check them out!

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  5. spiral knights, heck yeah!

    Foresaken World and Champions Online look good too.

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  6. I heard global agenda was pretty good, I'm downloading it right now.

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  7. cool beans - thanks for letting me know

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  8. wow I haven't been on steam for a while but now I'm going to check it out for sure now!

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  9. Thanks man. I'll have to check this out.

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  10. Thanks for letting me know!
    followed

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  11. I've already played a lot of these, but nice to see them get more advertisement

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  12. thanks i didn't know of forsaken worlds
    i'll give it a try

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  13. I'm in love with Valve! Simply the best!

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  14. It's about time, Steam. Spiral Knights ho!

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  15. will check one of these out when I have the time...

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  16. Sounds like a great idea, this will add so much revenue to publishers and steam itself

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  17. http://spitefulbanter.blogspot.com/2011/06/600-followers.html#comments

    yay for you :D

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  18. Oh steam, I heart thee. Global Agenda is quite underrated, I recommend it a lot.

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