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Steam For Mac: Portal, Torchlight Among Initial Offerings
3:55 PM | Cord Kruse | 18 comments

Valve Software has revealed a few details about tomorrow's release of the Steam client for Mac. The company's Portal puzzle title will be the first Valve game to be made available to Mac users, while Runic Games' Torchlight will be among the first Mac friendly Steam games made available by other companies. Every Wednesday Valve will be offering additional Mac titles, each chosen to showcase specific aspects of the Steam service.

The first collection of Mac titles will demonstrate "Steam Play," which allows customers to purchase a game once and play it on all Steam supported platforms. Gamers who have previously purchased games on Steam will find them available in their account on the Mac as they are released.

Portal, in addition to supporting Steam Play, will be the first of Valve's Source engine based games available on the Mac. Native OS/X support for the Source engine is also available immediately to licensees for use in their games.

Among the initial titles available on Wednesday will be Runic Games' critically acclaimed Torchlight. "We're very excited to be bringing Torchlight to the Mac," said Max Schaefer, co-founder of Runic Games. "Having Steam for the Mac solves so many problems for us as a developer. We look forward to our future games coming out on the Mac as well."

In addition to bringing the online functionality of Steam to the Mac, Valve will also make its Steamworks suite of publishing and development tools available on the Mac platform. These include product key authentication, copy protection, auto-updating, social networking, matchmaking, anti-cheat technology, and more. The features and services available in Steamworks are offered free of charge and may be used for both electronic and tangible versions of games.
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