Take advantage of the platform that supports over 1,000 game titles on Steam. Steamworks gives you access to a connected community of 25 million gamers and a robust world-wide network. Steamworks is entirely free. There are no licensing fees and there’s no charge for bandwidth, retail copies, or OEM distribution. With Steamworks, you avoid the overhead and delay of certification requirements. Distribute your game on your terms, updating it as quickly and frequently as you see fit.
Steam is a pioneering online gaming platform that provides the ability to distribute games and other content directly to a community of more than 25 million gamers around the world. Steam opens up new channels of distribution and allows for non-traditional product offerings while increasing profit margins to content creators.
The Source™ engine and SDK, the same used to build and power Valve games, is available for license by third party developers. Source provides major enhancements in several key areas including production tools, character animation, advanced AI, real-world physics, and shader-based rendering.
If you run a cybercafé or other gaming venue, Valve makes it easy for you to bring the best PC games to your customers. The official cybercafé program is comprised of over 10,000 gaming venues with more signing up every day.