Valve has announced that from the 5th September 2012, their Steam games network will start to offer non-gaming software to purchase and download to its users.
Software offered via the Steam software network would also include the Steamworks features, providing automatic updates and the ability for users to save software data on to the Steam Cloud.
Software titles arriving on Steam range from creativity to productivity, and developers will be welcome to submit Software titles via Steam Greenlight. Valve business development representative Mark Richardson explained in a statement:
“The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games,”-“They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests.”