Having recently come across a ton of information discussing the Steam Open Linux Beta. Which seems to be everyone. To the point that its all about games for linux in the news. 🙂
Drew Bliss did confirm Ubuntu UDS attendees will be able to get Steam access using their Launchpad account. So hopefully we will see some amicable gameplay posted online. Leading into making the beta public for all other linux gamers.
So let the pandering to Linux gamers begin! Valve has just kicked off the Steam for Linux beta, bringing the Steam client, a free-to-play version of Team Fortress 2, and other titles to Ubuntu 12.04. (Valve says two dozen games beside TF2 have made it in, but the announcement doesn’t say which ones.)
This is a closed beta for now. Valve has received more than 60,000 applications since the signup page went up late last month, and an undisclosed number of those folks will be allowed into the first wave of the closed beta. The firm plans to open the beta to more users as time goes on. “Once the team has seen a solid level of stability and performance across a variety of systems,” it adds, “the Steam for Linux client will become available to all users of Steam.”
More information, including screenshots of Steam running on Ubuntu, can be accessed here on the Steam for Linux hub.
On a separate note, Shift-P is looking for more support from the linux gaming community. Their project Circus of Light is a rather innovative game title somewhat reminiscent of Amanita Designs’ Samorost 2 and Machinarium, with a unique twist.
Reblogged from: techreport.com