May 13

Mac Users Rejoice – Steam Public Beta Released with Free Portal

Steam, Valve’s online gaming service, is now available for Macintosh computers. The public beta was released today and Valve is considering the Mac a tier 1 Platform. Tier 1 means that Valve games (Half-Life, Left 4 Dead etc.) will be released on both platforms (PC and Mac) simultaneously. Currently Valve only has Portal and Team Fortress available from their catalogue. There are only a few Mac titles available for the beta but this should change quickly.

The big news for gamers is that until May 24th, Valve’s game Portal is free for both PC and Mac! So grab a copy of Steam for Mac and make your first game this excellent puzzle game from Valve.

Below is a list of games currently available for Mac through Steam. Steam will be completely platform agnostic. If you purchase a game (either on PC or Mac), you can download both versions. I already owned the PC version of Torchlight, and I just pulled the Mac version today, no drama.

Mac Games on Steam (as of May 13th 2010):

  • And Yet It Moves
  • Atlantis Sky Patrol
  • Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
  • Bob Came in Pieces
  • Bookworm Deluxe
  • Braid
  • Brainpipe
  • Chocolatier: Decadence by Design
  • Chuzzle Deluxe
  • City of Heroes: Architect Edition
  • Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
  • Cooking Dash
  • Diaper Dash
  • The Dig
  • Diner Dash: Hometown Hero
  • DinerTown Detective Agency
  • DinerTown Tycoon
  • Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child
  • Escape Rosecliff Island
  • Fairway Solitaire
  • Fitness Dash
  • Football Manager 10
  • Galcon Fusion
  • Gemini Lost
  • Guns of Icarus
  • Hotel Dash Suite Success
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • KrissX
  • Loom
  • Luxor
  • Luxor 3
  • Luxor: Mahjong
  • Machinarium
  • Mahjong Roadshow
  • Max and the Magic Marker
  • My Tribe
  • The Nightshift Code
  • Nightshift Legacy: The Jaguar’s Eye
  • Parking Dash
  • Peggle Deluxe
  • Peggle Nights
  • Portal
  • Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery
  • Quantz
  • Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse
  • Tales of Monkey Island Season 1
  • Toki Tori
  • Torchlight
  • Trijinx: A Kristine Kross Mystery
  • Unwell Mel
  • Valarie Porter and the Scarlett Scandal
  • Wandering Willows
  • Wedding Dash 2: Rings Around the World
  • World of Goo
  • Zenerchi
  • Zuma Deluxe