Edit By BS Editor: Each Wednesdat for the next few weeks we will release anew set of games playble on the Mac.This week's games feature Steam Play
：Purchase a game once and then play it on all Steam
Valve announced that Steam
will launch on the Mac platform this Wednesday, May 12.
On subsequent Wednesdays, additional collections of Mac titles will become available, each designed to Highlight
specific functionalities of Steam
on the Mac.
The first collection
of Mac titles will demonstrate "Steam
Play," which allows customers to purchase a game once and play it on all Steam
, 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 Steam
works 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 Steam
works are offered free of charge and may be used for both electronic and tangible versions of games.
For more information on Steam
, please visit www.steamgames.com.