Valve is giving Portal away for free to help attract interest in Steam for the Mac.
Valve has finally released the full version of Steam for the Mac, unveiling a new Steam Play functionality that marks compatible games as playable on both PC and Mac platforms, though you only need buy them once.
To help show off the possibilities of Steam Play and the Mac as a games platform Valve is also giving away brilliant puzzle game Portal
for free until May 24th. Check out our Portal review
for more information.
Valve has also announced the initial list of Steam Play titles that will be available for both PC and Mac users, which you can see below. If you already own these games for PC then you'll be able to play them on a Mac now too. Valve will be announcing a new batch of Steam Play releases every Wednesday.
"The Mac is a great platform for developers,
" said Gabe Newell, president of Valve. "And it's also great that we now have the ability to connect with Mac gamers via Steam. This is the beginning of a groundswell of games coming out for and fully utilizing the openness and power of the Mac.
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and be sure to check out the full list of Steam Play titles below.
And Yet It Moves
Atlantis Sky Patrol
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Bob Came in Pieces
Chocolatier: Decadence by Design
City of Heroes: Architect Edition
Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
Diner Dash: Hometown Hero
DinerTown Detective Agency
Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child
Escape Rosecliff Island
Football Manager 10
Guns of Icarus
Hotel Dash Suite Success
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Max and the Magic Marker
The Nightshift Code
Nightshift Legacy: The Jaguar's Eye
Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
Tales of Monkey Island Season 1
Trijinx: A Kristine Kross Mystery
Valarie Porter and the Scarlett Scandal
Wedding Dash 2: Rings Around the World
World of Goo