toggle

AAPL Stock: 97.19 ( 0 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Valve to give Mac graphics code to Steamworks developers

updated 04:00 pm EDT, Fri July 30, 2010

Should improve speed of game production

Valve will provide some extra resources to Mac developers using the Steamworks community infrastructure, says Jason Holtman, the company's business development director. In exchange for the closer integration with Steam, developers should soon get "a portion" of Valve's graphics code to accelerate production. Specifically the code is meant to help with the Mac OS X graphics layer, considered the biggest obstacle to Mac game development. Windows is typically more concentrated on game support.

The presence of the Steam platform is sometimes argued to be an important step towards boosting Mac gaming. Aside from Valve's own high-profile titles, Steam is also a distribution system for many third-party products. Holtman claims that Steam offerings with Mac editions are so far seeing a sales boost of about 15 to 20 percent.






by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, ...

toggle

Most Commented