Valve is giving away all their past and future games to Debian Developers


Run away! Run away!
Nov 19, 2011
Uncanny Valley

Hi all,

At $dayjob for Collabora, we've been working with Valve on SteamOS, which is based on Debian. Valve are keen to contribute back to the community, and I'm discussing a couple of ways that they may be able to do that [0].

Immediately though, they've offered a free subscription to any Debian Developer which provides access to all past and future Valve produced games [1]!

If you're interested, and a DD, simply mail with a mail signed by a key in the Debian keyring, and he'll send you back a redemption code to add in Steam. If you haven't heared from him in a couple of days, you can also prod me at as he may happen to be on holiday that week.

Happy gaming,

[0] If anyone has any specific ideas, drop me a mail

[1] List at, but excluding Steam Greenlight.
Wow, they are doing the exact opposite of GoG now in every way. oO

Too bad it's full of DRM.
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originally I was against steam but now I prefer my games beeing on steam. DRM and not beeing able to sell your games are the only negative points I can think of. In my opinion Valve deserves a lot of credit for supporting indie development and marketing as well as for pushing Linux gaming into a mainstream direction.

remember the early days of DRM? It destroied the whole experince. I never had problems with steam DRM. It killed off almost all nasty DRM systems in PC world and all it requieres is an account and online activation.