What is SteamPlay?
We covered this a little bit before, but for the uninitiated, SteamPlay is a feature introduced by Valve in 2010 that allows for Steam games bought on one platform to be download onto any other, be it Windows, Mac or Linux. In some cases it also allows for cross-platform multiplayer. Whether you have purchased your SteamPlay enabled game on a Mac or PC, you will be able to play on any other platform free of charge. Valve first launched this feature with Portal, and over time all their games were SteamPlay enabled. These days it’s a fairly common feature to be seen on the Steam store. SteamPlay games have a number of benefits ranging from better prices, frequent Mac support on-release and best of all, usually features cross-platform multiplayer so you aren’t limited to the smaller Mac audience. Here is our top ten list of SteamPlay games. (more…)