This is a major change to the Valve and Steam PC gaming scene. Starting September 5th, Valve will begin selling non-gaming apps alongside the already existing games on Steam. Apparently some of these apps are productivity apps and so on. As referenced from the company’s press release today:
“The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games,” said Valve’s Mark Richardson in a press release. “They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests.”
Apps will be submitted through Steam Greenlight, so if users vote on the apps, they’ll be added to the store. Seems interesting.