Valve Lets Off Steamworks SDK

Now putting Steam support in your game is easier than ever with the new Steamworks Software Development Kit. It helps with copy protection issues, networking features and auto-updating.

Valve announced today that they have released their Steamworks Software Development Kit. This free toolset for PC developers and publishers grants access to services and features of Steam, such as copy protection, auto-updating, social networking, matchmaking, anti-cheat technology, product key authentication and more. More details about Steamworks can be found at

"In working with developers on the pre-release SDK, our focus has been on making it as easy as possible for them to integrate Steamworks into their games," said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. "They get access to these tools and services in a proven, scalable, and simple to work with package that has already been deployed to millions of gamers worldwide."

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