Valve started accepting applicants just the other week for their new Linux version of Steam, and now it seems that they’ve already opened up the closed beta to the successful applicants. Yes, starting today the people accepted for the beta will be able to try out the new version of Steam. This beta works with Ubuntu 12.04, which is sensible considering the popularity of Ubuntu with Linux users.
The beta supports just a handful of games, with 25 total games working on the platform right now. Interestingly, this Linux beta also includes the new Steam Big Picture mode, which is still in closed beta on Mac and PC.
For a full list of games that work with the platform, see here:
Team Fortress 2
The Book of Unwritten Tales
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
World of Goo
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Dungeons of Dredmor
Serious Sam 3: BFE
Space Pirates and Zombies
Steel Storm: Burning Retribution
And Yet It Moves
There’s definitely some great titles in there, such as Team Fortress 2 and World of Goo. Linux users should look forward to a happy gaming future.