Steam has launched a new initiative called Early Access that allows gamers to download and play certain games while they are still in the development phase. This allows developers to gain valuable feedback from the customers who basically double up as Beta Testers for their yet to be released game. Valve has made sure the entire process goes as smoothly as possible so Steam will allow automatic updating for such games and will even allow developers to respond quickly to bug reports and feedback.
Here’s the entire list of games available via Steam’s Early Access program:
- 1… 2… 3… KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby)
- Arma 3
- Drunken Robot Pornography
- Gear Up
- Kerbal Space Program
- Kinetic Void
- Prison Architect
- Under the Ocean
More information on this program can be found here.