For those of you that don’t know Steam Introduced a new community beta late last month. The beta allows users to acquire and trade digital cards themed after some of Steam’s popular games. Earlier today Steam revealed some new games that are included in the beta.
Current list of games included:
- 1… 2… 3… KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby)
- BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
- Borderlands 2
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Cubemen 2
- Don’t Starve
- Dota 2
- Faerie Solitaire
- FTL: Faster Than Light
- Go Home Dinosaurs!
- Half-Life 2
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Monster Loves You!
- Portal 2
- Really Big Sky
- Sanctum 2
- Strike Suit Infinity
- Team Fortress 2
- Tower Wars
- Triple Town
- Zack Zero
Games added today:
- Trine 2
- They Bleed Pixels
- Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten
Valve also announced these new features to be implemented in the next couple weeks:
Trade Offers: send an offer to another user of items to trade, even if they’re offline, that will let them accept, decline, or make a counter-offer. You’ll only be able to send trade offers to friends to start with, but if people like it we’ll look into expanding it. This will also let you send an item as a gift to a friend.
Booster Packs: these will drop randomly for users who have received all their card drops from playing any given game, and who are continuing to participate in the community. Each booster pack will contain three cards for that game, and may potentially contain foils. The rate of drops will be based on how often cards are being used, to prevent too many flooding into the economy.
Game Collector Badge: A badge that grants XP based on how many games you own on Steam, to ensure that long-time users are rewarded.
Trading Card Binder: A way of showing off all the cards you’ve collected, including those you’ve crafted into a badge. Posted by John Cook in the Official Trading Card Group
To enter the beta, Steam users will have to either have to purchase a Beta pass on the the Steam Market or Join the Official Trading Card Group and wait for the group to issue a pass.