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Devs of  Job Simulator ,  Audiosurf  and more join Valve's Steam VR Arcade effort

Devs of Job Simulator, Audiosurf and more join Valve's Steam VR Arcade effort

November 3, 2016 | By Alex Wawro

November 3, 2016 | By Alex Wawro
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More: VR, Business/Marketing, VRDC

The folks at Valve sent a note to press today explaining that the company's burgeoning Steam VR Arcade licensing initiative is expanding to include games like Tilt Brush, Audioshield and Job Simulator.

It's a good reminder for devs that Valve quietly expanded its extant cybercafe licensing program to include the Steam VR Arcade offshoot, a program where VR arcade operators can set up VR stations to run select VR games through Steam for commercial purposes.

Devs should know that while businesses operating with a site license from Valve can allow customers to log into machines with their own Steam accounts to play games, this is typically not practical -- especially in VR arcades, where customers presumably don't have easy access to a keyboard and terminal.

Thus, site licensees can either load their machines up with games from a free list (which includes VR games like Valve's The Lab) that won't require players to log in to play, or they can shell out for a paid subscription that allows them to load their machines with premium games like the aforementioned Job Simulator, Tilt Brush, and more.  

Devs curious about the program can find more details (including how to submit your own game) over on the Steam Site Licensing program page.

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