Valve announces that Steam
Trading Cards are now in beta, offering virtual cards that can be redeemed
for game badges and other virtual commodities:
May 15, 2013 -- Valve,
creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life,
Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam
and Source), today announced Steam Trading Cards, a new service that rewards
gamers for gaming on Steam.
Released in beta today, Steam Trading Cards allows customers to earn Steam
rewards for playing the games they love. Those who participate will receive
game-specific trading cards that can be collected to earn rewards such as game
badges, profile backgrounds, emoticons, coupons, and more.
The group of titles participating in the Steam Trading Cards beta includes Don't
Starve, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, Portal 2 and
Half-Life 2. The service will expand over the coming months to include many more
titles on Steam.