Join Jonathan Sears for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Early Access?, part of SteamOS for Developers First Look.
…So we've talked a little bit about Steam Greenlight and…how you can submit your games to the Steam service.…The great thing about it is that you're allowing users…to vote on what they want in the Steam store.…It adds a little bit of democracy to the buying experience.…But what about the development experience?…How can users contribute?…Well, that's what Early Access is for.…So let's take a look at Early Access.…We're on the page already, but if you aren't…on Steam's Early Access page, go to the store.…
Then go to Games, and choose Early Access.…So from here, you're presented, essentially,…with what looks like another store page.…And it's basically the same.…It's just essentially giving you games that…only fit in this Early Access category.…So, basically, what early access means is that…these are games that are currently in development.…So lets choose one, for example.…I'll choose this Calibre 10 racing game.…Early Access games are basically games that are still in development.…In fact, this game says that the textures and art are…
- What is SteamOS?
- Understanding how the Steam Store and community work
- Understanding Steam user purchase habits
- Working with the Steam Cloud
- Creating an online marketplace with Steam Community Market
- Developing for Steam machines
- Preparing a game for Steam and Steam Greenlight