Valve’s ‘Steam Dev Days’ event is set to take place in October, for the first time since 2014. The event will run from October 12-13, 2016, at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington. Several of the scheduled talks have been outlined; they include building games in Unity of Linux and SteamOS, Steam Early Access, and VR games in Unity.
Giving a general idea what the event will consist of, Valve writes:
“Steam Dev Days returns to Seattle this October. Join Valve and your fellow Steam developers to learn about and discuss new Steam features and advances in gaming on Windows, macOS, Linux and SteamOS.”
While not all the talks have been outlined yet, some have been; they include:
- 10 Tips for launching a PC game
- Building games in Unity for Linux and SteamOS
- Healthy publisher/developer relationships
- The psychology of games
- VR games in Unity
- Steam Early Access
- Anticipating and managing fraud
- Video content on Steam
In the latest Steam Hardware and Software Survey Linux users only accounted for 0.83% of Steam usage, so it is good to see that Valve still thinks it is an important enough platform to talk about at the Dev Days event. Interestingly, the same can’t be said for Steam Machines which haven’t even received a single mention. If talk doesn’t crop up at the event, then it could be an early sign that Valve might give up on the project.