Valve, developer and publisher behind game franchises like Half-Life, Portal and Team Fortress, has announced a new feature for Steam users: Trading Cards, a new service that rewards you for playing games on Steam. It’s like achievements, but more… card-y.
Officially launching in beta form today, Steam Trading Cards allows you to earn and trade cards within certain games that unlock rewards like badges, profile backgrounds, emoticons, store coupons and other aesthetic accessories for your account.
The current list of supported titles in the beta include Don’t Starve, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, Portal 2 and Half-Life 2, but Valve anticipates that the service will “expand over the coming months to include many more titles.”
You can learn more about the STC beta by visiting the official Steam page. Oh, and I guess you can start earning cards too today if you like. BET YOU CAN’T GET MORE BADGES THAN ME, SUCKERS!
Just don’t look at my achievement score. It’s not indicative of my clearly superior ability to attain Steam Trading Cards.