Braid Lands Steamy PC Release Date

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Valve reportedly wasn’t all that interested in bringing Braid to Steam when initial talks began with the game’s creator Jonathan Blow. But now after the game has become such a rousing success on Xbox Live Arcade and is one of the more anticipated indie PC game releases of the year, Valve has finally seen the light, today announcing that a deal has been inked to bring the majestic platform puzzler to Steam on March 31st priced at $14.99. Braid will be fully integrated with Steamworks as well for additional community features and Achievements.

“Braid is arguably the strongest example of what can be accomplished by an independent game designer,” said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. “From GDC to DICE, the title has deservedly collected numerous accolades and, along with World of Goo, Audiosurf and many others, is redefining the way people think about ‘Independent Games.'”

On a quick side note, Braid is also the Xbox Live Arcade “Deal of the Week” right now. For a limited time you can purchase the game online for only 800 MS Points ($10), which is down from 1200 MS Points ($15). Go buy it if you haven’t already!

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