Update: The closed beta is finally over and the official public Steam for Mac is now available for everyone. Portal is available for completely free and there is a considerable list of around 60 titles alreayd available for the Mac! List below:
TriJinx: A Kristine Kross Mystery
World of Goo
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV
And Yet It Moves
Escape Rosecliff Island
Civilization IV: Warlords
Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
Sid Meier’s Civilization: Colonization
Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Complete Edition
BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity
Football Manager 2010
Bob Came in Pieces
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse
Valerie Porter and the Scarlet Scandal
The Nightshift Code
Nightshift Legacy: The Jaguar’s Eye
Hotel Dash Suite Success
DinerTown Detective Agency
Atlantis Sky Patrol
Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery
Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack
Wedding Dash 2: Rings Around the World
Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child
Diner Dash: Hometown Hero
Chocolatier: Decadence by Design
LUXOR: Mah Jong
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
City of Heroes: Architect Edition
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Valve announced yesterday that the Steam for Mac client would be released today. While there is no official word on the Valve website or an official download link posted, we have discovered that there is a direct download link available that will let you grab the public Steam.dmg client right now!! Thanks to @SwaroopH for the tip.
However, while you can get your hands on the client, it is still officially in closed beta until later today when Valve makes the official launch. This means you will have to sign in with a closed beta ID until then.
Update: Our friends at Gizmodo have figured out a trick to start playing right away even if you do not have access to the closed beta.
Click the “Play Portal now for free” link in the add shown below. Tell it to open the link using the Steam client you have just installed and the download will begin.
You can also browse other games by simply clicking the Update News button in the “Updating Portal” dialogue box.