MacGameSeed is a new online resource for Mac gamers that links to Mac game demo and trailer and update downloads available through the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing service.
BitTorrent has become a popular method for sharing files because users help to collectively distribute the content they’re sharing, rather than downloading it from a single server or a specific peer. While BitTorrent can be — and often is — used to distribute pirated media and software, it’s also been legitimately used by companies like Blizzard Entertainment, which has relied on BitTorrent to distribute the massive beta versions of its soon-to-be-released game World of Warcraft.
The service is an outgrowth of Ludomac, a French-language Web site for Mac gamers. MacGameSeed co-founder Simon de Chabaneix said Ludomac’s BitTorrent service was popular enough that he and co-founder Camille Thouvenin decided to expand the service to international users. MacGameSeed requires no identification or registration, though you will need a BitTorrent client in order to download the files.