Valve Corporation

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Valve Corporation
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Information
Type: private
Industry: Video game industry
Digital distribution
Product(s): Video games:
Artifact
Counter-Strike series
Day of Defeat series
Dota 2
Half-Life series
Left 4 Dead series
Portal series
Team Fortress series
Software:
GoldSrc
Source
Source Filmmaker
Steam
SteamOS
Valve Anti-Cheat
VOGL
Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington, U.S.
Founded: 1996-08-24
Founder(s): Gabe Newell
Mike Harrington
Owner(s): Gabe Newell
Number of employees: ~360 (2016)[1]

Valve Corporation is an american game and software developer known for their game distribution platform Steam and games like Artifact, Dota 2, the Half Life series, Team Fortress 2 and the Portal Series.

Games[edit]

Release Game Description
2019 In the Valley of Gods Developed by Campo Santo
2018 Artifact Digital collectible card game
2016 The Lab VR game
2014 Left 4 Dead: Survivors
2014 Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies Free-to-play zombie shooter
2013 Counter-Strike Online 2
2013 Dota 2 MOBA, sequel to the Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2011 Portal 2 Sequel to Portal
2010 Alien Swarm Coop top-down shooter
2009 Left 4 Dead 2 Sequel to Left 4 Dead
2008 Left 4 Dead Coop first person zombie shooter
2008 Counter-Strike Online
2007 The Orange Box A compilation including Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2
2007 Team Fortress 2 Sequel to Team Fortress Classic
2007 Portal First person puzzle platformer
2007 Half-Life 2: Episode Two Second part of the sequel to Half-Life 2
2006 Half-Life 2: Survivor
2006 Garry's Mod Half-Life 2 modification
2006 Half-Life 2: Episode One First part of the sequel to Half-Life 2
2005 Half-Life 2: Lost Coast Level for Half-Life 2
2005 Day of Defeat: Source Remake of Day of Defeat in the Source game engine
2004 Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Half-Life multiplayer
2004 Half-Life 2 Sequel to Half-Life
2004 Half-Life: Source Remake of Half-Life in the Source game engine
2004 Counter-Strike: Source Remake of Counter-Strike in the Source game engine
2004 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
2003 Counter-Strike Neo
2003 Day of Defeat Multiplayer shooter based on World War II
2001 Half-Life: Blue Shift Second Half-Life expansion
2001 Deathmatch Classic Half-Life modification
2000 Ricochet Multiplayer jumping game
2000 Counter-Strike Multiplayer shooter
1999 Half-Life: Opposing Force First Half-Life expansion
1999 Team Fortress Classic Multiplayer shooter
1998 Half-Life Science-fiction first person shooter

Information taken from Wikipedia.

Software[edit]

Release Software Description
2017 Source 2 Game engine, successor of Source, still under development. Only used for Dota 2 and Artifact.
2014 VOGL Debugger for the OpenGL rendering API.
2013 SteamOS Debian-based Linux operating system for the Steam Machine.
2012 Source Filmmaker Video capture and editing application for the source engine.
2004 Source Game engine, successor of GoldSrc.
2002 Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Anti-cheat software.
2003 Steam Game distribution platform.
1998 GoldSrc Game engine

Information taken from Wikipedia.

Resources[edit]

Official Links[edit]

More Information[edit]

Disclaimer[edit]

Valve, the Valve logo, Half-Life, the Half-Life logo, the Lambda logo, Steam, the Steam logo, Team Fortress, the Team Fortress logo, Opposing Force, Day of Defeat, the Day of Defeat logo, Counter-Strike, the Counter-Strike logo, Source, the Source logo, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Portal, the Portal logo, Dota, the Dota 2 logo, and Defense of the Ancients are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation.

Notes[edit]

  1. "On an unrelated but interesting note, the letter also confirms that Valve's employee headcount is "approximately 360." This is the first updated measure of Valve's size that we've seen in years: Wikipedia lists it as having about 330 employees, but that's based on data from 2013."

    - PCGAMER - "Valve denies wrongdoing in skin gambling legal rumblings: 'no factual or legal support for these accusations'", 2016-10-18