Marc Laidlaw

American writer

Marc Laidlaw (born August 3, 1960) is an American science fiction and horror writer. He is most famous for working on Half-Life series.

Marc Laidlaw
Born (1960-08-03) August 3, 1960 (age 63)
Laguna Beach, California, United States
Alma materUniversity of Oregon
GenresScience fiction, horror, video games

Biography change

Marc Ladlaw was born in Laguna Beach, California. He went to the University of Oregon. He wrote short stories and novels. His first novel Dad's Nuke was published in 1985. He worked as a legal secretary in San Francisco.[1]

He joined Valve Corporation to work on Valve's first game, Half-Life. He worked on the story and level design of the game. In January 2016, he said that he left Valve..[2]

On August 25, 2017, Laidlaw published Epistle 3. It tells his vision on the storyline of Half-Life 2: Episode Three he had during the time he worked at Valve.[3]

Books change

Laidlaw had also wrote many short stories.

  • Dankden (October/November, 1995, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine)
  • Catamounts (September, 1996, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine)
  • Childrun (August, 2008, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine)
  • Quickstone (March, 2009, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine)
  • Songwood

Games change

Year Title
1998 Half-Life
2004 Half-Life 2
2006 Half-Life 2: Episode One
2007 Half-Life 2: Episode Two
2013 Dota 2

References change

  1. "Valve Software Interview : Marc Laidlaw". Gaming Nexus. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  2. Kerr, Chris (January 8, 2016). "Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw leaves Valve after 18 years". Gamasutra. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. Laidlaw, Marc (Aug 25, 2017). "Epistle 3". Archived from the original on August 25, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2020.

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