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Valve Corporation

American video game development and digital distribution company

Valve Corporation is an American video game developer and digital distributor company in Bellevue, Washington. It was founded in 1996 by Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington, two Microsoft employees. The company is widely known for Steam and its critically acclaimed first-person shooter series, Half-Life, with the first being released in 1998.

Valve Corporation
Private company
Industry
Founded
Founders
Headquarters,
Number of locations
2 offices
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Gabe Newell
(CEO)
Number of employees
~330[1] (2013)
SubsidiariesValve S.a.r.l.
WebsiteValveSoftware.com

Games developed by ValveEdit

Name Release Year Genre Can be played on:
Windows Mac Linux / SteamOS Xbox PS2 Xbox 360 PS3 Xbox One PS4
Half-Life 1998 First-person shooter      
Half-Life: Opposing Force 1999 First-person shooter      
Team Fortress Classic 1999 First-person shooter      
Ricochet 2000 First-person shooter      
Counter-Strike 2000 First-person shooter      
Half-Life: Blue Shift 2001 First-person shooter      
Deathmatch Classic 2001 First-person shooter      
Day of Defeat 2003 First-person shooter      
Counter-Strike: Source 2004 First-person shooter      
Half-Life 2 2004 First-person shooter            
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch 2004 First-person shooter      
Half-Life: Source 2004 First-person shooter    
Day of Defeat: Source 2005 First-person shooter      
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast 2005 First-person shooter      
Half-Life Deathmatch: Source 2006 First-person shooter    
Half-Life 2: Episode One 2006 First-person shooter          
Half-Life 2: Episode Two 2007 First-person shooter          
Portal 2007 First-person shooter / Puzzle          
Team Fortress 2 2007 First-person shooter          
Left 4 Dead 2008 First-person shooter      
Left 4 Dead 2 2009 First-person shooter        
Alien Swarm 2010 Third-person shooter  
Portal 2 2011 First-person shooter / Puzzle          
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 2012 First-person shooter          
Dota 2 2013 Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)      

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dudley, Brier (2013-11-04). "A glimpse of Valve's Steam Machine, controller design and hardware plans". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2013-11-04.

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