Valve Corporation


Valve Corporation is an entertainment software company founded in 1996 by Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington in Kirkland, Washington. They were both previously with Microsoft. Valve's debut product, Half-Life, released in November 1998, has won more than 50 Game of the Year honors worldwide.

In September 2003 the company launched the digital distribution platform Steam, which has become the market leader in the online distribution of PC titles. All the company's titles run on the in-house developed Source engine, introduced in 2004.

In November 2012 the company acquired Star Filled Studios.

Also Known As

  • Valve L.L.C. (from 1996 to 2003)


XCOM 2(2016)
Political Machine 2016, The(2016)
American Truck Simulator(2016)
AIPD: Artificial Intelligence Police Department(2016)
Rise of the Tomb Raider(2016)
Age of Mythology Extended Edition: Tale of the Dragon(2016)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Emerald Weapon Skin(2016)
Witness, The(2016)
Firefall: Ace Fighter Premium Pack(2016)
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak(2016)
Resident Evil 0(2016)
A Boy and His Blob(2016)
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India(2016)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - The Safari Bundle(2016)
Highrise Heroes(2016)
Pony Island(2016)
Fall of Gods, The(2015)
Mines of Mars(2015)
Final Fantasy III(2015)
PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist(2015)
Nuclear Throne(2015)
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist(2015)
Deer, The(2015)
Steel Rain(2015)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege(2015)
Eastside Hockey Manager(2015)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege - Season Pass(2015)
Just Cause 3(2015)
Unmechanical: Extended(2015)
Dungeon of the Endless: Rescue Team(2015)
Deed, The(2015)
Mayan Death Robots(2015)
12 is Better Than 6(2015)
Endless Legend: The Lost Tales(2015)
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate(2015)
Hard West(2015)
Knight Squad: Extra Chivalrous(2015)
Knight Squad(2015)
Saints Row: The Third - Shark Attack Pack(2015)
WWII GI(2015)
Fallout 4(2015)
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Japanese Paint Jobs Pack(2015)
Turbo Pug(2015)
Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms(2015)
Call of Duty: Black Ops III(2015)
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition(2015)

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The German online magazine 4Players named Valve as #2 Best Developer of 2007 and Best Developer of 2011.

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