Valve Software


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)


Valkyria Chronicles 4(2018)
State of Mind(2018)
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope SE - New Marriageable Characters(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - Wes Montgomery: West Coast Blues(2018)
Death's Gambit(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - Willie Dixon: Back Door Man(2018)
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope SE - Doc's & Melanie's Episodes(2018)
Harvest Moon: Light of Hope SE - Decorations & Tool Upgrade(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - John Lee Hooker: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer(2018)
Phoenix Dynasty 2: Caishen Package(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - Blues Song Pack II(2018)
The Exorcist: Legion VR - Chapters 1-5(2018)
Bard's Tale Trilogy, The(2018)
The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Season Pass(2018)
Vroom Kaboom(2018)
Vroom Kaboom: Premium(2018)
Business Tour: Wild Bird(2018)
Starship Avenger Operation: Take Back Earth(2018)
Your Diary +(2018)
We Happy Few (Digital Deluxe Edition)(2018)
Choice of Magics(2018)
Lingering Fragrance(2018)
Tiny Hands Adventure(2018)
Imperialism: Fate of India(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Kowtow(2018)
Starpoint Gemini Warlords: Endpoint(2018)
Fishing: Barents Sea: Line and Net Ships DLC(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Face Paint: Heart Shape(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Gesture Bundle 1(2018)
Total War: Rome II - Rise of the Republic Campaign(2018)
Aircraft Evolution: Skins for Aircrafts(2018)
Post Scriptum(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Deluxe Kit(2018)
Train Simulator: Raton Pass: Trinidad - Raton Route(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - The Handler's Guildmarm Costume(2018)
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Adventure Pack(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Hairstyle: Field Team Leader(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Play Possum(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Kneel(2018)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition - P-51D Mustang(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Sleep(2018)
Deliver Me(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Face Paint: Eye Shadow(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Face Paint: Shade Pattern(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Gesture Bundle 2(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Sticker Set Bundle 1(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Hairstyle: Provisions Manager(2018)

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

Related Web Sites

  • Valve Software (official website)
  • NZMac Review: Steam (A (largely) unscored review of the Macintosh version of Steam by NZMac, a New Zealand Apple site (May 17, 2010).)
  • Steam Community (Valve's fledgling social network built around the Steam and its Friends & Groups functionality. Also includes Steam and game statistics.)
  • Valve Developer Community (A wiki for people developing games or mods using Valve's Source engine.)
  • Welcome to Steam (Official Steam website, Valve's online content delivery system)
  • Wikipedia: Valve Corporation (article in the open encyclopedia about the company)