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Brian Jacobson

Game Credits

Design

Portal 2 (2011)   (Personnel)
Half-Life 2 (2004)  
Half-Life (2001)  
 

Programming/Engineering

Counter-Strike: Source (2004)   (Valve)
Sinistar Unleashed (1999)   (Programmers)
 

Audio

Sinistar Unleashed (1999)   (Voices, Sinistar)
Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri (1996)   (Voiceovers)
 

Other

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012)   (Valve)
Alien Swarm (2010)   (Valve)
Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)   (Valve)
Left 4 Dead (2008)   (Development Team)
Portal: Still Alive (2008)   (Personnel)
Half-Life 2: Episode Two (2007)   (Valve)
The Orange Box (2007)   (Credits)
Portal (2007)  
Half-Life 2: Episode One (2006)   (Valve)
Half-Life 2 (2004)   (Valve)
Half-Life: Blue Shift (2001)   (Valve is...)
 


Developer Biography

Brian Jacobson is a Software Developer with Valve.

As a child, Brian first learned programming in order to crack all the computer games he couldn't afford. After being wracked with years of guilt, he decided to join the games industry to make up for his reprehensible childhood. At Looking Glass, he worked on Flight Unlimited, and then went on to co-found GameFX, and was a lead engineer on Sinistar Unleashed.

After a brief stint out of the games industry, he came back to his senses and joined Valve, where he is currently hard at work on Team Fortress 2.

Last updated: Jul 16, 2003