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)


Shrouded Tales: The Spellbound Land (Collector's Edition)(2018)
My Hero One's Justice (2018)
PAW Patrol: On a Roll!(2018)
Jackbox Party Pack 5, The(2018)
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2(2018)
Crayola Scoot(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4(2018)
LEGO DC Super-Villains(2018)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition: Cessna C208B Grand Caravan EX(2018)
Phantasmat: The Dread of Oakville (Collector's Edition)(2018)
The War of the Worlds: Andromeda(2018)
Sudden Strike 4: Africa - Desert War(2018)
Farm Together(2018)
Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, The(2018)
Light Keeps Us Safe, The(2018)
Last Train: Bullet Train, The(2018)
Last Train, The(2018)
Last Train: Whacky Unicorn Train Pack, The(2018)
Last Train: Steam Engine Pack, The(2018)
Last Train: Tomo the Tank, The(2018)
Last Train: Magic Express, The(2018)
Farm Together: Supporters Pack(2018)
Command Live: Kuril Sunrise(2018)
Pinball FX3: Williams Pinball - Volume I(2018)
Puzzle Plunder(2018)
Valkyria Chronicles 4: Squad E, to the Beach!(2018)
Taekwondo Grand Prix(2018)
WWE 2K19(2018)
My Memory of Us(2018)
Strange Brigade: The Thrice Damned 1: Isle of the Dead(2018)
Strange Brigade: American Aviatrix Pack(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - Beastie Boys: Gratitude(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - blink-182: Stay Together for the Kids(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - The Outlaws: Green Grass & High Tides(2018)
Space Hulk: Tactics(2018)
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - The Beach Boys: Surfin' Safari(2018)
WWE 2K19: Digital Deluxe Edition(2018)
WWE 2K19: Accelerator(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - Variety Song Pack XVIII(2018)
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018: Porsche(2018)
WWE 2K19: MyPlayer KickStart(2018)
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles - Chapter 3(2018)
WWE 2K19: Season Pass(2018)
Reflections of Life: Tree of Dreams (Collector's Edition)(2018)
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles - Chapter 4(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)