Valve Software

Overview

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)

Games

Shrouded Tales: The Spellbound Land (Collector's Edition)(2018)
My Hero One's Justice (2018)
PAW Patrol: On a Roll!(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Mega Man Set(2018)
World War 3(2018)
Kingdom Rush: Origins(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4: Legendary Costumes Orochi Pack 3(2018)
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr: Poisoned Souls(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4: Legendary Costumes Orochi Pack 2(2018)
Jackbox Party Pack 5, The(2018)
Grim Facade: Collection(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4: Legendary Costumes Orochi Pack 1(2018)
Grim Facade: The Artist and The Pretender (Collector's Edition)(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - Brad Paisley: Ticks(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - Brad Paisley: Mud on the Tires(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4: Special Mounts Pack(2018)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition - Beechcraft C90B King Air(2018)
Empires Apart: Arab Civilization Pack(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - Brad Paisley ft. Alison Krauss: Whiskey Lullaby(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4: Season Pass(2018)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition: Remastered - Brad Paisley Song Pack(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4: Legendary Costumes Wei Pack 2(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4: Legendary Costumes Shu Pack 1(2018)
LEGO DC Super-Villains(2018)
Empires Apart: Civilizations Bundle(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4: Special Costumes Pack(2018)
Crayola Scoot(2018)
Warriors Orochi 4: Legendary Costumes Wei Pack 1(2018)
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2(2018)
Defiance 2050: Crusader Class Pack(2018)
Sakura MMO(2018)
Dark Romance: The Swan Sonata (Collector's Edition)(2018)
Dreadnought(2018)
Sudden Strike 4: Africa - Desert War(2018)
Phantasmat: The Dread of Oakville (Collector's Edition)(2018)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition: Cessna C208B Grand Caravan EX(2018)
The War of the Worlds: Andromeda(2018)
Light Keeps Us Safe, The(2018)
Last Train: Steam Engine Pack, The(2018)
Elderborn(2018)
Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, The(2018)
Farm Together(2018)
Joggernauts(2018)
Last Train: Bullet Train, The(2018)
Command Live: Kuril Sunrise(2018)
Last Train: Magic Express, The(2018)
Farm Together: Supporters Pack(2018)
Last Train, The(2018)
Last Train: Whacky Unicorn Train Pack, The(2018)

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Trivia

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)